reply to post by ColoradoJens
Of course you won't get many foreign games here in America...although they do have special channels you can buy for that.We don't show cricket because
it's mostly a foreign game and we have no interest. But I do know that ESPN runs Premier League games on Saturday, maybe Sunday mornings when they are
in season. Yes they start around 7 or 8 in the AM, but it's live and I'd rather have that than a tape delay where I will see the final score during
Sports Center right before hand.
I'm not sure why you expect many foreign matches to be shown here, we have very little interest in them. MLS on the other hand, ESPN has one night a
week at least where they show a MLS match. Tonight was that night. Was working out and saw it on one of the TVs.
As for Football, I cannot agree with you. Football is in it's television golden age. All you have to do is look at the ratings to see that. The NFL
will be demanding more money for networks to license their games next year because they know how much the networks make off of advertising. Networks
are able to demand more money from advertisers because we, as a nation, choose to tune into around 10 hours of football every from Sunday September
through early February. If we chose to tune into every baseball game with the same force, baseball wouldn't be mostly on cable and local stations. But
we have spoken with our remotes.
Soccer is getting there, although I don't think it will ever meet football's popularity. The NBA's is more likely. Just give ESPN and FOXSports time.
They want that revenue and they will make us love soccer. It's not a bad game, but most Americans experiences with the game is either as a young kid
when all they do is run around like chickens with their head cut off, or once every four years for the Cup. The first is changing, as soccer is
growing into more and more high schools and colleges, and the second, as I said, ESPN and FOXSports are working on.
In a perfect world, all sports would get equal air time and people would be exposed to all sorts of different sports and the customs that come with
them. Luckily, we are edging closer and closer to that with digital TV. I can tune to NBC Universal right now and maybe catch a rugby match, an Aussie
rules football game, beach volleyball, or whatever that network is choosing to show right now. Most of the time it's a good watch for a sports fan
like myself. Aside from that, in due time we will have multiple subscription channels for whatever sport you prefer. Hopefully, we will have even more
digital channels with the same thing.
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