This spring, pending the COVID-19 pandemic, HBO’s “Hard Knocks” will feature two teams. This is the first time in the shows’ history that HBO will have more than one team.
Those teams are the Los Angeles Chargers, who are making their debut on the show, and the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams are returning to the series for the first time since 2016.
IF, this coronavirus pandemic comes to an end in time, this could be very significant for the Hard Knocks crew. These two teams may be in opposing conferences, but there is somewhat of a rivalry brewing out in LA. Last summer we saw players like Keenan Allen and Nickell Roby-Coleman go toe to toe, as the benches cleared in a scrimmage exhibition match between the two neighbor teams.
Both teams are preparing to open this season in the brand new, Sofi Stadium. Sofi will be a larger than life type of stadium, and is still on track to make its’ debut in July with a concert, pending more negative news regarding COVID-19.
Both of these teams have players who can give you not only a laugh but a show. Derwin James, superstar safety for the Bolts, is coming off of an entertaining run in the Madden Player tournament. EA put together an awesome Madden Tournament with only current NFL players that the whole world could watch at home. Keenan Allen, the Chargers number one wide receiver was also a part of the tournament. James blew out Tyreek Hill, who was favored, 52-3 in the championship.
You should expect to see guys like Derwin James and Keenan Allen mic’d up in the hard knocks series. These two are a shoo-in to give us some grade-A entertainment.
Do not be surprised if some bad blood arises in some scrimmage matches between our Chargers and the LA Rams.
This will put a spotlight that a lot of Chargers’ fans will want to see on coach Anthony Lynn and new offensive coordinator Shane Steichen.
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