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LA Chargers: The most interesting things to watch for on ‘Hard Knocks’

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes during the first half against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 02: Justin Herbert #10 of the Oregon Ducks passes during the first half against the USC Trojans at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on November 02, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers
(Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) – LA Chargers

The LA Chargers are officially going to be featured on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’.

There was speculation earlier in the year but it has been made official: the LA Chargers are going to be featured on this year’s season of HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ alongside the Los Angeles Rams.

The Chargers made the announcement official on Thursday with the first episode of the series set to be aired on August 11. The series is a five-episode series that follows the team through training camp and the preseason, and this year will feature a second team for the first time as both LA teams are being featured.

Naturally, Charger fans are obviously going to be stoked but this could be a great opportunity to peak the door open for some new fans of the Chargers as well. Whether you are a Charger fan or not, here are the most interesting things to watch for in this year’s installment.

LA Chargers things to watch for on ‘Hard Knocks’: How the teams handle the offseason

We have to get the elephant out of the room right away and this is going to apply to both the LA Chargers and the Rams. We are currently in unprecedented times with the COVID-19 pandemic and with an array of safety protocols in place, it is going to be interesting to see just how the NFL is making the return to play safe for the players.

The optimistic hope is that the season will carry on with no real drawbacks other than not having fans in the stadium, but we really won’t know what the situation looks like until we get closer to the season. This is an evolving situation by the day.

Dr. Anthony Fauci recently said the NFL is going to need to implement a ‘bubble city’ scenario similar to the NBA in order to play the 2020-21 season. The league is yet to announce any official plans on how to continue with the 2020-21 season.

Either way, bubble city or not, this is truly a unique season of ‘Hard Knocks’ as this is a situation that has never really happened before, at least in modern times with professional sports.

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