In case you missed them... the wildest, wackiest sporting moments of 2011 Where there’s a Wills
IT’S time for 2011 WAASA’S – the tenth edition of the much- sought- after ‘ Wills Annual Alternative Sports Awards’.
So, dim the lights and roll the drums for WAASA X as we sing for the unsung heroes and celebrate the sniggeringly awful from another twelve months of overblown kids’ games.
Ithumuleng Khune for his shameful play acting in the Afcon qualifier against Sierra Leone.
(not) – Bafana Bafana’s infamous Afcon “qualification” celebration after the dire 0-0 draw in that game against Sierra Leone.
after Man City beat Man Utd 6-1 at Old Trafford
– Michigan State played North Carolina at basketball on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier off San Diego – they called it The Carrier Classic.
– 2004 Olympic champion sprinter Justin Gatlin arrived at this year’s world championships with frostbite after entering a cryogenic chamber wearing wet socks.
– The 100m final of that world championships which started without any of the eight fastest men in the world this year after two were suspended for doping, two were injured, three failed to qualify and Usain Bolt, the most important of all, was disqualified for
a false start.
– Aussie Rules player Nathan van Someren was sent off because his gelled Mohawk was considered dangerous.
– Sri Lankan opening bowler U.w.m.b.c.a.welegedara (Uda Walawwe Mahim Bandaralage Chanaka Asanga Welegedara)
– Serena Williams who shouted at US Open final umpire Eva Asderaki after a correct call; “Don’t look at me, if we’re ever walking down the street, stay on the other side.
“You’re totally out of control. You’re a hater and you’re unattractive inside. What a loser.”
– shared between Finnish Third Division Club FC Santa Claus and the Norwegian team FC Odd.
– not Rory Mcilroy’s costly seven at the 10th at Augusta but Kevin Na’s 16 at the 9th at the Texas Open which included an unplayable lie from the tee, a two- stroke penalty after the ball ricocheted off a tree and struck him, and five consecutive strokes from the woods.
– West Ham owner Karen Brady describing Benni Mccarthy as “a big fat mistake”.
– Lewis Hamilton saying “Red Bull are not a manufacturer, they are a drinks company”. In March, Fulham owner Mohammad Fayed unveiled a statue at Craven Cottage of Michael Jackson.
– Charl Langeveldt bowling a maiden in the Titans’ semifinal Pro20 innings of 222/4. And, finally, the highly prestigious
goes to cricketer Morné van Wyk for taking a sleeping tablet instead of a vitamin pill ahead of the World Cup game against India in which he unsurprisingly performed poorly.