BBC Sports personality of the year
Heres the options
Mark Cavendish (cycling)
Darren Clarke (golf)
Alastair Cook (cricket)
Luke Donald (golf)
Mo Farah (athletics)
Dai Greene (athletics)
Amir Khan (boxing)
Rory McIlroy (golf)
Andy Murray (tennis)
Andrew Strauss (cricket)
Voting during the show only so whats the chance Cav can win?Posted 6 years agoAlexSimonSubscriber
I was just going to say that Cav has no chance because he’s not everyone’s cup of tea personality-wise. But then with Ryan Giggs and Damon Hill winning, I guess it’s not all down to that.
The one thing about cyclists is they can be an organised bunch sometimes – a concerted effort to vote for Cav could do it.Posted 6 years agoGarry_LagerSubscriber
Some tragic names on that list, Christ.
Is it really an open, above board vote? If so then can’t see Cav getting the nod – honestly think a lot of people wouldn’t vote for him because they had to slow down for a cyclist on their drive to work.
Mo Farrah would be a good choice – great to see a UK athlete mixing it up at the top level of distance running.
Whatever you think of golf, there’s no denying Rory Mcllroy shat all over the field at the US open – total dominance. So if it has to be a Ted sport that wins it I guess he would be the best choice.Posted 6 years agomuppetWranglerMember
Cav for the win, for some weird reason golf is popular but with three golfers they’ll be sure to split the vote from their dedicated fans. Floating voters will have noticed Cav get shortlisted for the last three years and surely everyone loves a world champion.
The only good thing about Cav not winning is the look of disbelief he does, last year when the fat dart thrower got second (or third) I swear you could see Cav mouthing “FFS”, he looked properly gutted.Posted 6 years agoOmar LittleMember
A golfer winning a major, something that other British golfers regular win (or at least regular contend in) is a good achievement but cant really compared with what Cavendish (or Farah) has managed this year. Remarkable achievements which are rare for British sportspeople.
Hope Cav wins this year and Farah wins next year after doing the business at the olympics.Posted 6 years agoask1974Member
Definately an outsider but for me Alastair Cook. His dominant series in Austrailia last Christmas stunning and he kept repeating it, an outstanding achievement ‘away’.
Struggle to a golfer losing though, but think Luke Donald is a better winner than Mcllroy. Murray shouldn’t be there.Posted 6 years agoBig TedMember
Andy Murray got to the semi-finals of all four majors last year, only the seventh man ever to achieve that. It’s all the more impressive as he’s playing in arguably the greatest era of all time, particularly with the year that Djokovic enjoyed. So reckon that his name is as deserved in that list as any others.
That said, don’t warm to him at all and he’s rightly got no chance of winning this year.Posted 6 years agosamuriMember
It’s a pity it’s not based on actual sporting achievement, there would be a lot more cyclists in there.
Cav is almost in the top ten of Grand tour stage wins ever now, by the end of next season he will be in the top ten mixing it up with Hinault, Coppi and Merckx. Not that that will mean shit to any non-cyclists.Posted 6 years agoSOAPMember
http://espn.go.com/action/athlete/_/id/630/jamie-bestwickPosted 6 years ago
Check out the comp historyaracerSubscriber
Struggle to a golfer losing though
That might be the case if there was only one of them on the list – as mentioned by others, they’re stuffed with 3 of them on the list splitting the vote.Posted 6 years ago
http://www.oddschecker.com/specials/awards/sports-personality-of-the-year/winner – every single bookie has Cav as favourite, though you get better than evens at most of them, so far from nailed on.
…in fact doing the calcs, most bookies have the odds of a golfist winning very close to the odds of Cav winning.
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