Brazil v USA on ESPN

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by newjerseyboy, Jul 6, 2007.

  1. newjerseyboy

    newjerseyboy New Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    Its official peoples. ESPN has just agreed to show tonights game in the U-20 WC between Brazil and USA at 7:30pm tonight. No word on whether or not it will be on ESPN HD. This is good news for the American soccer fan. We have finally beaten World Series of Poker reruns, bass fishing, and car auctions.
  2. gejal01

    gejal01 New Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    Creston, CA
    We have been watching every USA under20 game onESPNU. and other games as well...............on dishnetwork channel 148, watched Poland beat Brasil......
  3. newjerseyboy

    newjerseyboy New Member

    Apr 13, 2005
    i dont have access to espnu or espn360 so ive been watching the FIFA highlights online and some game on FSC Espanol. This is a welcome addition to start my weekend
  4. quolo

    quolo Member

    United States
    May 11, 2005
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Very cool.

    One wonders if this would have occurred without the Freddy Adu buzz. They were talking Freddy Adu again on PTI for chrissakes.
  5. pats1237

    pats1237 Member

    Oct 28, 2006
    The District
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    According to the tv listing on it will not be in HD
  6. Beantowner

    Beantowner Member

    Aug 19, 2005
    HK / Shanghai / NY
    New York City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    One whirling dervish impersonation for a goal, and BOOM! ESPN/Disney noticed a chance to potentially attract more eyes than the 384th replay of Grand Slam Poker. Really ballsy decision. :rolleyes:
  7. Kirium

    Kirium Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Coppell, TX
    What he's saying is it is going to be on regular ESPN, not ESPNU. Big Big difference.
  8. fifa010

    fifa010 Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    The game will be on ESPN and ESPNHD it just wont be in HD
  9. Acekiller

    Acekiller Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Wish I would have known 1 hour ago before coming to work. Damned be my luck!!!

    Guess I'll be making a trip home during lunch to set the DVR then. :)
  10. tab5g

    tab5g Member+

    May 17, 2002
    it's actually going to be simulcast on ESPN, ESPNHD, ESPNU and

    (all presentations will be in SD).
  11. Kirium

    Kirium Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Coppell, TX
    Maybe they'll actually have more than the 1 announcer who is talking to himself the entire game .

  12. Zathras

    Zathras Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    I didn't watch the second game, but during the Korea game did it sound like he was talking through a fan or was it just me?
  13. Kirium

    Kirium Member

    Jun 18, 2007
    Coppell, TX
    I noticed it as well, lol.

    I mean, to be honest, for a guy sitting up there by himself doing game after game after game he's done pretty good. But the overall production value is terrible.

    Here's an idea, how about a scoreboard/time clock during the broadcast????

    They only show it every once in a while. I ended up setting the timer on my cellphone at kickoff and and 2nd half kickoff just so I knew the clock time!
  14. equus

    equus Member

    Jan 6, 2007
    I'm so glad someone else mentioned that. If you had to step out to attend to something and came back, you had no idea if it was the middle or the end of the half (no, I don't carry my stop watch with me all the time.) :D
  15. HighburyForever

    HighburyForever Red Card

    Oct 15, 2006
    Wooloomooloo, New South Wales
    Zenit St Petersburg
    Nat'l Team:
    The funny thing was that the only way to check the score of the game you were watching was on the scrolling ticker at the bottom of the screen.
  16. Non-dairy Creamer

    Feb 28, 2007
    As I dont have ESPNU I've been watching games on FS en espanol so at least some of us can now hear it in English. Good thing.
  17. amavel

    amavel New Member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've already sent a compliment/comment to ESPN. In short, I congratulated them for their common sense in replacing a re-run with the U-20 game. And, in spite of increased anti-soccer rants lately, more coverage will bring more fans.

    Let's hope they receive better ratings than the eating contest.
  18. Acekiller

    Acekiller Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Los Angeles
    Damn, good job. We should all follow your lead!!
  19. Jabinho

    Jabinho New Member

    May 29, 2004
    Good move.. Too bad it wasn't done a bit early as I'm sure many people's onscreen guides have not been updated to show the change, including mine. That will lower the numbers a bit..
  20. Passage

    Passage Member

    Feb 25, 2007
    I'll be watching for sure. I try to watch anything soccer on ESPN, just so it helps the ratings.
  21. Brandinho

    Brandinho Member

    United States
    Feb 22, 2007
    New Jersey
    Philadelphia Union
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Its ESPN...every bar and restaurant with a TV is going to have it on.
  22. City Dave

    City Dave Member

    Jan 26, 2007
    Cleveland, OH
    Cleveland C. S.
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    (Local bar in Anytown, USA)
    Joe Blow: What's that? Soccer?! Hey, Bob, change the channel back, somebody switched it off of ESPN.
  23. sregis

    sregis Member

    Nov 5, 1999
    Hoboken, USA
    are you a nielsen family?
  24. Evrababy

    Evrababy Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    Eugene OR
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If I hear Dave Obrien I swear to god I'll jump over to ************ quality non-english streaming from Shanghai.
  25. jcrocker

    jcrocker Member

    Jun 1, 1999
    Springboro, OH
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    damn, I just bought the spanish channels for the month from my cable provider so i could watch the game...oh well at least the announcer will speak english i hope.

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