Argos catch reality TV bug

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:30 PM ET

TORONTO - Television cameras and boom mics have become part of the Argonauts’ football lives, down to the minute.

In association with Aquila Productions, TSN is filming a four-part documentary on the Argos. The players, coaching staff and executives have been followed around since the opening day of training camp and filming will continue until Sept. 2, when the Boatmen play host to the B.C. Lions.

Four 60-minute episodes, which will start to air at the beginning of the regular season, will give fans a relatively unfiltered look at what goes on behind the scenes.

“The CFL is all about the fans, and if they chose our club to bring the fans more into what we do as teams, that’s great,” Argos head coach and general manager Jim Barker said. “I told our players to just be themselves.

“There will be times when I am perceived not the way I want to be perceived, but you know what? This is life.”

The players have been getting accustomed to the idea that whatever they do in the course of a work day might find its way on to film.

“We’re getting good feedback because we are ourselves,” offensive tackle Rob Murphy said. “A lot of people don’t lock up in front of the cameras. I don’t think they have been a distraction and I don’t think they will be.”


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