Let's be honest—for fans of the English Premier League, the most anticipated moment of the opening weekend is seeing Robin van Persie make his debut for Manchester United against Everton on Monday afternoon.
Heck, I'm an Arsenal fan and even I'm intrigued to see how he and Rooney coexist on the pitch, or how much playing time van Persie sees in his first game with the Red Devils. Sure, I'll be cursing his name the entire time, but I'm still curious.
But some of you unlucky folks may have to work, meaning you won't be able to camp out in front of the tube with some potato chips and an RVP voodoo doll like I plan on doing.
I kid, I kid—I don't have any potato chips.
But don't fret, all ye hard workers of the world, for you can still stream the game online. We're all in luck on Monday—ESPN has coverage of the game, meaning all you have to do is go to to ESPN3 or the WatchESPN app for your Apple or Android device at 2:55 p.m. ET this afternoon to catch all of RVP's debut.
Or you could just take a two-hour lunch break and watch the game on ESPN2. But honestly, I think clandestinely watching the game under the pretense of, you know, actually getting some work done is probably your best bet.
Oh, and if you happen to be one of my bosses and are reading this, all of this is just a joke. I'll be working the whole time, I swear. No tuning in to see Rooney, RVP, Nani, Antonio Valencia and Tim Howard for me, no sir.
I'm not interested in seeing how Manchester United look with their new prized striker, or whether Everton can continue the run of play that saw them lose just two games (along with eight wins and eight ties) in their final 18 games of last year's Premier League season.
Nope, I have no interest in seeing if Everton can actually start strong for once instead of waiting until January to turn it on. As far as my bosses are concerned, I don't even own a television.
But for the rest of you, be sure to stream this bad boy online. For all of the hype coming into this one about RVP, this promises to be a competitive contest. Everton gave the Red Devils all they could handle last season, losing 1-0 and tying 4-4 with the favored club from Old Trafford, so this should be a good match.
And don't forget your RVP voodoo dolls!
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