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(The Big Story)   In 2013-14, NBC takes over "Football Night in America" studio to announce NBC networks will broadcast all 380 English Premier League games live in the USA, plus Match of the Day. Suck it, England and Wales   (bigstory.ap.org) divider line 65
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2013-04-17 07:05:43 AM
plus Match of the Day

With theme song?
 
2013-04-17 07:58:02 AM
While there are some things that I can't get used to from a US vs. European standpoint (Like home team first listed instead of 2nd listed here in the U.S.   I think that goes to baseball being our first primary league sport in the US though, and the home team being "second"/on the bottom actually is meaningful)..... showing standings as W-T-L actually makes more sense than W-L-T..... you should be going in order of how "good" a result is.    Again though, this is probably a US thing of not embracing soccer until recently and otherwise in most of our sports trying to tie as little as possible.
 
2013-04-17 08:38:10 AM
This is rather awesome.
 
2013-04-17 08:39:02 AM
So, they'll be SPAM-advertising on one of the biggest sports shows in the country that they're going to show 380 matches that will likely be watched be around 50 people.

*yawn*

Oh, they'll be on tape delay, so they don't air at 4AM, but now you got spoilered by the sports page? LUCKY YOU!

*eyeroll*
 
2013-04-17 08:48:32 AM
I'm so very excited. NBC sounds like they are going whole hog for this and sounds like they will do an amazing job. I just wonder if they will have free online streaming at all like espn3 or a paid online streaming package like foxsoccer2go.  I don't have cable right now, but would at least be able to see the games on NBC and would love to supplement that with some online streaming like I do now with espn3.
 
2013-04-17 08:48:38 AM
Sounds like a lot more games are going to be on regular cable, at least (unless there are some companies where NBC Sports is relegated to higher tiers; is TIme Warner being a dick like they usually are with sports networks?)
 
2013-04-17 08:51:51 AM
Well, I'm looking forwards to that, as my cable plan has NBC Sports network but not Fox Soccer Channel, so I'll get to see more EPL games without resorting to streams etc.

Now, I just need someone to pick up the rights to League Two so that I can watch the MIGHTY Oxford United.
 
2013-04-17 08:55:06 AM

xaks: So, they'll be SPAM-advertising on one of the biggest sports shows in the country that they're going to show 380 matches that will likely be watched be around 50 people.

*yawn*

Oh, they'll be on tape delay, so they don't air at 4AM, but now you got spoilered by the sports page? LUCKY YOU!

*eyeroll*


4/10 - you need a great deal of work on your dismount
 
2013-04-17 08:57:06 AM
Umm, dont they mean "Soccer Night in America"?
 
2013-04-17 09:01:25 AM

xaks: Oh, they'll be on tape delay, so they don't air at 4AM, but now you got spoilered by the sports page? LUCKY YOU!


No tape delay.  West Coasters will, indeed, have the early games show at 4 am.  If you're in the Eastern Time Zone, games are at watchable hours, but still morning time.
 
2013-04-17 09:04:32 AM

Dogfacedgod: Umm, dont they mean "Soccer Night in America"?


No
 
2013-04-17 09:23:59 AM
So is this a paid thing or can cable subscribers get it for free? Not entirely clear from the article. To me at least.

And I didn't see any match of the day mentioned in the article. Goal of the month - goal of the season is always good stuff.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJDb6NjQYhc

Bonus filmed by guy watching TV.
Double bonus Peter Crouch goal.
 
2013-04-17 09:29:44 AM

JosephFinn: Sounds like a lot more games are going to be on regular cable, at least (unless there are some companies where NBC Sports is relegated to higher tiers; is TIme Warner being a dick like they usually are with sports networks?)


DirecTV puts NBCSN on the second highest tier, as I found out when I was getting ready for hockey--this is the first year we had it.

/readies Arsenal jersey
 
2013-04-17 09:30:08 AM
NBC is really trying to cement themselves as the least watched network, aren't they?
 
2013-04-17 09:30:12 AM

fo_sho!: So is this a paid thing or can cable subscribers get it for free? Not entirely clear from the article. To me at least.


It depends on if NBC Sports Net is part of your cable package.  Some providers may have it as part of a special sports package.
 
2013-04-17 09:39:29 AM
Futbol Night in the Colonies?
 
2013-04-17 09:41:24 AM

fo_sho!: So is this a paid thing or can cable subscribers get it for free? Not entirely clear from the article. To me at least.

And I didn't see any match of the day mentioned in the article. Goal of the month - goal of the season is always good stuff.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJDb6NjQYhc

Bonus filmed by guy watching TV.
Double bonus Peter Crouch goal.


The matches on NBC will be free obviously but as others have said, it depends on where your cable/dish provider places NBCSN and the Telemundo/Mun2. Generally Telemundo and Mun2 are on the expanded basic or even basic packages depending on how many spanish speakers are in your area. NBCSN is generally higher, but not even close to as high as Fox Soccer so it should be easier to see matches.
 
