Four about the other football
Joe Posnanski writes a lovely piece about what soccer means in the UK.
It’s a remarkable thing about English soccer -- it is, for many, all encompassing. Cricket, rugby, tennis, golf, other sports have very passionate fans … but they are levels below soccer in numbers. The Premier League is the NFL and the NBA and baseball combined into one. It takes up entire sports sections and overpowers television weekends. Soccer is how so many mark their lives.
We can get way more soccer than ever here in the U.S.: "The SI.com world soccer TV guide".