The English Premiere League is coming to NBC Sports on August 17. To help raise American’s awareness about soccer, NBC enlisted former SNL star Jason Sudekis to play Coach Ted Lasso of the Tottenham Spurs.
Coach Ted Lasso has just been hired by Tottenham because he is an awesome football coach. He apparently took the job (and those silly Brits hired him) not knowing the difference between American football and proper English football. The video is pretty funny. It’s a long video for the attention span of most Americans but if NBC is expecting anyone to watch soccer, they are for sure going to have to sit through a short video.
Here’s NBC’s announcement of their coverage of the Premiere League:
NBC SPORTS GROUP ANNOUNCES U.S. TV SCHEDULE FOR FIRST THREE MONTHS OF PREMIER LEAGUE SEASON
Unprecedented Coverage of All Premier League Matches
Debuts Saturday, August 17 at 7:00 AM ET
on NBC Sports Network
69 Live TV Game Windows through Dec. 1 Include
57 Matches on NBC Sports Network, 10 on NBC,
27 on Telemundo/mun2 & 61 on Premier League Extra Time
All 130 Matches in First 3 Months Available on
NBC Sports Live Extra
More Than 100 Distributors Nationwide to Carry Games
Via Premier League Extra Time Package and TV Everywhere