"SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR....QUANDARY!"
OK, so it's only October, but it won't be long before we're asked to vote for the TV Sports Personality of 2012. Usually a highlight of the year. But in 2012....I wonder.
Today, Heather Watson was the first Brit to win a woman's major tournament for what seems like centuries and the first to reach a final since Jo Durie, many many years ago. Andy Murray won the first Grand Slam tournament by a Brit in centuries. Actually the first since Fred Perry and the days of playing in long trousers and a quick cigarette between sets. Then there's the Ryder Cup winning Brit (OK Brit and Europe) team who came home from the States with the cup when it looked as though the Americans were going to walk it.
Who gets what out of that lot?
Then there's the Olympians and Paralympians who exceeded all expectations in both performance and in gold medals. Could they win the team award, and if so, which team would win it.
Mr Wiggins, of course, could win everything. The team award with Team GB (I hate that phrase. It's so American. Sorry America!), the individual award for his gold in the Olympic Games, and then his ultimate triumph of winning the Tour de France without the aidany artificial siubstance. One in the eye for Lance Armstrong!.
Personally I wouldn't like to draw up even a shortlist for the Sports Personality of the Year. So the challenge is...WHO WOULD YOU NOMINATE FOR EACH CATAGORY>
1. Personality winner
2. Runner up
3. Poor sod
4. Team award
5. Coach award
6. Overseas Personality award
7. Other award
Blog on, Dudes!