We didn’t really know what to expect when HBO announced it was going to make a show that starred The Rock as a retired-football-player-turned-financial-adviser. Turns out, it was pretty damn entertaining. Sure, it’s not epic story telling in same vein as other HBO properties like Game of Thrones or The Sopranos, but it’s still engaging television. Often described as “Entourage, but with sports,” Ballers was renewed for season two back in July. So now that the happy ending of season one is in the record books, here’s some predictions (some reasonable, others not so much) for season two.
9. Charles Fails
Charles Greane has a lot on his plate. After retiring from the game, he had a lackluster attempt at being a car salesman and then almost had his marriage fall apart when he briefly became infatuated with a groupie. But then he got that “retired-athlete-itch” and is mounting a comeback with the Miami Dolphins, earning himself a new contract. Plus his wife, Julie, has a a baby on the way. So things are looking up for Charles, right? Wrong. This will somehow all fall apart and Charles will will end up on the bottom rung of the ladder again.