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BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Sun Dec 14, 2003 2:41 pm

Who would you pick as the winner, always tough to compare achievements from different eras.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/tv_and_radio/sports_personality_2003/3244608.stm

For me, it's Daley Thompson !
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Sun Dec 14, 2003 6:13 pm

Daley Thompson was very much a man of his moment, but for someone who made a greater impact and is still revered and talked about (and most importantly stuffed the Aussies) I'd go for Ian Botham.
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:07 am

Jackie Stewart would get my vote.

Hey Pacificjourney who do you reckon Banco would vote for?
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:28 am

Me !

You must be kidding about Jackie Stewart right ... if it has an engine it's NOT a sport.
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Mon Dec 15, 2003 5:05 am

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!!!

 
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Mon Dec 15, 2003 5:42 am

Which is where Botham is a winner!
It is pretty obvious who is going to win, but I voted for Adrian Morley purely on the way he made the first tackle in the first test against the Kangaroos
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:30 pm

"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)
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:51 pm

JW will take this years event no doubt, people's memories being short as they are, but the 50 year award, no way ! To start he has no personality ...

Banco SHOULD vote for me, but we all know his tastes run 'elsewhere'.
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Mon Dec 15, 2003 5:43 pm

I'm not quite sure what you're saying here...  Big grin

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! Big grin
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:56 pm

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 !
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Tue Dec 16, 2003 2:08 pm

"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.


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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Wed Dec 17, 2003 2:17 am

Damon Hill for me, he's the only one I like.
 
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RE: BBC Sports Personality Of The Last 50 Years

Wed Dec 17, 2003 10:57 am

Sports Personality

Thats a contradiction in terms.

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