Way back in January, we learned that the Houston Texans were one of nine (9) teams eligible to be featured on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this year if no team stepped forward to volunteer. That list was further whittled down to three (3) teams before the music stopped and the Texans were left without a chair. Well, that's not entirely true; the Texans publicly put on their excited face at the official announcement of the team's selection for this year's edition of "Hard Knocks," so it's certainly possible they willingly stepped into the fray.
Regardless of whether it was forced or not, the Texans are the stars of the series this year, and the first episode of the season premieres tonight on HBO at 9 p.m. CDT. If you can't watch it live or record it at 9 p.m. CDT, here's a list of the other HBO channels and times at which tonight's episode will air. If you don't have cable, don't fret. There are still ways to watch the show on HBO's other platforms, and those are explained here. I also just noticed this FanPost discussing how to watch the show on HBO Now.
Here at BRB, we'll have an open thread during the initial 9 p.m. CDT broadcast each week for you to revel in with other Texans fans as the episode airs. Or, if you want to focus on the show itself, you can simply re-visit that thread to read the reactions of your fellow fanatics after the fact.
I'm looking forward to it. Any guesses as to what we'll see tonight? Maybe some footage about this? Or a bit more on this kerfuffle? Perhaps some insight into the quarterback battle? What else do you think we'll see? Or what else do you hope to see this season?