The Associated Press
BOCA RATON, Fla. — The Los Angeles Rams will be the subject of HBO’s “Hard Knocks” this summer.
As they move from St. Louis to Southern California, the Rams have agreed to let HBO’s cameras film their first training camp in the LA area. The NFL announced the latest subject of the popular documentary series Wednesday.
“This is an exciting time for our franchise,” Rams coach Jeff Fisher said. “Hard Knocks will be an outstanding way to bring our fans into our training camp and preseason, and give a glimpse of the hard work and dedication of our players, coaches and staff as we prepare for the 2016 season.”
The hour-long series kicks off its 11th season Aug. 9 and airs each subsequent Tuesday, with a Sept. 6 finale.
“Hard Knocks will give fans an in-depth look into our young team and provide us a unique opportunity to tell the story of this historic season,” Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demoff said.
A 30-person crew from NFL Films will shoot more than 1,500 hours of footage over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews will have unlimited access to the players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training rooms, living quarters and practice fields.
“Hard Knocks” launched with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002. The series resumed in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs. The New York Jets, Cincinnati Bengals, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Houston Texans have also been featured. The Cowboys and Bengals did it twice.
The last six teams featured on Hard Knocks have equaled or improved their win total.