It’s been quite an interesting summer for Cincinnati Bengals Head Coach Marvin Lewis. It was reported last week that Lewis will be appearing aa animated persona on a Nickelodeon cartoon series. The show is titled NFL Rush Zone, and it’s co-produced by Nickelodeon and the NFL, and features several current players and coaches.
Perhaps the guys at Nickelodeon were impressed with Lewis’ performance in the 2009, when he was a prominently featured persona in HBO’s “Hard Knocks”, so much so that he received the 2009 Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Edited Series” during a press conference at Paul Brown Stadium today. He received the award from the the NFL Films crew, who are already setting up at PBS in order to film the show next week as the Bengals are the featured team again.
The series is always amazing to watch as the lives of NFL players and coaches are played out on national television, and Lewis wasn’t shy about revealing the toughest part of being a head coach in the middle of it:
Marvin said one of the hardest things he has to do which plays out on Hard Knocks is the guy who busts his tail and gets cut.
— Enquirer Sports (@ENQSports) July 18, 2013
Still, Lewis is an NFL coach, and he’s focused on one thing this upcoming season:
My job doesn’t change. I’ve got one job to do which is to get this team to win a Super Bowl. We’ve got to go do what we can do. Let’s just go and do our jobs.
Each year since the shows inception in 2001 when it became “the first sports-based reality series” in television history, Hard Knocks has taken NFL fans and thrust them into the lives of the ones they frantically cheer for every Sunday.