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More on NBC's New EPL Rights and Buddle's Back

In this brief post-hurricane edition of Morning Read, the man behind the Peacock's acquisition of EPL rights talks shop, while the Galaxy get a boost and we preview the coming MLS action.
BY Noah Davis Posted
October 30, 2012
4:50 AM
  • Jonathan Tannenwald scores a long interview with Jon Miller, the president of programming for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network, or, as you should know him, the man who won the English Premier League rights between 2013 and 2016.

    Miller stressed that one of the major advantages NBC was able to offer was the breadth of its coverage. The network can put games on multiple outlets—NBC, NBCSN, its online properties, etc.—to give fans plenty of options. This, it seems, was in stark contrast to beIN Sport, another potential big-money bidder, who does not have the reach.

    As for MLS: "This is good for MLS because it makes the sport more important to us. We’ll be able to promote on Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays when we’re doing Premier League games [that] coming up later today or tonight [is] Major League Soccer."

  • Edson Buddle is back and looking good, which could make the Los Angeles Galaxy even more dangerous. As if they needed the help. The real question is where he'll play. According to Landon Donovan, that's why Bruce Arena gets the big bucks. "Edson's been playing well now, and when he's healthy and playing well, he gives us an element that we don't have. He can help up a lot," the star said. "I can play anywhere."

  • Bryan Gerzicich, who (hint hint) might be debuting on the November ASN 100, played the full 90 in Hapoel Kiryat Shmona’s 1-1 draw with Hapoel Be’er Sheva.

  • Want a brief MLS playoff breakdown? Here you go. (ASN will be running MLS playoff previews starting later today.)

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