NFL Matchup will return

Great news, football fans: ESPN is bringing back NFL Matchup.

Michael Hiestand of USA Today reports that ESPN will formally announce today that the show is coming back for the 2010 season.

In May it was reported that Matchup, beloved by hard-core football fans for its Xs and Os analysis using the “all-22” camera angle, was in danger of being taken off the air. But apparently the outcry from fans who want a substantive look at the games, rather than fluffy personality profiles, was sufficient to convince ESPN to keep the show on the air.

We urge all football fans to reward ESPN by watching the show every week this season. And we urge ESPN to put the show on at a time when football fans are actually awake.