Back in July we covered the fact that notable ESPN.com ‘Page 2‘ columnist Bill Simmons had caught ‘Sah-Kur’ fever from watching the odd World Cup match and decided to pick a Premiership team to call his own for the upcoming season.
His thought process was reasonably thought through, and Tottenham ended up as the ‘lucky’ winners thanks to their potential and not-quite-bandwagon status.
Predictably, following Spurs’ poor start to the season, the American (and yes, there is a very good reason to qualify that) writer is already suffering a slight tinge of buyer’s remorse,
“So I’ve been slowly getting into the English soccer thing, although I might have picked a lemon — a struggling Spurs team that just got shut out by an Everton team that played a man down for most of the game….Now I’m suffering from buyer’s envy and wishing that I picked Man City, who have the coolest uniforms and stunned Arsenal last weekend with the winning goal coming off an iffy penalty-kick call.”
It’ll be interesting to see how this pans out, as Simmons devoted a considerable amount of his column to this decision back in the summer. Our money is on one of three:
1) Tottenham continue midtable form and Simmons either switches clubs or never mentions football ever again.
2) Tottenham regain their form from last season and Simmons gets a Spurs crest tattoed on his forehead while changing his column name from ‘Page 2’ to ‘Spurs R #1!!!”
3) Simmons suddenly starts supporting West Ham, claiming he’d done as such since the early 60s.