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*watches the tumbleweed roll past*
Cavendish should win anyway
please rename this award to stop all the tedious jizzsponges muttering about "personality ha none of these have personalities they should give it to <insert racist or drunk here>"
Actually deserves it and has a personality.
but McIlroy will probably win (I'd still put Donald ahead of him for the golfers personally)
nice to see a list where people have actually achieved something in the last year rather than it being another 'career celebration award', and nice to see that didn't attempt to shoehorn in a token footballist
however, I think what will stop him winning is that he's only good at half of the event.
I think the three golfers could quite conceivably be the top 3. I think Darren Clarke might win. It's a tough call, re: the golfers. Clarke and McIlroy won majors but I think with Donald being world number 1, he's been consistently better throughout the year.
in the same way, as, say, Wayne Rooney isn't good at playing in defence, or Joe Hart's a crap striker?
Cav's a member of a team. but yeah, a lot of people don't think that. that's because they're imbeciles.
Being the best sprinter is a great achievement, but he didn't win the Tour de France.
How many people would consider cycling a team sport, really?
When Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France all those times, did anybody say what a team effort it was? Did anyone know who the best sprinter was?
There's a lot more to the Tour de France than just the yellow jersey
but the majority of voters I would guess aren't cycling fans. Otherwise it wouldn't be on ITV4
only good at half the event? come on?! You trolling? It is massively a team sport. Those who win the actual event couldn't without their team. and winning the green jersey is massively impressive, not just half of it. In a different way it's just as impressive as actually winning the whole race.
You're showing a massive ignorance of the sport.
Most people *would* be ignorant towards it!
...it hasn't stopped a horse rider winning it though!
however having read your rationalisation, i'm not entirely sure you don't share that public perception. and if you do, you're an imbecile
most people aren't really interested in cycling. I can't think of a single person I know who watches it. It doesn't make me an imbecile just because I dont know about cycling teams, though. It isn't quite a mainstream spectator sport (I know it sort of is, but I'm talking in context of say football, rugby, cricket, motor sports etc). There are probably sports you don't know much about, it doesn't make you an imbecile.
Remember, I initially said he'd be a good choice to win it. It's great that he's the best sprinter. I'm just guessing what your average Joe might think when they vote. I'm only speculating.
HOWEVER (here comes the science) i tend not to make sweeping statements such as "pfft, X only does half the sport". it's you doing THAT which makes you an imbecile, and me not doing that whch makes me an exemplary human
1. Jimmy Anderson
2. Stuart Broad
3. Saurabh Tiwary
1 praveen kumar
Alastair Brownlee should have been on the list.
no one else will get near him
and losing his wife business, no guarantee he'll win it now.
I can only think of elena baltacha, but that would be massively token
all world champions this year
Awesome fight. Probably the most exciting boxing match I've seen (whilst really drunk at Butlins having my photo taken with the guitarist from Franz Ferdinand)
but I remember watching the hatton mayweather fight in there after dancing my chops of to Aphex Twin for two hours jabbering absolute shite.
I don't even like watching boxing but fully endorse it at such times/occasions!
I wouldn't have watched it during the day/when sober.