We have our first goal of the 2013/14 Premier League season. After some buildup, Liverpook's Daniel Sturridge received a pass from Iago Aspas at the top of the box and drove a ball with his left across goal, beating Stoke City keeper Asmir Begovic and tucking just inside the right post. It was a good goal, but it was also the first Premier League goal called on NBC Sports.
And it was...fine. It was fine. Announcer Alan Parry is more measured, and isn't one to catch the Holy Ghost on every half-chance just in case something of worth happens like, say, Gus Johnson. But he's a Liverpool fan, and when his voice rose as he saw the ball beat Begovic, it felt more earnest, more important.
With the call, we have a new era in America for Premier League soccer, and a new voice to guide us through the season. And, I guess, we don't hate it.