The Premier League certainly doesn’t give its players any rest over the holidays. After a full slate of fixtures on Boxing Day (plus yesterday’s Arsenal-Chelsea clash), there is another round of fixtures spread over today and tomorrow!
For those of you home for the holidays (or trapped at home due to the Snowtorious B.I.G.), here are the matches being televised in the US today; as usual, all times ET:
Tuesday, Dec 28
Manchester City-Aston Villa, 10am FSC & Fox Deportes
Tottenham-Newcastle, 10am FSP
West Brom-Blackburn, 12pm FSP
West Ham-Everton, 12:30pm FSP (tape delay)
Arsenal-Chelsea, 1pm ESPND (rebroadcast of yesterday’s match)
Birmingham City-Manchester United, 3pm ESPN2, ESPND & ESPN3.com
Stoke City-Fulham, 5pm FSC & Fox Deportes (tape delay)
(Note that foxsoccer.tv is streaming the following games live, all 10am ET starts: Tottenham-Newcastle, West Brom-Blackburn, Stoke City-Fulham, and Sunderland-Blackpool.)
And a special one-time only foray into the “other” kind of football…
Minnesota Vikings at Philadelphia Eagles, 8pm NBC: We venture outside of our usual purview of global football to American football, only because, even more than Real Madrid vs Barcelona, causes a schism in the CultFootball partnership. You see, one of us was born and raised in the Twin Cities, and hence grew up a fan of the Purple People Eaters; the other, in the greater (if one can really apply that adjective in this instance) Philadelphia area, and hence is a fan of the Eagles. Tonight, in the first Tuesday night NFL game since 1946, they square off in the City of Brotherly Love.