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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.

It’s never nice to see someone’s hard work and dedication result in a sickening face-plant but you have to admit, it’s funny as hell!

I’ve always found there to be something enchanting about watching gymnasts mistime their mounts/dismounts because it’s hilarious. Even if I was an elite level athlete, I’d have to laugh at myself if I messed up this badly.

Unfortunately for Nastia Liukin, her hopes and dreams for an appearance at this years Olympics in London fell flat as she lost control of her routine on the uneven bars.

Credit to her as she dusts herself off and continues after failing to land a Gienger dismount. At 22 her career is over, which is pretty mind-blowing but such is the life of a gymnast.

She is the 2008 Olympic individual all-around Champion, the 2005 and 2007 World Champion on the balance beam, and the 2005 World Champion on the uneven bars. With nine World Championships medals, seven of them individual, Liukin is tied with Shannon Miller for the second-highest tally of World Championship medals; Alicia Sacramone has ten.

Despite the end of her gymnastic career, Liukin will go to London as the athlete representative for the Federation of International Gymnasts

I’m not sure Hollywood classic The Deerhunter would have received such critical acclaim had the bullets in the guns at the Russian Roulette table been replaced with eggs.

The general public does not have a death-wish so the egg variety was always going to be more popular. How long this game type is in existence I don’t know, but it’s only coming to my attention now.

In the video you will see one of the organisers, I imagine, pleading a case for their being skill involved in this game. I’m at a loss to figure out where the skill in randomly picking an egg out of a box is.

The eventual winner of the World Championship in Lincolnshire was England’s Jerry Cullen who’ll show his ”skill” if he can defend the crown again next year.

Either way, it’s good fun and it beats seeing blood splattered all over a table. It also gives an opportunity for some pun fun.

The guys who take part can shell out some punishment, leave someone with egg on their face, crack under pressure………. you get the idea.

Try it with your friends then next time they’re over. It can get messy so its best played every now and hen.

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.

Justin Blackmon’s Reaction To Watching Blaine Gabbert In Training

It didn’t take long for the true colours to show or fame to go to his head. Wide Receiver Justin Blackmon, picked fifth overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in April’s draft, was arrested for aggravated DUI early Sunday morning.

For Blackmon, this is the second time he has been arrested on a DUI complaint. In October of 2010,

Blackmon, who caught 252 passes for 3,564 and yards 40 touchdowns for the Cowboys in three seasons and led the nation with 20 scores in 2010, was thought to be the “safest” pick among the elite receivers in his draft class. Notre Dame’s Michael Floyd, who some believed to be more purely talented, went 13th to the Arizona Cardinals; his draft stock was impacted by a history of alcohol-related arrests.

Jaguars spokesman Dan Edwards says the team is aware of the report and is gathering information.

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”

 

EURO 2012

You may not yet know who is going to win it or what player will finish as top scorer but you know it’s definitely going ahead and Tomasz and Dimitriy above have been training for it for years.

If you’re worried about the imminent threat of racist lunatic Eastern Europeans upon your arrival in Poland and Ukraine then you’ll agree with the words of an ex-England international because I think Sol Campbell has a point.

In an attempt to either make some money off the bookies or help you justify to your mates why you advised them to pick that losing selection, I’ve undertaken the arduous task of copying and pasting these stats from *another site but added a personal touch of some pics for extra visual effect.

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THE TEAMS

 

 

 

 

CROATIA

Kept six clean sheets in their 10 qualification games, and averaged 1.8 goals per game – however, a third of their tally came from two games against whipping-boys Malta.

They’ve played in the competition three times and have never lost their opening match – that sequence includes two 1-0 wins and a 0-0 draw.

Two of their three World Cup openers have also ended 1-0, albeit to the opposition. This includes defeat to Brazil in 2006, and the only game that doesn’t adhere to the low-goals trend is their 3-1 win over Jamaica in 1998.

