Friday 19 January 2018 / 02:15 PM

Woody’s Weekly Scoop: October 25

Each week there are countless sporting videos, photos, GIFs, memes, highlights and lowlights that make you laugh and cry; it can be difficult to catch them all. My job is to bring you some of the more entertaining, past and present, sporting moments that I’ve stumbled across in the last week. Enjoy.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – A Screamer

Both Wednesday and Thursday morning saw matchday 3 of the UEFA Champions League. On Thursday, Paris Saint-Germain took apart Anderlecht 5-0. Ibrahimovic, who is in stunning form at the moment, collected 4 goals – none better than this screamer. His strike was clocked at 93mph (149.669km/h). The 35-yard rocket has caused other bolters to surface.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 65mph (104.607km/h)

One of my favourites, C-Ron’s goal in the Champions League quarter final vs. Porto in 2009. 40-yards out!!!

Ohio State Marching Band

The Ohio State marching band are outright champions of creative college football halftime shows for their recent performance. The whole thing is awesome, but check out the Michael Jackson moonwalk (start at about the 4:25 mark).


Tyler Hansbrough – Backs Down For Once

Tyler Hansbrough is normally the aggressor on the court. During a preseason match up against the New York Knicks, Tyler was fouled hard from behind and swung around looking to square off; until he saw Metta World Peace (formally known as Ron Artest, yes he changed his name because he is crazy). Metta’s career has been jam-packed with violent incidences – elbows, throat grabs, punches, knees, you name it.

In 2004 Metta was involved in the ‘Malice at the Palace’, a fight that broke out between the Pacers and Pistons. Ben Wallace shoved Metta, so a little pushing started between the two teams. MWP actually backed away and did the sensible thing by calmly sitting down next to commentators; he stayed right out of it. Then a supporter in the stands proceeded to throw drinks at Metta while he was trying to avoid the conflict – not a good idea. He warned the man once, then lost it and went into the crowd to attack the fan – it escalated quickly. If you haven’t seen the YouTube below it’s a must see. Metta’s career has never been the same since; this game was the specific reason why the NBA introduced the ‘Code of Conduct’ in 2005. It’s also why Tyler backed down so quickly, anyone with half a brain would.

Ron Artest:

  • Suspension: Rest of the season (86 game)
  • Salary Loss: $4,995,000
  • Community Service: 60 hours
  • Other: Anger Management Therapy

Steven Jackson:

  • Suspension: 30 games
  • Salary Loss: $1,700,000
  • Community Service: 60 hours
  • Other: Anger Management Therapy

Jermaine O’Neal:

  • Suspension: 15 games
  • Salary Loss: $4,111,000
  • Community Service: 60 hours
  • Other: Anger Management Therapy



This guy is a legend. No question about it.

Steve Blackmon –Nails A Sideline Employee

The Jacksonville Jaguars (who are a pathetic 0-7) can’t seem to get anything right. After their wide receiver Justin Blackmon made an epic catch in an attempt to score a touchdown, he nailed this sideline official who had his back turned; the TD was called incomplete because Blackmon was out; and maybe because he’s a dick. If you look the video of the on the NFL website, Blackmon doesn’t even acknowledge the collision or offer the poor guy a helping hand up – he actually stairs him down. What a dick, he deserves to be 0-7. Want fans and people to respect and like you? Don’t be an arrogant dick.


Tim Cahill – Fast Goal in MLS History

Tim Cahill has scored the fastest goal in Major League Soccer history, after belting this goal in for the New York Red Bulls just seven seconds into the match. The strike was four seconds faster than the previous record – in 25 games Cahill now has 10 goals and 4 assists.

Pat McAfee – Punter Hit

Trindon Holliday, a wide receiver and return specialist for the Denver Broncos, is 5 foot 5 and weighs 80kg. Holliday is known in particular for constantly puffing his chest out and strutting after every play, usually with good reason. Yet when the Colts took on the Broncos it was the Colts punter who earned the right to strut. Pat McAfee put on the hit of the game by laying Holliday out. Somehow Holliday was still strutting after the collision; maybe it doesn’t count if a punter nails someone? Or maybe it’s a case of small-man syndrome.


Carlos Beltran – Awesome Catch

Carlos Beltran from the St Louis Cardinals has waited 16 seasons and more that 2000 games to be apart of a World Series. Last week on the Scoop we had Big Papi’s awesome grand slam, this week Big Papi was at it again. The Bases were loaded in Game 1 of the World Series, Papi crushes a ball – but this time Carlos Beltran made an incredible leaping catch while smashing into the wall in right field. No doubt the play of the game, Beltran injured his ribs but played in the Cardinals 4-2 victory in Game 2 today. This catch was crazy good.


Mike Smith – Goalie Scores Goal

The Phoenix Coyotes played the Detroit Red Wings a few days back and their goalie, Mike Smith, netted this goal as the clock ran out and became just the 11 goaltender in NFL history to do so.

Derrick Rose – Reggie Jackson Still Doesn’t Know Where He Is

During a preseason match Derrick Rose left Reggie Jackson in no man’s land. Rose finished with 26 points and 6 assists (10/10 FT) including three from deep in the fourth-quarter, which gave the Bulls a massive boost as they were down 7.


Calvin Johnson – Epic Take

Calvin Johnson, otherwise known as Megatron, took an unreal 50-yead, touchdown catch while three Cincinnati Bengals defenders were marking him. Do I really need to say anymore?



More Football

Ok sorry for all the football goals in this Scoop, but we have been treated to some really spectacular goals this week. Actually I’m not sorry, I take that back. If you don’t appreciate them there’s something utterly wrong with you. Both of these goals were in the same game, from the same team. The poor keeper had a rough night:

 Pajtim Kasami


Steve Sidwell

Vontae Davis – Peyton Manning?

As I mentioned earlier the Indianapolis Colt played the Denver Broncos last weekend. Peyton Manning (Denver’s QB) couldn’t keep his team’s unbeaten record alive, maybe it’s because Vontae Davis though he as playing Tom Brady and the New England Patriots?

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