09/17/2013 09:06 am ET

How To Watch The Champions League And Keep Your Job. |


The Champions League is the greatest annual sporting spectacle in the world. It has everything we love about the NCAA basketball tournament but weeds out the first two rounds of overmatched blowouts people watch because they gambled on speculative upsets or want to get out of work. It doesn't have any of the self-congratulatory, poppin'-bottles-and-indoor-Ray-Bans glitz of the Super Bowl or BCS Championship Game that force you constantly remind yourself it's a sporting event, not a cause for self-loathing.

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