I have to confess firstly to being an avid West Indian cricket supporter. It was a lot easier being one when the Windies were the top team for so many years. Now that they are a mere shadow (if that) of their former greatness, it is more difficult, but the recent series showed the West Indian team to once again have many fine qualities – including a fighting spirit. Though the Windies lost the series 2 – 0, it could easily have been 2 – 1 or even 1 – 2 to the Windies.
However, I believe there is a need for more respect in cricket these days and being an Australian, I believe it is the Australian team that needs to show this far more than any other country. Australia is a team full of sledgers and they are probably the best at it in world cricket. I don’t think it is necessary at all, though I wouldn’t be against the odd funny comment being made when the situation presents itself.
Sadly, the recent brilliant series between the West Indies and Australia was marred in my opinion by poor sportsmanship, such as in the very disappointing scenes shown below. The last test in particular featured several disappointing displays, not just by Australia (though they certainly led the way), but by the West Indies also – especially Sulieman Benn. I don’t think we need any of this in cricket.
I do recall the very amusing scene of Benn coming in to bowl without the ball, when it was just assumed he had it. He didn’t and had no idea where it was. It was quite comical and this sort of thing is what will draw people back to the game – apart from the action itself.
The footage below contains an amusing attempt by two New Zealand prisoners to escape. Somehow they managed to forget they were handcuffed together and the end result is quite funny – check it out:
I have to confess to getting more than a bit of a laugh from ‘The Chaser’s War on Everything.’ Certainly some of the stuff they do is not good (and I don’t just mean not funny – it can be offensive, etc).
Some time ago in Australia, Sheik Al Hilali said something about women being like slabs of meat and often got into trouble for some of his outspoken comments. In these two clips the Chaser boys take on the Sheik, with an appearance from Anthony Mundine in the second clip. It is amusing J
A Russian High Jumper competing at an International meet has turned out drunk and now faces a one year ban for embarrassing the sport and Russia. The footage can be seen on YouTube and is embedded in this Blog posting.
It can obviously be very amusing as you watch the footage; however, it would seem that his drunkenness was a result of the collapse of a romantic relationship with his girlfriend. So in reality it is sad, yet amusing to a degree.