2013-04-17 09:48:12 AM

Stimied in a Rut: I'm so very excited. NBC sounds like they are going whole hog for this and sounds like they will do an amazing job. I just wonder if they will have free online streaming at all like espn3 or a paid online streaming package like foxsoccer2go.  I don't have cable right now, but would at least be able to see the games on NBC and would love to supplement that with some online streaming like I do now with espn3.


It will be a streaming package like the last Olympics or March Madness.  You enter in a code from your cable/satellite bill for access, to prove you're a solid cable-bill paying consumer.  Or your brother in Schenectady's code, anyway.  In theory, you have to be a cable subscriber to get the content.  In reality, more traffic for the pirate sites.

/ not very many Americans would bother watching Sunderland-Stoke, even if it were totally free
 
2013-04-17 09:55:09 AM
Neat, but my DVR can only record two shows at once.  Dang.
 
2013-04-17 09:55:50 AM
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2013-04-17 09:55:54 AM

xaks: So, they'll be SPAM-advertising on one of the biggest sports shows in the country that they're going to show 380 matches that will likely be watched be around 50 people.

*yawn*

Oh, they'll be on tape delay, so they don't air at 4AM, but now you got spoilered by the sports page? LUCKY YOU!

*eyeroll*


4am? wtf.....
 
2013-04-17 09:56:24 AM

Lawnchair: Stimied in a Rut: I'm so very excited. NBC sounds like they are going whole hog for this and sounds like they will do an amazing job. I just wonder if they will have free online streaming at all like espn3 or a paid online streaming package like foxsoccer2go.  I don't have cable right now, but would at least be able to see the games on NBC and would love to supplement that with some online streaming like I do now with espn3.

It will be a streaming package like the last Olympics or March Madness.  You enter in a code from your cable/satellite bill for access, to prove you're a solid cable-bill paying consumer.  Or your brother in Schenectady's code, anyway.  In theory, you have to be a cable subscriber to get the content.  In reality, more traffic for the pirate sites.

/ not very many Americans would bother watching Sunderland-Stoke, even if it were totally free


I don't think anyone should.
 
2013-04-17 09:57:17 AM

meanmutton: This is rather awesome.


This.

xaks: So, they'll be SPAM-advertising on one of the biggest sports shows in the country that they're going to show 380 matches that will likely be watched be around 50 people.

*yawn*


50 people...in one bar in Brooklyn as well as many other bars around the country, but hey so long as it doesn't interfere with your life, right?
 
2013-04-17 09:58:58 AM

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 480x538]


Oh, my heavens!  Look at you giving a fark about soccer!
 
2013-04-17 10:10:53 AM
Should be awesome, especially with Arlo White doing commentary. Sad to see some of the Fox Soccer talent go (Warren Barton, especially), but I'm really tired of only getting two or three matches on matchdays. Should be cool to actually get to multiscreen.
 
2013-04-17 10:11:28 AM

Ebenator: [img.photobucket.com image 480x538]


Thank you, it was good to have you here, you cocksmoking f*ckhole.

- Josh Homme
 
2013-04-17 10:12:58 AM

Gulper Eel: plus Match of the Day

With theme song?


That's not the theme.

This is the theme.
 
2013-04-17 10:27:35 AM
Hmmm, hopefully NBC Sports is on a lower Comcast tier so I can finally get rid of Fox Soccer.
 
2013-04-17 10:36:05 AM

Two Hearted: Hmmm, hopefully NBC Sports is on a lower Comcast tier so I can finally get rid of Fox Soccer.


According to the wiki, your way is almost over (second paragraph)
 
2013-04-17 10:40:25 AM
release the streams!
 
2013-04-17 10:43:08 AM

espiaboricua: Two Hearted: Hmmm, hopefully NBC Sports is on a lower Comcast tier so I can finally get rid of Fox Soccer.

According to the wiki, your way is almost over (second paragraph)


FXX?

One X away from the porn network The Simpsons predicted Fox would turn into.
 
2013-04-17 10:54:35 AM
So if I want an excuse to start drinking at 7am on a Saturday morning, which EPL team should I pretend that I've been following my entire life?
 
2013-04-17 10:55:44 AM

tricycleracer: So if I want an excuse to start drinking at 7am on a Saturday morning, which EPL team should I pretend that I've been following my entire life?


Queens Park Rangers
 
2013-04-17 10:57:59 AM
Hmm..  NBC has soccer, ESPN has WNBA, and Fox has NASCAR.  Well, at least CBS has their dignity.
 
2013-04-17 11:03:16 AM

tricycleracer: So if I want an excuse to start drinking at 7am on a Saturday morning, which EPL team should I pretend that I've been following my entire life?


One that isn't going to get relegated.  Personally, I've always been a Chelsea fan but yeah, you don't want to do that to yourself.  Tottenham is a good choice, frankly.  They have the advantage of Clint Dempsey playing for them, which is as good a reason to choose a team as any.
 
