Once again I asked my father to give his view of the best and worst sporting accomplishments of the year. Here is his (unedited) list for 2012:
Sports in 2012 – Or how to not mention the Olympics
Team of the Year – Chelsea. For knocking Barcelona out without leaving their own half and then winning the Champions League using the same tactics.
Sportsman of the Year (on two legs) – Andy Murray. For crying at Wimbledon and then winning the US Open. We all love him now.
Sportsman of the Year (on two wheels) – Bradley Wiggins. For winning the Tour de France. Special mention to Sky Sports for an excellent series about Team Sky, never realised you could lean on the support car if you were feeling a bit tired.
Sportswoman of the Year – None. Sport and Women should not mix, it messes up their hair and makes them perspire.
Overseas Sportsperson of the Year – Peyton Manning. For a great return in 2012. Probably won't win it in 2013!
Overseas Team of the Year – Spain. For winning Euro 2012, bet no one saw that happening.
Other notable events in 2012
AFC Wimbledon stayed up
AFC Wimbledon only just stayed up
Managed to stay awake for the Superbowl
New York Giants won it
And Finally (I know I said I wouldn't mention it but it has been impossible to avoid)
Team GB won lots of medals and apparently some were won by GIRLS!
As predicted lots of empty spaces – not that I'm bitter about not getting any tickets