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What we learned this weekend...

Ashton can take a punch, Coleen got the Immac out for Wayne and Donegal win ugly as the championship gets up-and-running.

1.You don’t get any sympathy on Soccer Saturday

West Ham surrendered a two-goal lead to Wigan and were duly relegated yesterday.

In the Sky studio, Le Tiss, Stelling and Nicholls offered the former Upton Park little sympathy.

2. Rugby is a man’s game

It’s hard to get suitably outraged about this when the recipient of the attack is one Chris Ashton.

Those watching the Guinness Premeirship semi-final saw Leicester’s Manu Tuilagi unleash on the Northampton star.

Tuilagi was sin-binned and, amazingly, so too was the England swan-diver.

At least he’s softened up for the Leinster lads in Cardiff, I suppose.

Watch it here

3. Sarah Silverman scares baseball commentators

The comedy star joined the Fox pundits during the Red Sox sweep of the Yankees over the weekend.

As the HuffPo report: “It quickly got weird. Silverman asked whether or not the sportscasters thought LSD might be ok for pitchers every now and then, since it worked out so well for Dock Ellis (who famously threw a no-hitter while tripping on the hallucinogenic). She then went on to refer New England fans as “Massholes” twice (Fox dumped the audio). Clearly, she made the booth a little nervous.”

4. Wayne Rooney’s got style

How would Old Trafford legends Duncan Edwards, Matt Busby or Bobby Charlton hope their successors celebrate Manchester United scaling the peaks of English football after all these years?

By shaving the number of league titles into their body hair of course.

5. The summer’s here

Not that you’d know it but the GAA championship threw in this weekend.

In the marquee game Donegal won ugly against Antrim. Shouldn’t the GAA make more of a fuss of the first proper championship Sunday?

Check out what happened here and catch up on all our coverage with the Championship2011 hashtag.

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