Yes, An American Football Coach Potentially Coaching Tottenham Hotspur Sounds Like An Awesome Idea

There are two football teams in this world that I despise. The Dallas Cowboys and Tottenham Hotspur.

Somehow, in some glorious way, the folks over at Saturday Night Live were able to dream up a skit in which a Texas football coach dressed up in coach speak, Bill Parcells-ian shorts, and a total disregard for the football that's typically played across the pond (soccer, y'all) and in 4-plus minutes of comedy gold we can all watch Jason Sudekis play Coach Ted Lasso, who was inexplicably hired to coach English Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur.

Per SNL:

Coach Lasso is a Football coach born and raised in Texas. He's just arrived in England to coach in the Premier League and he's's football, just not as we know it.

All hail Jason Sudekis for playing the role of Coach Ted Lasso. I'm not sure why a movie isn't already in the works for this, let's make it happen.

(H/T to Deadspin)

7 Replies to “Yes, An American Football Coach Potentially Coaching Tottenham Hotspur Sounds Like An Awesome Idea”

    1. I dunno man, I was as dumbfounded about that move as many others were. If he wanted to come home, then why not go to Houston or FC Dallas? I do think there's a thought that as the World Cup preparation draws near that playing closer to home can help alleviate all that travel. That's just my own personal speculation though. We'll see how it plays out.


      1. Also, there's rumors he could move to a team over the transfer window in January ala Landon Donovan to Everton. He'll play more here than he would at Spurs, alongside National team teammate Eddie Johnson to boot. Then factor in travel, weather, etc... It makes sense.

  1. This shit was hilarious lol. I feel the exact same way since my soccer knowledge is basically non-existent. Ties? No playoffs? The hell do you play the game for?!?!

    Also, I am going to see "We're The Millers,'' too.

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