Raiders, Antonio Brown chosen for HBO's 'Hard Knocks' this season

New-look Raiders to be featured on 'Hard Knocks'

Officially official: The Raiders will be on 'Hard Knocks' this summer

The Oakland Raiders have been selected to appear on HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer, the team announced Tuesday.

The award-winning show, which chronicles a team's training camp highlights and lowlights each summer, airs its first of five episode about the Raiders on August 6.

It's the "Hard Knocks" we've all been hoping for.

The Raiders play one of their preseason games in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada against the Green Bay Packers, so we'll probably get a look at what it takes to get an entire National Football League team and coaches ready for an worldwide trip.

The other candidates were the 49ers, the Giants, the Lions and the Redskins.

"Everybody wants to be a Raider", Raiders owner Mark Davis said in a release. "Now they'll find out what it takes to become one", reads the tweet with the video, which shows low aerial shots of the team's Napa, California, practice facility.

The Raiders were an obvious choice and not just because of Brown and his off-the-field antics. Oh, and the defense will feature oft-suspended linebacker Vontaze Burfict and recently un-retired and unafraid-to-speak-his-mind offensive guard Richie Incognito, infamous for his role in a bullying scandal with the Dolphins. Their win total in Vegas is 6.5 for the season, coming off of four wins a year ago.

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