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That's What She Said: 'Hard Knocks'

Updated: August 6, 2014, 1:35 PM ET
By Sarah Spain | espnW.com

It all begins with a shot of a blue sky, punctuated by the kind of perfect, fluffy clouds you normally see in children's books. The camera pans down to a stunning pair of football fields, greener even than the sky is blue, dotted by Atlanta Falcons players in red and white practice jerseys.

Two players collide, grabbing ahold of one another's pads, battling until they go careening out of bounds. Two more stay locked in each other's grip after the whistle blows the ...

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