Happy Monday, Spursland!
After a long weekend of not watching football and doing things like going to breakfast, shopping, and cooking with my girlfriend, I'd like to say that's quite enough of that; bring back the Premier League! And as I call for it, something wicked this way comes: West Ham.
I was quite happy to do the double over them last year after their cup final campaign of the year before as it's always nice to do the double over a local rival, but this fixture is always emotionally loaded. Things aren't really nice between us and I can't help feeling that a good deal of the ill will is coming from their end. I wish they could just move on, really. They have the Olympic Stadium and its "legacy" along with a nice sum of points from a statistically improbable run of finishing. They probably won't get relegated this year. So why so sour, Spammers?
Seriously, the fixation with us is really getting out of control, like, you know, Arsenal levels of obsession. So in honor of this week's match and our opponent, I leave you this from the once great, always crazy, Mariah.
And now for the "news":
Did you know Harry Kane was an U11 with Arsenal?? (gasp)| Express
At some point this won't be a thing, but until then, what a wonderful troll of our temporary neighbors who will no doubt be moving into East London any day now. Don't roll your eyes at me, they do it once, they'll do it again.
Spurs star says Poche has helped with his explosive power| Squawka
"Close your mouth, you're creating too much drag."
Oduwa likes Ronaldinho| Inside Futbol
It shows. However, perhaps you should note that little Ron always played in Brazil, Spain, or Italy. Until you make it to one of those leagues, maybe practice a bit of self preservation along with the flicks, Nathan?
Dele Alli could earn a start| Telegraph
Has a revolution ever had a more adorable song to accompany?
NFL shows solidarity by putting five foot French flag next to 100 yd American flag| SB Nation NFL
Your struggle is my struggle, only smaller, less important, and kinda in the way.
Aaron Rodgers says shame on you to bigots| Pro Football Talk
Let's face it. It's not funny to say anything about someone because of their skin, religion, gender, sexuality, if it's used to keep someone down, or to "put them in their place". There are plenty of jerks in the world who should be hated. Hate them because of who they are, jerks, not because they are Muslim.