Classic YouTube | Left-arm genius, anger issues and a Norwegian rap tribute to Gary Speed
This week's round-up also features stunning documentaries, a grandma with good hands and James Hunt on the mic
1) Clear some time in your schedule – this something quite special: the full 90 minute documentary of Helmut Deimel's The Evolution Of The Drift Angle - 50 Years Sideways. Also in our documentary corner this week: The Fight of Their Lives - Nigel Benn v Gerald McClellan; this 1981 edition of Horizon behind the scenes with the Williams F1 team; and The Journey: the story of Canada's attempt to qualify for the 1986 World Cup.
2) There aren't many aspects of many sports in which left-handedness isn't an advantage, but being a fast bowling cricketer is one - unless your name happens to be Wasim Akram. Here he is, breaking Brian Lara's toe, Lara pretending it doesn't hurt - briefly. And here he is dismissing Sachin Tendulkar with a slower ball, taking a hat-trick against Sri Lanka and extricating two of Keith Arthurton's stumps from their moorings. But, of course, Wasim wouldn't have been the same without his fellow sultan of swing, so here's Waqar Younis, also sending down a toe-crusher, also at Brian Lara, this time knocking him off his feet and clean bowling him at the same time. And finally, here are 20 minutes of tibia-troubling yorkers.
3) Let's have some anger. "The Bears are who we thought they were", might not sound like a phrase of frustration and fury, but when spoken by Dennis Green, the former coach of the Arizona Cardinals - well, it acquires a slightly different quality. And in other Arizonan anger, here's the team's former quarterback, Derek Anderson; he was caught on camera laughing during a defeat, prompting a pressman to suggest that he wasn't taking matters seriously. He did not agree that one connoted the other.
4) Let's have some more anger. Peyton Manning loses it, George Brett of the Kansas City Royals has a home run taken away after using too much pine tar on his bat, and Kevin Borseth, the coach of the Michigan Wolverine's women's team, is offended when his team loses 25 offensive rebounds. And Floyd Mayweather Jr is not retired, as proved by the consumate manner in which he accounted for Saúl Álvarez last Saturday night. But, during a period when it looked like he might be finished, he did not take kindly to being told as much.
5) Anthony Pettis recently beat Benson Henderson via first-round armbar to win the UFC lightweight championship of the world. This was the second time that the two had met, Pettis winnin the first contest on points - a decision he clinched in a decisive final round, thanks to what became known as the "showtime kick", delivered after a run up the cage wall.
6) Rush, the story of James Hunt's 1970s rivalry with Niki Lauda is released in cinemas this week. Hunt was an exceptional driver, and, just maybe, an even better commentator. Here he is telling it how it is in no uncertain terms.
1) Things You Don't See Every Day dept: A Norwegian rapper's tribute to Gary Speed (turn captions on for English subtitles).
2) Meme ahoy – Chuck Norris reacts to Ana Botella's presentation to the IOC for Spain's Olympic bid. And in other public speaking news: St Kilda player Dylan Roberton shows why you shouldn't take part in a half-time interview after being concussed.
4) West Ham's new striker Mladen Petric might be quite useful at the other end of the pitch too. His first goal at Upton Park will do well to match the reaction of Napoli fans to Gonzalo Higuain's first at the Sao Paolo.
6) US high school football team in premature celebration shocker.
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