Super Bowl XLV Countdown: SWOT analysis of the Pittsburgh Steelers

Monday, January 31st, 2011

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Super Bowl XLV pits the Pittsburgh Steelers against the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. In the second part of our build-up to the big game, we analyse the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats facing the AFC Champion Steelers.
Strengths
Balance, on both sides of the ball, is the Steelers’ greatest strength. While Troy Polamalu is the undisputed [...]

Super Bowl XLV Countdown: Hair, history, injuries, and quarterbacks

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

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Super Bowl XLV is just two Sundays away and our four part build-up to the biggest game of the NFL season begins with an overview of the themes that will dominate the build-up to tthe meeting between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Green Bay Packers.
Two hairy men will have an impact
Troy Polamalu, safety with the Steelers, [...]

Tactics not Passion: Kilmacud Crokes use blunt force trauma to dispatch Rhode

Sunday, January 23rd, 2011

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After a slow start, Kilmacud Crokes flat-out abused Rhode en route to a 5 point victory in the Leinster Club Senior Football Championship Final.
Physical but ineffective start by Rhode
Having seen Crokes out-muscle their opponents in the earlier stages of the competition, Rhode came out hitting hard early. A physical approach can reap dividends when well-executed, [...]

Last quarter final spots up for grabs in the Heineken Cup

Friday, January 21st, 2011

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I characterised last week’s Heineken Cup action as ‘moving day’ for the clubs looking to qualify for the knock out stages and so it turned out as Leinster, Northampton, Toulon and Toulouse all made it through with a round to spare and Munster, the Ospreys, Wasps and the Llanelli Scarlets all fell by the wayside [...]

WWFO: Lacrosse mascot gets a lap dance at half time

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

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The Boston Blazers lacrosse team came up with a unique idea for a halftime show on Saturday night. Scantily clad dancers had a competition to see which of them could perform the best lap dance on Scorch, the team’s mascot (a pyromaniac from your nightmares by the look of it). Unsurprisingly, there was uproar from [...]

WWFO: BYU Quarterback throws a three-pointer

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

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This is from the end of an interview with BYU quarterback Jake Heaps at the BYU basketball court. The interview is fairly dull (you can replay the video and watch the whole thing if you really care) but at the end, he throws a football into the basket from the stand. I don’t know how [...]

WWFO: Ibrahimovic scores a screamer

Tuesday, January 18th, 2011

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AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has a habit of doing nothing useful for most of a game and, out of nowhere, scoring a fantastic goal and Sunday’s game away to Lecce was no different. The clip’s (Arabic I think) commentary is great too.

WWFO: Rafael Araujo destroys a backboard

Friday, January 14th, 2011

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The Euroleague is a regular feature of our Balling column and we’ve a video from it’s equivalent in South America. A recent FIBA Americas League game saw former NBA player Rafael Araujo demolish the glass. Look out below.

Three huge games on moving day in the Heineken Cup

Friday, January 14th, 2011

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The second last day in golf’s major championships is generally referred to as ‘moving day’ and the same could be said of the second last weekend of the Heineken Cup. 15 of the 24 teams still have reasonable chances to win their groups (and only 5 are mathematically out of contention with two rounds to [...]

Darts hierarchy not so clear-cut

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

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With the two World Darts championships over for another year, we have the usual comparisons of the quality of the two tournaments and their champions. Martin Adams won the BDO version (televised on the BBC) for the third time on Sunday while Adrian Lewis was the surprise winner of the PDC championship (the one on [...]