Choosing my EPL team

After the World Cup, Bill Simmons decided to pick an English Premier League team to root for. It was an exhaustive process.

Updated: July 19, 2006, 1:37 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Picking an English Premier League team is like picking a new car: If you don't throw yourself into it and assimilate as much information as possible, you could end up getting stuck with a lemon. That's why I spent the past seven days sifting through more than 4,000 reader suggestions, downloading YouTube clips, surfing goofy European sites, checking out every team's sponsors and jerseys, Googling every team's name along with the phrase "celebrity fans," TiVo-ing old EPL games on DirecTV's Channel ...

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