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EPL is as American as apple pie

Updated: April 19, 2011, 8:54 AM ET
By Roger Bennett | Special to ESPN.com

I had been in Liverpool for all of 10 minutes before the subject of American ownership of Premier League teams was first broached. After I stepped into a gypsy cab at the airport, the driver, a tubby skinhead named Terry, discovered I was from New York and could not contain himself. As a Liverpool season-ticket holder, he peppered me with questions about his team's new owners before we had even pulled away from the curb.

"Who's dat sportin' fella who just bought into the Reds?" ...

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