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Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For January 8, 2012

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Joern Pollex

Happy Tuesday, Spursland! Now, Spursland, we need to address something. Yes, this is a football and sports blog, but we are a community and we live in the greater world. And believe it or not, the world economy effects our lives a lot. As we all know, the last few years have been just ruined for anyone outside of Brazil basically, and it is the fault of a few companies that knew they were tanking EVERYTHING and did it anyway.

One of those companies happened to be AIG. Now, years later, after receiving a massive government bailout, AIG is on the rehab circuit just carpet bombing every major TV show with this add. Do they really expect people to buy this crap? I, for one, would like to know what kinds of injuries they sustained from patting themselves on the back that hard for DOING WHAT THEIR COMPANY MAKES MONEY ON. This is an insurer who put out an ad designed to get you to like them for paying out insurance claims for disaster victims who had been paying AIG its insurance premiums for years in case just such events happened. Oh, and they paid back the loan we, the citizens (unless you are British or something in which case for the purposes of this you are now honorary Americans for the next two minutes of reading, E pluribus unum), gave them to save their own asses. But, oh, the gave us a profit. THAT IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TAKE OUT A LOAN. You pay back the principle with interest and that is the loaner's profit.

The smugness of it all, I almost wish that they had to do business dealings with Dan Levy for the next 10 years. Maybe that is too harsh, I mean it would look a lot like this, because just like Forrest Griffin, AIG are unintelligent assholes who suck at their jobs. I bet whoever wrote this ad is rooting for Assad, while in their spare time they go around rubbing sand into the eyes of children.

And now the "news"

Lazio And Spurs Charged By UEFA- Sky Sports

I would ask if these douchebros are kidding, but it just fits into their pattern of behavior for them too much for me to question this. And on the subject of UEFA having their heads up their own asses, could there be anything more ambiguous, and stupid sounding than" incidents of a non-sporting nature"?

Zaha Rumors? Zaha Rumors- Independent

I don't know anything about this guy. I refuse to watch Serie A on principle so you know damn sure i am not watching any Championship games.

United Set To Claim They Rejected 5 Million Spurs Bid For Fryers- Mirror

This report is brought to you by people who are just sitting around and making stuff up, or at least that's what I assume because they supported this claim with no information.

Messi Wins Ballon d'Or In Shocking Fashion- SB Nation Soccer

I think I speak for most people when I say that nobody saw this coming. Both Messi's win and his margin of victory were predicted by nobody in the run up to this event. I, for one, am amazed that I was the only voter to cast a ballot for the clearly superior Fernando Torres.

Abby Wambach Wins Women's Olayer Of The Year, Pia, Snags Coach Of The Year -Stars And Stripes FC

Hmm, Abby Wambach kicks ass...Spurs need a striker desperately right now...#WAMBATCOUNTRY

Darnell Dockett Tweets His Phone Number To AJ McCarron's Girlfriend, It Was Weird- SB Nation

If you weren't watching the game last night you might not know that Brent Musberger, of college football play by play and awkwardly objectifying women in 1950's verbage fame, called some special attention to AJ's girlfriend, the reigning Miss Alabama. Yes, it was weird.

Of Course Alabama Steamrolled Notre Dame Last Night- SB Nation

The game isn't even into the second half as I write this. It is that obvious.