Originally Posted by M2
Bradley's a heck of a player. He's got a chance to set a new bar. Certainly he's proving that there was a lot more than nepotism to his national team inclusion back when dad was coaching.
Swansea is a fun team. They play the game with a lot more flair than most EPL teams. It'll be interesting to see if Michael Laudrup stays around beyond this season. There's rumors he could be up for a job in Spain, where he's revered as a legend.
I highly recommend watching German soccer. It is an action league. Everybody's discovered the Dortmund boy band (aka Color Me BVB), but there's quality teams all over Germany.
I tend to be the same way, just want to see a quality game. Though I became fan of the sport back in 1987 when I was in Madrid, so I'm tethered for life to Real Madrid.
Watching the Bundesliga would be great, if the league actually sold the US tv rights to a network that cable operators actually carried. I find it ridiculous that the Bundesliga is only on GolTV and SerieA, La Liga, and Ligue1 have all gone to Al Jazeera's BeIn Sports. It's like they've all decided to cash in on short-term money by selling to networks nobody gets instead of seeking to get on more sets to promote their brands. Meanwhile, the Barclay's Premier League has been able parlay its exposure on Fox Soccer and ESPN into a bigger deal with NBC Sports. Soccer on TV has become increasingly popular with the 18-35 set, but it seems like the other Big 4 leagues seem content to let the EPL have the US market.