Jan 20, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith greets owner Arthur Blank prior to the NFC Championship game against the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

First Atlanta Falcons ‘Hard Knocks’ promo is out


The first sneak peak at the Atlanta Falcons star turn on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” has been released and it’s the single most shocking bit of footage you will ever see.

Assuming you have never seen footage of anything ever.

The first teaser shows Coach Mike Smith and owner Arthur Blank assuring us why it’s a great idea to have the cameras in the Dirty Birds’ training camp this year. And Steven Jackson pointing.

While Blank heaps praise on the greatness that is “Hard Knocks,” an NFL executive tells us that “Hard Knocks” is the “realest” of reality shows, and Smith tells us, well, not much.

“I want people to see what the Atlanta Falcons are all about,” he said in the promo.

I am sure they will find plenty of juicy storylines and compelling angles when the show debuts on Aug. 5. Here’s hoping that Coach Smith is right about what “Hard Knocks” is going to show. And here’s hoping double that what the Atlanta Falcons are all about is winning football, not reality TV.

See the first clip here:

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