Listen To A Sports Commentary Masterclass.

‘Like Betamax, they don’t make them like him any more.’

Ray Hudson is the world’s greatest sports commentator, (discounting Alan Partidge), and the video above proves exactly why.

The former Newcastle United player turned pundit for beIN Sports likes to break down commentary walls and step over onto the other side when players like Ronaldo and Messi score goals.

Some Rain Fell At A Football Match.

If you were unfortunate enough to sit through the France v Ukraine Euro 2012 match yesterday you would have witnessed commentators and sports pundits claim that the thunder storm which, suspended play for an hour, was of biblical proportions.

ITV’s Adrian Chiles, once expertly described as ‘a thumb in a suit‘ was on the brink of launching into an end of days rant such was the hysteria surrounding nothing more than some thunder and lightening which lasted only half an hour.

Of course with no actual football to broadcast for a full hour the cameras turned on the fans who, in typical sports fan style, made the most of the short lived inconvenience.

(image via Buzzfeed)

Shakira Gets Excited Watching Barcelona.

Pop singer Shakira is dating Barcelona football player Gerard Pique. Here’s edited together footage of the singer getting all excited/frustrated/angry/happy watching her boyfriend play in the Copa Del Rey final between Barcelona and Real Madrid this week. Do you think she knew she was being filmed?

30 Arrests After Old Firm Goes Ballistic.

Police in Glasgow this morning confirmed that they had made 30 arrests following the insanity which took place last night between the city’s two football teams. We spend our days sailing on the high seas so a sport like football, (soccer), is of little interest to us, its more for those crazy land lubbers. But last night’s Scottish Cup tie between Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic developed into a grand festival of shouting and pushing. Apparently there had been a game of football at one point but we had blinked and subsequently missed it.

Having watched many an old firm game from the safety of our moorings over the years this sort of behaviour comes as no surprise. In February when the ‘gruesome twosome’ played each other police in the city made 229 arrests. Most, if not all of the trouble is fuelled by alcohol and bigotry and having a group of well paid grown men behaving like petulant children who have just been told by their parents that they have no more time to play in the ball pit, does not help the situation.

Having said that we would just love to know what Rangers assistant manager, (and manger to be), Ally McCoist said to Celtic manager Neil Lennon at full time to make him go all shouty and pushy.

"You've got some crumbs on your top lip Alistair."

The Internet Loves El Hadji Diouf.

The original tackle

As you can see above the good and creative people of the Internet have been having some fun with Glasgow Rangers new signing El Hadji Diouf. The player recently found himself the target of some hefty physical challenges during an SPL game against Hearts. He himself over the years has carved out a bit of a reputation for himself as  a total arsehole bit of a rascal.

The first GIF is the original tackle, what follows beneath is nothing short of genius. Chart a course for Something Awful for a whole load more.