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Sports personality of the year

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First of all. I am not a Royal hater. I don’t believe that we should abolish the Royal family. Yes there are some dubious, in-bred, Nazi sypmathising, syphilitic elements – Prince Philip – but all-in-all, they are net contributors to this county – in other words American and Japanese tourists are obsessed with them. Anyway, sat down to watch TV tonight, and saw that Zara Phillips has won sports personality of the year 2006. What a joke. i really couldn’t believe it.
Lets break it down:-

  1. Sports. Does riding a horse really constitute a sport. Is horse riding just a rich man’s pastime?
  2. Personality. She has no personality. She is posh though – does that now mean you have personality. I have hardly seen her on TV, read about her in the paper etc – granted i do not subscribe to “Horse & Hound”.

So how did she win????

My vote would have gone for Monty or Calazaghe, or even the girl who is the best female cyclist in the world.

So, it seems that if you have rich parents, a lot of free time, a stable and some big horses, with lots of servants, then you have hit upon the magic formula of winning the Sports Personality of the year!!


Written by fullenglish1

December 10, 2006 at 10:41 pm

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  1. Couple of points to be discussed here full-english…

    I don’t horse ride, and probably never will, but how can you stand there and say that it is any less of a sport, in comparison to say – Golf. Had this been a golfer you would have been much more contented i’m sure, even though that still remains a totally sexist and rascist sport and quite clearly a ‘rich man’s pastime’.

    Plus, if you haven’t seen her how can you say she has no personality!

    People vote for sports personality of the year – so had you actually voted then maybe someone else would have won. How can you complain if you don’t even vote!!!

    Also, one rich, horsey person winning in the last 35 years, doesn’t exactly signal a winning formula.

    It goes back to my blog ‘excuses…excuses’ – if anyone else had bothered turn up and acheive something this year then maybe they would have been voted in instead.

    unique forms

    December 11, 2006 at 5:18 am

  2. What did Monthy do this year? Calzaghe has the same difficulty as Ricky Hatton (who I wouldve voted for) – boxing splits the public as to a popular sport (like darts, or horse-riding).
    Last year there were 4 people who would have won anyother year (Holmes, Freddie, Gerrard & Vaughan)…this year we were lacking in anyone who stood out.
    I guess the cyclist had a good case…but we dont think thats a real sport either do we?


    December 11, 2006 at 9:47 am

  3. Sheesh, what’s your definition of sport?

    Have you ever ridden a horse at full trot to leap over a fence, all done elegantly and with style?

    It’s actually harder to control an animal than, say, a bicycle or a car.

    It is definately a sport. It requires dexterity, stamina, skill, and exertion. Much more than throwing a ball. Just about anyone can chuck a ball, not fantastically, but they could chuck it first time. Try jumping a horse first time, I’ll laugh as you land on your head.

    Why should you be prejudiced against her because she’s a royal?


    December 11, 2006 at 10:17 am

  4. 1. I did vote.
    2. I am predujiced against her because her life has been so easy she has had plenty of opportunity to master her sport – if that is what you call it – surely having a good horse is as important as the rider.
    3. winning the award should be about a good story. A story that involves heartache, agony, hard-work, having vereything against you, and then clutching victory from the jaws of defeat. Personal insight into what a sportperson has to go through to get to the pinnacle is as important as their actual achievement. E.G Tiger Woods playing golf in his early days, and being confused by one of the other players as the hired help. a black man playing a agme dominated by whites – at least in the US. Thats to me says something about his determination and endurance – and hence his personality. Or take Kelly Holmes, ravaged by injury, but then coming outrageously good in the twighlight of her career – never giving up. My point is that almost all the other nine shortlisted candidates had elements in their stories like that. Except Zara Phillips, who was voted for by an overly sentimental British public who liked the fact that her mother won it many years ago, and the fact that she is a Royal. The kind of public, who sit in front of the TV, on their flowery sofa, with a cup of tea and a custard creme.
    What a joke.
    3. Unique forms – you are stupid. Nine, more qualified and deserving atheletes did achieve something this year, but a fix is a fix. First they killed Diana, and now they fixed the award.


    December 11, 2006 at 11:42 am

  5. Maybe they should have given the award to Diana posthumously for riding that horse of a man she used to be married to through all those hurdles….

    Now there is a story of perseverence…


    December 11, 2006 at 4:41 pm

  6. There are only three true sports apparently, hunting, fishing and shooting. The rest are just games.

    Lottery Loverat

    December 11, 2006 at 4:44 pm

  7. Maybe they should have just given the award to the horse

    Don't think twice

    December 12, 2006 at 9:50 am

  8. She shouldn’t have won because she has no real impact on the sporting public. To say she shouldn’t win because she’s posh is just ignorant. What if the next Freddy Flintoff just happens to be a member of the aristocracy? He’s a big drinking, big winning, big hearted English lion who captivates the public interest… but he can’t win Sports Personality because he’s posh.

    As for unique forms… when was the last time you watched any golf? Ever heard of John Daly, Tiger Woods or Michelle Wie (in case you missed the point, po white trash, a brother and a chick and probably the three biggest draws in the game)?! Ig’nant to a tee!

    As for full english… keep the faith… Queen of our Hearts… I still find it hard to wank even now.


    December 12, 2006 at 10:56 am

  9. Uhhhmm. It is sport, the people did vote for her and on those two points she should have won. Next…


    December 15, 2006 at 3:42 pm

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