20 December, 2010

Tony McCoy rides away with BBC Sports Personality Award; Beckham nets "Lifetime" Achievement Gong:

BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010:

Northern Ireland jockey Tony McCoy was awarded the prestigious BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2010 Award at Birminham's LG Arena last night. McCoy took nearly 42% of the vote. There has however been some controversy over possible canvassing for McCoy's award. He has however had a phenomenal year - and career.

2010 Aintree Grand National Winner McCoy finished ahead of 13-time World Darts Champion Phil Taylor and Jessica Ennis; World (2009) & European (2010) Championship Gold medal winning Heptathlete Ennis finishing in third. Taylor was delighted to finish second - "I'm dead chuffed to see darts raised to this level. It's great publicity for the game. I'd usually be gutted to finish second, but today I'm delighted." Whether darts is in fact a "sport" is an argument for another day.

Phil Taylor (right): DELIGHTED to finish second

David Beckham won the "Lifetime Achievement Award." While at 35 years old, "Sexy Becks" might be a bit young to be winning a "Lifetime" Award, I personally feel that he deserves all the recognition he gets. There aren't many good guys left in the often crazy world of football, but Beckham is definitely one of those aforementioned "good guys."

"Lifetime" Achievement Award for David Beckham

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