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The 8 NFL Teams that Could Appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2014

The 8 NFL Teams that Could Appear on HBO’s Hard Knocks in 2014

As many Americans are either squealing or reeling from this weekend’s Wild Card playoff weekend’s results there are a many out there without a team in the race for the Lombardi trophy this year.  So we’ve got a bit of info that might pique the interest of those fans who are already done with the NFL this year and are looking towards the future. Last fall a plurality of NFL owners agreed that, for the good of the game, one team WILL be made available for HBO’s cameras on their hit show: Hard Knocks starting in 2014.  Each year teams scramble to avoid the cameras as...

24/7: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC Debuts 12.14.

24/7: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC Debuts 12.14.

  Helloooooooooooo Hockey Fans! Are you ready for an all-access pass to the big outdoor hockey event of the year! HBO is about to premiere 24/7: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC. It stars two of the hottest teams on the ice – The Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings. The official Press Release follows – HBO Sports’ groundbreaking “24/7” reality franchise, which has captured 17 Sports Emmy Awards, will again join forces with the National Hockey League for 24/7 RED WINGS/MAPLE LEAFS: ROAD TO THE NHL WINTER CLASSIC. Taking viewers inside a historic NHL matchup, between...

HBO Sports Documentary – STATE OF PLAY: TROPHY KIDS

HBO Sports Documentary – STATE OF PLAY: TROPHY KIDS

Overview: HBO Sports and executive producers Peter Berg and Sarah Aubrey team up again for the innovative new documentary film series STATE OF PLAY. the show takes on complex and multi-layered themes in sports, exploring their relationship to larger society. Each new edition spotlights a topic or person whose impact on the sports world is undeniable, opening with a brief overview followed by a 40-minute cinéma vérité documentary and concluding with an in-depth, 20-minute roundtable discussion of the issue with the filmmakers, subjects and guest experts. Emmy® nominee Berg (Friday Night...

Did You See This – HBO’s HARD KNOCKS to Be Mandatory?

Did You See This – HBO’s HARD KNOCKS to Be Mandatory?

It looks like HBO’s invasion into professional football training camp could play out into perpetuity. We missed this earlier, but got to tell you now that the NFL has passed a ruling that forces one franchise per year to participate in HBO’s HARD KNOCKS!  As you may know HBO has a struggle every year to find a pro team willing to deal with the scrutiny the cameras put them under to get the series shot. After a long search the Cincinnati Bengals came back for a second round. The NFL organization now wants to make sure other teams get the exposure as well, whether they want it or...

HBO BOXING Fall 2013

HBO BOXING Fall 2013

                    This post is simply because we have so much to cover here at HBOWatch that we short change the HBO SPORTS division of the company. So, here is a clip that should pump you up if you love “the sweet science” called...

HBO Sports: FACE OFF WITH MAX KELLERMAN

HBO Sports: FACE OFF WITH MAX KELLERMAN

Here is an HBO Sports program we haven’t seen in a while. FACE OFF WITH MAX KELLERMAN offers a unique look at pugilists as they square off verbally at a round table in anticipation of their upcoming matchup. The latest has a sit-down with Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov who will sit face to face and answer questions from the host and also address each other and their fans.  The debut of this installment airs on 10.05.13 at 1:00am after the huge WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING card that offers three matches that night. More on that contest in the forthcoming “WHAT’s ON: HBO Schedule...

HBO’s LEGENDARY NIGHTS to Return

HBO’s LEGENDARY NIGHTS to Return

Does anyone around here remember HBO’s sport specials called LEGENDARY NIGHTS? It was all about legendary boxing bouts through the decades. Straight from an HBO Press Release we learn that the documentary series will return. HBO Sports, honored nine times with the George Foster Peabody Award for broadcast excellence in sports documentaries, will produce an all-new installment of the acclaimed LEGENDARY NIGHTS boxing documentary series, celebrating the most memorable fights in the network’s 40 years of presenting the sweet science. LEGENDARY NIGHTS, which captured the Sports Emmy® Award...

More HARD KNOCKS to Come

More HARD KNOCKS to Come

Right now on HBO we are taking in the sophomore appearance of the Cincinnati Bengals on HARD KNOCKS. Recently HBO Sports and NFL Films announced that more seasons of this limited sports series are in the works. The below statements regarding the NFL Training Camp series come straight from an HBO Press Release. Ken Hershman, president of HBO Sports, says - “We are thrilled to have HBO continue as the home of HARD KNOCKS, the preeminent sports reality series. The partnership between HBO and NFL Films continually produces unrivaled and groundbreaking television programming.” Howard Katz,...

The Next REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL on 08.20.13

The Next REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL on 08.20.13

REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is going strong. The show’s 197th installment airs on Tuesday, 8.20 with four new segments beginning at 9:00pm ET. Here is background information straight from an HBO Press Release on each of them. It Gives You Wings – produced by Jordan Kronick. Despite increasing competition in the energy drink market, Red Bull continues to dominate with sales exceeding 5.2 billion cans per year. Unlike most industry leaders, the company has largely avoided traditional advertising, focusing its marketing initiatives almost exclusively on sponsoring extreme athletes. Last...

HARD KNOCKS: Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals Begins

HARD KNOCKS: Training Camp With The Cincinnati Bengals Begins

It’s that time of year again. O yes, football fans, the tortuous off-season is finally coming to an end and our favorite teams and players are strapping on their pads for the 2013 NFL season. ‘Hard Knocks’ returns to familiar territory this year, revisiting the Cincinnati Bengals after a 4 year hiatus. This Bengals team, however, is far removed from the team we saw the last time HBO cameras were rolling in Cincinnati. No more Chad OchoCinco, no more Carson Palmer, no more low expectations. Begrudged by an 0-3 playoff record in the last four years, Cincinnati looks to...

Soledad O’Brien Joins REAL SPORTS

Soledad O’Brien Joins REAL SPORTS

photo credit: Fortune Live Media cc After eighteen seasons and almost two hundred installments it appears that REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL is not slowing down. In fact, it has signed new blood in front of the camera with Soledad O’Brien. Though a specific debut date is not revealed the award-winning broadcast journalist will soon appear reporting the top news in the vast sports arena. O’Brien is also said to have a development deal with HBO as well. That means the network has first look at any scripted projects and long-form programming concepts that she and her team develop. Upon...

Hard Knocks 2013 to Cincinnati

Hard Knocks 2013 to Cincinnati

Speculation over which NFL team will be featured on HBO’s HARD KNOCKS begins almost immediately after the previous year’s series ends.  Teams rule themselves out one by one until one team emerges from the smoke.  This year it’s Cincinnati’s Bengals!   We can also confirm that it will premiere August 6th at 10PM (yeah, that’s a Tuesday). Here’s the full press release from HBO: HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Cincinnati Bengals team up for an all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when HARD KNOCKS:  TRAINING CAMP WITH...

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