I’m asking because I’m trying to figure it out myself. My original plan was to follow the Mexican Primera, an interest stoked by CONCACAF Champions Cup play and the SuperLiga…know the enemy and all that. And that’s in spite of the fact that hearing Spanish spoken on TV makes me fall asleep…kind of like NPR…I don’t understand it either.
Then again, I don’t have the channel set up to follow the Mexican league well. My cable package only provides for Telemundo and Univision and, if I’m understanding things correctly, those two channels only have the rights to specific teams; for example, I think Univision gets to broadcast UNAM and (maybe) Toluca. Well, what if I don’t like those two teams? It’s all very confusing to my slow mind (Calling Luis Bueno! Calling Luis Bueno! Help me sort out this business.)
Try as I might, I just can’t get excited about the English Premier League. It’s the whole thing with will it be Arsenal, Man U, or Chelsea? (Liverpool? Ha! They’ll tank.) Um…the rest of you need not apply. I could try to get riled about America in England FC (Fulham) avoiding the drop…see how that goes, I guess. There’s the Champions League as well; that’s usually fun, even if I have to watch the things tape-delayed (where are we in that tournament, by the way?).
There’s the upcoming NCAA tournament – worth watching for those future MLS stars (as well as the guys who skip town when they realize that a developmental contract means living on pork ‘n’ beans) – but that’s just a short weekend.
So, yeah, I’m curious as to what people out there are going to do over MLS’s off-season. For all I know, I may be moving….which could mean a new cable package. And I’ll learn Spanish one day, I swear. It’s right there on the to-do list next to inventing something totally killer or making the world’s catchiest jingle. Maybe I won’t fall asleep if I know what they’re saying…
Anyway, how are people out there coping with the off-season?
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