MLS & NBC Sports have agreed on a 3-year deal

Discussion in 'MLS: News & Analysis' started by CenterForward, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. guamster

    guamster Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    Winnetka, CA
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    Guam
    Well, remember that ESPN is still in the mix. I doubt that they would give up MLS' two showcase games. Those 2 games on NBC will probably be a first kick game and/or a NYRB/LAG match-up.

    Edit: here you go, from Goff:

     
  2. JayDelight729

    JayDelight729 Member

    Jun 7, 2002
    Section 101
    Just on Twitter:

    2 MLS Regular Season, 2 MLS Playoffs, and 2 USMNT Games to be broadcast on NBC proper in 2012.
     
  3. fifty7

    fifty7 Member

    Oct 27, 2010
    Long Island
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    Everton FC
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    United States
    Very, very, VERY EXCITED! :D
     
  4. CenterForward

    CenterForward Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    Boston
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    New England Revolution
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  5. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Also, far more likely to be able to watch Versus (I know!) in hotels than FSC.

    I travel fairly regularly and have NEVER stayed in a hotel that had FSC but lots have Versus.

    I know that's not a huge deal for MLS, but it matters. To me.:D
     
  6. CrewVillain

    CrewVillain Member

    Mar 21, 2002
    I wonder if this will also lead to Telemundo showing MLS games?

    Also, we can hope for mention on 30 Rock, which often references what NBC is doing.
     
  7. CenterForward

    CenterForward Member

    Feb 21, 2011
    Boston
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    New England Revolution
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    United States
    I link this part too:

    from here
     
  8. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    As the world teeters and my job shows me horrors that few of you can comprehend and imagine...


    ...let's hope we see the fruition of this.


    This is as big of a deal as when Addidas signed on to back the league. Signature moment.

    FSC never gave a s**t about MLS. It was filler and they had to be forced into even paying for any of it...very reluctantly I might add...and not very much.

    One of my first posts here was to point out that if MLS was ever to grow nationally/TV audience/rev wise then FSC had to become an afterthought.
    FSC was the enemy and their execs treated MLS with scorn for the most part.

    Wonderful news. Momentous day for the league.

    Congrats to Garber and MLS.


    Big middle finger to FSC and every American who is so entrenched in the dogma of far left or far right. May you all burn.

    Thank you.
     
  9. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    NBC will take a big crowd game. LA/NY, Portland/Seattle.
     
  10. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    MLS should be so fortunate to be as destroyed by NBC as the Olympics.

    I'm not a big fan of all the schlock on NBC's coverage and I loathe the way they refuse to show events in real time in today's information overloaded age, but if NBC puts a fraction of the resources into MLS that it puts into the Olympics, MLS is a big winner.

    Let's face it, no matter who NBC hires to do soccer, it'll be an upgrade over the FSC clowns like Kneepads Miles and Mark "hey, have I mentioned I played goalie at San Diego State" Grogandino.

    NBC's involvement should see the production quality go up dramatically.
     
  11. Ismitje

    Ismitje Super Moderator
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    Dec 30, 2000
    The Palouse
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    Real Salt Lake
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    United States
    What a nice way to start what promises to be an interesting day in US Soccer-land (welcome, Jurgen!). Nice to have something so long rumored come to fruition, and I can't wait to see what sort of broadcast team they assemble. Hopefully there's a really good producer in the mix too, and a soccer-experienced team in the truck.

    Me too. It's odd to juggle work travel based in part on the FSC broadcast schedule, but such is life sometimes.

    This is funny. Careful, though, we may not like what they say. :)
     
  12. CenterForward

    CenterForward Member

    Feb 21, 2011
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  13. vichuck

    vichuck Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    New Braunfels
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    Blackburn Rovers FC
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    United States
    This is big, big news. Reeeeeaaallly can't wait to see the numbers.
     
  14. Sandon Mibut

    Sandon Mibut Member+

    Feb 13, 2001
    Also, nice to know I can support MLS without supporting Rupert Murdoch. (Yeah, I'll still watch international soccer and the college ball on FSC.)

    But as scummy as NewsCorp is, it's nice MLS has less to do with them now.

    PS - I hope NBC hires Eric Wynalda.
     
  15. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Member

    Oct 7, 2001
  16. CeltTexan

    CeltTexan Member+

    Sep 21, 2000
    Houston, TX USA
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    Houston Dynamo
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    United States
    NBC also just announced they are reuniting Andres Cantor with Alexi Lalas to do their MLS broadcasts.
    They liked how it worked out so well back in the day.



    Really tho, great job by The Don!
     
  17. Yoshou

    Yoshou Moderator
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    May 12, 2009
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    Seattle Sounders
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    United States
    Darn it.. I was about to post this.
     
  18. fillmont

    fillmont Member

    May 20, 2010
    Dallas
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    FC Dallas
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    United States
    Sweeeet.

    I can cancel the 12 dollar Sports Pack with FSC on it too! Savings!
     
  19. thejuggernaut

    thejuggernaut Member

    Mar 25, 2007
    PA
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    Manchester City FC
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    United States
    I work for Comcast... I've never been so proud of my company!
     
  20. Geneva

    Geneva LA for Life

    Feb 5, 2003
    Southern Cal
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    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Country:
    United States
    It's ironic that FSC will be out, as it seems they have just gotten their broadcast personalities right - the studio teams and the PBP/color, even sideline reporting, has been much better this year. Oh, well, onward and hopefully upward.
     
  21. Adiaga_2

    Adiaga_2 Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    St. Louis
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    Kansas City Wizards
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    United States
    There was a time (in '98 and I think '99) when ABC carried about six regular season games plus the All-Star and MLS Cup games over a single season.
     
  22. SnakeEyes

    SnakeEyes Member

    Oct 7, 2001
    They still have too many EPL games for me to cancel :(
     
  23. WarrenWallace

    WarrenWallace Member

    Mar 12, 1999
    Beer and Cheese
    I think that mine is $10. And will be happy to cancel.
     
  24. quakesfan209

    quakesfan209 Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    California
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    San Jose Earthquakes
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    United States
    that is exactly what I am going to do too!
     
  25. Zoidberg

    Zoidberg Member+

    Jun 23, 2006
    While I share your opinion of that "scumbag" Murdoch, and he is folks, he is a scumbag, I throw him in with the "enlightened and educated superior intellects":rolleyes: of the CNBC types.

    I repeat...may they both burn.
     

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