HK - Not that televisual though. I heard someone describe it as two women kicking each other this morning. One for the participants rather than the viewer which makes it difficult to build up a following. I'm not decrying her achievement, it's just the reality of her chosen sport.
I agree with your last comment with regards to anything horse or motor related. For the rest the equipment is pretty much available equally across the board, tennis, golf, archery etc. A possible case can be made for cyclists where money does get you better equipment although most of the gear looks pretty spot on.
Tonight's result is something that can and will inspire thousands to either take up the game or return to the game - it's a bunch of hard working ladies not on million pound contracts defying the odds and beating the clear favourites , the same team that had won the two previous Olympics - the impact of the ladies winning the gold will be bigger for the sport than Leicester winning the Prem IMO
Team GB will no doubt win the team of the year but those ladies in this Olympics are for me the Team of the Year
Unfortunately I'm cynical when it comes to the individual award I really do believe it's a popularity contest confused by the word personality in the title, don't even think it should be voted on by the Public, it should be done by a panel of respected sportsmen and women, then you could have a public vote for the Nations Favourite Sports Person.Agreed, same for individuals.
So me mentions odds is irrelevant but totally fine for you to try and use them to make a point......
The wages of leciester are totally irrelevant and serve no purpose when making the comparison.
The hockey players faced opponents with similar funding, as themselves. leciester faced opponents with vastly more money to spend.
Whilst I can't claim to have any knowledge of hockey whatsoever and have read full well your knowledge. In 20 years time I'd be confident in guessing which one is most talked about.
Sp the impact it's really gonna have will IMO be totally mute. I don't envisage hoards of school girls running out tomorrow to buy new gear and play.
I think it was quite clear I wasn't on about bookie odds and I'm sure you could clearly see that as well
You are a football fan - it's quite clear , you have said you have no knowledge of hockey
I'm a fan of both - the Leicester win was great but mainly for Leicester fans but it's done now and onto another season for non Leicester fans the impact will be minimal next to none
The GB ladies winning will impact every single hockey fan regardless of what club they support or play for - that tonight was the peak of 7 years of hard work since they started central contracts - winning the Olympics is the pinnacle in the sport - there is nothing above that and that pinnacle will be celebrated and remembered - there is something called Hockey family and it's something you don't see in football.
The impact of GB winning a bronze was increases in people playing the sport - this will further increase that and hockey will continue to flourish - it's finally starting to gain a spot on the telly schedule that it deserves.
So yes as a football you will praise Leicesters win as higher - me as a hockey and football fan see the result tonight as the bigger achievement
Leicester were 5000/1,if you said they were going to win the title before a ball was kicked you would have looked pretty silly.Great result for the ladies, but unless they were 5001-1shots I can't see how they win team of the year....