 

 

 

 

CZECH REPUBLIC

If we include their play-off, they kept a clean sheet in exactly half their qualifying matches – five from 10 – while both teams scored in just three.

Scored first in seven of those 10 games, which includes away in Spain.

Defender Michal Kadlec was their top-scorer with four, three of which came from the penalty spot. No other player scored more than twice in qualifying.

 

 

 

 

DENMARK

Scored in every one of their qualifying games and indeed have found the net in 17 of their last 19 internationals.

However, in their last four European Championships, they’ve scored just once in their opening game, and Denmark also failed to score in their first game of the last World Cup.

Their qualifying goals were almost equally spread – eight of 15 came in the first half and seven in the second

 

 

 

 

ENGLAND

As shown below, England top the charts when it comes to entertainment in this competition since 1996, with both teams scoring in 75 per cent of their games and an average goals total of over three.

Unbeaten in qualifying, but failed to win having scored first in two of their last four games, both of which ended in 2-2 draws.

Failed to beat all three of their group opponents when last they met in either a qualifying campaign or major tournament.

 

 

 

 

FRANCE

France’s unbeaten run (prior to facing Serbia) stands at 19 games, the longest active streak of any international side.

Won five of their 10 qualifying games to nil, and have 11 clean sheets in their last 19 games.

Their last three opening games at major tournaments have ended 0-0, that’s since they beat this year’s opening opponents England 2-1 in 2004, and they’ve not won any of their last seven games in summer finals.

 

 

 

 

GERMANY

Won each of their 10 qualifying games and scored three or more goals in eight of them.

Have failed to score in just one of their last 21 internationals and average three goals per game across their last 10.

Unbeaten in their opening game of the tournament since unification, winning six of those 10 contests without conceding.

 

 

 

 

GREECE

Since the 2010 World Cup, Greece have lost just one of their last 20 internationals and prior to that defeat had gone 17 matches unbeaten.

Thirteen of their last 15 wins have been by exactly one goal, while only once in their last 20 games have Greece conceded more than once.

Since winning this in 2004, they’ve played in two major tournaments, winning one of six games and failing to get out of their group both times.

 

 

 

 

HOLLAND

Won their first nine qualifying games before losing their final match to Sweden, despite leading 2-1.

Have won eight of their last nine games in the group stages of major tournaments and have not lost their opening match in this competition since 1988.

Beaten after extra time or penalties three times in their last five major tournaments, including the 2010 World Cup final.

 

 

 

 

ITALY

Nine of their last 10 international victories have been to nil.

Eliminated in the group stage of the last World Cup despite being drawn with Paraguay, New Zealand and Slovakia, and indeed failed to beat any of the trio.

Have won just two of their last nine games in the finals of this competition.

 

 

 

 

POLAND

Have lost just one of their last 11 international matches, but have won just three of their last 13 in major tournament finals.

Six of their last nine victories have been by a goal to nil and each goal came courtesy of a different scorer.

In 13 games against their Group A opponents, they’ve lost just three times, while they’re unbeaten against Greece who they play in the tournament curtain-raiser.

 

 

 

 

PORTUGAL

Seven of their 10 qualifying games provided three or more goals, while six of them saw Portugal score three or more on their own.

Lost the first and last game of Euro 2004 to Greece, the champions.

Indeed, their last five eliminations from this tournament have been to either the eventual winners (four times) or the eventual runners-up (once).

 

 

 

 

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND

Eleven of their last 12 internationals have provided three or fewer goals, with 10 of those providing two or fewer.

At their last major competition in 2002, three of their four games ended 1-1 after 90 minutes.

First appearance in this competition since 1988, when they beat England in their opening game but finished third in the group despite also drawing with the USSR.

 

 

 

 

RUSSIA

Unbeaten in 12 internationals, with six wins and six draws.

Just four of their last 24 have provided three or more goals.

