Category: Sport

They said this record could never be beaten; don’t they say that about a lot of records? In this case of Johnny ”could my haircut be any more precise” Unitas’ consecutive TD record they were almost correct given that Unitas set the record between 1956 and 1960 and no one had come within 10 games until Brees began to close in late last season.

But the Chargers against Saints game was to be the one as Brees, under the watchful eye of a banned Sean Peyton, connected on a 40 yard pass to a wide open Devery Henderson and the record books were re-written. Again.

Not to put too big a slant on the record that Brees now holds, but the level of protection afforded to the QB and the ease with which a pass interference flag is thrown these days detracts from the credibility somewhat.

Although the Saints have a paltry 1-4 record at the moment, there is no reason to suggest that Brees can’t continue his record with games against Tampa Bay, Denver, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Oakland coming up. Of the five teams mentioned only one of them has an overall defense inside the top 10; Brees will have his chances.

A certain Tom Brady of the New England Patriots extended his record to 37 games Sunday in the 31-21 victory over Denver on Sunday. Could you rule him out on surpassing Brees at some stage? I wouldn’t.

Self-admittedly there has been a slump in the content that was previously  forcibly fed via email notification in the last few weeks. Building a business empire, or at least pondering the thought of it can be quite time-consuming.

So it was going to take something special to get the creative juices flowing again and what better than a boxing match and a promotional video featuring one of the most ridiculous men in existence to do it.

If Barry Hearn is the people’s promoter, then Frank Warren is akin to the character Joaquin Pheonix played in Gladiator. That is, an individual relatively few people liked to begin with, that gets less tolerable as time goes on.

When the video to promote the fight nobody is really taking seriously popped up, it had to be shown here. Danny Dyer does his usual acting the hard man, complete with an awkward East End swagger that just looks comical- in a bad way.

Not only that, but the former Human Traffic star’s acting look s the complete opposite of replete.

As for the fight, it features one guy who thinks he’s a Heavyweight but is really a Cruiserweight, fighting against some other guy who lost to one of the Klitschko’s.

I could give you more information but it’s so uninteresting I’m not going to bother.

It’s on in Upton Park apparently. Take it away Danny. And leave it there.

It’s only days away and all over the internet there’s been numerous videos showing classic moments like Platini’s winner in 84 or Gazza’a solo effort in 1996.

While those videos make for great viewing, nothing so far has come close to being as entertaining as this video; which displays the greatest moments through the years but with Lego figures as the chief protagonists.

The classic scenes were created by 18-year-old Graham Love from Aberdeen.


Commencing countdown, engines on! There’s now only eight days until show-time for Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, who are scheduled to meet each other in Las Vegas for the WBO Welterweight title.

One thing that has become massively evident to me during the build-up is that this fight has failed to capture the public’s imagination. To fight fans, such as you and me, we are looking forward to the clash immensely. To the general public the pre-fight bite and the perceived lack of another big name like Pac-Man’s are hindering it.

In the lead up to the recent Mayweather/Cotto bout, there was a real sense of anticipation. Although most people knew that fight was only going to end one way, we still wanted to see Mayweather’s skills on show whilst harbouring the hope that Cotto might step up and deliver in the face of adversity.

In the case of Timothy Bradley and as noble as he is, he doesn’t make for good fight build ups and this was reflected in the poor sales for Devon Alexander clash.

Floyd Mayweather Jr might well be the most arrogant man on the planet but he knows how to sell something and he’s a promoter’s dream ticket.

In an attempt to shake this promotion up and to give an insight in the life of ”Desert Storm” Bradley I’ll be doing the usual showcasing of the 24/7’s in the lead up to the fight starting with the first episode entitled ”Road To Redemption”


Williams After Beating Carlos Quintana To Win The WBO Welterweight Title In 2008

Boxer Paul Williams has been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident near Atlanta, resulting in him being paralysed from the waist down.

Williams apparently swerved to avoid contact with a vehicle Sunday and lost control of his motorcycle.

The 30-year-old Williams, who was scheduled to fight Mexican star and super-welterweight world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Sept. 15 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, has no feeling below his waist and will undergo surgery on Wednesday.

His manager George Peterson told The Associated Press:

From the waist down, he has absolutely no movement. He’s in very good spirits, though. He still believes he’s going to fight again.

The question was posed to Peterson regarding the continuation of Williams’ career and the possibility of ever fighting again to which he responded:

Our thoughts aren’t there right now. He’s undergoing this procedure, and we’re hoping he can get back on his feet after that. That’s all we’re hoping for.

Williams(41-2 27 KOs’)won his first major welterweight title in July 2007 with a decision over Antonio Margarito. He struggled to land fights with the sport’s biggest stars because of his pronounced size advantages and high-volume punching rate.

This news comes on the back of the announcement on Sunday that five-time world champion Johnny “La Vida Loca” Tapia died age 45.



If I was working in Sky Sports’ editing studio on Saturday night, I would have had a brilliantly apt song called ”The Boxer” by ex-Smiths front-man Morrissey lined up for the final credits.

