Lest you think Barcelona's Lionel Messi would relax after breaking Gerd Müller's goals-in-a-year record (a record now disputed) it seems the Barça magician has found inspiration in being denied his home nation's honors as athlete of the year. Today at Valladolid, Messi pulled out some tricks from his bottomless sack, and provided the gift of a goal even the home supporters had to rise and applaud.

Also rising? The crotch in Ray Hudson's pants, if his amusing-as-always call is any sign. It's not quite as orgasmic as Hudson's meltdown over Messi a year ago, but it's close. [BeIN]