Ted Lasso: Patriot

By: Connor Lenahan

Last summer NBC Sports released the video above. Last summer, upon watching this video for the first twenty-five times, I burst into laughter. It features Jason Sudeikis as Ted Lasso, the greatest soccer coach in the history of the universe. It’s surely not that it took the world until last summer to do a video parodying “an American coaching British football,” but rather that it took until last summer for the concept to be perfectly executed. What makes this infinitely funnier is that I both share the same questions as Coach Lasso on soccer rules, especially offsides, and that I can see so much of my great friend Matt Bruzzano in Ted Lasso that I’m officially starting the official campaign to get him to grow a mustache.

This masterwork parody popped back into my life thanks to Deadspin during the World Cup. They shared the video because it’s hilarious and national soccer is as good a reason as any to rewatch it.

Then, this morning, something beautiful happened. I was sitting at work poking around the world wide web when I saw something. Could it be? It indeed could. A new Ted Lasso video for the 2014 season.

It’s just as wonderful as always. Mini Bradley Coopers for everyone. It’s a great time to be alive when these videos continue to be made. They bring joy to an otherwise bleak existence that is the world today. I’m not say that Ted Lasso is saving the world, but I’m not not saying it either.

He’s a patriot. A role model. A man I want to hug and whisper “It’s okay, I don’t get offsides either” to. Plus Tim Howard is in this. How can you not smile?

Life is grand.

Connor Lenahan (@ConnorLenahan) is a sophomore at Boston University, majoring in journalism.