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My name is Kevin McCauley and I support Tottenham Hotspur. This blog will generally be about excessive drinking, the use of hallucinogenic drugs, promiscuous sex, and general debauchery. Or Tottenham Hotspur, whatever.

All joking aside, I decided to support Tottenham Hotspur when I was a wee little lad. After the 2002 World Cup, I really wanted to pick a team in the English Premier League. I had never heard of Sunderland and was unaware of Claudio Reyna's impending transfer to Manchester City. Had I been, my fate as a football fan would have been different. I'd be yelling at my television screen as 11 players worth a combined £300m played inept football. Instead, I yell at my television screen as 11 players worth £150m play inept football.

If Brian McBride moved to Fulham earlier, that also would have changed my fate as a football fan, since Brian McBride is the soccer Jesus. So, I decided not to pick my favorite team based on an American player, but based on my favorite player at the 2002 World Cup who was not American, Robbie Keane.

Unfortunately, Robbie's best years are behind him and most Spurs fans now want him sold, but in 2002, Robbie Keane was what kids these days like to call "the chronic." That year, 2002, was the year that Robbie Keane joined Spurs. He quickly became my favorite non-American player with this timely goal against Germany. Unrelated:  As I am typing this, I just realized that I am wearing my t-shirt inside-out.

As I got older and soccer from outside the United States became more and more accessible, I started watching more of it, writing about it, and recording podcasts. Please don't seek out my work from high school, as it will almost certainly lower your opinion of me. After about four years of listening to and recording soccer podcasts and blogging about soccer, I feel like I've finally graduated from "complete and utter rubbish" to "respectable." The unfortunate thing about writing for SBNation Soccer is that Steve Davis and Richard Farley make me look like a complete amateur.

This blog in particular will obviously cover Tottenham Hotspur, North London's only team with a stadium that doesn't have an atmosphere resembling a mortuary. I'm very grateful that someone has given me the opportunity to have a dedicated site just to cover one of the teams that I follow. Hopefully, there will be a lot of football fans who don't follow Spurs that will learn something from this site. Even more hopefully, I'll get to meet a lot of great Spurs fans that I didn't know existed because of this site. I look forward to working with the fantastic writers on SBNation and interacting with some passionate fans. Even the members of the Cult of Wenger.

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