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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Cos nobody knows who he is.
  • Do you seriously think Joe Public has heard of Steve Peat?
  • colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
    supersonic wrote:
    Cos nobody knows who he is.


    Exactly ....


    Jensen will win nae bother at aw imo ...
  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 28,799
    colintrav wrote:


    Jensen will win nae bother at aw imo ...

    what?!

    are you sure you're not grantway?
  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    yeah nobody in the normal public knows ho peaty is.
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    at least there is cavendish
  • ramemtbersramemtbers Posts: 1,562
    who the eck is he??? sorry i dont know many sorts people if they arent mountainbikers. 8) :P :oops:
  • They do reviews of sports over the evening, maybe he will get a mention then?
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    The non cycling public seem fascinated by the TdF - must be the history or something, hence Cav getting nominated. Impressive TdF stage wins, but not even top 10 overall.
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    supersonic wrote:
    The non cycling public seem fascinated by the TdF - must be the history or something, hence Cav getting nominated. Impressive TdF stage wins, but not even top 10 overall.
    IMO wiggins should have been nominated for SPOTY :lol: (sports personality of the year)
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    What was he, 4th?

    I suppose we have to define what SPOTY is - to me it is mostly a BBC back patting session for the posh presenters and typical BBC sports like rugger, track cycling and other upper class pursuits.

    MTB, DH? Ha, no chance. Commoners.
  • jay12jay12 Posts: 6,306
    they should do that but a cycling version. with muddy presenters and audiance dressed in shorts and jerseys and helmets :lol:
  • BlackSpurBlackSpur Posts: 4,228
    supersonic wrote:
    What was he, 4th?

    I suppose we have to define what SPOTY is - to me it is mostly a BBC back patting session for the posh presenters and typical BBC sports like rugger, track cycling and other upper class pursuits.

    MTB, DH? Ha, no chance. Commoners.

    I do have a lot of respect for Wiggins though - he only came 4th but a year or so ago he was a track specialist, the transition he has made is phemomenal! Cav never has any hope of winning overall - he's a sprinter not a yellow jersey competitor.
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  • colintravcolintrav Posts: 1,074
    colintrav wrote:


    Jensen will win nae bother at aw imo ...

    what?!

    are you sure you're not grantway?


    Jenson will win it no bother at all in my opinion
  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601
    Do you seriously think Joe Public has heard of Steve Peat?

    granted, but who the hell are

    phillips idowu

    andrew strauss

    beth tweedle

    jessica ennis


    and surely tom daley should be in for young sports personality of the year.

    an colintrav a recon yer right jensen 'll canter it big yin
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Atheltics
    Cricket
    Gymanstics
    Athletics

    Typical bloody BBC. I say chap!
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Ennis is quite attractive though.
  • 77ric77ric Posts: 601
    supersonic wrote:
    Atheltics
    Cricket
    Gymanstics
    Athletics

    Typical bloody BBC. I say chap!

    boring
    too long
    under developed girls, just wrong
    boring (although i'll check her out)

    not sure why hayes been nominated either, wouldn't argue if he'd had his klitscho fights.

    actually i wouldn't argue to his face either.
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  • GazlarGazlar Posts: 8,110
    Shame really he would never have won but it would have been nice to get a shortlisting aesp as its in Sheffield.

    Although I wonder how many other minority sports are cursing because they have a world champ that has not been recognised.

    They should at least have a section recognising all the british world champions in some kind of roll call
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  • tlw1tlw1 Posts: 18,354
    just read Wiggins autobiography & a few years ago at SPOTY he was shifted to the back as wasn't seen as important enough (he had just won a gold at the Olympics).

    Therefore for the team persuit to win team of the year last year & Cav to be in the final list is a great step forward, just still a LONG way to go!
  • llamafarmerllamafarmer Posts: 1,893
    Hardly surprising, it's still a minority sport after all and with no coverage of his world title on tv. As someone else said, there's probably loads of other forums like this where fans of minority sports are complaining that their own multiple champion hasn't got a look in.

    It's a pretty uninspiring list this year though, even if a lot of them are world champions. Button will walk it I reckon.
  • BeardedDaveBeardedDave Posts: 1,977
    You might want to read this before you all go BBC bashing. I think that's a pretty decent mention for what is very much a minority sport.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/sports_personality_of_the_year/8304972.stm
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  • Yeah, I remember the day after Peaty won, Mike Bushell on Breakfast did his normal news bulletin, then mentioned the race, explaining how he hadn't won this title in the 13 or so years that he's been racing, and how he'd been riding with him down trails and was in complete awe at the speed in which Peaty hit things. It was a nice thing for him to do, but as mentioned previously, I imagine not too many people will be that interested, so it wasn't a main headline.
    Shame though, but I imagine Peaty isn't that bothered.
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  • Daz555Daz555 Posts: 4,040
    Button will win it but I reckon Ennis deserves it for her world class performance this summer.
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    You might want to read this before you all go BBC bashing. I think that's a pretty decent mention for what is very much a minority sport.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/tv_and_radio/sports_personality_of_the_year/8304972.stm

    Not bad, but nothing like track and road cycling get.
  • When asked about road and track cyclists getting more press:
    "Everyone knows Downhill is the hardest and the pressures for us are a lot bigger, so I don't see why I need to complain," says a mischievous Peat.


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