Thanks to Adrian and the guys over at Sportsvibe TV for letting me know about their recent video interview with Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff. Here it is for your viewing pleasure. I never knew Flintoff won Beard of the Year in 2005…and Monty Panesar a Johnny Cash fan?!?
For those of though keeping up to date with Betfair’s fanvfan series this summer, you will know what Phil Tufnell is leading Jason Gillespie 2-1 in the alternative Ashes rivalry.
So far, they have raced on a pedalo, a lawnmower and a horse. This time though, they are taking part in some Sphereing. As I’m sure you will agree, the duo are as entertaining as ever.
Guest Post by Thomas Rooney
This summer isn’t all about Ricky Ponting v Andrew Strauss, Alastair Cook v Philip Hughes or Graeme Swann v Nathan Hauritz. Instead, one of the biggest rivalries in this Ashes series is between Philip ‘Tuffers’ Tufnell and Jason ‘Dizzy’ Gillespie.
The former cricketers have been competing against each other all summer as part of Betfair’s FanvFan series. Both competitors attempt to drum up support for their respective nations before going head to head in a number of entertaining challenges!
There have been three so far and you can see them here – enjoy!
Challenge One: Tuffers and Dizzy compete on a pedalo.
Challenge Two: Tuffers and Dizzy take to the lawnmower!
Challenge Three: Tuffers and Dizzy try their hands at horse racing in the most recent event.
There we have it, three very entertaining videos I’m sure you’ll agree. Ian Bell’s cameo in the third challenge was especially good!
Next time, Tuffers and Dizzy take part in some ‘Zorbing’ in Leeds on the 7th August ahead of the fourth test match at Headingley.
Guest Post by Thomas Rooney, a sports blogger who writes about Ashes Test cricket.
I’ve been very lax in updating the cricket video in the sidebar. I’m a naughty boy. Spank me, matron.
However, update it I have and so the old video has been replaced with the video that is capturing the nation – the Freddie Flintoff Sure Man Pedalogate video. Oh that naughty Freddie. Cashing in on his West Indies drinking misdemeanours. Tsk, tsk.
Anyway, if you missed it, the old cricket video was Andrew Flintoff getting a hat-trick against the West Indies. Enjoy it and remember him before he becomes a show pony for 40/40 20/20 cricket.
Just in case you were in any doubt, here’s the vid in question:
It’s not very often that we acknowledge Australian sporting prowess here on Flintoff’s Ashes.
- Taken the piss out of them? Check.
- Pointed the finger and laughed at them? Check.
- Photoshopped them to within in an inch of their life? Check.
OK so I was nice about Shane Warne once but that was only because he’d retired and couldn’t hurt us any more so this is breaking something of a long standing habit. I’m actually going to say something complimentary about an Aussie cricketer.
Adam Voges took an amazing relatively average catch in a game of Twenty20.
Actually bollocks to that. He made a meal of it. Show boating bastard.
Judge for yourself by reviewing the recent featured video below.