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Europa League Open Thread

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Yeah, we're out of it. Yeah, it's not the Champions League. But it's still football, and what better do you have to do than watch Europe's not-quite-elite battling it out for a sort-of prestigious trophy? Again, I love football that doesn't make my guts turn or leave me with nail gouges on my skin.

As far as my time zone math works, I believe that the first round of matches begins at 6pm BST, 10am PT (go Atlético!) and the second round at 8:05pm BST, noon-o-five PT (forza Napoli!). But my brain hurts so I could be wrong.

James Appell gives us five good reasons to watch these ties.