ESPN Treating WC2010 Like Monday Night Football
How bizzare is it to hear Mike Tirico's voice talking soccer? I just keep expecting him to mention Drew Brees' lack of pass protection or how LeBron is unstoppable once he reaches the paint. And I bet by Friday they have the floor painted like a 18-yard box so that he and Shannon Sharp can better illustrate the proper crossing technique.
I know we fans always whinge and moan about ESPN giving soccer the short shrift but it truly is strange watching them ratchet up the coverage. Reminds me of the first time I heard Smells Like Teen Spirit blasting out of an SUV driven by a guy in a backward baseball cap & a polo: it's cool that everybody is down for the good stuff, but it just feels a little weird.