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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:15 pm 
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Now I know that it's daft to be bothered by the BBC Sports Personality of the Year (as it implies, the 'award' is usually as much for personality as for sporting achievement) but I'll go ahead and be so anyway.

How on earth can Victoria Pendleton not be in the final 10? Sporting achievement? Triple World champion so check there. Personality? Very photogenic and always comes over in interviews as intelligent and charming so check there. And look at the final 10 - all impressive sporting achievements but the majority are not there for actually winning anything (and you could argue that most don't have much in the way of personality).

Surely it can't be just that it's a minority sport (and track cycling a minority within a minority)? Or did Paula Radcliffe just snag the 'token female' spot?

It is enough to make me not watch although that's forgetting that I don't watch anyway.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:49 pm 
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Well counted 5 winners and 4 losers
don't about the others

The 2 women one is a winner and record holder the other one gold

Why V. P. because the masses wont have heard of her. Alas if she had made the back page of sport tabloids. she would have made it :(

Why the 4 losers because :roll: :(


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:02 pm 
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She's hopeless! I mean, look at all the " tick boxes " she's missed out...

willy ownership [ X ]

10 team mates [ X ]

kicks leather sphere for a living [ X ]

drives a Cadillac Escalade [ X ]


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:53 am 
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Why V. P. because the masses wont have heard of her


I'd never heard of that horse woman who won the other year :? what did she ever do?


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:24 am 
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orange71 wrote:
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Why V. P. because the masses wont have heard of her


I'd never heard of that horse woman who won the other year :? what did she ever do?


Well did win a competition ALSO mummy had 'blue' blood :roll:


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:26 pm 
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Look out for British BMX champion Shanaze Reade next year if the Olympics go as well as her current form, she beat ann-caro at the worlds this year.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 5:14 pm 
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No footballers this year !!! :D


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:42 pm 
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I noticed the 1 second token shot of James Toseland on the advert they've been running. Another "minority sport token" :roll:


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