Big Garea Fan
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...Every EPL game will last just under 2 hours with a break in the middle. I have actually starting to watch myself a bit. If the NFL is not careful, the EPL may become more popular. OK, in the states that won't happen but interest is definitely much higher than it was just 5 years ago.
I think a big reason that English Premier League (and other soccer/football leagues) are catching on in the US is because they are on when no other live sports events are televised in the US. On the weekends in the US, most sporting events do not start until around 12 noon - 1 pm Eastern time. English Premier League games typically come on at 7:00 am and 10:00 am. During the weekday, most English Premier League games come on at 3:00 pm Eastern time. Most US sporting events don't come on until 7 pm Eastern. Since there is nothing else on to watch, the die hard sports fan tunes in.