HBO’s latest season of Hard Knocks premieres on August 11 with the Chargers and Rams sharing the spotlight in Los Angeles. It’s the first time the award-winning series has featured two franchises at the same time, which means there will be twice the action, twice the humor, and twice the football.
With just under three weeks until the debut, what are some things you all are hoping to see on the show? Are there any specific players that you hope they focus on? Any specific parts of training camp that you hope you get a behind-the-scenes look at? All of these things and more will be pondered for the next ~19 days.
Personally, one of the scenes I hope we get to see is Melvin Ingram in the booth rapping and recording songs. I’ve recently started listening to some of his music and it’s already exceeded my expectations. Knowing how much of a passion it is for him, getting the chance to see his creative process is really intriguing to me.
On top of that, I wouldn’t mind seeing more of Austin Ekeler building his entertainment and gaming brand. I think he’s about to be one of the trendsetters in that area among athletes so getting to see the roots of where and how it all started is also incredibly interesting.
But I’ll turn this over to you guys. What are you looking forward to seeing this season on Hard Knocks?
Also, here are today’s links.
Chris Hayre takes a look at the 2020 group of defensive backs (Chargers.com)
Hayley Elwood gets to know sixth-round safety Alohi Gilman (Chargers.com)
Jason Reed looks at the Chargers 5 most-interesting x-factors on the roster (Bolt Beat)
Gavino Borquez predicts the Chargers’ 53-man roster prior to training camp (Chargers Wire)
Athletes react to the “Washington Football Team” name (ESPN)
NFL Nation discusses all things 2020 training camps (ESPN)
Brad Gagnon lists six teams with closing Super Bowl windows (Bleacher Report)
John Breech highlights must-win games for each NFL team (CBS Sports)
Chris Trapasso targets NFC rookies who could earn starting spots in training camp (CBS Sports)
Green Bay is bidding to host the 2024 NFL Draft (Pro Football Talk)