BBC Sports Personality 2008: the DF vote

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  1. BBK's Avatar

    BBK said:

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    So, after succesfully predicting the sports personality award for 2007, the time has rolled around again, so lets see who DF thinks will win the award this year.

    Personally I think Lewis Hamilton will walk it. I would LIKE to see Ben Ainslie win it - gold medals at 3 (I think) successive Olympic games, preceeded by a silver, and a strong gold medal candidate for London (Weymouth) 2012, if this was rowing he would be Sir Ben Ainslie by now. Then again, there is no doubt in my mind that Chris Hoy deserves serious recognition for what he has brough to cycling in this country - not only has he won loads of gold medals at more than one Olympic games, he's made cycling into the high profile sport it now is. Yes, there were fore-runners in the likes of Boardman, but Hoy is the man for me.

    I've left the voting to be able to choose more than 1 candidate, as there are 3 people who get placed awards, so lets see if we can get it right this year
     
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    TheFincher said:

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    It will be the bell end Hamilton but i hope its Andy Murray
     
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    russbeer said:

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    They should rename it "sportsperson of the year" not personality, as from interviews, etc. it would appear Lewis Hamilton or Andy Murray don't have much of one.

    Its Calzaghe or Hoy for me. Voted Calzaghe.
     
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    liveseytowers said:

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    Hamilton for me. He managed to win the championship despite all that crap that the FIA threw at him.
     
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    CzarJunkie said:

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    If there's any justice and if the British public have any sense it will be Calzaghe.
     
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    beerman said:

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    I'd like to see Calzaghe or Hamilton win it. I can't stand Andy Murray if he wins I hope he falls over on stage and breaks his legs.
     
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    Nibb said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzarJunkie View Post
    If there's any justice and if the British public have any sense it will be Calzaghe.
    The problem is we know it wont be Calzaghe it'll no doubt be Hamilton or Hoy.
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    CzarJunkie said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    The problem is we know it wont be Calzaghe it'll no doubt be Hamilton or Hoy.
    It would be ironic if Hamilton won ahead of Calzaghe. Boxing is the purest sporting contest there is, while F1 is the antithesis of this.
     
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    Goldberg said:

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    You realise you can choose more than one? You have used check boxes rather than radio buttons.
    We all make mistakes sometimes
     
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    Nibb said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBK View Post
    I've left the voting to be able to choose more than 1 candidate, as there are 3 people who get placed awards, so lets see if we can get it right this year
    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    You realise you can choose more than one? You have used check boxes rather than radio buttons.
    I think he knows that mate!
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  11. BBK's Avatar

    BBK said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CzarJunkie View Post
    If there's any justice and if the British public have any sense it will be Calzaghe.
    Last year he was without a doubt the right winner, I even phoned up and voted for him as I was convinced Hamilton would win it, and it was damn good to see someone win it who really deserved it for once. However, for me, this year there are people who maybe deserve it more - certainly I would include Ben Ainslie in that, and Chris Hoy, though I can't see beyond Hamilton winning it. Youngest ever world champion is quite an achievement, in the face of the FIA and F1 itself, means he would deserve it to some extent.
     
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    Goldberg said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    I think he knows that mate!
    Maybe next time I should read the post lmfao
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    rIKmAN said:

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    Hamilton, Calzaghe and Adlington for me.
    I would like Hoy to be placed, but I just think the BBC gushed a lot over the swimming coverage so will probs take the votes.
     
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    blaggard said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by russbeer View Post
    They should rename it "sportsperson of the year" not personality, as from interviews, etc. it would appear Lewis Hamilton or Andy Murray don't have much of one.

    Its Calzaghe or Hoy for me. Voted Calzaghe.

    EXACTLY what I was thinking!
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    BBK said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldberg View Post
    Maybe next time I should read the post lmfao
    It put a smile on my face
     
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    CominAtcha said:

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    Do you want us to vote for who we think will win, or who we think should win?
     
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    Goldberg said:

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    BBC Have the F1 from next year. They may take this as an opportunity to promote it further and 'give' it to Hamilton. That's if he can be arsed to turn up for such a useless award (in my opinion).
    We all make mistakes sometimes
     
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    BBK said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by CominAtcha View Post
    Do you want us to vote for who we think will win, or who we think should win?
    who you want to win, but you can vote for more than one candidate so use them as you wish - thats why I voted Hamilton.
     
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    gunner said:

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    I think Hoy deserves it, however Hamilton will win it as, like stated, the BBC now have F1.
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    tips said:

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    Hamilton should win it and deservedly so. Yes, F1 did itself no favours with the bullshit antics this season. The thing is though; the bullshit adversely affected Hamilton rather than giving him any advantage, yet he still went on to become the youngest ever World Champion in the Pinnacle of Motorsport.

    That said, he is British and this is Britain, so let’s knock him instead - it’s what we do best.
    Last edited by tips; 2nd December 2008 at 03:02 PM.