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If it was a true sports personality content I think Cav would win hands down...
Sadly I think David Haye could be the man (is he on the short list?)
posted by jimmythecuckoo [1299 posts] 1st December 2009 - 8:59
I'd say that Cav and Haye definitely stand head and shoulders above the rest of the nominees when it comes to 'personality'. Unfortunately my prediction is that Button will win it even though he doesnt exactly have an endearing personality and he won a competition where most of the plaudits should go to the team in the garage and the car.
posted by Oli Pendrey [107 posts] 1st December 2009 - 9:18
Jensen is a nice enough charecter, certainly is easy to talk to and not unapproachable like I imagine several would be.
My main anger is why no Chrissie Wellington (3 times ironman world champ) or Alistair brownlee (tri world champion) when Ryan Giggs has a place?!
The bc argue that it is about the level of involvement and exposire that sports get...if thats the case they why is Tom Daley (despite being fantastic) in the list?
not all carbon is the same.
posted by Jon Burrage [1081 posts] 1st December 2009 - 10:15
Yeah it's always a difficult one. I never quite know on what grounds people draw up the shortlist, and the way I see it is that the winner generally ends up being the person that's had the most positive media exposure in the last 6 months...or if they have connections to the Royal Family! The '-ality' part of the award's title seems to be defunct, but that's probably just me being pedantic
....but yeah I'd vote for Cavendish out of that bunch.
posted by Oli Pendrey [107 posts] 1st December 2009 - 11:26
Jessica Ennis is on the short list 'coz she's cute.
two wheels good; four wheels bad
posted by cat1commuter [1380 posts] 1st December 2009 - 11:48
my prediction is that Button will win it
didnt see him on the list... he is a good bet.
posted by jimmythecuckoo [1299 posts] 1st December 2009 - 13:22
Interestingly the editors who select for the short list (by giving there top 10s) are on the bbc website (http://tinyurl.com/ykoufek). Brad looks like he was close to the short list, which I guess is probs a good thing as the cycling vote wont be split. Only one nomination for the fantastic Chrissie Wellington and no votes for Ali Brownlee is a bit of a travesty.
Guess voting for Cav is the way forward, lets hope the 'popular' vote is split between Haye and Button and it can be a 2nd cyclist in a row.
PS Jessica Ennis did win a world champ gold btw, so worthy of some credit, unlike some people [Cough]Ryan Giggs [/cough]
posted by miffed [163 posts] 1st December 2009 - 18:26
link for the full list, Murry, Giggs, Strauss the "Jedwood" factor?, or am i little hard!
2010 - Cheshire Cat / Dragon Ride
posted by canyonsi [42 posts] 2nd December 2009 - 8:06
Full list is also here: http://road.cc/node/11647
There's a preview programme featuring the ten who made the shortlist at 9.45pm tonight on BBC1.
posted by Simon_MacMichael [8517 posts] 2nd December 2009 - 9:01
Murry, Giggs, Strauss the "Jedwood" factor?, or am i little hard!
I reckon out of those three Strauss deserves some credit, he did captain an Ashes winning side pretty well whilst putting in quality batting performances that made up for the lack of runs from the other batsmen.
I see Giggs' nomination as more of a golden handshake for his services to football, maybe if it was 'Sports Personality of the Decade' then he might be in with more of a chance.
posted by Oli Pendrey [107 posts] 2nd December 2009 - 9:19
I'm mystified why Giggs is there at all. If you're going to have a lifetime achievement award, call it that, don't put him in the SPOTY category.
As for Oli's suggestion he should be considered for Sports Personality of the Decade, it pains me as an Arsenal fan to say this, but his most famous moment in a United shirt - that goal in the FA Cup Semi-Final Replay, which their fans still sing about now - took place in 1999
But blimey, didn't the Noughties go past in a flash? Seems like only yesterday we were worrying about the internet melting down as we went into Y2K.
posted by Simon_MacMichael [8517 posts] 2nd December 2009 - 9:44
Anyone catch the BBC's embarrassing preview for SPOTY last night?
Each nominee had an expert from their field and a 'celebrity fan' to pitch their case. Cav came of pretty well with Chris Hoy as his expert and Paul Smith (the fashion designer and cycling fanatic) as his celeb endorser. However some of the others must have felt well and truly embarrassed, Jessica Ennis had a team made up of Denise Lewis and X-factor 2008 finalists JLS!? David Haye had Joe Calzaghe and Dragon's Den judge Theo Pathetis!? I was actually cringing.
posted by Oli Pendrey [107 posts] 3rd December 2009 - 11:14
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