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Monday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links August 13, 2012

He is so mysterious
He is so mysterious

Happy Monday Spursland! Oh dear lord the Olympics are over and the EPL has yet to begin. We are adrift in a see ofblood nothing good to watch, and I want it to end and ...OH MY GOD IT'S SHARK WEEK! Oh the savior of mid-summer for nerds or people who just don't like seals, you have arrived to save us! Is shark week a thing outside the US? iIf not you guys are thoroughly missing out. Seriously, if you hate seals (perhaps your name is Buster) you are really missing out.

And now the "news"

AVB Says Modric Will Not Leave On The Cheap-Sky Sports

Oh, look at the Tottenham management still jockeying for positioning in this battle of wills. It's like they don't realize that it is over. Oh, I went there.

The Guardian's Summer 2012 Club Grades And EPL Season Predictions-The Guardian

8th, they have us 8th. Is this a sobering reminder that we have much work to do before the season starts? Or is this The Guardian continuing to act as if AVB is complete crap and that Tottenham are the evilest of evil since sacking quote-generator and unintentional newspaper hawker Harry Redknapp? If you need anymore perspective on where they rank us, the team ranked behind us is QPR.

What's happening around SB Nation after the jump

ANIMATED: Pia Sundhage Parties Hard-SB Nation Soccer

Always Rec for Andrew WK.

Why I Am Not Glad That Frankie Edgar Got Robbed-Bloody Elbow

For those that missed it: Benson Henderson and Frankie Edgar fought a rematch of their Lightweight UFC title fight on Saturday and it was amazing. it was an incredibly close fight that most people seem to think went pretty clearly to Edgar, 3 rounds to 2. None of the judges (who are historically not the most competent) scored it that way. Click this link to read about it.

An Attempted Piece About My Grandfather And How He Was Awesome-Progressive Boink

Don't be a dummy and read this.