Silverfox From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1296 times:
The programme is flawed
The BBC has in the past, vetoed certain votes.
A few years ago Bob Nudd who had then won the World Angling Championship for the 5th? time, was leading by a country mile, as all the UK anglers got away from the side of the river and voted.
However the producer, said that these votes would not be counted as in his words
' too many people voted for one person'
Errr..... isnt that how the system works?.
since then i have been very sceptical as to who wins, in fact i couldn't give a monkies on the result.
Anyway most of the winners haven't got a personality!!!
Tsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1271 times:
"You must be kidding about Jackie Stewart right ... if it has an engine it's NOT a sport."
Well when I followed it it used to be call Motorsport. But you are right it is hardly a sport now it's Motorbusiness.
You really think Banco will vote for you? For one you are a Kiwi aren't you? And two I would have at a guess that he would vote for one of those white shirted Orcs that he reckons plays "running rugby"! Actually I would reckon at the moment bloody Jonny Jonny would walk it in? (Still waiting for the DVD version with the different ending)
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1263 times:
I'm not quite sure what you're saying here...
I reckon the public got it right, choosing Steve Redgrave. The reason I say so is that the other candidates achieved something that might yet be repeated. I'm not sure Redgrave's feat ever will be. Five consecutive gold medals in a physical (perhaps the most physical?) discipline. Simply extraordinary.
By the way, for the annual award, I favoured Martin Johnson, not Jonny Wilkinson, but then, I'm a rugby fan, not some bloke who watched it for the first time when England reached the final!
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Pacificjourney From New Zealand, joined Jul 2001, 2699 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1251 times:
For me it was between Thompson and Redgrave (rowing being my game) but I thought you have to give extra points to the all-rounder - not to mention him fancying Princess Anne and not taking any shit from anyone, i.e. Moscow Olympics !
Tsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5 Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1233 times:
"but then, I'm a rugby fan"
Mmmm I dunno - the way you took that bait I'd say you were some sort of fish?
I'd still vote for Jackie by the way as not only was he a triple world champ, successful team owner etc but he really did (and continued to do so even after retirement) improve the safety aspects of his sport.