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Mark Cavendish in all facets. Or Tyson Fury. Or that footballer who helped with the lunches Some good role models from unexpected sources
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  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,428
    Lot of big events this year. Raheem Sterling must be in a with a shout if we win tonight.

    Olympics, Lions tour and Ryder Cup still to come.

    Hard to see Cav getting a look in even if he gets the stage wins record.

    Hard to see Fury getting it too if all he does this year is beat Wilder again. Might have been different if the Joshua fight happened.
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,170
    It'll probably be Hamilton again tbh.

    Same old same old...
  • carbonclemcarbonclem Posts: 1,000
    One of the Kennys if the Olympics go well?

    Rashford would be popular or another footballer if Eng win the Euro’s?

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  • blazing_saddlesblazing_saddles Posts: 18,219
    mrb123 said:

    Lot of big events this year. Raheem Sterling must be in a with a shout if we win tonight.

    Olympics, Lions tour and Ryder Cup still to come.

    Hard to see Cav getting a look in even if he gets the stage wins record.

    Hard to see Fury getting it too if all he does this year is beat Wilder again. Might have been different if the Joshua fight happened.

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  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,720
    It was borderline mental trying to even put it on this year IMO
    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 3,428
    MattFalle said:

    It'll probably be Hamilton again tbh.

    Same old same old...

    Unlikely to even win the championship at this rate.

  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,501
    Bear in mind last time there was an Olympics and a British team made the Euros semis a cyclist who won two stages and the Yellow Jersey wasn't one of 16 nominees
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,794
    Is anyone excited about the Olympics this year? It's a weird one, I can't generate any enthusiasm.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847

    Is anyone excited about the Olympics this year? It's a weird one, I can't generate any enthusiasm.

    Zip, zilch, nada, nowt.
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  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 17,794
    pblakeney said:

    Is anyone excited about the Olympics this year? It's a weird one, I can't generate any enthusiasm.

    Zip, zilch, nada, nowt.
    Didn't even realise it starts in a couple of weeks time.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,847

    pblakeney said:

    Is anyone excited about the Olympics this year? It's a weird one, I can't generate any enthusiasm.

    Zip, zilch, nada, nowt.
    Didn't even realise it starts in a couple of weeks time.
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  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 410

    Is anyone excited about the Olympics this year? It's a weird one, I can't generate any enthusiasm.

    I'd like to be. No/minimal crowds and a poor timezone for watching live is leaving me rather cold.
  • ProssPross Posts: 29,629
    I suspect it will be one of those things I get into when it starts.

    As for Rashford for SPOTY, I thought he got some award in the last one to (deservedly) recognise what he has done?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,501

    Is anyone excited about the Olympics this year? It's a weird one, I can't generate any enthusiasm.


    I'm taking a week off work to watch the second week. Mostly becuase I've accumulated so much leave in the last year and a half and I have to use it.
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  • takethehighroadtakethehighroad Posts: 5,990
    I began to get into it the other day when I was looking up the details of the MTB.

    Plenty of things on atm to take my interest tho, so as mentioned above will be one to get into once it starts
  • MattFalleMattFalle Posts: 6,170

    pblakeney said:

    Is anyone excited about the Olympics this year? It's a weird one, I can't generate any enthusiasm.

    Zip, zilch, nada, nowt.
    Didn't even realise it starts in a couple of weeks time.
    this. didn't even cross my sporting radar
  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 57,422 Lives Here
    Think we can all agree WvA is so good he should win despite not being eligible.
  • JimD666JimD666 Posts: 410

    Think we can all agree WvA is so good he should win despite not being eligible.

    Could get the overseas award😀
  • webboowebboo Posts: 3,855

    Think we can all agree WvA is so good he should win despite not being eligible.

    Yeah give him a year or two he might come up to Tom P’s standard. ;)
  • I think we can write off this discussion for the year.
  • TheBigBeanTheBigBean Posts: 14,076

    I think we can write off this discussion for the year.

    Will she get it every year if she keeps winning?
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,501

    I think we can write off this discussion for the year.

    Will she get it every year if she keeps winning?

    Probably. Firstly, tennis is the BBC's sport and secondly I think there's a sizeable crossover between people who watch Wimbledon and people who vote on reality TV shows (which is essentially what it is)
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  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,218
    Hmm, give it a month.

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  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,368
    ddraver said:

    Hmm, give it a month.

    I think people are forgetting what a big deal the kickball was...

    They'll get team of the year and Southgate Manager of the year.
    I think most footie followers realise Kane was a pile of sh!te, so that would leave Sterling as a contender.
  • elbowlohelbowloh Posts: 7,078
    RichN95. said:

    I think we can write off this discussion for the year.

    Will she get it every year if she keeps winning?

    Probably. Firstly, tennis is the BBC's sport and secondly I think there's a sizeable crossover between people who watch Wimbledon and people who vote on reality TV shows (which is essentially what it is)
    They failed to get coverage of the final and Channel 4 beat them to a deal with Amazon who have been showing the non-wimbledon slams for a while. The been love Wimbledon, but other comps, not so much.

    They made a big thing of advertising that they would have a highlights show and then cancelled it due to C4 agreeing live coverage.

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,501
    edited 13 September
    elbowloh said:

    RichN95. said:

    I think we can write off this discussion for the year.

    Will she get it every year if she keeps winning?

    Probably. Firstly, tennis is the BBC's sport and secondly I think there's a sizeable crossover between people who watch Wimbledon and people who vote on reality TV shows (which is essentially what it is)
    They failed to get coverage of the final and Channel 4 beat them to a deal with Amazon who have been showing the non-wimbledon slams for a while. The been love Wimbledon, but other comps, not so much.

    They made a big thing of advertising that they would have a highlights show and then cancelled it due to C4 agreeing live coverage.

    But Wimbledon is still their big sports event. So they are going to big up anything tennis related.

    You can see by who gets the overseas awards which until recently were cxhosen by a panel not voted on.




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  • andyracandyrac Posts: 629
    Always annoyed me that Valentino Rossi never won the Overseas award; and was overlooked in favour of tennis/athletics. Personality wise, he should have be odds on to win.

    However, Raducanu is virtually a 'dead cert' to win - and so she should, she is incredible. Unless the good old UK public vote as brainlessly as in other votes.

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  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,501
    edited 13 September
    andyrac said:


    However, Raducanu is virtually a 'dead cert' to win - and so she should, she is incredible. Unless the good old UK public vote as brainlessly as in other votes.

    Merit wise, I think it should be Adam Peaty IMO. Two gold medals and is unbeaten in 100m for seven years now.
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  • I think it's going to be a landslide for Emma Raducanu and I think it's totally deserved. Coming from the qualifiers to win the US Open is massive... I can't really think of any other performance that gets anywhere near
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,501

    I think it's going to be a landslide for Emma Raducanu and I think it's totally deserved. Coming from the qualifiers to win the US Open is massive... I can't really think of any other performance that gets anywhere near

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