The montage of Froch being KO’d by the still unbeaten Bute bringing an end to an illustrious career would have been accompanied by the oh-so ironic lyrics:

”Losing in front of your home crowd
You wish the ground
Would open up and take you down”

Fortunately for the 9,000 strong fans in Nottingham on Saturday night, Carl Froch had other ideas as he put in a career defining performance over the unbeaten Canadian based Lucian Bute.

Landing  at will, Froch hurt his opponent early on and Bute could never establish himself in the fight as he secured the IBF version of the super-middleweight title at Capital Arena.

Bute Tastes Defeat For The First Time

The end came in the fifth, with Bute trapped on the ropes after another stunning right hook from Froch, referee Earl Brown stepping in to save the outgoing champion from further punishment.

“After the Andre Ward defeat I was very deflated. I was here tonight to put right a wrong. I came here to do a job, I was so focused from the dressing room,” Froch told Sky Sports.

“A lot of people wrote me off, in the magazines, they’re re-writing the script. They’ve got Lucian Bute ranked number one, me ranked at four, so I want that rectified.

“The bookies got it wrong as well, a lot of people made money on me in Nottingham tonight”

The Cobra will now look to turn his attention to the possibility of a re-match with Dane Mikkel Kessler, one of only two men to defeat Froch in hos career.

Jason Miller Takes A Leaf From Alecia Moore’s Book

So you’ve never won a fight in the UFC, you were embarrassed in your second-last fight against Michael Bisbing and you end up on the wrong side of an incredibly boring bout against C.B. Dolloway. Your whole career situation isn’t looking too good and to add misery to the story you turn up to your latest fight weigh-in looking like Pink just vomited on you.

UFC President Dana White was his usual candid self on the matter:

Mayhem’s done. He’s gone. It was just some bullshit that I don’t want to talk about. We’re on a crazy string here of dumb bullshit.

White also was not happy with Miller’s playful entrances for the weigh-in and his fight. Miller brought a pink boa and boom box to the weigh-in.

When you get embarrassed the way he did against Michael Bisping, then you show up in that pink whatever that thing was, I’m not into that stuff.  It’s not my thing. I guess I don’t really care if guys do it because you see it at weigh-ins all the time. Just take this thing serious. If you want to be a clown do that stuff on your reality show.

Miller hasn’t been active on his Twitter account since May 26th but he did have this to say before his last fight:

He better be ”damn ready already” for a different organization because we won’t be seeing him in the UFC any-time soon.

The build-up continues towards the Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot, thus named to celebrate the Queen of England’s Diamond Jubilee and we’ve linked a video of Peter Moody being interviewed for AtTheRaces by the eccentric Matt Chapman.

Moody is the trainer of the undefeated mare Black Caviar who will be making a trip to the UK to run at Royal Ascot in June to put to bed any questions of how good she is on a world scale.

Chapman puts questions to Moody that evoke some patriotic responses but also some pretty sensical ones too. It’s a classic case of the Aussies vs ”The Poms” and it really whets the appetite for a potential clash between Black Caviar and Frankel.

The Diamond Jubilee Stakes is a British Group 1 race for three-year-olds and up. It was first run in 1868 as the All Aged Stakes when it was won by Laneret. In 1926 it was renamed the Cork and Orrery Stakes after the 9th Earl of Cork & 9th Earl of Orrery who had served as Master of the Buckhounds from 1866.

Paddy Power’s Odds For The Diamond Jubilee Stakes 2012. Black Caviar Now At 1/2

It’s deja vu for the OKC as they head to the Western Conference finals for the second season in succession and it’s promises to be a monster contest too, as Tim Duncan’s San Antonio Spurs await them.

OKC’s “Big 3” Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant and James Harden led the Thunder on offence with 28, 25 and 17 points respectively to counter a tremendous 42-point performance from the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant.

The Thunder dominated the glass on both ends of the floor. In addition to Bryant’s 42 points, three other Lakers were in double figures. Pau Gasol had 14 points and 16 rebounds, but only two of those were on the offensive end, Metta World Peace added 11 points and Andrew Bynum had 10.

The Lakers made it interesting for a while, but couldn’t keep up with the faster and younger and more athletic Oklahoma City Thunder.

In the end, the Lakers fell with a thud in a 106-90 defeat in the decisive Game 5 of their Western Conference semifinal series against the Thunder.


Beware the rest. The San Antonio Spurs are red-hot at the moment after clinching a series whitewash against the LA Clippers for a 4-0 sweep, They have won 18 consecutive games and eight straight in the play-offs.

On Sunday night in Game 4 at Staples Center, they prevailed with Duncan scoring 21 points for the Spurs and nine rebounds, while Green finished with 14 points, shooting 3-for-5 from 3-point range.,  to finish the sweep with a 102-99 victory.

“I know how good this team was last year, and we’re healthier and deeper,” said guard Danny Green, who finished with 14 points. “I know what we’re capable of.”

San Antonio will play either Oklahoma City or the Los Angeles Lakers for the Western Conference title.