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#1 Stan Doffarf

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 10:20 PM

I don't usually bother with it, but this year's programme looks like a must-see. Some great candidates haven't even made the final dozen.

http://www.bbc.co.uk...ts-personality/
And when they found our shadows
Grouped around the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry no feelings left
This species has amused itself to death

#2 flyingking

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:03 AM

An alternative list which is almost as strong, in no particular order:
Laura Trott, Jason Kenny, Victoria Pendleton, Hannah Cockcroft, Jonnie Peacock, Charlotte DuJardin, Lee Pearson, Luke Campbell, Carl Froch, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Greg Rutherford, Alistair Brownlee, Louis Smith, Pete Wilson, Ed McKeever, Sophie Christiansen, Jade Jones

Edited by flyingking, 27 November 2012 - 12:09 AM.

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#3 HappyDave

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:29 AM

Only 1 Paralympian on the BBC's SPOTY lists?? Hmmm...

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#4 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:25 AM

Only 1 Paralympian on the BBC's SPOTY lists?? Hmmm...

A quarter of the list are Paralympians - Ellie Simmons, David Weir and Sarah Storey.

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#5 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:48 AM

Claire Balding is on BBC Breakfast. Said it was probably the greatest shortlist ever and plenty of amazing athletes, such as Kev Sinfield, could of got on the list in other years.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

#6 PC

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:06 AM

It says something about teh wuali

An alternative list which is almost as strong, in no particular order:
Laura Trott, Jason Kenny, Victoria Pendleton, Hannah Cockcroft, Jonnie Peacock, Charlotte DuJardin, Lee Pearson, Luke Campbell, Carl Froch, Ian Poulter, Luke Donald, Greg Rutherford, Alistair Brownlee, Louis Smith, Pete Wilson, Ed McKeever, Sophie Christiansen, Jade Jones


You can add Johnny Brownlee and Leanda Cave to that list as well. Both won two triathlon world titles this year.

#7 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

Claire Balding is on BBC Breakfast. Said it was probably the greatest shortlist ever and plenty of amazing athletes, such as Kev Sinfield, could of got on the list in other years.


She's a good lass!

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#8 gingerjon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:47 AM

It's an impressive list. If they'd swapped Rory McIlroy with someone who'd won a proper event I'd be even happier.
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#9 Futtocks

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:52 AM

It's an impressive list. If they'd swapped Rory McIlroy with someone who'd won a proper event I'd be even happier.


Any combo (excluding the golfist) of that shortlist would be fine by me.

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#10 Severus

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

Has got to be Wiggins but after Cavendish won it last year it wouldn't be much of a shock to see a non-cyclist win it. Anyone one of the shortlist with the possible exception of McIlroy deserve to win.
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#11 gingerjon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:01 AM

I'll be voting for David Weir. Six golds across two Paralympics and four in this one - all delivered with grit and soundtracked to The Werewolves of London.
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#12 Futtocks

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

It says something about teh wuali


You can add Johnny Brownlee and Leanda Cave to that list as well. Both won two triathlon world titles this year.


In any other year, Alastair Cook and Heather Watson may well have been on that list as well.

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#13 marklaspalmas

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:28 AM

SPOTY is rubbish.

 

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#14 gingerjon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

SPOTY is rubbish.


This is true.

But any excuse to abuse golfers for their privileged position within the sporting establishment, eh?
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#15 Wolford6

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:07 AM

That Bradley Wiggins documentary on Sky ... "A Year in Yellow" is brilliant.

I was at a waste management seminar last week and Ellie Simmons' dad was there. Not that I know him or spoke to him.

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#16 Scubby

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:11 AM

That Bradley Wiggins documentary on Sky ... "A Year in Yellow" is brilliant.

I was at a waste management seminar last week and Ellie Simmons' dad was there. Not that I know him or spoke to him.

I think you have mistaken this for the uninteresting trivial facts thread :lol: only joking mate.

#17 Saintslass

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

I'll be voting for David Weir.

Me too. He is the most accomplished of the 12 and his golds were won against determined (and world champion) opposition, with the final one of them being the toughest to get.

#18 Severus

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Me too. He is the most accomplished of the 12 and his golds were won against determined (and world champion) opposition, with the final one of them being the toughest to get.

He is a superb athlete and when considering the range of distances you may have a point. But winning the TDF is by far the highest achievement of a British athlete this year. Also to include a gold in the Olympic time trial its been Wiggins' year.
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#19 gingerjon

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

But winning the TDF is by far the highest achievement of a British athlete this year.


A genuine question hidden behind trolling: why?
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#20 Severus

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:32 PM

A genuine question hidden behind trolling: why?

Probably the toughest sporting event there is. Racing against the best in the world.
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