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tw15

Member Since 11 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active Dec 28 2013 10:38 PM
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In Topic: London Broncos and future expansion

22 December 2013 - 04:50 PM

All we can say is the sport doesn't include the social aspects that a tiny amount of sports have attached to their sport (strawberries and cream, beer tents by the riverbank, hampers and champers in the car park).

 

I wonder if you analysed the crowds at Wimbledon, Henley, Twickers and Epsom you'd see how many were lower middle middle class/working class indulging in an annual treat.

 

Lots of people see themselves as middle class these days, so I can't see any benefit as presenting the sport as working class. 


In Topic: Broncos to Barnet

17 December 2013 - 09:36 PM

Ages ago there was a programme on Radio 5 about why there weren't more soccer players from the Indian and Pakistani communities. The answer was the families didn't see it as a career choice. They wanted their kids to become accountants, doctors and lawyers. I think these communities are mostly interested in watching cricket, hockey and squash. 


In Topic: SPOTY 2013 - Will RL get more than the 45 seconds it got last year?

16 December 2013 - 04:48 PM

After the debacle of no women on the shortlist in 2011, and the discovery that Nuts and Zoo editors were involved in drawing up the shortlist, the BBC changed the rules for how the candidates are selected. 

 

From http://www.bbc.co.uk...nality/24145324

 

An expert panel decide the shortlist for the Sports Personality of the Year award. The Sports Personality of the Year production team will provide the Panel with a list of the top 50 or more sportspeople from 2013, including information on their achievements. The Panel will be free to consider other potential candidates.

The Panel will comprise 12 members this year:

• Four representatives of the BBC: Barbara Slater (director of BBC Sport); Philip Bernie (head of TV sport); Carl Doran (executive editor of Sports Personality of the Year); Mark Pougatch (representing BBC Radio 5 live).

• Three representatives of the UK written press: sports editors from The Mail on Sunday, The Mirror and The Telegraph.

• Three former nominees: Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson; Dame Kelly Holmes; Marcus Trescothick.

• Liz Nicholl OBE, chief executive of UK Sport.

• One individual, multi-sport, broadcaster/former Spoty presenter: Sue Barker MBE.

The Panel will select a short list of 10 sportspeople on the basis of the following criteria:

• Reflects UK sporting achievements on the national and/or international stage;

• Represents the breadth and depth of UK sports, and;

• Takes into account 'impact' over and beyond the sport or sporting achievement in question.


In Topic: SPOTY 2013 - Will RL get more than the 45 seconds it got last year?

15 December 2013 - 09:22 PM

About 3 1/2 mins - can't complain about that...

...for a change


In Topic: Concussion and head injury deaths in union

15 December 2013 - 07:13 PM

There was a US TV programme that took a scientific comparison between American Football and rugby ("sports science rugby vs american football"). The keynote was that the tackling differed, which is why helmets are needed in one sport and not in the other. The impact is more intensified in American Football. 

 

A certain video streaming site might be worth searching, if you'd like to see it.