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Old Sep 11th 2012, 5:24 pm
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After the Olympics one UK bookie decided to pay out on bets for Bradley Wiggins to win the BBC Sports Personality this year... then.. Andy Murray won the US open, which does mean that with some bookies he is now favourite.. I really hope they take a big hit on this. Last year one bookie paid out on Man U winning the Premier League several weeks before the season ended, and we all know what happened..
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Old Sep 11th 2012, 5:55 pm
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Is it churlish to point out the Wiggins does at least actually appear to HAVE a personality...

However, based on some past winners it doesnt seem to be a prerequisite anyway.
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Old Sep 11th 2012, 7:36 pm
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The chops, deserves it for that alone

And yes, some right personality transplants have won it in the past...and for being alsorans, so Murray would be interesting
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Yeah, what a summer for British sport. Wiggins winning the Tour, then all those golds at the Olympics. Any other year Mo Farah or Jessica Ennis would be certs for Sports Personality of the year.

A super win for Murray, I guess it will be close call between him & Wiggins for the award. Murray has personality, definitely though I think Wiggins will probably get it, Murray will have other chances I think to win more Grand Slam titles, with Federer coming to the end of his career and Nadal seemingly injured again.
Wiggins will find it tough to win the tour again, the doper Contador will be back next year.
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I think Wiggins should win it - people talking about Ben Ainslie and Chris Hoy too? I agree that Ennis and Farah would normally be right up front in any other year, at least there shouldn't be any footballers on the short list for a change, although Beckham must be due an upgrade on his.

No doubt lots of knighthoods and dameships will be thrown around at the next honours giveaway. I'm assuming it's finally time for Sir ededed....?

I used to work for a bookies, and trust me - you don't need to feel sorry for them!
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I think Wiggins should win it - people talking about Ben Ainslie and Chris Hoy too? I agree that Ennis and Farah would normally be right up front in any other year, at least there shouldn't be any footballers on the short list for a change, although Beckham must be due an upgrade on his.

No doubt lots of knighthoods and dameships will be thrown around at the next honours giveaway. I'm assuming it's finally time for Sir ededed....?

I used to work for a bookies, and trust me - you don't need to feel sorry for them!
Apparently there are to be two special honours lists, one for the lympics and one for the paralympics so all can be honoured separately. These might well be in addition to the normal twice yearly lists.
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