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Sports personality of the year, I hardly think so.


bmx_bandit 8 56
11 Dec 2006 12:29PM
All i can say is who voted for her? and why oh why......

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JohnHawthorne e2
9 1.7k 5 Scotland
11 Dec 2006 12:32PM
Not much competition this year though was there?

It was either Andy Murray or Nicole Cooke for me with Andy Murray just coming out on top.
keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
11 Dec 2006 12:32PM
People.

Because she's a World and European Champion.
culturedcanvas e2
9 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 12:33PM
Should have been Joe.

Dan
stevekhart e2
8 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 12:35PM
Since when has a relative of the royal family had "personality"?!
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
11 Dec 2006 12:35PM
In Answer to thread, NOT ME, my money was on Homer Simpson.
mattw e2
11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 12:42PM
Interesting choice wasn't it? A low voting year I suspect, although in some respects it's nice to see one of the less mainstream sports getting reconised.

Anyway, when has it EVER been about personality?

Andy Prialux was also a world champion, and no I didn't vote for him either.

Mattw
bmx_bandit 8 56
11 Dec 2006 12:46PM
It's because shes more of a celebrity out of her sport and thats what people are obsessed with.
Nicole Cooke would have been my choice but, im into cycling so i would say that.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
11 Dec 2006 12:48PM
Phil THE POWER Taylor!

he's won more world championships than Hendry and Davis combined!

Greg Rusedski got it and won nowt - he waws runner un in a major..... big deal!
JohnHawthorne e2
9 1.7k 5 Scotland
11 Dec 2006 12:53PM
Yes, but darts?! As they say where I'm from ... catch yourself on! There's no way that's a proper sport in my opinion. Phil 'THE POWER' Taylor - ROFLMAO!
GlynB 8 29
11 Dec 2006 12:54PM
Agree with John's comments about lack of choice - it's not been a brilliant year for British success in the 'majority' sports. ZP actually won sommat so I won't begrudge her no matter how posh she is!
And I think the personality thing is a misnomer anyway - some very boring (but very talented) people have won this in the past (Mansell, Davis, Owen?).
The one choice that did rile me was the youngsters award to Theo Walcott - barely touched a ball in public since leaving Soton, but a WC call up plus a ridiculous transfer fee seems to have got him a trophy (although I don't know how this award was decided)


Quote:It's because shes more of a celebrity out of her sport and thats what people are obsessed with. Nicole Cooke would have been my choice
probably true, but knowing not a lot about either sport, they seem to have both achieved about the same this year, so personally I couldn't choose one over the other


Quote:Greg Rusedski got it
now that was based purely on personality!
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
11 Dec 2006 12:58PM

Quote:Yes, but darts?!


Davis got it - Snooker?

There's a lot more walking in Darts

Smile
culturedcanvas e2
9 4.7k 59 United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 1:01PM
Ade

I'd actually argue theres more walking in snooker !!

However as already said .. Joe Calzaghe should have won it without a doubt!

Smile
starstriders e2
10 1.6k United Kingdom
11 Dec 2006 1:02PM

Quote:There's a lot more walking in Darts

Yeah, to the bar and back Wink



Nice to see equestrian sport getting recognised for something. It's one of the few sports we actually shine at as a nation so I'm glad ZP got it, regardless of the "posh factor" or anything else the grumblers have to say.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
11 Dec 2006 1:06PM

Quote:I'd actually argue theres more walking in snooker !!


when you get stuck on double 1 for 1/2 an hour, there's a lot of walking

Smile


Freddy got it last year, that was the main thing.

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