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HARD KNOCKS 2017 – The Short List

HARD KNOCKS 2017 – The Short List

HBO has not dropped anything official about which NFL team will be the focus of HARD KNOCKS in August 2017. It is too early for it to so. But the buzz about it does drop early every year. It proves to be one of the biggest casting questions of the year for the network. Those familiar with the sports series knows the criteria that make a team eligible for the yearly scrutiny. A team cannot be selected if they were in the playoffs in either of the last two seasons, if they have a first-year head coach or if they have been on the program at any point in the last 10 years. That is exempt, however, if any ball club chooses to volunteer for the...

HBO Sports: STATE OF PLAY Round 2

HBO Sports: STATE OF PLAY Round 2

Overview: Out of nowhere comes Peter Berg with yet another round of sports documentaries under the STATE OF PLAY banner. What follows is a review of the three installments that debuted on 12.13, 12.14 and 12.15. “Inherent Violence” – Combative sport has transcended time and remains popular today. Is violence an inherent part of sports, or is it an inherent part of human beings? This film explores combat sports through two father-son relationships, a 33-year-old American professional MMA fighter who is combat training his ten-year-old son, and a 47-year-old retired player of Calcio Storico in Florence, Italy, who has groomed his...

Buzz From The HARD KNOCKS 2016 Press Conference

Buzz From The HARD KNOCKS 2016 Press Conference

HBO’s HARD KNOCKS is an extraordinary sports series with the fastest turnaround from filming to airtime for any show of its kind. But it is not like HBO and NFL Films hasn’t had years of practice now. But, as the forthcoming clip states this coming season, HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS, is like no other season of the show. Let’s take a moment to recap the series to date. Season One (2001) gave us the Baltimore Ravens and a look at key veterans seeing their last games of play; Season Two (2002) had the Dallas Cowboys when Emmitt Smith was still playing; after a few years off it was then time for Season Three...

HBO’s HARD KNOCKS 2016 Drops Trailer Early

HBO’s HARD KNOCKS 2016 Drops Trailer Early

Boom! Did it drop fast or what? NFL Films and HBO Sports have their eyes trained on the L. A. Rams as they prepare to cover the team’s return to the gridiron this fall. They do so with the sport series HARD KNOCKS and the hype is building up already. Does it seem as though this team is made for this series. Of course the ball club in question has a big angle to play up in the upcoming eleventh season of the series: the football franchise is returning to southern California. From 1946 to 1994 the team called Los Angeles home. Its home field was the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and later the Anaheim Stadium. Then the Rams moved to Saint...

HARD KNOCKS Features the L. A. Rams in 2016: Air Date August 9th

HARD KNOCKS Features the L. A. Rams in 2016: Air Date August 9th

Well, we got rather quick results this year regarding the NFL team going under the scrutiny of the HBO and NFL Films cameras at training camp later this year. The chosen team is the Los Angeles Rams! Here is the official word from HBO Sports:   HBO SPORTS, NFL FILMS AND THE LOS ANGELES RAMS JOIN FORCES FOR A NEW SEASON OF THE GROUNDBREAKING SPORTS REALITY FRANCHISE WHEN HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE LOS ANGELES RAMS, CHRONICLING THE EXPERIENCES OF NFL TRAINING CAMP AS THE LEAGUE RETURNS TO LOS ANGELES FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 22 YEARS, DEBUTS TUESDAY, AUG. 9, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO   With anticipation building as the NFL returns to...

The HARD KNOCKS Team Is Still Up For Grabs but the NOLA Saints Thinks It’s Them

The HARD KNOCKS Team Is Still Up For Grabs but the NOLA Saints Thinks It’s Them

NBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk says they overheard the notion that the New Orleans Saints think they are the targeted team to star in HBO’s training camp series HARD KNOCKS this coming season. The site states – Per a league source, the Saints are bracing for the possibility of the league tapping them on the shoulder and directing them to be the subject of the annual Hard Knocks series. Well, that certainly could be the case as the ball club does meet the criteria, but they also could be paranoid. As always when we talk about this topic we got to mention the only teams exempt are those that have played the Playoff in either of the past...

HBO Sports Series on Gonzaga Basketball Debuts Feb. 16

HBO Sports Series on Gonzaga Basketball Debuts Feb. 16

Below is an official Press Release dressed up with some clips from the upcoming sports series. If you know Gonzaga or love college basketball and March Madness check it out.   HBO SPORTS AND IMG ANNOUNCE NEW SERIES GONZAGA: THE MARCH TO MADNESS, DEBUTING FEB. 16, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO ——– Five-Part Series Chronicles 2015-16 Season Of College Basketball Powerhouse,  narrated by Liev Schreiber HBO Sports, a trailblazer in sports reality programming, is teaming up with IMG’s Original Content unit for an unscripted five-episode series chronicling the men’s basketball team of Gonzaga University during its 2015-16 season. The...

Talking HBO’s HARD KNOCKS 2016 Already

Talking HBO’s HARD KNOCKS 2016 Already

That is correct, we now can begin to speculate on just which team, out of a guaranteed list of nine are eligible for inclusion this August to appear on HARD KNOCKS, the show no one want the lead role in. Remember a team that has either appeared on HARD KNOCKS already, made it into a Playoff game in the last two years or is under new coaching that year is safe from the invasion of cameras and the scrutiny of all during Training Camp prior to the 2016 season of play. Straight from Reddit.com we have the teams under the gun. Keep in mind any one of these teams can volunteer to be the focus, as the Atlanta Falcons did in 2014, or be chosen, as...

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