HBO ‘Hard Knocks’ Episode 1: Can you cover the Rams’ relocating, settling in, and showing up at the Coliseum in one hour? Apparently so, and more

HBOHardKnocks1As sure as the sun rises in the East and sets in the West – a fact that Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff still may unsure about and will likely become an on-going punchline – HBO’s “Hard Knocks” shined as promised for the launch of a five-part series Tuesday night, somehow compacting several months’ worth of franchise relocation, UC Irvine training camp arrival and the team’s first Coliseum appearance into one enlightening and entertaining hour-long episode.

Touching on all the advertised story lines and more, starting from Goff’s journey on a Goodyear blimp ride above the South Bay, to center Eric Kush’s eclectic collection of tank tops, the one piece of news that came to light from Episode 1 is Rams head coach Jeff Fisher’s no-nonsense policy that led to receiver Deon Long’s release from the team on July 31 as the result of having a female visitor in his dorm room.

Long’s explanation wasn’t good enough for Fisher.

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