Must-See Promo: An American Coach in London


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43 Responses to Must-See Promo: An American Coach in London

  1. THomas says:

    I dont care what anyone says. This is hilarious.

    • Landy Cakes says:

      Didn’t see Dempsey anywhere in the background….

      • AcidBurn says:

        I thought the same thing, would have been too easy to insert a Deuce joke in there (he comes to practice in football pads or something), especially since the promo is for the US audience.

        Wonder if NBC asked and Spurs said no, knowing that he was on his way out.

  2. SwerveZ says:


  3. Mark says:

    I enjoyed that…

  4. DanO says:

    Awesome… That’s how you get to be married to a chick like Olivia Wilde…

  5. Hawk says:

    That is flippin’ funny

  6. Tommy says:

    This is awesome. best way to start my saturday.

  7. Eugene says:

    Wow. Way to feed the stereotypes.

    • Alex says:

      Oh come on. It makes as much fun of people who know nothing about soccer. This is lighthearted and funny.

    • soccerroo says:

      Time to get you funny sensor replaced. This was hilarious!

    • ASP says:

      NOT FUNNY!!!!!!!!!!!
      well the only part that may be called funny was what the players called this yahoo!
      It had to be NBC, again!!!

  8. T$ says:

    He lasted longer than AVB did at Chelsea!

  9. ESC says:

    I didn’t know Ben Olsen got the spurs job…

  10. AngstChild says:

    I sent this to my American football friends. They all thought it was hilarious. Wait a second… they MARKETED ME!!!

  11. Arthur says:

    With the money splashed on this commercial, NBC Sports could have put a good dent in purchasing Special One TV. Instant credibility amongst fans of the Premier League. Instead we get this.

  12. Nate Dollars says:

    this was awesome.

    ‘wales? that another country?’
    ‘yes and no.’

  13. Old School says:

    Circle em up.
    Have em put on their pads.
    …let’s play for real.


  14. Bean says:

    “My job just got a whole lot easier. No play-offs, and tie games?”

  15. Ben James says:

    Anyone else notice that Szczesny had a least 5 goals in FIFA?

  16. Stoop says:

    Wales is another country? Yes and no.

  17. JC says:

    If you don’t find this funny, you’re a miserable person.

  18. 2tone says:

    This was brilliant.

    People need to lighten up.

  19. Mister JC says:

    I was completely on board until he took those cheep shots at my Cowboys…

    • nathan says:

      So which assessment of the cowboys did you find to be inaccurate? 😉

      • Mister JC says:

        You’re not trapping me! It’s not about accuracy, it was that things were pointed out that didn’t have to be mentioned. They also were the only NFL team mentioned, so it was hating. On the other hand, that also let’s you know how relevant the Cowboys still are for the league that they get the only mention…

  20. beachbum says:


    ‘pick up the ball, pick up the ball with your hands…that is a VIOlation’

  21. Tyler says:

    I didn’t really find it too funny but I do agree that this type of marketing effort is genius by NBC

  22. Ian Darke's internal dialogue says:

    Wait, wasn’t that Gus Johnson’s story?

  23. MidWest Ref says:

    Tom Hicks and George Gillett were the producers of this ad for NBC.

  24. Sean says:

    I found it a little offensive until the parts when Sudekis was just riffing and improv-ing next to the players running drills around him. You could see a hint of smile on some of their faces. I bet he was cracking them up. That’s when I started seeing it as comic brilliance.

    And, really, my guess is that this isn’t totally marketed to the current fan anyhow. If this makes fans of other sports laugh, then maybe it breaks down some walls and divisions to make soccer more accessible to them.

  25. Brain Guy says:

    Hilarious. For a follow-up, they should have him asking about Dempsey. “Where’s that good oil’ boy from Nagadoches y’all were tellin’ me about? Clint somethin’? Yeah, maybe he’ll unnerstan what I’m talkin’ about. What? He got transferred? What is this, IBM?”

  26. Mao says:

    This is super funny! got to have a special on NBC for this! :)

  27. Hutchiemcfly says:

    As a man who deals with these type of guys this is marketed too on a daily basis, i find this to be hilarious and genius!! And its airing during sunday night football makes it double genius!!!