I have absolutely no problem with Tony McCoy winning Sports Personality Of The Year even if JP McManus had the exact same knowing smile on his face as Roman Abramovich wore when Russia won the World Cup bid. He truly deserved the accolade. Jockeys are the trawlermen of the Sports world.
What absolutely baffles me is how Jessica Ennis (fit and all as she is) managed to poll higher than Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood. Could it be that the presence of two golfers on the list of candidates divided the public vote and unwittingly served to scupper the chances of both? So many unanswered questions.
And another thing that’s bugging me is the flamboyant three minute introduction and walk on to “I Got The Power” that was afforded to Phil Taylor while GMac and Westy were simply plopped onto the screen for interview without so much as a clap. The Power got a bloody standing ovation from the crowd the likes of which hasn’t been seen since 35 year old David Beckham got his “Lifetime” achievement award five minutes after.
Sorry guys but the Beeb have messed up royally here, both in the coverage and the voting process. You cannot be serious.
Pic: Jessica Ennis: More popular than GMac and Westwood; I cant for the the life of me see why. Oh wait, I can now