Originally Posted by Acajack
There is actually very little TV coverage in Canada of European club soccer, even of the world’s best leagues like the English Premier League. You do get a little bit of coverage on TSN of select European tournaments like the Champions League with top clubs from various countries playing against each other. But other than that, the pickings are very slim.
er, I beg to differ. I have Fox Sports World Canada (crap station most of the time), Gol TV and Setanta on my package. I get (in combination with Sportsnet and The Score) all 10 EPL games/week, 2 scottish, 2 or 3 french, 2 or 3 spanish, 2 or 3 italian, a game or two from the league where cheating is encouraged and exhaulted (er, did I say that out loud), a game from Brazil per week and enough highlights shows to shake a stick at. Plus probably 1/2 - 2/3 of the Champions League games that are played.
It is not to be sniffed at, but the mainstream media and the Jim Rome's of the world bash footie to a degree unheard of in any sport of pastime (by saying pastime I bring golf and baseball into the equation).