Apart from certain sports like golf few sports can be said to have sportmen with any real personality, so it seems like a contraditction in tearms to be voting for sports personality of the year. I must say I've a very cynical view on awards of this sort, especially as those that really deserve some sort of award are usually the least likely to be awarded them.
Didnt watch it as I dont have much faith in the method they choose someone and for what? Sports personality????? it never is really, its all about manipulated popularity and achievenent and never about personality. Ive seen or heard of people winning over the years that compared to many real personalities in the running end up a joke. Nope its not for me this one.
It's "personality" as the BBC's sop to political correctness. "Sportsman" excludes the ladies and "Sportsperson" sounds too damned silly. "Personality" per se has sod all to to with it - most top sports people don't have one.
I didn't vote, but Chris Hoy was my choice from ages ago. Who was the last Brit to win three golds in a single olympics? If that doesn't rate as good then nothing does. A surprise that Hamilton didn't win? Come on - a sportsman? He may be a good driver but he sits on his a*se - and in any case he is only the front end of a highly expensive team...