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Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Oakland Raiders

HBO Sports, NFL Films and the Raiders team up for an unfiltered all-access look at what it takes to make it in the National Football League when HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE OAKLAND RAIDERS kicks off its five-episode season this summer. Spotlighting this AFC West franchise that has an intriguing mix of established veterans, highly regarded rookie hopefuls and free-agent acquisitions under head coach Jon Gruden, the 14th edition of the 18-time Sports Emmy® Award-winning series debuts TUESDAY, AUG. 6 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). Other hour-long episodes of the first sports-based reality series – and one of the fastest-turnaround programs on TV – debut subsequent Tuesdays at the same time, with encore plays Wednesday nights, culminating in the Sept. 3 season finale.

HARD KNOCKS will also be available on HBO on Demand, HBO NOW, HBO GO and HBO partners’ streaming platforms.

“If you’re a fan of football or great storytelling, HARD KNOCKS with the Oakland Raiders is going to be must-see television,” says Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports. “We are so grateful to this storied franchise for opening up its doors and allowing HBO and NFL Films to spend the summer with the Raiders in what promises to be a compelling and engaging training camp.”

“Since the AFL-NFL merger, the Raiders have been a part of some of the most iconic moments in League history,” says NFL Films senior executive Ross Ketover. “We at NFL Films have been thrilled and honored to showcase the mythology of the Raiders from the Holy Roller, Sea of Hands, Ghost to the Post all the way to today with Coach Gruden and this unbelievable cast of players and coaches. Needless to say, we’re very much looking forward to this season of Hard Knocks.”

Camera crews will head to the Bay area in the next few weeks to begin filming, with the action heating up in August when the cinema verité show focuses on the daily lives and routines of players and coaches. HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE OAKLAND RAIDERS will chronicle head coach Jon Gruden entering his second season leading the team, assistant coaches and players throughout training camp and the preseason.

The Raiders compete in the highly-competitive AFC West, where they maintain an intense rivalry with each of their opponents and have their sights set on ascending in the standings. Each week, viewers will get an inside look as players experience the daily rigors of an NFL training camp. Cameras will document hours of conditioning practices and meetings, while chronicling players as they compete for a roster spot and bond off the field.

“Everybody wants to be a Raider. Now they’ll find out what it takes to become one,” said Raiders owner Mark Davis.

A 30-person NFL Films crew will be in Raiders’ training camp in Napa Valley, shooting more than 1,750 hours of footage over the course of the series. Camera and sound crews will have unencumbered access to players’ and coaches’ meeting rooms, training rooms, living quarters and practice fields.

No other sports reality series can match the production excellence, critical acclaim, awards and audience numbers posted by HARD KNOCKS, which has produced 67 memorable episodes and one anniversary special in its first 13 seasons. Episodes have averaged 3.9 million viewers over the past four seasons.

Winner of 18 Sports Emmy® Awards to date, HARD KNOCKS launched with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001, followed by the Dallas Cowboys in 2002, and resumed in 2007 with the Kansas City Chiefs, subsequently spotlighting the Cowboys (2008), Cincinnati Bengals (2009), New York Jets (2010), Miami Dolphins (2012), Bengals (2013), Atlanta Falcons (2014), Houston Texans (2015) and Los Angeles Rams (2016). The 2017 edition chronicled the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and captured the Sports Emmy® for Outstanding Serialized Documentary. The widely acclaimed series on the Cleveland Browns in 2018 earned two Sports Emmy® Awards for production excellence. HARD KNOCKS has won a Sports Emmy® every year it has aired since 2008.

Seven of the last nine teams featured on HARD KNOCKS have equaled or improved their win-loss record in the regular season. The Cleveland Browns launched the transformation of their organization last summer on HBO and went from a winless season to coming within half a game (7-8-1) of a .500 campaign.

The Washington Post wrote, “Turning football players into people is what HBO’s HARD KNOCKS series does so well. The massive scope, meticulous editing and time-hopping special effects that highlight a production under massive time constraints are all impressive, but it’s the film crew’s access to NFL players that makes the program special.” NFL.com stated, “There are myriad reasons why HARD KNOCKS remains one of the best shows on television; it’s ability to show us the human side of cutdown weekend is near the top,” while USA TODAY wrote, “Players’ lives and their hopes and dreams play out each NFL preseason on HARD KNOCKS. It’s that month-long human drama that makes the show so profoundly compelling.”

Winner of 129 Sports Emmy® Awards, NFL Films remains a gold standard in sports television, providing unprecedented access to and legendary storytelling about the sport of professional football. NFL Films is a part of NFL Media, the owned and operated media division of the National Football League, which is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, the NFL App, NFL.com and NFL RedZone.

HARD KNOCKS: TRAINING CAMP WITH THE OAKLAND RAIDERS will be narrated by Liev Schreiber. This August will mark the 13th season with Schreiber voicing the weekly NFL training camp series.

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Cant wait

Shlt show airs on HBO when it airs.

@Raideraholic explaining how that's the way championship teams in the 90s act.  How championship coaches act in the 90s.  Just stay clear of their greatness, NFL domination is to follow.  Dont worry that its almost 2020

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Last year it was the dysfunction of the cleveland browns coaching staff that was entertaining. But watching their players, the defensive end stud, those receivers and Mayfield, you knew they had something. But their coaches were hilarious. 

 

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4 minutes ago, LinemanCT said:

Can't wait to see Mark Davis's and John Gruden's hairstylist 

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Wtf. There is a picture of orangutans out there with the same haircuts. I seent it. 

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I don't watch every season. A soft spot for the Browns and an interest in Mayfield led me to watch last year, and I really enjoyed it. The Raiders aren't likable, and that's probably what will be the most fun to watch this year. That and Gruden's contempt for the camera every time it's in his face. I'll tune in. 

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5 hours ago, GREENBEAN said:

This is going to be fun. Hard Knocks is a great show and the Raiders are tailor made for it this year.  

I'm positive Gruden would beg to differ. lol

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48 minutes ago, Bruce Harper said:

Gruden can’t be happy. It will be interesting to see how he deals with Brown.


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He isn't.  I read where they could have forced 1 of 5 teams to do it. Gruden drew the short straw. If no team really wants to do it the NFL should just abandon the idea but they won't because of the almighty dollar.

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1 hour ago, Thai Jet said:

He isn't.  I read where they could have forced 1 of 5 teams to do it. Gruden drew the short straw. If no team really wants to do it the NFL should just abandon the idea but they won't because of the almighty dollar.

Compromise:  They can get rid of Hardknocks if they get rid of Thursday night football and games in London.

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I'm positive Gruden would beg to differ. lol

The comment from Jay Gruden in Washington about the raiders being the perfect team for hard knocks was funny. I like when these guys can drop the always serious act and have some fun.


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2 hours ago, Thai Jet said:

He isn't.  I read where they could have forced 1 of 5 teams to do it. Gruden drew the short straw. If no team really wants to do it the NFL should just abandon the idea but they won't because of the almighty dollar.

Who in their right mind would want to do it?  A very intrusive process.

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5 hours ago, jgb said:

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Must be nice to have money.

This is the reason men don't trust womens intentions & want prenups, lol. I'm sorry, this would be like George Clooney Marrying Donatella Versace.

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