2013-04-17 11:07:42 AM

StRalphTheLiar: tricycleracer: So if I want an excuse to start drinking at 7am on a Saturday morning, which EPL team should I pretend that I've been following my entire life?

Queens Park Rangers


Don't be cruel.

(tricycleracer -- they're unlikely to be part of the EPL next season)
 
2013-04-17 11:12:35 AM

bhcompy: Hmm..  NBC has soccer, ESPN has WNBA, and Fox has NASCAR.  Well, at least CBS has their dignity.


CBSSN: Indoor & Outdoor lax, and Arena Football.

So, not really, if your point was "Wahhh!  Why are they covering things that are not uber popular?"
 
2013-04-17 11:13:23 AM

dletter: bhcompy: Hmm..  NBC has soccer, ESPN has WNBA, and Fox has NASCAR.  Well, at least CBS has their dignity.

CBSSN: Indoor & Outdoor lax, and Arena Football.

So, not really, if your point was "Wahhh!  Why are they covering things that are not uber popular?"


/meant, not uber popular in the U.S.... obviously soccer is more popular world wide
 
2013-04-17 11:14:33 AM
It's seven years old, but: Choosing my EPL team
 
2013-04-17 11:15:23 AM

dletter: While there are some things that I can't get used to from a US vs. European standpoint (Like home team first listed instead of 2nd listed here in the U.S.   I think that goes to baseball being our first primary league sport in the US though, and the home team being "second"/on the bottom actually is meaningful)..... showing standings as W-T-L actually makes more sense than W-L-T..... you should be going in order of how "good" a result is.    Again though, this is probably a US thing of not embracing soccer until recently and otherwise in most of our sports trying to tie as little as possible.


Although it depends on the sport in the UK - soccer is normally WDL, but cricket is WLD, and as well as drawn games you can also have tied games, which are different - drawn means time ran out without a result, where tied means the scores were tied at the end, which is obviously rare in a game where the final score is often over 600 for both sides, and rarely below 300 each from both innings of a four day game or 5 day test, but it does happen every now and then.
 
2013-04-17 11:15:43 AM

dletter: bhcompy: Hmm..  NBC has soccer, ESPN has WNBA, and Fox has NASCAR.  Well, at least CBS has their dignity.

CBSSN: Indoor & Outdoor lax, and Arena Football.

So, not really, if your point was "Wahhh!  Why are they covering things that are not uber popular?"


Not popularity, rather entertainment.  Lax is entertaining, somewhat violent, and the pace is very fast, just like Arena football.
 
2013-04-17 11:20:40 AM

bhcompy: Not popularity, rather entertainment.  Lax is entertaining, somewhat violent, and the pace is very fast, just like Arena football.


And at least they're helping American sports, rather than trying to perpetuate a sorry English game.

/BTW, watched rugby last week while waiting for basketball to start...it's red rover with a ball.
 
2013-04-17 11:30:57 AM

meanmutton: tricycleracer: So if I want an excuse to start drinking at 7am on a Saturday morning, which EPL team should I pretend that I've been following my entire life?

One that isn't going to get relegated.  Personally, I've always been a Chelsea fan but yeah, you don't want to do that to yourself.  Tottenham is a good choice, frankly.  They have the advantage of Clint Dempsey playing for them, which is as good a reason to choose a team as any.


I knew QPR was getting kicked out, but that was a good joke.

Tottenham is a London team with a cool logo, so there's that.

Someone gave me a Liverpool FC scarf for Christmas a couple years ago.  Maybe because I like The Beatles?
 
2013-04-17 11:41:36 AM
What this should also mean is that FoxSoccer will have some cash to go grab some other league games and share with BeIN.  Here's hoping they get some Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, or maybe even some Football League Championship games to broadcast.

Some weekends, the EPL doesn't offer up the most compelling football.
 
2013-04-17 11:51:33 AM
Well, at least Eric Wynalda will lose his job.
 
2013-04-17 11:54:38 AM

bennett311: What this should also mean is that FoxSoccer will have some cash to go grab some other league games and share with BeIN.  Here's hoping they get some Bundesliga, Serie A, Ligue 1, or maybe even some Football League Championship games to broadcast.

Some weekends, the EPL doesn't offer up the most compelling football.


Especially around September-February.

/sorry, had to do that
 
2013-04-17 12:18:03 PM
maybe someday someone will invent something where you could film something and broadcast it live and even maintain a copy of it available so that any viewer could watch it at the time of their choosing regardless of a broadcast schedule.

TV frequencies shoul
 
2013-04-17 12:18:45 PM
Interesting headline for the very day Cardiff were promoted to the Premier League, meaning that 74 of those games will involve a non-English team, and 2 of them will contain no English teams at all. (and that's giving Arsenal the benefit of the doubt).
 
2013-04-17 12:38:36 PM

Trocadero: Well, at least Eric Wynalda will lose his job.


Everybody wins!
 
2013-04-17 12:44:19 PM
Why do Scotland and the Isle of Man get a pass? Lack of electricity?
 
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