The Google Ashes
Now that both sides have named their Ashes squads, we can ask the really important question...which side has the most google hits?
Andrew Strauss - 471,000
Alistair Cook - 491,000
Both unremarkable, a professor and a magician almost as famous
Kevin Pietersen - 897,000
KP's 2nd favourite band, McFly, performed a song about him called 'It's all about you.' None of these hits involve KP talking about anyone else.
Ravi Bopara - 361,000
Decent total at first glance for the newcomer, but it turns out that most of these are about KP and just happen to mention Bopara.
Paul Collingwood - 501,000
Seems to be a lot more interest in him than is warranted
Ian Bell - 901,000
Suprising result, further research indicates 897,000 of these results also include the word 'sherminator'
Matt Prior - 10,500,000
Surely some shenanigans going on here...suspect Zaremba's involvement. Regardless, expect Flintoff and Pietersen to demand 'google parity'
Andrew Flintoff - 525,000
Yet again the results do not live up to the hype
Stuart Broad - 466,000
Including Stephanie Broad adds another 3.08m results
Adil Rashid - 326,000
Slightly more popular than Chris Hinton
Graeme Swann - 582,000
Less popular than his brother
Ryan Sidebottom - 251,000
Sponsored links to hair salons make up the bulk of these results
James Anderson - 21,100,000
James Anderson didn't know that James Anderson was so popular
Graham Onions - 717,000
98% Involve at least 1 pun
Monty Panesar – 195,000
Results for Monty Panesar + Scaly Piscine total 187,694
Tim Bresnan – 68,100
My ISP may have filtered out links originating from unreliable areas
England Total 38,352,100…average 2.397m
Phil Hughes – 1,090,000
Before he became a cricketer he was George Best’s Agent, so presumably he can sink a few
Simon Katich – 111,000
Apparently he likes to be known as Duck Blaster
Ricky Ponting – 921,000
92% also include the phrase ‘We’ll have a bowl’
Mike Hussey – 366,000
Used to have the highest number no. of hits since Headley, has slumped recently
Michael Clarke - 23,100,000
Virtual Fairs – Why Bother?, indeed
Marcus North - 3,660,000
There seems to be a whole town named after him, kudos.
Shane Watson – 402,000
Amongst the double glazing adverts, it seems Shane has written a handy guide for those of us looking for a man after 40
Brad Haddin – 147,000
Adam Gilchrist has nearly 4 times as many
Andrew Macdonald – 3,690,000
None of these hits are about him
Mitchell Johnson 8,950,000
For those who haven’t seen him he looks like this:
Nathan Hauritz – 47,800
Slightly lower than his bowling average
Stuart Clark – 465,000
Has his own breakfast show on Delta Radio
Brett Lee – 1,720,000
Is apparently named after a greyhound. I did not know this.
Ben Hilfenhaus 44,400
Peter Siddle 94,200
Graham Manou 47.400
If they made a pact between them to talk about each other all the time they could boost their profiles.
Australia total – 44855400, average 2.803 million
So it looks like a victory for a Michael Clarke inspired Australia, England deserved underdogs for the Ashes
Nicely done, looks like another victory for the convicts.
Shane Watson's a forty year old woman. I've never met a female Shane before.
Hard to tell whether this is 10% serious and 90% non-serious or 0% serious and 100% not-serious, but ITSTL either way.
:lol: dav, pure gold, are you still in BOTM?
There is some.
Originally Posted by superkingdave
Then again, I spelt his name correctly, you didn't.
Kinda get the feeling that that might even have been the point dav was making. At worst very little of that post was in seriousness.
LOL - Would love a Cricketer/sportsman to one day say "matches aren't won on google hits" instead of the usual not won on paper.
By nature that'd work best as a typed piece rather than a soundbyte.