ESPN Soccer Thread

Discussion in 'TV, Satellite & Radio' started by Lovac1, May 20, 2016.

  1. danielmak

    danielmak Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    off the purple line
    Per the discussion earlier, if you open the ESPN app > Browse > Soccer > The top row is the leagues. Just go to the league or cup you want. The only hold up is if you want to watch a friendly.

    But to my broken record post: Why does ESPN even feel the need to have a studio pre-game, half-time, and post-game for FA Cup? These materials come with the packages they purchase from the FA. I get it if the games are airing on ESPN or ESPN2 but on ESPN+, I would guess people want lower cost. Don't beef up your production costs and pass those on to us. Keep it lean, especially since the packages from England are better. Those folks are covering English football. And go with the commentary from England as well. Taylor Twellman is not going to entice US viewers who do not already watch this competition.
     
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  2. Art Deco

    Art Deco Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    If you want to watch a friendly (or a La Liga match more than a week old since they lard their "on demand" with daily non-game programming for that league) you can always use the search feature (the little magnifying glass) in the upper right-hand corner of the main page, the first thing that loads, and punch in the first few letters of one of the teams.

    The only time I don't recommend this is during Jan/Feb for La Liga teams as if you're behind on Copa del Rey (which has a new round almost every week) you'll be spoiled by that team's presence or absence from the upcoming games that show up in the search.
     
  3. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    The commentator for the Tunisia v Cameroon match! smh! :eek::mad:
     
  4. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Do tell.

    I was astonished with all those lasers in the eyes of the egyptians yesterday, especially Salah, and as far as I could tell there was no mention of it by the match commentators. Only later by Kay & Ale was it highlighted. No pun intended.
     
  5. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Oops, I meant Algeria - Cameroon of course.

    I can't explain fully without spoiling the result, but he displayed zero emotion and also misled viewers wrt the rules.
     
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  6. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You don't have to. BUT if your interested, there is this little feature called "Spoiler" which one can employ. I'm not sure I've ever used it but in the browser you just click Insert, Spoiler and give it an optional title for people to click if they aren't bothered by spoilers. Here goes...

    Hidden Info (open)
    Tom Brady announced his unretirement! ;)

    I don't know if this feature works in other reader apps, but it does in Tapatalk.
     
  7. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Also, I think there's a time limit / threshold when spoilers are no longer considered spoilers. For some forums I think it's 24 hours. But not 100% sure on that.
     
  8. danielmak

    danielmak Member

    Sep 26, 2004
    off the purple line
    I know you and I have been posting to this forum for a long time, unclesox. I think it's safe to say that people who come here regularly, generally hope to avoid spoilers for longer than 24 hours. DVRs, on demand streaming, and the general obsessiveness of football fans who come to this thread means we're looking at a long window. Of course, once the WC draw is announced one can't expect to avoid playoff spoilers but I think a week or so can be expected. Also, that's why there are other forums dedicated to the games themselves. But I might be in the minority here. Not trying to raise a commotion, just sharing a point.

    But onto the reason I came to post, which does relate to that previous paragraph. I had a 100% feeling that Portugal-North Macedonia being on ESPN2 meant every other playoff in every other federation would be spoiled so I saved that one until last. I'm watching now and Champions is dishing out results left and right. Haha. Moral of the story. If you want to watch a lot of games, if a game is on ESPN broadcast networks or if you see right away that ESPN announcers are doing the game, you best stop the stream and jump to every other game you want to see.

    With that said, the dude that called the Morocco-DR Congo was spoiling the CAF games with parallel starts so if you are behind on your viewing, save that CAF game for second to last with Portugal-North Macedonia for absolute last. Haha.
     
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  9. BocaFan

    BocaFan Member+

    Aug 18, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    Cool. Let me try.

    [contains spoilers of all WC qualifying playoffs played on Tuesday]

    Hidden Info (open)
     
  10. richsavare

    richsavare Member

    Ajax
    Netherlands
    Jan 28, 2003
    New Jersey
    Club:
    AFC Ajax
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    I watched a few of the African matches and the announcers were all soft spoken and overall just horrendous.
    Algeria-Cameroon was indeed ridiculous, no real emotion or excitement, not understanding the rules, that Cameroon had pulled ahead on Away Goals and I don’t believe he corrected himself afterwards.
    Absolutely disgraceful and pathetic.
     
  11. NaBUru38

    NaBUru38 Member

    Mar 8, 2016
    Las Canteras, Uruguay
    Club:
    Club Nacional de Football
    Oklahoma Sooner's SoonerVision content moves to ESPN+ (including college soccer I guess).

    Previously it aired on Bally Sports Oklahoma/Southwest.

     
  12. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    No bundesliga whiparound coverage on espn+ on the final day. Really disappointed with that.
     
  13. Roti2000

    Roti2000 Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    They kind of did with the Leipzig-Arminia match. They kept on showing key moments from other matches in real time (and they gave spoiler alerts, which I thought was nice). I'm not a big fan of whip around shows, so maybe I'm not the best judge though.
     
  14. NorthBank

    NorthBank Member+

    Arsenal; NYRB
    United States
    Mar 29, 2006
    Connecticut
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watching the League One Playoff Final and at HT instead of going to highlights or whatever, they looped back to pregame/anthem/lineups/etc. WTF. Luckily right before reshowing the 1T KO they come back to live HT pictures with ambient noise, etc. Who's doing this? ESPN or the EFL world feed?? Whichever, it's bad and confusing.
     
  15. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    I missed that part at the beginning and didn’t mind seeing it but was also surprised by the presentation.
     

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