Billy Keane: A year to go easy on slimmers and sports people
What's it all about? Life, that is. On this, the first day of 2011 AD (after debt), we are entitled to ask the big question.
For some, it all comes down to dieting. There's a woman out there somewhere in this great land who is about to shed 15 stone and can be backed at very attractive odds for Slimmer of the Year. By June, when the big boats sail into Waterford, her sponsor's branded bloomers might well billow from the mast of the tallest ship, while the Slimmer of the Year wonders for the first time if thongs cause chafing. And those of you who believe sports columns should be ring-fenced for sport must look at the big picture.
As you read, large ladies with waists the circumference of a greyhound track are having their pictures taken as part of the 'before' shot, which will be shown alongside the 'new me' when they grow thin. This column prefers women in their natural figures who are happy with who they are, but the hardest person to please is always yourself.