“Hard Knocks” is better suited to Mike Brown, Steve Tisch says. (Al Behrman / AP)

It’s no secret that the New York Giants hatehatehate the idea of appearing on HBO’s “Hard Knocks.”

Three years ago, John Mara said the team would be on the show “when I’m next to my father in Gates of Heaven cemetery.”

So, since he was saying there’s a chance, TMZ asked Giants co-owner Steve Tisch about it in one of those ambush-on-the-street interviews.

“I don’t think it brings anything to the team,” Tisch said “It’s so not about who we are. It’s not who [Coach] Tom Coughlin is. It’s not who ownership is. I don’t think it’s in the players’ best interests.

“It’s fun to watch. I’m very happy watching the Bengals and Jets and other teams do it, but it’s really not in our culture.”

He also had a little good-humored advice for Eli Manning, whose DirecTV rap ad with his brother Peyton has been viewed 6.7 million times: Don’t quit your football job.

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