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Netherlands-Mexico Match Delivers Best Spanish-Language Audience In U.S. TV History
Published July 1, 2014
I BELIEVE THAT WE...: In Boston, Gerry Callahan writes “there is something smug and pretentious about the whole ESPN operation” from Brazil. Studio host Bob Ley “calls it ‘football’ for crying out loud, although he probably spells it ‘futbol’ in his mind.” ESPN wants “so badly for the U.S. to be good at this sport that they have, through their coverage, tried to make it so” (BOSTON HERALD, 7/1).