The Los Angeles Rams are barely settled into their new home and they are already looking to make a big impact on the West Coast. The team will reportedly be featured on this season’s episode of the popular HBO television docu-series “Hard Knocks.”
The Los Angeles Times reported the news early Wednesday morning and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to announce the news at his press conference that will close the annual NFL owners meetings.
“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,” said Kevin Demoff, Rams chief operating officer. “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’?”
“Hard Knocks” will begin airing on HBO on August 9 and wraps up just days before the beginning of the NFL regular season. Some of the footage has already been shot with the Rams.
“This was the perfect team at the perfect time,” said Ken Rodgers, an NFL Films coordinating producer and also the show’s supervising producer. “It’s such a historic moment in NFL history, and one that NFL Films hasn’t really documented in the past.
The Rams are the first NFC West team to be featured on the show in its 11-year history.
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