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Why American football makes great reality TV

Published 1001 GMT (1801 HKT) November 13, 2018
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University of Georgia star quarterback Jake Fromm (#11) led the Bulldogs to the College Football Playoff National Championship game in January. Before his freshman season Fromm gained notoriety from the Netflix docuseries "QB1: Beyond the Lights," which profiled his senior year of high school. Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Snoop Dogg arrives at the premier of his docuseries "Coach Snoop" in Hollywood, California on May 16, 2016. The series shadows the rapper as he coaches his team in the Snoop Youth Football League which launched in Los Angeles in 2005. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
Former Michigan Wolverine Maurice Hurst Jr. is carted off the field during a game against Michigan State in 2014. "It's a real tough duty being a college football player," he said, crediting the show "All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines" for an accurate portrayal of student-athletes. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images
Second-string quarterback John O'Korn (#8) of the Michigan Wolverines featured prominently in the Amazon Prime series "All or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines." The senior had an up and down 2017, which culminated at an emotional press conference after throwing a game-ending interception against rivals Ohio State. Leon Halip/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
"Last Chance U" director Gregory Whiteley (left) and former Eastern Mississippi councilor Brittany Wagner arrive for the screening of the show's first season in June, 2016 in Denver, Colorado. Jason Bahr/Getty Images North America
"Warriors of Liberty City" executive producer Maverick Carter (far left), Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (second from left), moderator Tiffany Greene, director Evan Rosenfeld (second from right) and rapper Luther Campbell attend a pre-screening on March 12, 2018 in Austin, Texas. Campbell, known for his work with 2 Live Crew, is a Liberty City native heavily involved in youth football. Roger Kisby/Getty Images North America/Getty Images for STARZ
Owners of the Los Angeles Kiss, Gene Simmons (left) and Paul Stanley (middle), pose alongside Motley Crue singer Vince Neil, owner of the Las Vegas Outlaws, before squaring off in Las Vegas on May 4, 2015. The TV series "4th and Loud" depicted the travails of football ownership during the Kiss's first season. Ethan Miller/Getty Images North America/Getty Images
Another quarterback featured in the first season of "QB1: Beyond the Lights," is Tate Martell, current backup quarterback at Ohio State University. Joe Scarnici/Getty Images North America/Getty Images