But these are innocent pursuits. Today we report a new superlative in another sport: the force exerted by Mike Tyson's jaws when he bit off part of Evander Holyfield's ear. Anyone for tiddlywinks instead?Reuse content
Modern sport is all about superlatives. Tennis has been reduced to two simple benchmarks: the speed of serve in thousands of miles per hour, and the length of time that plucky Brits manage to survive in Wimbledon before being knocked out. Golf is all a matter of how young you were when you hit your first hole in one. Cricket is measured in millimetres of rain.