This week’s footage also features a Kobe Bryant tribute, a spectacular mountain bike victory and cameramen in the wrong place
1) In 1992 professional footballers would race 100m down the side of the Wembley pitch in their respective club’s full kit and boots before the League Cup final, for the not-inconsiderable prize of £10,000. Back then the final was known as the Rumbelows Cup, and so the Rumbelows Sprint Challenge was the perfect warm-up to the main event, hosted by John McCririck and with cameos from Steve Cram and a dodgy-looking bookie. After six regional heats only eight sprinters remained, the fastest players from Hull, Notts County, Reading, Swansea, Sheffield United, QPR, Bournemouth and Mansfield taking their marks on the start line. Swansea’s John Williams – aka the Flying Postman, having recently given up the day job – prevailed, and afterwards revealed he had bet hundreds of pounds on himself. .
2) More post-match interviews , please, from the German striker Marvin Pourié of the Danish side Randers, who manages to bring himself to the verge of tears in his second language, effing and blinding with rage at his team’s performance after they threw away a half-time lead. Get that man a ice bath. However, Pourié’s post-match analysis pales in comparison with the Michigan Wolverines women’s basketball head coach Kevin Borseth – : “that’s how I feel” – who was just a little bit upset about the game’s offensive rebounds.