Sports Personality

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by Pythagoras, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Who do you think should/will win.

    Will it be someone who has done very well in less popular sports (Beth Tweddle, Nicole Cooke, Zara Phillips) or someone who has done OK in a big sport (Monty Panesar, Andy Murray), or even a comedian who achieved an impressive athletic achievement but wasn't in a sport.
  2. WoodenFlugel

    WoodenFlugel Moderator Staff Member

    Well now lets see...

    Footballers - rubbish.
    Rugby Union players - equally rubbish (sorry I don't "do" league).
    Track athletics team - very disappointing.
    Cricketers - after the ashes success last year, which they were rightly praised for, are now geting an absolute spanking down under. Its early days, but the signs don't look good...

    but on a positive note:

    Jenson Button won his first F1 race, our swimmers were quite good (apparently), Beth Tweddle won a gold medal somewhere, Zara Phillips also won something. But at the end of the day - and no disrespect meant - these are minority sports (apart from F1 - and winning a race is hardly worthy of SPotY) so I guess the votes will be spread across all of the nominations. I dunno - Zara Phillips and Beth Tweddle....I guess both are equally worthy of it.

    ...and then there is young Mr Walliams - a comedian who did fantastically well to swim the channel in the time he did. He must be a contender, which says a lot about UK sport this year I think. So could one of our most coveted sporting awards go to a non-sportsman? Unless the BBC do something to prevent voting for him, I wouldn't bet against it.
  3. brassneck

    brassneck Active Member

  4. David Pegram

    David Pegram Member

    Should be Tony McCoy has been at the top of his sport for years.
  5. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    And his crisps are the best around!
  6. Laserbeam bass

    Laserbeam bass Active Member

    Therer is no real competition this year as Darren Clarke is guaranteed it. I know he went through a lot in his personal life, and came back to play Golf, but does this make him a sporting personality?

    If you are looking for a personality, something that the BBC and the general public have failed to do on more than occassion, then IMHO it should go to Monty Panesar. As well as developing into a fine cricketer, he has a character amd a personality.
  7. Especially the Mexican Chilli ones which I only discovered last week.

    Ahhh Mudhauden Panesar that good ol' English name along with the other Englishman in the ashes squad Sajid Mahmood. They must go nicely along side the fella in the England Rugby union squad from Saturday's game Mark Van Gisbergen...

  8. Darth_Tuba

    Darth_Tuba Active Member

    He was born in Luton, Bedfordshire. What does his name have to do with anything?
  9. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    Kevin Blackwell. What a guy. :biggrin:
  10. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    And don't forget our resident South Africans, Strauss and Pietersen and our token "not good enough for them" Aussie, Geraint Jones.
  11. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    I'd vote for Joe Calzaghe if it wasn't for his non-British surname. ;) :rolleyes:
  12. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Made himself look like a really arrogant person with his comments in the press last week, which won't help his cause.
  13. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    Ah well, he's a boxer! He has to be arrogant! ;)
  14. 2nd man down

    2nd man down Moderator Staff Member

    What did he say?

    Arrogant or not (and I suppose when you make a living trying to beat the bejeezus out of people you need to be a little on the arrogant side), Joe gets my proper vote.
  15. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    He said that the BBC always pick losers, so he wouldn't win. (Kelly Holmes, Steve Redgrave, Andrew Flintoff?)
  16. dyl

    dyl Active Member

    1997: Greg Rusedski
    1990: Paul Gascoigne

  17. jmb83

    jmb83 Member

    Damon Hill 1996 - how can you win Sports PERSONALITY without any?!!
    same for Nigel Mansell.

    For me i'd like Calzaghe, or Beth Tweddle (but doubt she'd get a look in because of the minority sport issue.) or Jenson Button.
    I know he's only won the one race, but he's shown guts and determination and a lot of personality to get through the team trouble - constanly failing Honda engines for instance.

    My votes is Beth Tweddle tho
  18. Bungle

    Bungle Member

    I think my vote would go for Amir Khan (don't think he's won before) seams a nice lad and soo good for his age
  19. watch your mouth!, he's your next manager if you sacko jacko ;) !
  20. how about readings manager steve coppell?

    he's guided a steady reading side to destroying the championship, with limited money, kept a team who have mostly played together since about the 2000/01 season, then when gaining promotion, again hardly bought anyone in, and plays with an 80% british team every week, and have hardly been in the bottom half all season!

    he's done a collective effort all year, and the bloke should be awarded for it

    the prize shouldn't always go to a big star like rooney or rooney, or even that evertonian mancherish striker called rooney

    give it some1 who has worked hard with limited resources! (and been successfull in the process!)