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junglist_matty
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Sports Personality

Postby junglist_matty » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:28 am

The shortlist...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/sports-per ... y/20467299


I think it's between:

Jessica Ennis
Mo Farah
Bradley Wiggins


Jessica Ennis gets my vote as I think Wiggo's a right tw@t and also think he won the TDF thanks to doping (using Aicar)

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Re: Sports Personality

Postby GiantMike » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:58 am

They're all winners to me. Except the golfer, obviously.

Not only is golf crap, but he can't decide (or won't say) who he will represent in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Of course, all the golfists will vote for him with their lairy trousers and ridiculous jumpers so he'll probably do quite well.
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Re: Sports Personality

Postby CiB » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:39 pm

One at a time please.

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Re: Sports Personality

Postby orangepip » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:42 pm

junglist_matty wrote:

Jessica Ennis gets my vote as I think Wiggo's a right tw@t and also think he won the TDF thanks to doping (using Aicar)


Any particular reason why you're saying that? Or have you just worked it out for yourself?

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Re: Sports Personality

Postby GiantMike » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:45 pm

junglist_matty wrote: I also think he won the TDF thanks to doping (using Aicar)


Is this libelous?
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Re: Sports Personality

Postby Yellow Peril » Tue Nov 27, 2012 13:49 pm

GiantMike wrote:
junglist_matty wrote: I also think he won the TDF thanks to doping (using Aicar)


Is this libelous?



Is that using Aicar instead of Aibike?

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Re: Sports Personality

Postby pb21 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 14:26 pm

GiantMike wrote:
junglist_matty wrote: I also think he won the TDF thanks to doping (using Aicar)


Is this libelous?


I would have thought so, unless he can prove it of course!

Edit: They only think he doped though, they're not saying he did, so I'm not sure.

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Re: Sports Personality

Postby sev112 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:32 pm

Who was complaining about golf clothes ? - from a road cyclist - pot and kettle come to mind :)
Very politically correct list - why does Ennis beat the bloke who got the long jump world record for example ? Why does the young Paralympic swimmer beat the Paralympic Horse Rider(s) ?

Difficult to choose - i would have gone Wiggins (diversity of events during the year, Tour history, Olympic gold), Murray (grand slam and Olympic gold), Farah (2 golds in Long Distance, never been close in UK before)
All 3 of them have done something a Brit hasnt done before, or for a very very long time

Weir is my difficult guy - i could see him coming out of nowhere and taking any one of those 3 places.

Hoy very good, but all the same type of events, he did it before, and only olympics
Ennis - 1 gold (albeit a number of events) - you could say the same about the Triathlete Gold chap
Ainslie - close to the Top 3, but his golds have been achieved before so put him behind Farah
Storey - same logic as Hoy. although perhaps less so, and more diverse
SImmonds -well done, but cant see those successes surpassing the above
Mcilroy - Grand Slam, Europe and US tour winner, Ryder Cup - poor choice of year to win stuff
Grainger - again, well done, but only 1 event
Boxing lady - well done but i find it hard to give it to any boxer

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Re: Sports Personality

Postby Leemerlin » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:58 pm

I don't know what Andy Murray is doing on the shortlist.

I thought it was sports PERSONALITY of the year. :-D

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Re: Sports Personality

Postby KentPhil » Tue Nov 27, 2012 22:52 pm

They're all deserving winners, but Bradley gets my vote purely for the emotion I felt on watching him win the Olympic time trial. Amazing!
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Re: Sports Personality

Postby nunowoolmez » Tue Nov 27, 2012 23:58 pm

sev112 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:32 pmWho was complaining about golf clothes ? - from a road cyclist - pot and kettle come to mind Very politically correct list - why does Ennis beat the bloke who got the long jump world record for example ? Why does the young Paralympic swimmer beat the Paralympic Horse Rider(s) ?Difficult to choose - i would have gone Wiggins (diversity of events during the year, Tour history, Olympic gold), Murray (grand slam and Olympic gold), Farah (2 golds in Long Distance, never been close in UK before)All 3 of them have done something a Brit hasnt done before, or for a very very long timeWeir is my difficult guy - i could see him coming out of nowhere and taking any one of those 3 places.Hoy very good, but all the same type of events, he did it before, and only olympicsEnnis - 1 gold (albeit a number of events) - you could say the same about the Triathlete Gold chapAinslie - close to the Top 3, but his golds have been achieved before so put him behind FarahStorey - same logic as Hoy. although perhaps less so, and more diverseSImmonds -well done, but cant see those successes surpassing the aboveMcilroy - Grand Slam, Europe and US tour winner, Ryder Cup - poor choice of year to win stuffGrainger - again, well done, but only 1 event Boxing lady - well done but i find it hard to give it to any boxersev112 Posts: 22Joined: Sun May 6, 2012 9:43 amTop

Where do i start with this drivel?

You mention Mo Farrah won two golds in long distance (middle distance actually) & nobody has done that for a very very long time. What about Dame Kelly Holmes winning the 800 & 1500 golds in Athens 2004!

Who won set the long jump world record. Nobody, Mike Piwells jump 20 odd years ago still stands. Greg Rutherford ( i assume you meant) won the gold but set no records.

How can you compare Jess Ennis to Alistair Brownlee? Totally different events.

Boxing lady? Seriously? Nicola Adams is her name & she made history by being the 1st British female to win a medal, Gold at that, at an Olympics. Even if it was its first Olympics as a sport.

You painfully neglect to acknowledge the story behind Kath Grainger. This was her 4th Olympics & her first gold after 3 previous attempts, but just missing out.

Rory Mcllroy hardly 'chose' this year to specifically win things & i hardly think missing out on SPOTY would be a reason for him to decide to think "better not win this, i won't win SPOTY'.

Unbelievable!! Do some sodding research & get your facts correct. Brad to win, Murray 2nd, Mo 3rd.

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Re: Sports Personality

Postby GiantMike » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:09 am

sev112 wrote:Who was complaining about golf clothes ? - from a road cyclist - pot and kettle come to mind :)

I'll have you know that my sartorial style is very understated.

A lot of road cycling 'fashion' is derived from the profusion of sponsorship at the top of the sport. Pro golfers wear their ridiculous outfits because they actually want to.

Although, to be fair, I am starting to like this subtle look:
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