ATL Spurs Member Profile: Matt Edelstein


1) How did you become a Spurs fan?

I was doing ancestral research to learn about my great-grandmother’s family so that I could pick a EPL team with whom I could have a legitimate affiliation.  Given that they were Jewish and lived in Spitalfields/Whitechapel and due to my friendship with Jim Hall, Spurs were the only clear choice.

2)Have you been to a match at White Hart Lane?

Unfortunately, no.  But I am saving up to make another trip to London to see Spurs play in their new stadium.

3) What’s your favorite Tottenham Hotspur moment?

While in college, I got a copy of the 1991 FA cup semi-final vs. Arsenal.  I think I watched Gascoigne’s free kick over and over until the tape broke.

4) Who is your favorite Spurs player and why?

Ossie Ardiles.  Who else can pull off a wonder goal and a rainbow flick against the Nazis?

5) Where are you from originally?

I grew up in East Cobb but I am originally from Madison, Wisconsin.

6) What is your professional background?

I have been a social studies teacher for 18 years.  I have taught AP and Honors World History and AP Psychology at Walton High School for the past 15.

7) Did you play organized football/soccer?

I played when I was a kid for a few years.  I also played indoor soccer for the American Family Insurance company team when I worked for them while studying in Madison, WI.

8) What would your fellow Atlanta Spurs members be surprised to learn about you?

I am the “Mr. Edelstein” that is mentioned in the Aziz Ansari skit “F***ing with Harris on Facebook” on his first album, Intimate Moments for a Sensual Evening.  I taught both of his cousins, Darwish and Harris.

Editor’s Note: Sorry about the sideways photo. Trouble with the interface today.

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