The last day of the English Premier League season is turning into one of the great days on the sporting calendar because of the investment from American sports networks.  Going back to the league’s days with Fox and ESPN the final day of the season, with all 10 games happening at the same time and televised on 10 separate networks, has been transformed into a major event.

This year perhaps some of the thrill of this special occasion has been lost a bit because NBC has made every game available this season through its Extra Time and Live Extra packages.  Although that has been a fantastic development for EPL fans in the states, it makes the last day of the season and every game being televised a bit more routine.  We’ll certainly take it though as NBC’s coverage has been excellent all season long and one of the real shining lights in the industry.

The more significant blow against this year’s Championship Sunday lineup is that there really aren’t that many games that mean anything.  Manchester City and Liverpool are the only two clubs playing for anything meaningful, but at least it’s the league title that is still at stake.

Man City can win the title with a win or draw at home to West Ham.  That game receives top billing on the NBC mothership.  Liverpool, hoping for a humongous upset and a City loss, plays at home to Newcastle on NBCSN.

Beyond those two games though, every position of meaning has been decided.  Chelsea and Arsenal have clinched the final 2 Champions League spots in the Top 4.  Everton cannot be passed by Tottenham for 5th unless Spurs score 30 goals against Aston Villa.  The same is true for Norwich City, who will finalize their relegation barring an apocalyptic scenario on Sunday.  Cardiff and Fulham have already sealed their fates and will go back down to the Championship next year.

Here’s the full schedule of games with USA, CNBC, MSNBC, Bravo, Syfy, Esquire, E!, and Oxygen all showing live soccer from England on Sunday morning.

Now is the time to get in your jokes on whether or not the Kardashians will suit up for Crystal Palace or how Manchester United’s season has closely resembled the plot of Sharknado.  I think David Moyes plays Tara Reid’s role.

Date Time Home v. Away Network
Sat., May 10 5:30 p.m. Premier League Countdown: Championship Sunday NBCSN
Sun., May 11 9 a.m. Premier League Live CNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Manchester City v. West Ham United NBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Newcastle United NBCSN
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur v. Aston Villa USA
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Cardiff City v. Chelsea CNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Norwich City v. Arsenal MSNBC
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Hull City v. Everton Bravo
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Southampton v. Manchester United Syfy
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Sunderland v. Swansea City Esquire Network
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Fulham v. Crystal Palace E!
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. West Bromwich Albion v. Stoke City Oxygen
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Manchester City v. West Ham United mun2*
Sun., May 11 10 a.m. Liverpool v. Newcastle United Telemundo*
Sun., May 11 Noon Goal Zone NBC, NBCSN
Sun., May 11 2 p.m. Premier League Live: The Champions NBCSN

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