Have lost their opening game in each of their three European Championship finals, two of them to Spain, who also knocked them out in the 2008 semi-finals.

 

 

 

 

SPAIN

Current holders of both this title and the World Cup, and won all eight qualifying games despite keeping just three clean sheets.

Have lost just one of their last 40 games in either qualifying for major tournaments or the finals of them, which was a 1-0 defeat in their first game of the last World Cup.

Spain were the top-scoring team at Euro 2008, David Villa was the top-scoring player, and nine of their squad made the team of the tournament.

 

 

 

 

SWEDEN

Just four of their last 38 international matches have ended all-square.

Nine of their 10 qualifying games provided three or more goals, despite the fact that both teams scored in just six of them.

Unbeaten in the first game of their last four major finals, and have advanced from the group stage in three of those competitions.

 

 

 

 

UKRAINE

This will be their debut in the European Championship, having failed to qualify in three attempts.

Ukraine have played just one major tournament but reached the quarter-finals of the 2006 World Cup.

Their last 19 games show six wins, six defeats, and seven draws.

 

 

 

 

THE STATS

Qualifying total goals per game

Holland 4.50
Sweden 4.20
Germany 4.10
Portugal 4.10
Spain 4.00
England 2.75
Denmark 2.63
Croatia 2.33
Republic of Ireland 2.33
Czech Republic 2.30
Italy 2.20
Russia 2.10
France 1.90
Greece 1.90
Poland and Ukraine qualify as tournament hosts

Qualifying both teams score percentage

Spain 62.50
Germany 60.00
Portugal 60.00
Sweden 60.00
Denmark 50.00
Greece 50.00
Republic of Ireland 50.00
Holland 40.00
England 37.50
Croatia 33.33
Czech Republic 30.00
France 30.00
Italy 20.00
Russia 20.00
Poland and Ukraine qualify as tournament hosts

Tournament total goals per game

England 3.08
Russia 2.82
Holland 2.67
Czech Republic 2.59
Denmark 2.50
France 2.44
Sweden 2.40
Portugal 2.37
Spain 2.35
Croatia 2.27
Germany 2.22
Greece 1.89
Italy 1.88
Poland 1.67
Republic of Ireland n/a
Ukraine n/a
Since competition switched to current format in 1996

Tournament both teams score percentage

England 75.00
France 61.11
Spain 58.82
Czech Republic 52.94
Germany 50.00
Sweden 50.00
Russia 45.45
Greece 44.44
Holland 44.44
Portugal 42.10
Croatia 36.36
Poland 33.33
Italy 26.67
Denmark 20.00
Republic of Ireland n/a
Ukraine n/a
Since competition switched to current format in 1996

*Statistics courtesy of BettingZone

You’ve got to applaud the ingenuity of a pranker. It’s a skill in itself and something that we need to see more of.

The last great prank I saw was the blindfolded half-time basketball shot that one friend set up on another. While this one isn’t as elaborate or as hard-hitting in its climax it’s still good to watch the crowd’s reaction.

The rock bottom of it is that a group of friends decide to bury a treasure chest filled with chocolate gold on beach during the night and then conduct a dig during the day, while capturing the hysteria of the wide-eyed onlookers.

It all takes place on the sands of Venice Beach in California. Not the type of place you’re likely to find a Long John Silver type treasure haul but its good jest no doubt.

The original video is posted as an epic fail which is pretty much way off the mark. Usually an epic fail has a degree of humor to it because of the nature of the ridiculous attempt of one person trying to do something.

In this case there’s nothing epic about it as the video footage shows a babysitter( and you thought Louise Woodward was dangerous) placing a child into s washing machine. While it may have been done in jest, the machine then begins its cycle with the child trapped inside.

Apparently the machine requires a laundry card and someone to manually lock the door to start, then the machine auto-locks when the washer starts so customers don’t flood the laundromat.

This would explain the frantic running around of the guilty party to get the child released.