I'd be surprised if it's not poster girl Jess (though Murray and Wiggins will be very strong contenders, especially if Murray can cast his demons aside and win the US).
It'll be nice to reflect on the summer of sport come the cold December nights. After the tedium of watching England try to play football, British sports fandom has become far more rewarding.
It'll be Jessica Ennis. She is more photogenic. Bradley Wiggins is too 'edgey' to be an establishment friendly role model and is more likely to say what he likes rather than what he's told to say.
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Obviously it could still be Ennis, but sports personality is voted for by the public, not 'the establishment'. My guess is it will be 'le Gentleman' (assisted by sideburns), followed by Murray (assisted by crying and being very nice to that lovely Laura Robson), followed by Ennis.
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Obviously it could still be Ennis, but sports personality is voted for by the public...
How does that work? I don't ever recall ever being invited to vote. Radio Times? BBC website?
Phone vote last year
BTW can't see the live coverage, as office TV is behind me, but gymnastics appears to be commentated on by Alan Partridge and Arlene Phillips. Almost as irritating as Brendan 'If I leave more than two seconds of silence all the lights will go out and they'll have to stop running' Foster.
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Your invitation must have got lost in the post, I'll write a complaint for you. Either that or you didn't watch last year.
Personality and Murray do not sit very well together for me.............
Another gold in horsey leaping!
First GB gold in this event in 2500 years or something. (The presenter was in meltdown so I couldn't hear the exact details.)
It does seem some sections of the media are finding it a bit hard to keep up with who's doing what
Another GB cycling gold (Jason Kenny in the sprint) first one for at least an hour I think.
A great smile and chirpy disposition often win the public vote, just ask Gordon Brown.
Team GB currently hold as many gold medals as Russia and Germany and Jamaica combined.
There are other combinations of countries' results to make 25 golds, but that one struck me as the most unlikely sounding if - like me - you are of an age to remember the dominance of Russia and Germany (the East one especially) back in the 1970s and most of the 1980s. (I threw in Jamaica because they have the right number to complete the total and were, obviously, prominent this evening.)
Great that after our traditional habit of 'Wednesday Closing' (with no medals yesterday) there were three golds today. (In horse "showing off" and women beating up other women.)
We'll probably fall back somewhat from now on and Russia may even catch up (their overall medal total is bigger than ours), but I am pretty sure, and hope, that our gold total will keep us in 3rd place, just.
Another interesting stat: If Yorkshire were an independent country it would be in 11th place.
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Took the family to the Taekwando yesterday and saw Jade Jones win her quarter and semi finals (as well as Martin Stamper win his quarter). I know little of Taekwando, but it was very exciting and there was a tremendous atmosphere. They also had a large Taekwando demonstration team who did a great show before the contest. All of the organisation was spot on.
Although it was an expensive day out, it was worth every penny.
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