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Tuesday Morning Hoddle Of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News And Links For April 30, 2013

Tottenham Hotspur news and notes, without Jason Collins commentary.

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Michael Regan

Happy Tuesday, Spurland! Oh joy! Today is a blessed, blessed day, my friends, for today is the first day after Tim Tebow was cut by the New York Jets.

Now our readers from the country where our favorite football team actually plays might not understand what a coup for non-douchebags this is. Imagine if David Beckham got as much media coverage as he gets now, and then some, but was never ever any good at the top level. He was just a very good Championship player. Imagine if the channel that dictates what happens and how sports are covered in the mainstream systematically kept this coverage going despite this guy being the equivalent of a bench player on a relegation bound team. That is what we have been dealing with here in the states for years, and now our long arduous journey is over.

And now the "news"

Bale Plays Down Speculation Of Move- Sky Sports

This makes me feel like Bale isn't going to skip town on us not matter what, which is why I am sure he is already gone and nobody from the team has noticed yet.

Five Moments That Led To Gareth's Double Title- Telegraph

So much awesome.

Man City Owners Close To $100 Million MLS Expansion in New York- SB Nation Soccer

"We are so screwed," said every MLS fan outside the metro area.

Where It All Went Wrong For Newcastle- SB Nation Soccer

Apparently the answer is more complicated than my initial thought of, "Well, they sold that one dude to Chelsea so of course".

Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay- Out Sports

There is thoughtful commentary on this, and you can go find that just about anywhere else, me aside. I fully support Collin's actions, but if you want to know what this means for sports culture in America I don't have anything for you. You see, I am not the guy that comments on this stuff. I'm the guy that saw this story break then spent the rest of the day watching the race to see who would be the first famous guy to say something dumb about this and ruin their career. I wasn't disappointed. Congratulations, Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace, on winning the Ignorance Derby.