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11-14-2013, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Jussi View Post
We're talking completely different sports here, football is the biggest sports in the world, hockey...not so much. Besides, EPL is played mainly on the weekend. It's impossible to get viewership on a weekday for that timeslot for hockey or for anything(that isn't Olympics or World Cup)..
Americans like hockey a lot more than soccer/football. You make this sound like the TV Deal has to be a weekday (it does not, though I believe this will even work too). An 11-12 start time, is only like 2-3 hours earlier then UEFA Champion's League on weekdays (which Fox Sports is already airing). Even a Saturday 11-12 game which features big teams would work (it would compete against the BPL) but once again hockey is more popular than soccer/football will ever be in the states. The KHL will have a lot easier time becoming popular in the States than MLS, BPL, UEFA, RPL, LL and CONCACAF had. It's hockey! People will watch!

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