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Anorak’s Top 10 random end-of-year sport awards

by | 30th, December 2008

The ‘Not so scary now, are you?’ award: Mike Tyson

The ‘not very good’ award: Detroit Lions, who finished the NFL regular season with a perfectly terrible 0-16 record.

The ‘buttock-clenching finish’ award: Lewis Hamilton becoming the youngest ever F1 world champion after overtaking Timo Glock with just one corner left of the final grand prix of the season. Pure nail-shredding drama.

The ‘holy shit, did you see that!’ award: Usain Bolt, natch…

The ‘clash of the titans’ award: Rafael Nadal v Roger Federer, Wimbledon men’s singles final. Nadal wins a five-set epic in the twilight. Sport doesn’t get any better.

The ‘back pass of the year’ award: Step forward, Bacary Sagna of Arsenal:

The ‘what a refreshing change’ award: Euro 2008. It was a rare treat to enjoy a major football tournament without England. No tabloid hype = no inevitable disapointment.

The ‘dedication to the cause’ award: Triathlete Chrissie Wellington, who defended her ‘Ironman’ world title this year. Read her story here.

The ‘totally unsackable’ award: … Goes to Max Mosley, head of motorsport’s governing body, the FIA. He kept his job even after it was revealed he’d taken part in a dubious orgy with five prostitutes. Nice work if you can get it.

The ‘ah, that’ll be karma’ award: Chelsea’s John Terry missing the crucial penalty in the Champions League final. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bloke. Ahem.

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