Print and Go Back ESPN.com: Trending - ESPN Playbook [Print without images]

Thursday, November 15, 2012
Trending: Souped-up tractor, Magic, boxing

By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com



Ever see a "tractor on steroids"?

Well, you have now.

Swedish farmer Rickard Nilsson had some time on his hands recently and fitted his red farm tractor with a Volvo 240 turbo engine, turning it into a roaring, turf-tearing, doughnut-turning machine capable of speeds up to 50 mph. It's aptly named "Terror." As far as we know, no animals were harmed in the making of this video. But they were probably wondering if the Mayans were off by a month or so in their apocalyptic prediction.

The video, well worth the 4:11 investment, was posted on the mikael240karlsson YouTube channel and has received more than 3.2 million views this week.

Old MacDonald never had a farm tractor quite like it.

Elsewhere:

• Magic Johnson followed this tweet on Wednesday by throwing Lakers executive vice president Jim Buss under the bus on ESPN:

The reason I haven't tweeted in 2 days is because I've been mourning Phil Jackson not being hired as the Lakers head coach.

— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) November 14, 2012


Don't take it personally, Mike D'Antoni. It's strictly business.

Injury meet insult, Lakers fans. Boxer and noted gambler Floyd Mayweather was happy to show off this wager after Tuesday's 84-82 loss to the Spurs:

Kobe Bryant is a living legend but I bet $275k on Spurs and Danny Green got me that green. instagr.am/p/SAFX0bR3XO/

— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) November 14, 2012


From floydmayweather via Instagram.



• Here are a couple of reasons to cheer:

Colts cheerleader Megan (@ColtsCheerMegan) will let team mascot Blue shave her head at the Bills-Colts game on Nov. 25 if he raises $10,000 for the IU Simon Cancer Center. Several Colts players have shaved their heads in support of coach Chuck Pagano, who has lost his hair as he undergoes chemotherapy to treat leukemia. Megan signed a contract to seal the deal, and the Colts are using the hashtag #operationshavemeganshead to promote the cause. Click here to donate.


@coltscheermegan @rachelbogle @kyleradionow Ready for u to become the newest add to #TeamCHUCKSTRONG #BaldIsSexy

— Matt Overton (@MattOverton_LS) November 15, 2012


But this operation will go only so far. Sorry guys, she's taken:

“@twentyone2win: Starting #operationaskmeganoutonadate in thespirit of #operationshavemeganshead” my BF would not support that campaign ☺

— MeganNFLCheerleader (@ColtsCheerMegan) November 15, 2012


The 6-3 Colts play Sunday at New England.

Meanwhile, Orlando Magic stunt team member and former University of Central Florida cheerleader Jamie Woode is expected to make a full recovery from a spill she took during Tuesday's game against the New York Knicks. Woode, 31, was in stable condition Wednesday after landing on her head and suffering three fractured vertebrae and a broken rib from the fall, which took place while trying to execute a routine between the first and second quarters.

Get noticed. If you see anything on line that should be Trending, viral-worthy sports videos or off-beat sports tweets, pass them along to me @billsperos or to bsperos1@gmail.com.