The Los Angeles Rams are in a happy place right now. The team, which has relocated to Los Angeles, is surely going to generate some buzz in Hollywood early in the franchise’s move to a new city. The Rams and HBO have signed a major deal that is going to make fans very happy.
The NFL and the Rams announced on Tuesday that the team is going to appear in this year’s edition of HBO’s “Hard Knocks”, reports ESPN. The announcement was made at the owners’ meeting on Wednesday.
The “Hard Knocks” series, which is in its 11th season already, is popular among fans across the globe. The show, which is a document series, is going to feature a relocating team for the first time.
This season, the show will follow the Rams in its relocation journey. It will also offer behind-the-scenes look at the Rams’ first training camp back in southern California since 1994.
“It’s clear both in Southern California and nationwide there’s significant interest in the return of the Rams to Los Angeles, and it seemed like a very good year to give people a look at our franchise and our players,” Rams chief operating officer Kevin Demoff said, reports Larry Brown Sports.
“We have one of the youngest teams, a lot of talented players — back-to-back rookies of the year — that we want people to start to get exposure to. What better way to do that than ‘Hard Knocks’?”
Speaking of the decision in choosing a relocating team, the executive vice president of HBO Sports, Peter Nelson said that it’ll be exciting to chronicle the team.
“Having a team that’s not only trying to get somewhere but is also physically moving just adds to the drama of training camp,” Ken Rogers, NFL Films coordinating officer, added.
The show is set for a premiere date of August 9.