Weekly YouTube's most popular sports videos: Super Bowl, Super Bowl, Super Bowl

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Most popular sports videos of week as viewed on YouTube at 14:00 GMT, Tuesday 16 February, including 6 commercials from the NFL Super Bowl, 1 highlights package, some unusual basketball happenings, and a dugout joke caught on camera.

1) Brady Morningstar's free throw slip - 3,479,935 total views
During a recent college basketball game between Texas A&M and the University of Kansas, Kansas guard and ever-present Brady Morningstar threw a freak free throw, as the ball slipped out of his hands half a second early.

2) Whale of a Tale - Bridgestone Super Bowl Commercial - 939,004 total views
Bridgestone take inspiration from 2009 stag-party comedy film The Hangover, showing three friends returning a killer whale back to the wild - with a little help from some high performance tyres, naturally.

3) Gatorade Super Bowl Commercial 2010 - "The Journey" - 686,108 total views
A commercial showing some of the key touchdowns, passes, locker-room talks, huddles, and gatorade-sipping moments in the NFL playoffs, aired during the NFL Super Bowl's pre-game show.

4) Your Tires or Your Life - Bridgestone Super Bowl Commercial - 594,200 total views
In a post-apocalyptic future, a driver of a souped-up car is stopped by a gang of hoodlums and given an ultimatum - your tyres, or your life. He misunderstands, and leaves with one passenger less.

5) Valencia CF - Miguel imitando a Emery - 533,039 total views
A short clip taken from the Spanish Punt 2 channel's Crono Esports programme, showing a Valencia player imitating his coach during their 2-0 Primera División win against Valladolid on February 6.

6) NFL - Best Fans on the Planet - 519,526 total views
A super slow-motion replay of the New Orleans Saints' running back Reggie Bush leaping for a touchdown, followed by a montage of fan reactions. This was the NFL's own commercial, targeted at viewers of the XLIV Super Bowl on February 7.

7) McDonald's Commercial with LeBron James and Dwight Howard - 553,256 total views
Eastern Conference All Star players Dwight Howard and LeBron James challenge each other to a slam dunk competition, while the McDonalds Corporation asks us to believe that top athletes consume Big Macs for lunch. Retired pro Larry Bird shows up to take advantage of the hi-jinks.

8) NFL Super Bowl 44 Highlights: Saints vs Colts - 361,445 total views
10 minutes of CBS highlights selected from the 2010 XLIV Super Bowl match between the New Orleans Saints and Indianapolis Colts, including key passes, runs, touchdowns and tackles.

9) Raptor Devours Cheerleader - 1,291,313 total views
The Toronto Raptors' mascot unleashes a surprise move during their February 3 half-time show. "Woah," exclaims the commentator, "that was wrong!"

10) The Best of the Super Bowl Commercials 2010 - 349,562 total views
A three and a half minute montage of some of the commercials aired in the breaks during the recent Super Bowl coverage on the USA's CBS network. The Super Bowl is the USA's most watched TV show and the broadcast fee for a 30 second advert is in the region of $2.5 - $2.8 million (€1.8m to €2m).