Written by Will Parchman

Depending who you talk to, DeAndre Yedlin’s first Premier League appearance for Tottenham over the weekend was either too long in coming or a pleasant surprise. He’s been stuck behind a logjam of talent in North London, but Kyle Walker’s recent injury opened up the pipeline to right back that Yedlin slid into in the 79th minute on Saturday.

Yedlin largely looked calm on possession and completed all three of his passes. Could this mean he’s the next Philipp Lahm? Naturally. Commence freak-outs now.

If you wanted to see every touch of Yedlin’s from his Premier League debut, USMNT video man Rob Usry has you covered, as usual. And so the hype train rolls on, unimpeded.

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Written by Will Parchman

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Spurs have right backs in the physical sense, but I’m not sure they have them in any kind of philosophical one. Kyle Walker is reportedly not close to returning from a March hip surgery. Kyle Naughton sucks. Vlad Chiriches, who started Spurs’ blowout loss to Chelsea at right back on Wednesday, is a central defender.

So perhaps 21-year-old DeAndre Yedlin’s arrival in January will be met with a bit more fanfare than it otherwise would. Now that Yedlin’s MLS career is over (for the foreseeable future anyway), Spurs fans can look ahead to his arrival at White Hart Lane in January with something more than mild interest. Spurs might need Yedlin to be very good, very fast.

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Written by Will Parchman

Since it’s Halloween, we have a fun video from Spurs of Kyle Walker scaring the hell out of his unsuspecting teammates in a mock interview room. We learn a couple things from this video.

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Written by Will Parchman

Danny Rose has a knack for the dramatic. The young Spurs winger has largely spent the last few years hopping in and out of loan spells. He only has 16 appearances for the Spurs first team since 2007. He’s only 23, and presumably Spurs have plans for him down the road, especially since Gareth Bale wants to get the hell out and Willian decided he wanted to play for a real club instead. (SpursBurn)

In Rose’s truncated career in North London, he’s scored two goals. The first is the one above (ON HIS PREMIER LEAGUE DEBUTTTTT). Your reaction will probably mimic that of the cat. The second? He scored this thunderbolt from on high on Thursday against Dinamo Tblisi in Europa League play.

All he does is rip golazos. Can’t wait to see what his third one looks like. Put this kid in a Jordan-Bird McDonald’s commercial.

 

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After having a spectacular individual season last year, Gareth Bale, the 23-year-old Spurs midfielder, graces the cover of the newest FIFA 14. Check out the video to see all of the technology that went into capturing the movements and techniques of Bale. It’s incredible how much technology goes into creating just a single player so that it looks realistic. Let’s hope they still included his signature “Eleven of Hearts’ celebration now that Bale is looking to trademark it.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

I like Adam Richman. He seems like the kind of dude you’d want to hang with and eat like 10 pounds of meat. What I didn’t realize about Adam is that he’s a MAJOR Tottenham Hotspur fan. To the point where he got emotional during his first visit to White Hart Lane and cried like a b … baby.

Now we’ve seen Adam shed tears before, but it generally involved atomic dragon fire hot wings or something, this was a little more surprising/awkward. Still, you have to salute his passion and respect his Man vs. Food tears.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

When it comes to cash flow, soccer makes it rain. Want proof?

Forbes just released its Top 10 Richest Owners in Sports List and guess which sport dominated?

Yup, water polo. Just kidding. Soccer posted five owners on the list, led by owner of Ukranian club FC Shakhtar Donesk – Rinat Akhmetov.

Hey Justin Timberlake: you know what’s even cooler than a billion dollars? $16 billion. That’s what Akhmetov’s worth. His club is so rich his players hire people to play in their place.

Akhmetov (say his name three times fast … it’s fun) is joined on the list by Chelsea’s Roman Abramovich, MLS co-founder Philip Anschutz, AC Milan’s Silvio Berlusconi and Tottenham Hotspur’s Joe Lewis.

Absent from the ranking is NFL player Randy Moss, who until recently didn’t even “own” a job but does speak the same language as the above high rollers.

 

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Written by Jahmal Corner

As most of us have heard, and seen (above), by now, a cat invaded the pitch during Liverpool’s home match against Tottenham Hotspur.

You’d have thought it was Mufasa himself the way this Anfield cat has captured the heart and imagination of the public. While your feline is trying to solve the complexities of your dangling shoe string, the Anfield cat now has its own twitter page and a following of 30,000! #HelloKittyaintgotshitonme

Of course, the Anfield cat isn’t the first stray animal to sabotage a sporting event. Remember when Randy Johnson ANNIHILATED a sea gull during a spring training game? Even squirrels have gotten in on the action, be it on the race track or the baseball diamond.

But none of those creatures have near the star power of our latest perpetrator who has reached pussycat royalty and recently tweeted: “EVERYTHING THE LIGHT TOUCHES IS OUR KINGDOM!” (James Earl Jones voice).

 

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