Let There be Great Rejoicing Throughout the Land

Various sources (not to be confused with Various Styles) are reporting this morning that on August 12, the day of the United States - Mexico game, Telemundo affiliate mun2 (mun dos) will be offering a "Free Preview" of their channel.

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According to NBC Universal, mun2 has already received commitments from programming distributors that almost double their current 31 million household subscriber base.

DirecTV and Dish Network will both provide mun2 to their entire subscriber base that day free of charge.

Time Warner distributors will apparently make the decision on a case-by-case basis, so you might consider calling your local office and acting like a raving lunatic.

Furthermore, while mun2 is a Spanish language channel, for this game an English language "overlay" will be available through the SAP option on your TV. You now have one week to figure out how that works.

The only sour note in all of this is that Marcelo Balboa will be allowed to do "color" next to Phil Shoen, so perhaps just leaving it in Spanish wold be easier to watch. Your call.