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Amazon's 'All Or Nothing' To Spotlight The Rams' Terrible 2016 Season
Amazon's All Or Nothing series, which follows a NFL's team week-to-week grind, has been greenlit for a second season, and this time it'll center on the Rams' disastrous 2016 season, reports Deadline.
The series had focused on the Arizona Cardinals' 2015 season for its first go at it. The Cardinals pulled off a 13-3 record that year, but lost to Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game. All in all, it was a hugely successful season for a team that doesn't get a lot of fanfare.
The Rams' 2016 season, however, was an unmitigated failure. There was the initial excitement, as the team returned to L.A. and the Memorial Coliseum after a two-decade stint in St. Louis. And they were actually turning in some wins for the first few games, but then things took a precipitous dive at some point.
Would a bad season make for better
television streaming? Maybe. Amazon certainly has a lot of material to work with. There was the ongoing debate of if the team should start young quarterback Jared Goff (they probably shouldn't have). There was the much publicized squabble between head coach Jeff Fisher and former Ram Eric Dickerson (Dickerson said Fisher had banned him from hanging out with the team). And then Fisher got fired (he didn't have a lot of backers by then). Oh yeah, there were also questions of if Angelenos even liked the Rams (the team got better TV ratings in St. Louis).
Is this why the producers chose the Rams' 2016 season to spotlight? Because it'd be a change of scenery from the uplifting tale of the 2015 Cardinals? At any rate, All Or Nothing should have enough to work with.
“‘All or Nothing’ brings Amazon Prime members a deep dive into the lives of professional athletes,” said Conrad Riggs, head of unscripted for Amazon Originals, according to Variety. “We are excited to highlight the LA Rams in season two, a team with a compelling story of relocation, rebuilding and reuniting with the city they once again call home.”
The series will be streaming exclusively on Amazon Prime. No release date has been announced, but, as noted by SB Nation, the previous season debuted on July 1, 2016, so we can perhaps expect a summer due date.