Coach Ted Lasso

coach ted lassos

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