Temple kicks off football season with TV series

Temple University starts its football season this year with a new TV show. It’s called “Temple TUFF,” and will consist of six highly produced episodes of the current season and its players, broadcasting on Comcast.


The team has a new coach, Steve Addazio.


“This is a game. It’s a game. If we play the game like that, we’re going to lose. This is the game. It’s live. It’s live,” said Addazio on the first episode of “Temple TUFF.” Taking cues from the HBO series “Hard Knocks,” each episode will present a story about the team. Larry Dougherty of Temple’s athletic department says the first is about training.”This show is focused on our new coach, Steve Addazio, getting ready for the Mayor’s Cup,” said Dougherty.  “What the team does to prepare to open the season.”

This is the second season for a football TV show. Last year, a show called “Inside Temple Football” was produced by a company called (215) Sports and Entertainment. This year, Dougherty hired two recent graduates from Temple’s broadcast media department: Robert Czyzewicz and Patrick Rosenbaum.”In the old show there were a lot of intervews and training videos,” said Rosenbaum.  “While greatly produced, we thought we could do better storytelling. We were more comfortable with the coach and personnel, and we thought we we could find better story lines.” Rosenbaum and Czyzewicz are using the six episodes of football and another six basketball episodes to build a start-up company called 20/20 productions.

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