Uncle Menno

  • joined Feb 11, 2011
  • last login Jul 12, 2014
  • posts 240
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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

Saturday EPL open thread


Get your Saturday football talk on right here.

Know Your Opponent: Swansea City


Spurs head to Wales to take on Swansea this weekend. I interview a noted Swansea blogger to find out more about the match and the Swans.

Tottenham confirms Defoe to Toronto


Spurs have confirmed that Jermain Defoe will join MLS club Toronto FC at the end of February.

Know Your Opponent: Crystal Palace


Ahead of Saturday's match with the Eagles, we interview Jim Daly of the excellent Palace fanzine blog Five Year Plan.

Is Tommy Carroll coming home?


A recent tweet from QPR's official Twitter account suggests that the diminutive midfielder could be returning from his Rangers loan earlier than anticipated. Is Carroll the missing piece that this Spurs side needs to push on to the top four?

United v. Spurs: lineups and match thread

The last time Spurs went to Old Trafford, good things happened. But a lot has changed since then.

Saturday football open thread


The Christmas fixture crush continues today and tomorrow. Chat about today's games in here.

De Boer's agent denies Tottenham contact


Frank De Boer's agent acknowledges Spurs' interest, but denies that there's been any contact from the club amid rumors of a Wednesday meeting.

Manager shortlist: Glenn Hoddle


Tottenham legend and former Spurs and England manager Glenn Hoddle has come out and flatly said that he wants the Spurs job. But is he the right fit for Tottenham right now?

Saturday EPL open thread



Know Your Opponent: Liverpool


Uncle Menno sits down with The Liverpool Offsides ahead of Sunday's pivotal match vs. the Reds.

Sunderland v. Spurs: lineups and match thread.

Come talk about Spurs and Sunderland in the match thread.

Saturday EPL Open Thread


Talk about the not-Spurs games here!

Know Your Opponent: Sunderland AFC


I interview David Boyle of The Roker Report ahead of tomorrow's match with the Black Cats.

Know Your Opponent: Fulham F.C.


Managerial changes! Relegation battles! Michael Jackson statues! My interview with Cottagers Confidential has it all.

Saturday EPL open thread


This is an open thread. For EPL matches. On Saturday.

Know Your Opponent: Manchester United


Uncle Menno chats with Callum Hamilton of The Busby Babe ahead of Sunday's pivotal match against United.

Tromsø vs. Tottenham: Lineups and Match Thread


Tottenham head to the Great White North for a Europa League game in Norway. Well, this should be fun.

Saturday football open thread


Talk about the Merseyside Derby or other Saturday matches in here.

Know Your Opponent: An Q&A with Bitter & Blue


Uncle Menno sits down with sonics097 of SB Nation's City blog Bitter and Blue to discuss Sunday's match.

International match open thread


Plane tickets to Brazil will be purchased today. Also, there are some meaningless friendlies that will likely hurt key players.

Christian Eriksen injury not as bad as feared


Christian Eriksen has an ankle sprain, but fortunately it doesn't look like there's any ligament damage. So thank goodness for that.

Tottenham international preview


Spurs don't play this week, but several of its players do in international competition.

Know Your Opponent: Newcastle United


In which we have a nice chat with our friends from the SB Nation Newcastle blog

Ledley King opens new NDP supermarket


So, like, the Northumberland Development Project is actually happening, y'all. And it's starting with a supermarket. Former Tottenham captain, current club ambassador, and forever club legend Ledley King was first through the doors at north London's newest Sainsbury's supermarket, highlighting the first major building in a redevelopment plan that will eventually include a new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. HE SHOPS WHERE HE WANTS! HE SHOPS WHERE HE WAAAA-AAAAANTS! LEDLEY KING AT SAINSBURY'S HE SHOPS WHERE HE WAAAAAAAANTS!


Boo! Kyle Walker scares his teammates.

Kyle Walker is a scary, scary man.

Saturday EPL Open Thread


It's back! The football is back! Talk about it in here.

CFC Poetry Slam 12: Paging Julie Andrews


Oh, let's face it, you needed some new poetry this week, didn't you?

Saturday EPL Open Thread


Come get your soccer talk on about Saturday's matches.

Spurs v. Chelsea: match ratings a la Top Chef


Uncle Menno gives his take on player ratings to the theme of Top Chef winners.

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