Goalkeeper drops trophy, NHL sin bin flasher: world's most-watched sports videos
Wednesday 25 May 2011
The Ajax goalie drops his team's league trophy from a moving bus, and an NHL fan tries out a naturalistic distraction technique in the most viewed sports videos for the week ending May 25.
Parading the Eerdevise league trophy through the streets of Amsterdam, tramlines caught Maarten Stekelenburg unawares as he lifted the shield aloft.
On French site Dailymotion, Ben Eager of the NHL's San Jose Sharks is subject to an unusual sin bin taunt early in the NHL Western Conference Final series.
A Vancouver Canucks fan presses herself up against the glass in an attempt to take Eager's mind off the game.
Viewers of China's Tudou see Sean Stewart of St Patrick's Athletic miss a sitter in Ireland's Leinster Senior Cup - fortunately he had already put one away in the 3-0 win.
Japan's Nicovideo retains a 2009 match-winning performance from baseball star Ichiro in top spot, with a pop song parody remix in second and a charity match against Bundesliga champions Borussia in third.
YouTube's most watched sports videos of the week (total views)
1) Maarten Stekelenburg drops Dutch league trophy (1,295,299)
2) College Baseball Rain Delay Jousting (928,114)
3) Maryland Pulls Of Hidden-Ball Trick (728,657)
Nicovideo's most watched sports videos of the week (requires free registration)
1) Ichiro hits walk-off home run - 09/2009 (284,533)
2) Kakakata Katamoi-C - Yokohama Swallows baseball remix (90,365)
3) Borussia Dortmund vs Team Japan charity match (50,138)
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