Uncle Menno

  • joined Feb 11, 2011
  • last login Aug 01, 2014
  • posts 252
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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

#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.

An interview with 7500 to Holte


It's the last match of the season, and I take a minute to do a post-mortem with our friends at 7500 to Holte.

Tottenham Hotspur Manager Shortlist: David Moyes


David Moyes is without a club. Tottenham Hotspur may soon be without a manager. Let's take a good (and fair) look at him.

Spurs v. West Ham: lineups and match thread


Spurs take on West Ham at Upton Park. Come join the Carty Free Crew!

What did Daniel Levy talk to Marc Overmars about?


Daniel Levy reportedly talked to Marc Overmars at Ajax recently, but the club denies it was about Frank De Boer. So what did they talk about?

Paulinho confirmed by Scolari for World Cup


Paulinho has made it onto the plane!

A wild David Moyes rumor appears!


You got your chocolate in my peanut butter! You got your peanut butter in my chocolate!

Spurs v. Fulham: lineups and match thread


The Chickens Standing On Basketballs of North London take on the Houses of South London in an epic battle for oh who the heck cares

Know Your Opponent: Fulham F.C.


I have a chat with Doug Danger of Cottagers Confidential about Fulham ahead of this weekend's match.

Wednesday UCL open thread


Talk about today's matches here.

Tuesday UCL Open Thread


Get your Champions League talk on.

Sunday football open thread


Talk about Sunday football here

Know Your Opponent: Sunderland, Part II


Optimism abounds on both sides of the match as I talk relegation, crap football, and Jozy Altidore with the fine folk at Roker Report.

New stadium "feasible" by 2017


Tottenham Hotspur released its financials for the fiscal year 2013, and it included a major update on the NDP.

UCL Open Thread


Talk about the Champions League matches here.

Ade's back!


Adebayor is set to return to the side in time for this weekend's match vs. Sunderland.

Spurs supporters sing "Where is our manager?"


Let it not be said that Spurs supporters don't have a sense of humor.

Try a Spurs cocktail to help dull the pain


Well, this is a season that certainly calls for heavy drinking. Here are a few options.

Saturday football open thread


Football is the football football like football football football football football.

Van Gaal to Spurs "done deal," says Ruud Gullit


The former Chelsea manager says that Van Gaal will join Tottenham after the World Cup.

Know Your Opponent: Liverpool


Not in the face! Oh God please, NOT IN THE FACE!

Barça signs Spurs target Halilovic for €2.2m


Barcelona has snapped up Spurs target Alen Halilovic for €2.2m, seven times less than what Spurs offered for him. And that sucks.

Cartilage Free Poetry Slam 13: Tim in a Bottle


Who here remembers Jim Croce? ... Anyone? Anyone at all? ... Bueller?

Know Your Opponent: Arsenal


In what may be the most depressing KYO ever, I sit down with one of the lads from The Short Fuse.

Community Hoddle of Coffee

Uncle Menno picks up the pieces of yet another forgotten Hoddle.

Champions League open thread


Talk about today's Champions League matches here.

Saturday Open Thread: FA Cup, EPL, more


Happy Saturday, everyone! Let's football!

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