Real football to air on network TV on Super Bowl Sunday

Not more of the the pointy-ball type.

From the Associated Press:

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox will televise the first English Premier League match on free television in the United States on Super Bowl Sunday, when Chelsea plays Manchester United.

The match on Feb. 5 is one of four Premier League games the network will show this season. It will begin at 7:30 a.m. PT.

The other three games will be televised on tape delay to complement NFL games over the next three months.

The telecasts will be the first EPL matchup between Man United and Chelsea (Sept.
18); Tottenham against Arsenal on Oct. 2; and Chelsea facing Liverpool on Nov. 20.

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  • Ridge Robinson

    This is a good sign for soccer, I believe. The MLS has just signed a pretty good TV deal with I believe NBC and this is only because soccer on TV is in demand. Hopefully this can soccer in the US to continue to rise. Although this is just a start, it is one at least. It is perhaps the biggest game of the year, but like I just said, it is a start!

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