With the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year almost upon us Stan’s Cafe are delighted to have secured an interview with Barry and Barry, The Commentators, on the subject. Here is a transcript of our conversation.
SC – Thank you for sparing us the time and agreeing to share your thoughts with us on the forthcoming Sports Personality of the Year contest.
B – It’s a pleasure, punditry is not normally our thing, but we’ll give it a shot.
B – Just like the commentary, we’ll say it as we see it.
SC – Great, who’s first?
B – Tom Daley.
B – not to be mistaken for Daley Thompson.
B – An all together different athlete.
B – Indeed.
B – His chances? Like is physique
B – Muscular?
B – Slight.
B – That’s harsh Barry
B – His time will come.
SC – Much as Phillips Idowu’s has.
B – Yes, so nearly the nearly man now he merely is The Man.
B – He’s a fine athlete Barry but do the British Public vote for Purple hair?
B – It would take quite a leap Barry.
SC – Has Ryan Giggs done enough?
B – The housewives favourite? I think not.
SC –David Haye?
B – It’s difficult to argue with him.
B – He’s a big lad with a big belt.
B – Indeed and that big Russian chap felt the power of it
B – And lost it.
B – Belting!
B – It was a great result for The Haymaker, but without us commentating live from ringside the event didn’t quite have the glitz and glamour a world heavyweight title bout should, don’t you think Barry.
B – That could be what loses it for him Barry.
SC – How about Beth Tweddle.
B – Yes, we fancy her.
B – We’d love to see her win it, succeeding in a sport in which Britain has always disappointed, it’s an amazing achievement.
B – She’s one of my personal favourites.
SC – But has gymnastics got the pulling power?
B – It has with me!
B – Only time will tell.
B – Indeed.
SC – Mark Cavendish?
B – Can Cavendish follow Hoy?
B – Most cyclists do.
B – What he achieved on The Tour De France this year was a Tour De Force, truly remarkable and unprecedented for a Brit.
B – Not only that but it was astonishing as well.
B – Utterly.
B – who have we missed out?
SC – Andrew Strauss.
B&B – He’s good.
SC – Andrew Murray.
B&B – He’s good.
SC – Jessica Ennis
B&B – She’s good as well.
B – What does she do?
B – Everything.
SC – She’s a heptathlete.
B – Not to be mistaken for Daley Thompson.
B – Shouldn’t you say an heptathlete?
SC – We’re going to have to push you for a prediction. Who will win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2009?
B – Jensen Button.
B – None of them.
B – Barry that’s quite controversial, surely there has to be a winner.
B – There will, it will be Sebastian Coe.
B – But he’s not even in the running, Barry.
B – I know he’s off the pace now but that’s the way he likes to manage his races, he won us the Olympics and has a tremendous kick finish.
SC – We will watch with interest.
B&B – Indeed.