See The Stars! – Sports Personality of the Year 2009 – spread the word!
This entry was posted on Friday, November 27th, 2009
Christmas is coming, awards season is coming and not only at Oggs, but also at the BBC with the annual Sports Personality of the Year Awards to be decided in just a few weeks time. Such greats as Henry Cooper, David Beckham, Nigel Mansell, Princess Anne, Dame Kelly Holmes, the list goes on and on for more than 30 years, have won the coveted silver TV camera trophy.
This year could be the most open there has ever been. Not an Olympic or World Cup year the achievements in the big sports, like Football, Tennis, Golf, Athletics, Rugby and Cricket have not thrown up any major achievers, but perhaps it’s a fight out between an athlete, boxer or racing car driver in 2009.
These sports have been well represented on the winners podium before, but this year’s outstanding athletes have all won when not expected to; David Haye, World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Jessica Ennis, World Athletics Decathlete and Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing World Champion.
There might be some who actually disagree with the above, and some who would choose a ‘horse’ over them. For the greatest and most outstanding achievment this year was surely from Sea The Stars who won the 2,000 Guineas, The Derby and Prix De L’Arc De Triomphein 2009. Not just the champion 3 year old colt of the year, but the best flat racing horse of all time.
In 1977 Red Rum, the greatest steeplchaser appeared on the BBC awards show, but missed out on the top award after his third win of the Grand National, but surely it’s time to look at the amazing season See The Stars had and put a horse at the top of the podium in December.
The nature of the wins, the top class opposition beaten so well and the enjoyment the horse gave to so many in the racing fraternity and outside it are all great justifications and far more impressive than one off boxing, athletic or driving races.
So I’d hope you all join with me and ask the BBC to allow us to vote for See The Stars and pass this page on via Facebook and Twitter and whatever means to start the votes rolling in for a true champion. What price Ladbrokes would you give him?