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The Hoddle of Coffee: Tottenham Hotspur News and Links for Wednesday, September 15

The Price is Right, MLS edition

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Hello, all!

Yesterday’s fashion talk reminds me that Tottenham does have a true fashion icon around, and it’s Elle Korea’s latest cover star Son Heung-min. There are several great covers here.

Ramble of the Day

Another day, another ramble related to a club owner I guess! This one is completely unrelated to the Met Gala and may require a bit of setup, so I’ll do that. The Price is Right, perhaps the most well-known game show in the US, had a package prepared for a contestant named Craig to win recently: two season tickets to an MLS club of his choice.

It’s a pretty nice deal that includes VIP parking and the cost of concessions, and the whole prize is valued at $11,000. It’s pretty clear that Craig was getting some very nice seats because the bulk of that price is definitely not in parking or concessions.

I imagine the idea of the prize came from Drew Carey, the show’s host and minority owner of the Seattle Sounders. It reminds me that this actually isn’t the first time an MLS package was something worth winning on The Price is Right. In 2009, a contestant named Nicole had the chance to win a trip to MLS Cup in Seattle. The prize was presented to her by then-LA Galaxy player Alecko Eskandarian and then-Chivas USA player Jesse Marsch. (I apologize in advance for the sound and video not being in sync.)

I don’t know which MLS team Craig snagged season tickets to, but I do know that Nicole did not win a trip to see Real Salt Lake beat the Galaxy on penalties. I’m usually of the type to argue a trip is the best thing to win on a show like this, but Justin’s prize seemed pretty good, too — dining room, dinnerware and stemware, dinner for 12, and free maid service for a year. I’d drop the scooter, but the rest is nice and I hope Justin enjoyed it.

tl;dr: Occasionally, you can win MLS-related prizes on The Price is Right.

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Links of the Day

US Soccer said it offered the men’s and women’s national teams identical proposals for collective bargaining agreements.

UEFA will not allow Ajax to wear its Bob Marley-inspired kits during Champions League play because the three little birds on the collar break equipment rules.

A longer read: Becky Anderson, Zeena Saifi, Sana Noor Haq, and Jack Bentock on Racing Louisville’s Nadia Nadim on escaping the Taliban at age 12 and watching history repeat itself in Afghanistan for CNN