64. Hard Knocks (HBO)
Aired: 2001-2002, 2007-2009
A soap opera for football fans, this reality series follows one NFL team per preseason as it deals with contract holdouts, rookie hazing, training, position battles, cuts, personal lives, and more. There's no hiding behind cliche athlete-speak, but if it ever features the Raiders there may be some faces hidden behind paper bags.
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In the 2009 season, Cincinnati Bengals QB Carson Palmer and his brother Jordan plug their website and iPhone app RunPee, which alerts moviegoers to the best times to dash and splash off on a urinal cake.