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Premios Fox Sports Puts Fox In a Poor Light

6 Premios Fox Sports Puts Fox In a Poor Light
This past Wednesday, EPL Talk attended the annual Premios Fox Sports awards show in Miami Beach, which will be telecasted this Sunday December 16 to more than 33 million households throughout the United States and Latin America.

The premise of the event is to recognize the contributions and accomplishments of Latino athletes.

I’ll let you in on a secret. Don’t bother watching it.

EPL Talk attended the show hoping to interview soccer players and celebrities for the EPL Talk Podcast and blog. Last year’s event featured Jorge Campos, Jon Secada, Enrique Iglesias, Carlos Bilardo, Jaime Moreno and Cobi Jones.

Obviously our hopes were high that we would interview similar celebrities this year.

Unfortunately, the show was a flop, rife with technical problems and lacked the star power of last year’s event. The only two soccer players in presence were Mexican legend Zague and Chivas player Maykel Galindo.

The show featured several soccer awards but the majority of the winners sent in their ‘thank you’ messages taped via satellite including Barcelona’s Lionel Messi. Soccer stars that were nominated for awards that would have been welcomed with open arms if they actually showed up included Juan Pablo Angel, Guillermo Schelotto, Jaime Moreno and Teofilo Cubillas.

Even without the soccer stars, the star power present during the event was poor and was a sign of how far the awards show has fallen since last year’s event.

View the slideshow from the press area featuring photographs of Mexico’s Zague and Chivas’s Maykel Galindo.

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About Christopher Harris

Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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One Response to Premios Fox Sports Puts Fox In a Poor Light

  1. Liverpool John says:

    I won’t watch then. I believe Galindo plays for Chivas in MLS not Chivas, though.

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