Uncle Menno

  • joined Feb 11, 2011
  • last login Jul 28, 2014
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Staff Writer, Moderator, and Poet Laureate at Cartilage Free Captain.

Late-30s geek from northern Indiana. Classically-trained musician and musicologist. My day job is in arts administration at a small Indiana liberal arts college. I home-roast coffee, play the banjo, love board games, craft beer, and sci-fi/fantasy novels.

I like all those SPORTBALL teams over there on the right.

A Fan Of...

  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NCAAB Indiana Hoosiers
  • NCAAF Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  • EPL Tottenham Hotspur
  • MLS Chicago Fire
  • Soccer C.D. Saprissa (Liga Costarricense)
User Blog

Tuesday Hoddle of Coffee


Uncle Menno in da house while Messr. Chase is on vacay.

An interview with Hot Time in Old Town


Uncle Menno sits down with the fine folk at SB Nation's Chicago Fire blog.

Townsend late goal the difference vs. Toronto


Erik Lamela scored two first half goals, but it was Andros Townsend with a beautiful curling shot that won the match for Spurs in their North American friendly.

Spurs officially announce Davies & Vorm signings


Two Swans are now Lilywhites, while Sigurdsson returns to the Liberty.

Michel Vorm verbally confirms Spurs transfer


Swansea keeper Michel Vorm has come out and directly said that he's leaving Swansea for Tottenham.

Spurs training video shows Davies with team


Whoops! A training video on Tottenham's official web site, now taken down, shows Ben Davies training with the Spurs first team ahead of the official announcement of his signing.

Spurs Swap Siggy for Sweet Swan


Tottenham is set to straight-swap Ben Davies for Gylfi Sigurdsson, and will spend £4m to purchase Michel Vorm from Swansea City.

QPR and Palace interested in Holtby


Does this surprise anyone? Probably not.

Big stadium news!


The UK government is allowing Spurs to purchase the last local company on land that will become the new stadium.

Gylfi-for-Davies swap deal still on?


Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins has confirmed that the deal was "discussed."

Hugo Lloris pledges his future to Tottenham


Spurs' gorgeous Gallic goalie has signed a new five year deal. Let's celebrate!

#batcountry: Siggy for Davies AND Vorm?


The Telegraph seems to think that one Icelandic midfielder is worth two Swansea players. Yeah, no.

Community Hoddle of Coffee

Nitwit! Oddment! Blubber! Tweak! Thank you.

Community Hoddle of Coffee


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World Cup day 9: notes and open thread


The Cup of Worlds continues.

Spurs linked with damn near everybody


It's the World Cup and to the media that clearly means Tottenham is going to sign the entire World Cup.

ALL THE HOTSPURS starting in Belgium-Algeria match


Belgium plays Algeria in today's early World Cup match. If you're a Spurs fan, you'll want to tune in.

Spurs to host Schalke in preseason friendly


Tottenham will welcome UCL qualifiers FC Schalke 04 in what is probably their final tune-up before the Premier League season.

Benny's starting today!



Friday morning Hoddle of Coffee


Oh I'm on... top of the woooorld looking... down on Croatia and the only explanation I caaaan fiiiiiiind...

Spurs may bid for Julian Green ZOMG!


U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

Bentaleb is going to Brazil!


Nabil Bentaleb has made the final World Cup squad for Algeria.

Join the SB Nation World Cup pool at MLSSoccer.com!


Hey everybody. SB Nation has partnered with mlssoccer.com for the Brazil Bracket Challenge, a fantasy World Cup pool that's free to play. Pick the teams that will progress out of the group stages, and all the way to the World Cup finals. Sign up and join the SB Nation group once you've created your account. No password needed to join the group.

Ade to cut his wages to stay at Spurs?


A report indicates that Ade is happy at Tottenham and wants to stay, and is willing to cut his wages in half to do so.

Gomes signs for Watford


Godspeed, Flappy McHandski.

Poch to Spurs within 48 hours?


Several outlets are now reporting that a deal to bring Pochettino to Spurs will happen this week.

#batcountry: Spurs still linked to Konoplyanka


The speedy Ukrainian winger wants out of Dnipro, apparently, and we were linked to him before, so what the heck.

Talking Pochettino with a Saints blogger


What kind of a manager are we getting if we hire Mauricio Pochettino? Who better to ask than a football blogger and Southampton fan!

Manager shortlist: Louis van Gaal


We examine current Netherlands national team manager Louis van Gaal for the open position of Tottenham Hotspur manager.

Bentaleb makes Algeria World Cup provisional squad


Spurs' young midfielder has made the 30-man provisional squad and has a shot of making it on the plane to Brazil.

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