Sky Sports' Soccer Saturday is unlike anything on American television. Much like its counterparts across Europe, Soccer Saturday features a variety of analysts and on-site reporters that watch and offer commentary on games while they happen. (Yes, it means you're basically watching people watch games.) While the concept may seem ridiculous and pointless to some of you, it actually produces crazy television when everything is happening at once across England. Take Saturday and the final day in the Championship. It's almost impossible to explain everything that happened in the Championship, but this is a brief recap (more details here)...
-Hull City won promotion to the Premier League despite tying 2-2 with champions Cardiff City, who are also going to the EPL.
-Watford lost a chance at automatic promotion with a 2-1 loss to Leeds and will go into the playoffs. Leicester reached the playoffs with their 3-2 over Nottingham Forest, who were also fighting for a playoff spot.
-Crystal Palace's victory over Peterborough combined with Barnsely's 2-2 draw with Huddersfield meant Peterborough were relegated to League One.
Watch and enjoy as Soccer Saturday's team tries to navigate all the action with screams and shouts and bits of madness in between. The only thing missing is Chris Kamara counting players on the pitch.
I think the reason why that can work is because Soccer/football is a game that has bursts of action with a lot of laspes in between. Hockey is kind of the same way except it moves faster, so it might work for hockey.
Although, if they could work this type of thing into the Red Zone channel, it would be interesting
I love watching Soccer Saturday every morning before the football matches start. Yes living in America I am to watch Soccer Saturday via the net and it is staple of Saturday English Football.