The FA Premier League (soccer) announced today that the league intends to play a series of official games in a variety of countries in 2011. In keeping with the spirit of international co-operation it also announced that it intends these games to go to the highest bidding cities.
Supporters groups have voiced opposition to the plans but I suspect that money talks louder than words and the plan will become reality.
Given that MLB is increasingly playing games abroad, and the NFL seems to want to establish a regular game in London it seems to me that we are only a few years away from having a group of international (multi-national?) leagues that span the globe irrespective of national boundaries or time-zones. It is not for someone as humble as me to say whether this is a good thing or a bad thing (it’s actually both).
Today’s song is this.