Team nicknames, unlikely rivalries, the Premier League's beginnings, and more

We answer six questions on today's show: 1. Why was the Premier League started? 2. What is Keaton Parks' ceiling and best position 3. What are some of the strangest soccer rivalries in the world? 4. Why does the fourth official make players show their thighs before subbing in? 5. Why don't soccer teams have team names and mascots like in American sports? 6. Why should Americans go and play in the Dutch and Belgian leagues? Support the show at Contribute $10 per month or more and we'll guarantee to answer one question per month on TSS. TODAY'S SPONSORS! Subscribe to Howler magazine at and use Coe "TSS14" at checkout for a 20% discount. Keep your neck warm and look great with a scarf from, and use code "TOTALSOCCERSHOW" for a 20% discount.     

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