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Bing Crosby at Del Mar, FA Cup first-round shocks and Baa-Baas brilliance | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a chilling twist on an Olympic event, the first F1 drivers’ championship winner and Padiham versus Widnes

1) The FA Cup first round starts on Friday: eighth-tier fan-owned Twitter entertainers Hyde United face Pete Winkelman-owned MK Dons in the 7.55pm BBC2 slot. The first round on Friday night is decent for televised shocks: non-league Warrington Town holding out to beat League Two Exeter 1-0 in 2014; seventh-tier Salford City shocking League Two Notts County 2-0 in 2015; and League One Swindon being held 1-1 by National League Eastleigh last year before capitulating 3-1 in the replay, despite/because of a touchline intervention from Tactics Tim. Among other first-round classics worth another look: Barry Davies commentating as Southport fight back from two goals down in 2002 to giant-kill Notts County, who had Darren Caskey sent off for a slap; a fan-filmed view of the shoot-out as Staines beat Stockport County 4-3 on penalties in 2007 (“Oh when the Staines Go Marching In”); non-league Histon beating Maurice Malpas’s Swindon 1-0 in 2008; and FC United’s Mike Norton slotting home at the death to make it 3-2 against Rochdale in 2010. Here’s the Que Sera, Sera view from the stands.

2) Del Mar, “the place where the surf meets the turf”, hosts the Breeders’ Cup for the first time this weekend. Here’s a fine intro to the venue from 1990, including footage of Bing Crosby working the turnstiles on opening day in 1937 as “the beautiful people flock south from LA to play the ponies”. And here’s last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic, as Arrogate takes on California Chrome at Santa Anita Park.

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