Hard Knocks Trailer Has Me Ready for Some Football

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Don’t get me wrong, I’m ready for some football the day after the Super Bowl and remain that way throughout the offseason. However, there’s always a day in July where the feeling really hits me. That moment was today, when NFL Films dropped the trailer for the upcoming season of Hard Knocks, which debuts on HBO on August 11th and will feature the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers:

A weird thing about this moment hitting me today is I don’t even really like Hard Knocks all that much. It’s gotten formulaic over the years, and with this season there isn’t going to be some lightning rod personality like Rex Ryan who is going to captivate the masses with soundbites.

That being said, just the production of the trailer had me daydreaming about Saturdays and Sundays in the Fall in a way that I didn’t realize was going to hit me when I clicked play. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the football gods can deliver the product.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. Definitely a wait and see proposition for me. I’m pretty much expecting a BLM/ NFL sanctioned commercial that would be nothing but nauseating. Add in the inevitable COVID focus, it’ll take weeks to actually get to football.

  2. I love football as much as any other red blooded American but in all honesty the NFL is teetering for me. First, the support of Colin Communist er Kaepernick, then the decision to divide America even more by playing a “black” national anthem whatever that is, and third, the pressure to change the Redskins name. I am squarely on the fence. It will be hard to stay away from the NFL this fall but my golf game could stand to improve so that sounds like more fun anyway than watching a bunch of spoiled athletes complain about politics.

  3. I wanna see the Saturday night live version of this.
    I mean when SNL was funny.
    Before they lost their brass ones.
    Many years ago.

    Anyway, they would need Dave chapelle and Adam Sandler, and some masks, and some sanitizer and a drum roll to hype up each joke. For the milenials.

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