Category: Top 5


Top 5 BBC 6 Nations Rugby Commercials

It is commonly known that rugby commercials have proven to be some of the most brilliant and hilarious ones around, and you might have had the chance to view some of my previous posts about rugby spots… For sure, BBC Sports has shown to be very imaginative on the matter, especially when it comes to promote the 6 Nations Cup. And this is skylyro’s Top 5 of the BBC’s best 6 Nations rugby commercials I stumbled upon on YouTube: Continue reading “Top 5 BBC 6 Nations Rugby Commercials”

skylyro's Top 5 Rugby Ads

skylyro’s Top 5 Rugby Commercials

Since posting my last Top 5 Rugby Spots, I stumbled upon quite a few other rugby commercials and thought of sharing some of the most exhilarating with you. Well, here’s a brand new Top 5 with some of the best rugby ads ever: Continue reading “skylyro’s Top 5 Rugby Commercials”

Carlos Spencer

Top 5 Magicians of All Times in World Rugby

In my opinion, this is a great compilation by Fox Sports: Gareth Edwards is in, Campese and King Carlos as well, what else? Of course there are some fabulous players left out, but it’s a Top 5, unfortunately you can’t have everybody in there… Personally, I would have included Jonny Wilkinson for his renowned and world cup-winning drop goals, but I believe that this compilation is awesome just like it is! Continue reading “Top 5 Magicians of All Times in World Rugby”

Rugby, Italy-Fiji, brawl after high tackle

Top 5 Yellow Cards: Fiji set sin bin world record in friendly match against Italy

Thanks to the Fiji Rugby Union National Team, skylyro has got some new stuff for you to watch: Sin Bin perfectly matches what happened last Saturday during Italy’s 37 – 31 win over Fiji. In fact, the Islanders used high tackles and dirty play as their business cards and received five yellow cards in exchange. You may watch the episodes in the video below:

Lions Tour_O'Driscoll Call 99

skylyro’s Top 5 Rugby Spots

As far as I can remember, TV spots advertising rugby events, or TV ads dealing with rugby have always been among the funniest around. This year, when the spot was launched to promote the 2013 Lions Tour in Australia and they came up with the brilliantly hilarious Master&Commander-Bounty-style commercial, I started to think about other Rugby Spots I had liked in the past. So, here they are, skylyro’s Favorite Rugby Spots:

1. Last Man Standing:

to me, this one was the greatest! Simple, funny and engaging: great job from the Adidas marketing division!

2. Lions Tour 2013:

as I said before, the Lions Tour 2013 commercial is entertainment at its finest! Imagining the Lions on a vessel on their way to conquer Oceania and Brian O’Driscoll getting the “call 99”, fantastic!! Must have been directed by Peter Weir himself…

3. Puma Shower:

maybe that’s only simple schoolboy-humor, but still it makes me laugh…

4. Scottish Haka:

ever since Braveheart came out, the Scottish answer to any defiance is always the same, but pretty effective, though!

5. Rugby On Your Mind:

that one is dedicated to all of us, who can’t avoid thinking of one and the same thing, day in and day out… can you figure out?

Please, feel free to suggest any other Rugby Spots I forgot or do not know, I will be glad publishing them into a new post!

AS Roma Captain Francesco Totti after a goal

skylyro’s Top 5 Volley Goals

And here are my Favorite Volley Goals Ever:

1. Marco Van Basten: probably the best volley ever
fantastic volley goal by francesco totti2. Francesco Totti: this is something that only a few players in the world can do!
3. Zinedine Zidane: with this amazing volley Real Madrid won the Champions League Final in 2002.
4. Gabriel Omar Batistuta: two volleys in the same match, obviously the first is the most beautiful one.
5. Ronaldinho: not really a volley, but I had to put it in this list…

Roberto Baggio_ Il Divin Codino

skylyro’s Top 5 Goals of All Times

Hello everybody! I know you couldn’t wait for this week’s top 10 and neither can I… Yet, this time it will be split into two top 5 lists, and both are going to be about football, or soccer as it is called in American English. The football season is over, all of Europe’s major leagues have assigned their title and on Saturday Barcelona has given evidence of their unparalleled superiority in the Champions League Final against Manchester United: what better reason to share some of my Favorite Goals of All Times?

Goal of the Century1. Diego Armando Maradona (El Pibe de Oro): the greatest player ever and the master for all generations to come!
2. Lionel Messi (La Pulce): the student who may one day exceed his master…
(The two goals compared:
3. Roberto Baggio (Il Divin Codino): probably Italy’s best player ever!
4. Dennis Bergkamp (The Iceman): despite the nickname, pure talent and fantasy.
5. Francesco Totti (Il Pupone): an incredible career with even more incredible goals.