Sports Personality of the Year 2012

(45 Posts)
ivykaty44 Tue 27-Nov-12 18:47:17

who do you want to win?

Nicola Adams
Ben Ainslie
Jessica Ennis
Mo Farah
Katherine Grainger
Sir Chris Hoy
Rory McIIroy
Andy Murray
Ellie Simmonds
Sarah Storey
David Weir
Bradley Wiggins

I can't decide ?

me neither,
david weir, ellie simmons, chris hoy, katherine grainger are my favs

YouBrokeMySmoulder Tue 27-Nov-12 18:49:29

David weir or bradley wiggins for me.

Bearandcub Tue 27-Nov-12 18:50:47

I'd be happy with
David Weir
Sarah Storey
Mo Farah

Mind you I do like Katherine Grainger too.

Not helpful at all.

StrawberryMojito Tue 27-Nov-12 18:51:28

Ellie Simmonds or Bradley Wiggins.

BOFingTheDude Tue 27-Nov-12 18:52:55

Jessica Ennis or Mo Farrah.

BlingBubbles Tue 27-Nov-12 18:58:13

It's such a difficult one and I think in any normal year anyone one of them could have one.... I hope wiggins gets it. Amazing achievement winning the tour and then gold in the Olympics a couple of weeks later.

twooter Tue 27-Nov-12 19:01:51

Bradley or jess ennis

Oodthunkit Tue 27-Nov-12 19:04:10

Wiggins has more than just the Olympics
Mo has been doing a lot of sports charity related stuff as well as Olympics & other races.
Jess Ennis & Nicola Adams are good for female role models
Same for Ellie & Sarah plus they are good examples of people with a disability achieving

So no idea really!

YouBrokeMySmoulder Tue 27-Nov-12 19:06:24

Ah but the Tour should count as best team I think.

Cozy9 Wed 28-Nov-12 14:23:39

Why have only 5 women made the shortlist of 12?

YouBrokeMySmoulder Wed 28-Nov-12 14:31:45

5 is loads for sports personality sadly.

Nancy66 Wed 28-Nov-12 14:34:36

going purely on achievement i think it has to be Wiggins.

picketywick Wed 28-Nov-12 14:43:34

I would vote for Ellie, but expects Wiggins to win

Nancy66 Wed 28-Nov-12 14:51:13

it's a telephone vote on the night isn't it?

I think i'll vote for:


....then i've done my bit and it's out of my hands. happy for any of them to win.

ivykaty44 Wed 28-Nov-12 21:15:24

Cozy9 -last year no woman made the list...

ceebeegeebies Wed 28-Nov-12 21:22:17

How come nobody is mentioning Andy Murray? As much as everyone seems to dislike him, his achievements this year are comparable with Bradley Wiggins - if not more so.

An Olympic gold and silver medal sandwiched in between a Wimbledon final (first British man to do this in 74 years) and a Grand Slam win (the first British man since 1936 to do so).

ivykaty44 Wed 28-Nov-12 21:48:30

I thought someone else won Wimbledon? Didn't Andy Murry come in second?

ceebeegeebies Thu 29-Nov-12 05:59:38

yes he didn't win Wimbledon but he reached the final which no British man had done for years, then won Olympic gold and silver, and then won the US open smile

FellatioNelson Thu 29-Nov-12 06:07:05

It's got to be Wiggo surely? I don't envy anyone making the decision this year - it's very, very tough indeed, but all things considered I don't see how it can NOT be Wiggo.

msrisotto Thu 29-Nov-12 06:25:32

Wiggo, successful cyclist though he is, doesn't actually have much of a personality though! Same for Murray! I want one of the girls to win but it's hard to say who.

msrisotto Thu 29-Nov-12 06:26:24

This award isn't based on achievement but personality!

Cozy9 Thu 29-Nov-12 06:35:31

No, it is based on achievement.

msrisotto Thu 29-Nov-12 06:39:23

Well the short list may have been but seeing as the public vote the winner, it's more of a popularity contest.

ceebeegeebies Thu 29-Nov-12 06:41:17

It should be based on achievements but as it is a phone vote by the public it does turn into a popularity contest which is wrong.

Still stand by my previous assertion that Murray's achievements outweigh Wiggans.

44SoStartingOver Thu 29-Nov-12 06:43:27

It has just been such an outstanding year hasn't it? The Olympic coverage has actually enabled people to see them as people.

Paralympians as people has been one of the best things about 2012. I'd have to go for weir or Sarah storey because of their flexibility in vastly different events or sports.

Nancy66 Thu 29-Nov-12 08:23:08

I dont' think Murray's achievements do outweight Wiggins.

He didn't win the greatest prize in his sport

Cozy9 Thu 29-Nov-12 13:06:09

The whole Lance Armstrong thing might have damaged Wiggins chances, cycling is seen as a dirty sport. I think either Ennis or Murray will win.

ivykaty44 Thu 29-Nov-12 14:00:58

If it wasn't forwiggins then I would I think have to vote for Ennis, It was Ennis that had me in tears the night she won Gold

angelinterceptor Thu 29-Nov-12 17:00:46

Bradley Wiggins - no contest he has achieved way more than all the rest.

Mirage Sat 01-Dec-12 00:12:03

None of the equestrian teams nominated then? Despite their amazing performances?

toomuchmonthatendofthemoney Sat 01-Dec-12 00:23:08

Sir Chris Hoy or Andy Murray - well it is St Andrews Day!! grin

Actually think this is a really tough year to choose, so many amazing performances.

I think I may also vote Ellie, her comeback swim had me in tears, yelling hoarsely at the tv, one of my moments of the Games. But everyone deserves credit for outstanding performances. <off to pick splinters out my arse from fence>

EasyFromNowOn Sat 01-Dec-12 09:33:06

Mirage - there's a separate team award, but it isn't open to public vote. I don't know if they'd split the equestrian team out from team GB as a whole for it though.

ivykaty44 Sat 01-Dec-12 09:40:57

I am afraid to say the only member of the equestrian team that I know by name - Nick Skelton - is know for his total lack of personality - sorry sad

YouBrokeMySmoulder Sat 01-Dec-12 09:44:26

I still think Dave Weir over Wiggins just because the Tour is really a team win and Weir has such a story arc. And he's local to me.

Startail Sat 01-Dec-12 09:52:03

Jess the pressure on her was extraordinary.
She responded so well and has such a lovely smile.

Mind you Mo's smile is even cuter.

Honestly I don't think we should have one winner this year they were all brilliant and did themselves and the country proud.

annehathaway Sun 02-Dec-12 22:27:07

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AmIthatTinselly Mon 03-Dec-12 01:56:38

Andy Murray for me. And he does have a personality. He is a lovely lad with a great sense of humour

Andy Murray for me.

SucksToBeMe Tue 04-Dec-12 20:49:20

Jessica or Mo. I will never forget watching them win. Makes me teary just thinking about it.

Cozy9 Tue 04-Dec-12 21:24:35

The award isn't given for personality! Otherwise how would Steve Davis have won?

DowntonSprouts Tue 04-Dec-12 21:30:21

Chris Hoy has won it before.

In the face of such huge and very deserving competition I would like it to go to Ellie Simmonds.

oohlaalaa Fri 07-Dec-12 13:21:02

Andy Murray for me.

HoHoHokeyCokeyPigInAPokey Fri 07-Dec-12 13:22:45

Mo for me.

Wiggo to win.

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