- Sports personality-was it a fix?
He was a main contender and probable winner, but McCoy and Halfpenny runners up? I can see that the general public probably won’t vote for Froome, he hasn’t really connected with the public the way Wiggins and Cav has, but how the hell could they get ahead of Farrah?
It was definitely a fix when they gave it to the horsey royal a few years back,Posted 4 years agoesselgruntfuttockMember
They mustv’e had a 2nd trophy wherever he was tonight, just in case he won (which he did, ovbiously)
What if, at the last minute, thousands of people had voted for Mo Farrah, would they have said to Murray, ‘soz mate, Mo’s won it, not you’
Foregone conclusion innit.Posted 4 years agoSuggseyMember
I was more concerned about the apparent double trophy-how come they had the top trophy there for him ahead of the public voting-it appeared to be the genuine heavy real trophy!!Posted 4 years ago
I can understand that he has a lot of supporters- along with McCoy over the likes of say Mo Farah, just seemed too staged for my liking- and I nearly voted for Halfpenny over Froome.molgripsSubscriber
I though it should have been him. We’ve had double gold medallists before, lots of Olympic success, but a British Wimbledon winner was pure fantasy not so long ago. Plus the story has been an epic struggle, ever since Henman we’ve had our hopes raised and dashed every June.
Plus Murray is not really dominant, in a sport that has has some titans ruling it.Posted 4 years agoMSPSubscriber
Of more concern is how they managed to stretch it out to two and a half hours. I saw it in the schedule, had bad memories of far too many deep husky voice-overs to slow speed montages of mainly unexciting sports events and just couldn’t bring myself to watch any more than the last 5 mins.
I am sure when I was a kid and used to watch it with my dad, it was only an hour long, the presenter had a proper moustache and a burtons suit, and you couldn’t see past the first two rows of the audience because so many of them smoked. That’s what a proper sports awards should be like.
The way they do it know, is what it would be like if the arts and humanities department were in charge of PE.Posted 4 years agotpbikerMember
Hard as it is for some of the STW masses to possibly comprehend, but I’m fairly confident that a wimbledon victory is at least as important to the general public than a tour de france win, probably more so.
In fact, other than a world cup win, I’m not sure there has been a trophy that has been so eagerly anticipated
Certainly I heard many more people talking about Murray’s win than I did wiggo’s or froome’sPosted 4 years ago
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