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The Sunday Stroll: 27 November, 2011

November 27, 2011

Not often do we start with a basketball clip but this one is just so goddamn good we thought we had to. Not only is it a quite breathtaking conclusion to a basketball game (some seriously skilled three-pointers to boot), but the emotion in the commentary is amongst the best you will ever hear. Love it…

Here’s a quite brilliant catch at leg-slip by slip (yes, you read that correctly) from the other week…

At SportingBlogs we love a good catch. Here are England’s top 5 catches Australia, Pakistan and Bangladesh as compiled by TwelfthMan. Yes, Colly!…

MotoGP, Moto2, Moto3, WSB (etc, etc) teams have all been out winter testing over the past week. Jerez has seen a lot of action – here’s Scott Redding giving Leon Haslam what is politely termed a “wave” as he passes him on track…

Meanwhile here’s MotoGP Valentino Rossi in action in the Monza Rally (yes, rallying), where – astonishingly – he is currently in second place! The only chap ahead of him is some fella called Sébastien Loeb – the 8-time consecutive World Rally Champion. Good going, VR|46…

Pepe Reina was asked about pre-match supersitions. His answer: “Jamie Carragher doesn’t like me to fist him before the game”. Okay then…

Champions League action from midweek – a quite brilliant strike from Kevin-Prince Boateng in AC Milan’s thrilling game with Barcelona (won 3-2 by the Catalan side)…

Same match – check out Lionel Messi’s through-ball to Xavi for his 63rd-minute winner. Quite how he gets the ball in between those four Milan defenders is beyond me. What a talent…

Meanwhile here’s Arsenal’s Alex Song doing his own Messi impression with this brilliant bit of work to set up Robin van Persie against Dortmund midweek…

Hannover’s Jan Schlaudraff scored this screamer of a volley just yesterday. Tekkers…

Rugby League player Issac Luke has admitted trying to break the leg of his cousin, Rangi Chase, during their Four Nations clash the other week. His thoughts: ‘When you come up against your family you want to outplay them. I didn’t outplay him. I tried to break his leg. It was the wrong thing to do.’ IQ test please…

And for those that watch or follow rugby league, here’s the season in review. In lego, naturally…

Ice Hockey player Dustin Brown has a serious drinking problem…

Meanwhile here’s Craig Smith missing an empty net from all of a yard. Got to love the mouth-guard chewing embarrassment etched all over his face. Oh the shame…

NFL referee Ron Winter keeping his eye on proceedings a little too close to the action…

Serious boomerang skills…

I’m just a normal guy. (Lewis Hamilton, via crash.net)

Yes, Lewis – you are a totally normal guy who this weekspent some time with your ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, and then hung out with Mary J Blige and Alicia Keys in New York. Totally normal.

Anyways, F1 is in Brazil this weekend. Quali yesterday saw Seb Vettel grab pole position once more, although Friday practice was notable for this unusual shot – a helmet camera atop the German’s noggin. Gives a great idea as to how bumpy the track is…

Poor old Sachin Tendulkar. Cannot help but wonder if the legendary Indian batsman is destined to finish one elusive century short of that magical total of 100 hundreds.

The Little Master was out for 94 (the tenth time in his career he’s been dismissed in the nineties) against the West Indies earlier this week…

Meanwhile here’s the crazy final over from the India-West Indies testmatch that was drawn with both teams having scored the same amount of runs. India needed just three runs from it to win the game; the WIndies needed just two wickets – let the entertainment unfold…

Stroller Scout Shout to @jeremyconnell23

As ever folks, thanks for reading. All the best…

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