(WXYZ) – “Hard Hits: Detroit Lions Training Camp” premiered on HBO Tuesday night to much anticipation.
The episode, which lasted less than an hour, was action-packed and included head coach Dan Campbell doing an up-and-down with the defense, Aidan Hutchinson singing “Billie Jean,” a sibling rivalry between assistant head coach Duce Staley and defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn and more.
Fans all over Detroit have been anticipating the debut, with clips slowly rolling out over the weekend and earlier this week building up the hype, and the episode did not disappoint.
We’re not sure how the fans will feel this season, and we’re not sure how the Lions will feel, but we all know they love seeing this team work and have fun with Campbell at the helm.
Below are some of the best reactions.
— PenguinAbroad 🇺🇸🐧🇨🇿 (@JWalt84) August 10, 2022
They ended the episode with MCDC’s “Deez Nuts” joke… this is going to be the biggest hard hit of all time 😂😂
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) August 10, 2022
The entire Lions team singing Billie Jean with Aidan Hutchinson is in the top 10 of all time #HardKnocks moment
— The Cousin Sal (@TheCousinSal) August 10, 2022
Huge. And perhaps the most electrifying coaching staff is made up of former players we all loved
— Peter Schrager (@PSchrags) August 10, 2022
It’s finally nice to be a lions fan again lol
— (OWNU)E3EisenTower (@E13_JE) August 10, 2022
Aidan Hutchinson sings Billie Jean #HardKnocks was an incredible scene.
Ready to run through a wall for Dan Campbell and the Detroit Lions! #OnePride
— JoseCanseco_FF 💨 (@FF_JoseCanseco) August 10, 2022
Watched episode 1 of Hard Knocks last night and all I can say is how can you not root for the Lions this year?
— Dillon (@bremer_dillon) August 10, 2022
One episode of Hard Knocks Detroit already hit Dallas last year. Dan Campbell makes you want to punch someone
— Marco (@MarcoYbarra) August 10, 2022
I’m so mad about this season of hard hitting… because I knew it would make me look like lions
— Jesse TA Q (@jtaqbirdapp) August 10, 2022