I don’t normally do a second blog but this is such a huge story for us Arsenal fans in America that I just had to. According to EPL Talk, ESPN has won the rights to broadcast the early Saturday match (4:45am PST) and the Monday afternoon match for the first part of this season. I have a call in to ESPN’s office to see if this is A) true and B) if they are going to broadcast the games in High Def (OHGODSPLEASE).
As an Arsenal supporter this is only kinda good news because we will be treated to just one match; Arsenal v. Tottenham (Oct. 31 @ 3:45am PST), SO FAR. And it’s not like it’s a big match. A match which if Setanta carried I would have had to wait until my friend’s bar opened to see on tape delay, I mean, it’s just Tottenham, the “North London Derby” whatever that means*, for fark’s sake.
I don’t want to jump the gun, but fark it: I told you so!
ESPN knows the value of these games and is totally poised to capitalize on the fanbase that Setanta and FSC have built up for them. If this is true, congratulations to ESPN and to all us American fans.
Finally, proper football in High Definition beamed into our homes at all hours of the night. Beats the hell out of the Texas Hold ’em or High Stakes ‘Risk’ that they normally show at those times, doesn’t it?
*I am fully aware of the importance of the North London Derby, n00b.