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  • DaM 11 Sep 2012 10:01:33 13,338 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    I wasn't disagreeing with the gist of the post, I want Wiggins to win and believe that he should. More that the guy seemed blissfully unaware that 2 out of the last 4 winners have been cyclists, last year was Cav FFS!
    But British cycling has come from practically nowhere to be world-beating - they deserve it. Cav may have suffered a bit this year, from his team's tactics/aims and those pesky foreigners not playing ball at the Olympics, but he has an amazing record. And a really hot girlfriend.
  • RedSparrows 11 Sep 2012 10:03:58 23,327 posts
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    Why is Ennis winning a gold better than any other single gold winner?

    I'm not saying it is or isn't, I'm just wondering.
  • TheSaint 11 Sep 2012 10:07:01 14,623 posts
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    RedSparrows wrote:
    Why is Ennis winning a gold better than any other single gold winner?

    I'm not saying it is or isn't, I'm just wondering.
    Because she's hot.
  • kalel 11 Sep 2012 10:09:09 88,457 posts
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    I think certain events are considered greater achievements than others, rightly or wrongly.

    Certainly getting gold in a multi-event like the Decathalon or Heptaholon is a significant feat.
  • senso-ji 11 Sep 2012 10:09:56 5,969 posts
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    The short list of 10 will inevitably mean that some big names will miss out this year. Greg Rutherford, Ellie Simmonds, Victoria Pendleton and Katherine Grainger might end up being completely overlooked.
  • elstoof 11 Sep 2012 10:12:30 7,761 posts
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    It's taken British Cycling over 10 years to get here, hardly out of nowhere. Don't get me wrong, I bloody love my cycling but there's a lot of recognition for it already, I don't think giving Wiggo the award is going to do as much for him as it would for someone else. Can't be a cyclist every bloody year.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Sep 2012 10:14:12 39,467 posts
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    It's a public vote, that's why I think Wiggins or maybe Farrah.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • LeoliansBro 11 Sep 2012 10:14:27 44,512 posts
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    I actually think the paralympics are a more impressive achievement in terms of influence and making an impression than the Olympics. Would love this to go to a paralympian.

    I appreciate that isn't perhaps as clear as it could be, hopefully you get me.

    LB, you really are a massive geek.

  • Monsieur_Blade 11 Sep 2012 10:19:01 348 posts
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    No matter which way you look at it, there are gonna be so many deserving athletes who miss out.

    I'd probably go:

    1. Wiggo
    2. Mo Farah
    3. Jess Ennis

    But it also seems incredibly harsh for the likes of murray and Chris hoy to not even get in the top 3!  I guess it just shows what an incredible summer of sport its been.
  • senso-ji 11 Sep 2012 10:21:28 5,969 posts
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    It'll be some contest if Hamilton wins the F1 title and McIlroy adds the Ryder cup to his US PGA.
  • ecu 11 Sep 2012 10:23:59 77,038 posts
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    Monsieur_Blade wrote:
    No matter which way you look at it, there are gonna be so many deserving athletes who miss out.
    On the plus side, at least Chelsea won't win team of the year.
  • mcmonkeyplc 11 Sep 2012 10:25:01 39,467 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    It'll be some contest if Hamilton wins the F1 title and McIlroy adds the Ryder cup to his US PGA.
    Shhhhhhhhhhh!

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • RedSparrows 11 Sep 2012 10:25:47 23,327 posts
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    If Chelsea win anything the whole shebang is defunct.
  • kalel 11 Sep 2012 10:26:29 88,457 posts
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    I"d love John Terry to win it just for the lols.
  • Whizzo 11 Sep 2012 10:28:22 43,197 posts
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    Pretty much anyone who manages to get on the short list this year should be reasonably happy, there's so many potential candidates this year it's going to be tricky narrow it down in the first place, let alone pick one.

