Fox 2018

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by kba4life, Jul 2, 2014.

  1. kba4life

    kba4life Member

    Jun 4, 2009
    Claremont, California
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    ESPN's coverage has been awesome, just like 2010. Soccer's natural growth has led to the huge jump in attention and TV ratings...but no mistake, ESPN's hype machine has a lot to do with it. It's waaaay early to speculate how Fox's coverage will compare, but they have massive shoes to fill.

    I shudder to think of this call for the US's first game in Russia..."coming to you live from Moscow, Gus Johnson, Eric Wynalda annnnnnd.....Joe Buck".

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Cubanlix63

    Cubanlix63 Member

    Feb 19, 2014
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Hopefully there will be an option to mute commentary and only listen to the crowd option on our TVs by then.
     
  3. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    There's always Telemundo.
     
  4. Qrom

    Qrom Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    east bay
    Lets all write them and ask them to hire Julie Foudy lol.
     
  5. jond

    jond Member+

    Sep 28, 2010
    On My Squatty Potty
    Club:
    Levski Sofia
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Fox could turn into a nightmare.

    They're shown zero ability to do anything aside from throw around big money and buy tv rights. The actual production, analysis and choice of tv personalities is firmly stuck in the past and largely lacks respect for the US fan base.
     
  6. 00Kevin

    00Kevin Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    SoCal
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yea I was disappointing when FOX won the rights over ESPN, but I think they will do fine

    worse comes to worse there's always illegal BBC streams online
     
  7. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Fox has 4 years to improve themselves. Hopefully they used them wisely.

    And it would help if their Fox Sports Go streaming site became more like ESPN3.
     
    cleansheetbsc repped this.
  8. aarond23

    aarond23 Member+

    Feb 24, 2006
    Indianapolis
    Club:
    Fulham FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think the biggest problem is going to be the casual fan finding the games, everyone turns to ESPN for sports, is Fox going to put the World Cup on Fox Sports One? No one watches that at least not now.

    What time will the games come on in Russia? Early mornings Eastern time? Bad for ratings.

    But if the team plays well and everyone is excited again, it wont matter.
     
  9. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    #9 HomietheClown, Jul 2, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
    The Majority of the matches should be on Fox Sports 1 and 2 but Simpsons Fox could also get some major matches. Maybe even more than we saw on ABC this cycle.

    As for the times, they will probably be 9AM EST, 12 Noon and 3PM EST for the most part.
     
  10. Father Ted

    Father Ted BigSoccer Supporter

    Manchester United, Galway United, New York Red Bulls
    Nov 2, 2001
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    I don't even know what channel #'s FS1 and FS2 are on my cable system...
     
  11. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Well you better find out soon for the Gold Cup, Under 20 World Cup, Under 17 World Cup, Women's World Cup, etc.
     
  12. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Due to work I don't get to watch Champions League, but in fairness to FOX I thought they did fairly well with the Gold Cup last summer, and I bet they're going to put a hell of a lot more effort into this. They have the next 2 Gold Cups, half the USMNT games and a 2nd chance at MLS. Let's see how they do
     
  13. Qrom

    Qrom Member

    Oct 26, 2007
    east bay
    i don't know for sure, but i could of sworn i heard that the matches would be at like midnight pacific.
     
  14. Sebsasour

    Sebsasour Member+

    New Mexico United
    May 26, 2012
    Albuquerque NM
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    They're getting half the USMNT matches too
     
  15. Kool Herc

    Kool Herc Member

    Oct 17, 2008
    Dallas
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same here.

    Fox's coverage will suck, I'm bummed already. They need to start by getting rid of Wynalda.
     
  16. nobody

    nobody Member+

    Jun 20, 2000
    All I know is if USA fans keep with the costumes, we need to see Apollo Creed and Rocky in Russia.
     
  17. KennyWoo

    KennyWoo Member

    May 21, 2007
    Pasadena, California
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    A 5 PM match Moscow time is 6 AM Pacific. A 1 PM match Moscow time is 2 AM Pacific. It's going to be pretty rough. This won't be as bad as 2002 but it'll be close.
     
  18. cleansheetbsc

    cleansheetbsc Member+

    Mar 17, 2004
    Club:
    --other--
    they have Heather Mitts.
     

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