Saturday was excellent. Chelsea won and went top of the league (at least until Man City and/or Arsenal win today and tomorrow, respectively). Both the Seahawks and the Patriots advanced (and I'm not aware of any Saints or Colts fans in the WAGNH faithful, so HA!). Ron D. Moore made his return to SyFy and it wasn't completely tragic. True Detective debuts tonight on HBO - hurray! - and Sherlock's third season comes to a close on BBC - boo!
In other news...
MLS poised to cash-in on America's growing love of SAHKERR | SB Nation
FOX tries to get back in the game by paying an outrageous $70m for MLS broadcast rights to go along with their Champions League, Bundesliga (starting next season) and World Cup (2018) rights. Hopefully they invest some money in making their coverage a little better, too. First step: ditch the NFL on FOX intro music.
Greatest hockey shootout goal ever | SB Nation
The KHL All-Star game (and associated skills competition) seems like an amazing fun time. LANDSHARK!
Speaking of amazing, here's Jason Puncheon | SB Nation
At least he didn't swing & miss. Or get hit in the family jewels, like the New Orleans punter. Teehee.
ESPN announce a series of 30-for-30 documentaries ahead of the World Cup | ESPN
30 for 30 (as well as the women's sports-specific Nine for IX) are excellent documentary series that so far have lacked in soccer content - although Two Escobars is one of the highlights of the entire series. Now, ESPN is ready make up for that gap with 30 for 30: Soccer Stories, which will include two feature-length documentaries (one on Hillsborough and the other on Ricky Villa & Ossie Ardiles at Spurs) and six 30-minute featurettes. Starts sometime in April.
FOOTBALL (all times GMT):
14.05: Premier League, 8th vs. 3rd: Newcastle United vs. Manchester City
16.00: Primeira Liga, 3rd vs. 2nd: Benfica vs. Porto
16.10: Premier League, 12th vs. 6th: Stoke City vs. Liverpool
18.00: La Liga, 11th vs. 3rd: Espanyol vs. Real Madrid