Like finding out on Christmas Eve that your parents did buy you that awesome present you wanted, ESPN has announced on the eve of the English Premier League season that EPL games will indeed be shown in the U.S. EPL Talk has the late-breaking story of tomorrow's opening day broadcast of Chelsea and Hull City on the deuce.
Since the summer when ESPN scooped up the U.K. rights to the Setanta package, it was unclear which, if any games would be shown in the States. Now it appears that early Saturday and Sunday games will be a part of the worldwide leader's stateside airings throughout the season. Hooray!
Update: The AP story on the ESPN deal.