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ESPN's Euro 2008 Advertising Gone Wrong

Posted on by Christopher Harris

When was the last time you saw a banner advertisement on the homepage of a major website promoting soccer in the United States? I had to rub my eyes when I saw it earlier Thursday afternoon on the homepage of … Continue reading

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ESPN's Euro 2008 Dream Goes According To Plan

Posted on by Christopher Harris

ESPN and ABC’s dreams have come true. Sunday’s Euro 2008 final between Germany and Spain is a far better proposition for the Disney owned TV networks than Turkey against Russia would have been. With plenty of German Americans living in … Continue reading

Euro 2008 Semi-Final Plagued By 17 Minutes Of TV Transmission Issues

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Football fans around the world must have cursing their TV sets Wednesday night when the TV transmission was interrupted three separate times during key moments in the thrilling Euro 2008 semi-final between Germany and Turkey. UEFA is investigating the situation … Continue reading

Spain And Italy's Bore Draw Gives Soccer A Bad Name

Posted on by Christopher Harris

It was supposed to be a classic. Two of the top teams in Europe, Italy and Spain, with some of the best footballers in the world on display. But what we saw was a dire game featuring two teams more … Continue reading

Julie Foudy: You Are ESPN's Weakest Link, Goodbye!

Posted on by Christopher Harris

At the start of the Euro 2008 tournament, ESPN pundits were asked who was going to be their star of the tournament. Pundit Julie Foudy picked Thierry Henry. Her choice showed how clueless she is about the sport. I’m still … Continue reading

Could ESPN Steal Andy Gray From Sky Sports?

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Modern day football coverage is such that the commentators don’t even need to be in the stadiums anymore. ESPN’s Euro 2008 commentators are all huddled in Bristol, Connecticut. Most TWI commentators, meanwhile, broadcast Premier League games out of their studios … Continue reading

ESPN Find Magic Formula With Andy Gray & Derek Rae

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Soccer fans in the United States watching the Turkey against Czech Republic game were in for a double treat on Sunday. There was the incredible comeback from Turkey who found themselves two nil down but came back to win the … Continue reading

ESPN Fútbol Channel?

Posted on by Juan Arango

A few years ago there were rumors milling in Bristol, CT about the possibility of ESPN trying to buy Gol TV. That rumor evaporated alongside the Dave O’Brien experiment. With the Worldwide Leader in Sports trying to justify that self-proclaimation, … Continue reading

Day One: First Impressions of ESPN's Euro '08 Coverage

Posted on by Jeff Hash

Euro 2008 is finally here after the standard mega sports event buildup.  And for ESPN, today is the beginning of their broadcast of the entire tournmanet for the first time.  The network has been rolling the ads for weeks and made a big addition … Continue reading

ESPN Makes Smart Move With Andy Gray Hiring

Posted on by Christopher Harris

Andy Gray, one of the top football co-commentators and pundits in the world, made his appearance this afternoon not on Sky Sports but instead on ESPN. What Gray gives ESPN is instant credibility, which the network desperately needs if it’s … Continue reading

ESPN Launches Its Euro '08 Web Site

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ESPN has quietly launched its Euro 2008 site, which features stunning graphics and a very clean cutting edge design.From the opening intro of “This is not the football you think it is,” the web site features a state-of-the-art design that … Continue reading

Euro 08 Coverage From ESPN Classic

Posted on by Christopher Harris

In the United States, ESPN Classic has kicked off their build-up to the coverage of Euro 2008 with a bang. In addition to the nightly broadcast of classic encounters from previous European Championships, the TV network is also airing the … Continue reading

Top 10 Most Visited Soccer Websites By U.S. Visitors

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There are some movers and shakers in the list of the top 10 most visited soccer websites by visitors from the United States, according to Hitwise for the week ending May 17th. Compared to the week ending April 26th, ESPN … Continue reading

ESPN Deserves Praise For Excellent Champions League Coverage

Posted on by Christopher Harris

So much focus is put on the Champions League Final and what happened during the game that it’s often easy to overlook the admirable job that ESPN2 did behind the scenes yesterday. Their production was excellent and what I was … Continue reading

ESPN announces Euro 2008 broadcast schedule

Posted on by Jeff Hash

It has been a day of introductions here at EPL Talk, so let me be the latest to say hello to all of you. I am honored to be joining the site alongside all the new members, and I would … Continue reading

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