Tuesday, October 19

Vintage Calcutta Cups, Channel 4 Cricket and the Super Bowl | Sport


1) The Six Nations start on Saturday and England face Scotland at Twickenham, where the Scots have not won since 1983. It is rarely a happy hunting ground for them. Still here you go an impressive, albeit narrow, victory for Scotland in 1971 and notable giveaways since 1979 and the last day 38-38 thriller from two years ago. There is quite a bit more footage for me on England’s winning side of the ledger at Twickenham. Here are some vintage action from his victory in 1949, Movietone footage from his success at home 27-14 in 1967, Clive Woodward’s team displaying their 2003 World Cup credentials at sweeping Scotland aside to complete that year’s grand slam, and a beating from the Calcutta Cup four years ago.

2) The Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will meet in the Super Bowl on Sunday, with much of the usual uproar reduced by the pandemic. Nonetheless, it’s an intriguing matchup with plenty of focus on the teams’ star quarterbacks, Patrick Mahomes of the Chiefs and Tom Brady of the Buccaneers, who will make their 10th Super Bowl appearance. Are here his 40 longest touchdown passes, his best moments of 2020 and, further back, his lots of dazzling moments with the Patriots. And his best plays in general: we’ve got them. His youngest rival already has many memorable performances in your locker, and here are 25 of his best passes. Chiefs will seek their fourth title – here are some old pictures of his second, in 1969, while the Bucs have won just once, in 2002.

3) Cricket test go back to channel 4 Friday for the first time since 2005. C4 soared with the final decisive day of the most exciting Ashes series of all, and Richie Benaud’s last broadcast in England. We are not crying, you are crying. Here’s a review of the channel’s first series, New Zealand victory in England in 1999.

4) Glorious days of the Australian Open on grass: Martina Navratilova v Chris Evert in the 1981 women’s final, its 1982 rematchY Evonne Goolagong defeated Helen Cawley to win the title in 1977. In the men’s singles, some of Mats Wilander may outperform Ivan Lendl to win the 1983 final and Arthur Ashe saying goodbye to Dick Crealey in the end of 1970.

5) Palm trees won the liberators cup and his players celebrated with an impromptu ice shower at their coach’s post-game press conference. At the other end of the spectrum, here it is best own goal of the week, in Stockport.

6) Coaches’ Hinterlands: Sean Dyche goes off track at his press conference and just has a chat. And in a much more serious way, Nuno Espírito Santo gives much back to Wolverhampton In difficult times.

1) Do you want mud? Essendon v Geelong in 1989 will give you mud.

2) Another athletic record was broken: Ryan Crouser establishes a new, better world indoors in the shot put.

3) A fascinating look at Le Mans 24 hour race in 1982.

4) Foundry rally, thrills and spills.

5) More souvenirs from India and England, with Eddie Hemmings as an unexpected hero at the 1987 World Cup.

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