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Topic: Sports Personality of the Year
Posted By: Katie
Subject: Sports Personality of the Year
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 1:30pm

Was anyone else bitterly disapointed by the tiny snipet of sailing that was featured on sport personality last night?

The team that made us the best sailing nation for the second olympics running weren't even nominated for the team award  instead it was given to a bunch of overpaid footballers!!

the only sailing shown was given about as much time as the darts (those well known "athletes") with someone doing a weird voice over, only mentioning Ben Ainsley by name, calling Shirley, Sarah & Sarah "3 blondes" and no mention of the rest of the squad....

And it's not just i'm biased towards my favourite sport - even Lance Armstrong 6 (!!!) times tour de france winner only got a passing comment, and he's done all this after having brain surgery and chemo for advanced cancer not that long ago!!  But it's not cricket or football, so why would anyone be interested??

 




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Posted By: Doctor Clifford
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 1:45pm
The BBC seems to be gravitating more and more
toward the lowest common denominator in all
aspects. (as it perhaps arguably should, being as it
is publicly funded)
However, in Sport, the lowest common denominator
(aptly named due to the limited intelligence of all
involved) is football, and it eclipses everything to the
detriment of almost every other sport, except those
cheap and easy to film - snooker, darts, bowls,
gymnastics and golf.


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Posted By: headfry
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 3:15pm

I agree with you both....

The lack of TV coverage sucks i'm affraid!

The Vendee Globe, Ellens world record attempt, not to mention many other races and sailing events taking place around the world....and all we get on television is meagre snippets tagged onto the end of the sport review after the news.....if we are very lucky!

Have you noticed how many sport channels there are on sky? there is even a dedicated GOLF channel and GREY HOUND racing.....no Sailing, Grrrrrr and as for terrestrial.... best I stop now, Headfry is getting angry ...I don't do angry



Posted By: Doctor Clifford
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 3:37pm
Like i said, a Sport's popularity to the media is based
on the cost of reporting it.

If a cameraman / comentator can sit on his fat arse,
indoors, in the warm, with a can of coke and a jaffa
cake to hand, for tu'pence an hour, then we will be
subjected to hours and hours and hours of inane
coverage.

They even bring the snowboarding into the
towncentres these days to make life easier!

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 5:49pm

the only time sailing ever gets into the sports news in when something bad happends

TEAM GBR majority of medals were won by the sailors for the last 2 times but if you were to ask any joe bloggs they would prob think it was the athletics team. Even the rowing used to get more coverage!!!



Posted By: *GM*
Date Posted: 13 Dec 04 at 7:49pm
It was very encouraging to hear someone at work moaning about the lack of sailing coverage.  Particularly as she used to be an international 400 metre runner, still coaches at a high level and hasn't been on a sailing boat in her puff!


Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 14 Dec 04 at 10:09pm

Just to prove that there is occassionally some sailing coverage on BBC news - there was a section in the sports news this morning about 7.40am on BBC1

Ellen Macarthur got about 1 minute of coverage on her record attempt and it was up to date news about her current problems.

Not bad, well done to Ellen's PR department and to the BBC

 



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Posted By: Adam84
Date Posted: 15 Dec 04 at 1:30pm

Its stupid, that someone tryin to do such a hugh thing like sailing solo round the world in the fastest time gets such little coverage, a achivement like that by a british sailor should be a feature in the sports section of the news not just a 1 min clip.

As for the coverage on sports personality of the year the sailing achivements where hardly mentioned, they should give the sailors more respect, they where the team that achived the most at the olympics.

Katie made a good point also about Lance Armstrong what he has achived is amazing he should recive more recognition than he has. 



Posted By: Doctor Clifford
Date Posted: 15 Dec 04 at 1:57pm
Armstrong is, however, a Yank, and it was British
Sports personality, wasn't it?

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Posted By: Katie
Date Posted: 15 Dec 04 at 2:19pm
they did an international sports personality too...think Federer won it....i suppose we should at least be glad it wasn't a footballer!


Posted By: Pete Cooper
Date Posted: 15 Dec 04 at 6:44pm
Whilst I agree with everything said here, particularly the lack of coverage of Ellen's mammoth task, I should point out that the team trophy went to rowers not footballers.


Posted By: Adam84
Date Posted: 15 Dec 04 at 7:07pm
Ye i know I think they deserved it as well.


Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 15 Dec 04 at 7:12pm

Ellen is getting the coverage - just watched BBC South today and time was given to Ellen and Nick Malloney. Offshore challenges are obviously doing their bit well.

I would expect they will have planned a longer one off documentary about their journeys.



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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 16 Dec 04 at 5:03pm
what time is ellen on tv???

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Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 18 Dec 04 at 10:15pm
sort of off topic, but since it was sort of mentioned, does anyone else here apart from me do rowing? it is a great sport, brilliant for fitness!

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Posted By: Contender443
Date Posted: 19 Dec 04 at 7:27am
According to Ellen's website ( http://www.teamellen.com/ellen.asp?artid=100 - http://www.teamellen.com/ellen.asp?artid=100 ) she is going to be on Grandstand today at 1615hrs on BBC2.

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Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 21 Dec 04 at 5:09pm
thanks contender, i'm a bit late to read your post sorry!

brian, i go rowing in the summer for fun but not as a sport, but yes, it is cool

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 21 Dec 04 at 7:45pm
i do rowing in the gym does that count?


Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 3:30pm
ha ha yeah right hurricane, u cant catch a crab or capsize on
an ergonometer!


catch a crab: nothing to do with the , um fishy crab thing, it is
when your "blade" (the bit at the end of our oar) spins around
backwards. basically it is a major screw up, and if u are in a
single scull aka pointed ironing board this means u are dead
coz the boat is only balanced on one side and u are dum dum
dum in the water, tetanus shot insues, where i row anyway

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 3:47pm

ok thats too boring lets talk about a proper sport

EXTREME IRONING!!!!

does anyone else par-take in this amazing sport!!



Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 3:56pm
no-one else is stupid enought to believe that is a real picture.
go sit in the corner.

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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 4:10pm

em dude your the stupid one if believe its fake its actually a sport look



Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 4:15pm

ok believe its real yet!!!!! 



Posted By: sailor girl
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 4:16pm
yes, it is a sport brain, i mean brian, and a good one at that!

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Posted By: Brian
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 4:17pm
shrugs shoulders: the guy was ironing the captains shirt and
fell out of the jumbo

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Posted By: bigwavedave
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 4:30pm
You should see the amount of ironing my wife has to do.  Now thats extreme.

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Posted By: Phil eltringham
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 7:42pm

extreme ironing is the single coolest new sport - ever!!!!

I cant wait for someone to try it on an 18 foot skiff, now that would be very cool!!!



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Posted By: Lucy Lee
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 8:43pm

Sorry Mate, not for the first time in history the Cherub sailors have been there, got the t-shirt and written the novel!



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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 9:22pm
that is the coolest sailing pic i have ever seen wot a sport extreme ironsailing


Posted By: redback
Date Posted: 22 Dec 04 at 10:45pm
The Cherubs have it.


Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 28 Dec 04 at 8:17pm

i want to see a tornado sailing while extreme ironing!!!!

that would just be the coolest photo ever!!!



Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 28 Dec 04 at 10:20pm

I drank a can of coke while sailing my Hurricane - From the wire, without the main cleated and stearing at the same time. Does that count ?

 

BTW crew was doing a hand stand at the time.....



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Posted By: *GM*
Date Posted: 29 Dec 04 at 12:30am
Cat sailors are waaaaaaaaaaaaaay too cool to be seen doing their own ironing.....


Posted By: *GM*
Date Posted: 29 Dec 04 at 12:32am
.....although if it was the Swedish au pair that was doing the ironing it might be OK.  Depends on the au pair I guess.....


Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 29 Dec 04 at 2:27pm

as i said a sweedish girl as a crew sounds just right to me.....!!! 



Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 29 Dec 04 at 3:33pm

There was a very (and I mean very) lurvly dutch girl who was crewing on a H59 a while back.  I also had a very lurvly lady crew for me for a year or so.

 



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Posted By: hurricane
Date Posted: 29 Dec 04 at 4:08pm
what was your sail number and did u go to the minnis bay nationals??


Posted By: Scooby_simon
Date Posted: 29 Dec 04 at 6:26pm

Originally posted by hurricane

what was your sail number and did u go to the minnis bay nationals??

 

Did not do the Mennis bay nats, sail numbers were 166 and 418  



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