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  • senso-ji 11 Sep 2012 10:28:42 5,969 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    I"d love John Terry to win it just for the lols.
    Photoshop will ensure he holds the trophy no matter who wins on the night.
  • Deleted user 11 September 2012 10:35:22
    senso-ji wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    I"d love John Terry to win it just for the lols.
    Photoshop will ensure he holds the trophy no matter who wins on the night.
    i've already had a look to see if there are any :)

    Sadly i never really considered the paralympicans. Weir, simmonds, or storey has a great chance of being nominated as well. Weir could be a dark horse as well.
  • Tom_Servo 11 Sep 2012 10:39:09 18,009 posts
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    I'd say Wiggins would be my pick, but they might just give it to Team GB as a whole. It would probably be quite harsh if loads of people missed out, TBH.
  • Deleted user 11 September 2012 10:39:54
    I go for a nomination list of this:

    Ainslie
    Brownlee Brothers
    Ennis
    Farrah
    McElroy
    Murray
    Simmonds
    Storey
    Wier
    Wiggins

    And Hamilton if he can win the WDC.

    Pendleton to get life achievement.

    Edited by joelstinton at 10:40:20 11-09-2012
  • Tom_Servo 11 Sep 2012 10:42:25 18,009 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: Awarded to the sportsperson "who has made the greatest impression in the world of sport"

    Didier Drogba
    For Drogba's excellent impression of an injured player, presumably.
  • dsmx 11 Sep 2012 11:03:57 7,651 posts
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    Tom_Servo wrote:
    roz123 wrote:
    BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year: Awarded to the sportsperson "who has made the greatest impression in the world of sport"

    Didier Drogba
    For Drogba's excellent impression of an injured player, presumably.
    Or every Italian football team everytime the opposition is going on the counter attack.

    "If we hit that bullseye the rest of the dominoes will fall like a a house of cards, checkmate." Zapp Brannigan

  • TheSaint 11 Sep 2012 11:06:11 14,623 posts
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    Surely Bolt will get the Overseas prize.
  • Fab4 11 Sep 2012 11:09:02 6,115 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    I"d love John Terry to win it just for the lols.
    In his mind he's already won it :D
  • RedSparrows 11 Sep 2012 11:14:38 23,327 posts
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    No, Drogba clearly achieved more than Usain Bolt. GAWD.
  • roz123 11 Sep 2012 11:22:47 7,113 posts
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    Drogba deserves it for being the first African player to score 100 goals in the premier league, winning loads of stuff for Chelsea including the Champions League this year, for his charity work and role as a UN ambassador.
    Usain Bolt has already won it twice.
  • senso-ji 11 Sep 2012 11:25:20 5,969 posts
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    Michael Phelps will win it because of his total Olympic medal haul. My personal pick would be David Rudisha. That 800m final was incredible.
  • Tom_Servo 11 Sep 2012 11:25:52 18,009 posts
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    Michael Johnson for his punditry.
  • Whizzo 11 Sep 2012 11:29:46 43,197 posts
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    {Sarcasm}
    I wonder what football team roz123 supports?
    {/Sarcasm}

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  • TheSaint 11 Sep 2012 11:31:12 14,623 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Drogba deserves it for being the first African player to score 100 goals in the premier league, winning loads of stuff for Chelsea including the Champions League this year, for his charity work and role as a UN ambassador.
    Usain Bolt has already won it twice.
    I really can't work out if you're joking or not.
  • Vortex808 11 Sep 2012 16:07:31 7,310 posts
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    Trane wrote:
    I wasn't disagreeing with the gist of the post, I want Wiggins to win and believe that he should. More that the guy seemed blissfully unaware that 2 out of the last 4 winners have been cyclists, last year was Cav FFS!
    A bit late in spotting this, but I'd like to point out I was not blissfully unaware at all. The point I was trying to make was that I feel that Cav should have won it the year before, when he originally broke the british record for stage wins. He got it the year after.

    That vote for Hoy four years back was mainly down to him winning three golds and seriously being in the public consciousness due to that, rather than a recognition of british cycling IMO.
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