Another American on the board? Just what you need. After playing football for 10-some-odd years growing up, I dropped it for the other football in high school.
I've always wanted to follow the EPL, but it's difficult when you're not entrenched in the culture. Dallas is very much an NFL city ... as you can imagine.
What really helped was ESPN's coverage of EPL matches (albeit lower-table) on Saturday mornings. It really made following match day much easier.
I started casually following Everton because of Howard. The recent loan of Donovan made it make even more sense. So here I am. I have no ties to Everton whatsoever, but I'm oddly drawn to them. Really looking forward to Merseyside this weekend. Thankfully it's on ESPN2HD and not FSC (no HD for me yet) or Setanta!