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August 8, 2014 1:47 PM   Subscribe

Fresh off his 6 1/2 hour stint as head coach of the Tottenham Hotspurs (previously), Ted Lasso returns to Premier League television as a pundit and to the world of soccer football as coach of the St. Catherine Fighting Owls (WHOO?). Guest starring Tim Howard and Mini Bradley Cooper.
posted by Errant (13 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

As soon as I saw him in the Spurs shirt outside the pub, I knew it would be full of Gooners.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 1:55 PM on August 8

Ooh to be a Gooner. Found this pretty funny. Cock on a ball. Heh!

Way excited for this season, as I can't wait for the Ramsey, Ozil and Alexis trio to pick the opposition apart.
posted by viramamunivar at 3:13 PM on August 8 [1 favorite]

Yeah, after Gooners getting it pretty hard in ads, it's nice to see them get a 'win'.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:17 PM on August 8

Oh oh oh. This is SOOO funny. In the previously link someone noted they'd totally watch this as a TV show. I would too.
It may be silly and obvious, but it is so very well done. I want MORE!!!
posted by cccorlew at 3:22 PM on August 8 [1 favorite]

They should never have let him near Spurs last year. He ruined Eric Lamela.
posted by salishsea at 3:59 PM on August 8 [1 favorite]

Well played Ted Lasso.

The LeVar Burton imitation is priceless.
posted by 724A at 4:02 PM on August 8

I lost it at Doo-bye jet. Oh god.
posted by krakus at 6:30 PM on August 8

Way excited for this season, as I can't wait for the Ramsey, Ozil and Alexis trio to pick the opposition apart.

I'm actually cautiously optimistic for a Giroud/Sanogo pairing. Olivier seems to have a lot more confidence and clarity of thought when there is someone going forward next to him.
posted by TheWhiteSkull at 7:58 PM on August 8

I'm trying to figure out exactly how many limbs I'd give for a double over Arsenal.
posted by josher71 at 6:40 AM on August 9 [1 favorite]

"Pick it up! You're playing like a bunch of little boys out there!"

posted by Sweetie Darling at 1:30 PM on August 9 [2 favorites]

I really wanted to hear more of Ted Lasso's advice to 12-year-old girls.
posted by Rock Steady at 3:56 AM on August 10

I know. That whole part is probably my favorite in this edition. "You're playing like a bunch of little boys! Is that what you want to be, little boys?" "No, Coach!"

"I'll tell you what, Coach...this team is at least as good as Spurs last year."
posted by Errant at 6:52 AM on August 10

They really could make a great weekly show out of this. Half a live in-character NBC Sports Network studio show with soccer guests, interviews and maybe even Premier League highlights/"analysis". The other half would be scripted skits and sketches about his efforts to coach the Owls and get back into a Premiership job.
posted by Rock Steady at 6:35 AM on August 11

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