@mrtrainman: I'm kind of in the same boat as you, and I think the answer really is just start watching. The more you watch the more you will pick up on names and teams from the commentators and interviews. This thread is a great place to ask about anything you don't understand about the sport, theres plenty of very long timers in here. Monaco will be on American Network television as mentioned on this weeks podcast (NBC I think Danny said?) If that's not an option the internet always finds a way to have that kind of stuff running live if you want to go down that dark hole.