Eurovision Week is over, and the lady that made the chicken sounds during her song won! Seriously! You know what else is over? Tottenham’s season.
Ramble of the Day
Let me tell you about a tradition of sorts on the final day of the Premier League season in the United States. Normally, Premier League rights holder NBC will pick at most three matches to broadcast on channels available to those with regular packages, with the rest on their app. However, for the last day of action, they broadcast each and every one of them on channels available to most everyone, meaning they end up on some very atypical channels. That was the case once again.
All Premier League matches on Championship Sunday live on NBC platforms. Specific channels: pic.twitter.com/ElYiyOYCm5— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) May 10, 2018
That means that these matches interrupt regularly scheduled programming, though it is in a sense regularly scheduled programming itself. Naturally, this made people incredibly unhappy.
There were the people who just had questions.
Can someone tell me why is @msnbc having soccer from another country right now?— jamesmpope (@jamesmpope) May 13, 2018
Others were mostly just upset because it was the Premier League in particular interrupting shows of choice. (I had questions that needed answering!)
MLS is domestic shitty.— veronicanyce (@VeronicaNyce) May 13, 2018
Now if it was the World Cup and the USMNT or USWNT was playing I'd give it a pass.
To be completely honest, I appreciate that this person has a set of guidelines. Feel free to agree or disagree, but at least there are rules here.
Some of them decided to come up with their own conspiracy theories.
@nbc do you really think that people who watch cable news Syfy TV the classics entertainment TV are interested in #soccer ? You must be getting paid a lot of money from this league the show these games all your affiliates— Diana L (@enriquesgirl) May 13, 2018
Diana L, you were so close! NBC didn’t get paid a lot of money from the Premier League — they paid the Premier League a lot of money to show their games!
Of course, a few tied Mother’s Day, which was yesterday in the U.S., into the whole thing.
Just what moms want to watch on mothers day, soccer— "The X Files" (@Cranmer3483) May 13, 2018
Excuse me, but Oxygen showing soccer instead of the customary Snapped marathon is no way to celebrate motherhood. pic.twitter.com/DDxBCmJBhl— Jamie Frevele (@jamiefrevele) May 13, 2018
Hey Bravo, it’s Mother’s Day why can’t u show some programs for Moms rather than SOCCER?!— itsMoe (@itsMoeYeah) May 13, 2018
Now, itsMoe might have been entertained if Bravo was left running on the television. There were nine goals between Tottenham and Leicester! What they all forgot was this:
There are some moms that do like football! My mom is one of them, for example, and I’m sure there are a few more out there.
Then there were the people that misunderstood the situation.
Ziggy, AM Joy was not canceled. It will be back next week, like they said it would.
Finally, there was this person, who I will not categorize.
Again, this one is part of the Ruined Mother’s Day group. However, I am curious: Why are all of this person’s favorite channels under the NBC Universal umbrella? How do you not like other channels? That is so strange.
Before I go, a note: This happens every year.
tl;dr: Did the Premier League ruin your Mother’s Day?
Links of the Day
Hamburg fans threw fireworks and flares onto the pitch after their team suffered a historic relegation from the Bundesliga.
The Guardian has picked out the 12 best pictures of the final day of Premier League action this season.
Today’s longer read: John Duerden on Saudi Arabia’s big plans to become more relevant in the footballing world for ESPN