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McIlroy snub was simply out of bounds


Rory McIlrory at the awards.

Rory McIlrory at the awards.

Rory McIlrory at the awards.

* I was shocked that Rory McIlroy didn't win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Yes, Lewis Hamilton has had some year, but I think McIlroy deserved it more. I wonder if he will be as miffed as Gary Lineker was, way back. In a documentary about the event, Lineker said that couldn't believe that he didn't win the prize the year he won the Golden Boot award. Let it go Gary!

* IT was interesting to see the final stats of The X Factor contestants. I thought Fleur and Andre would have been firm favourites over the weeks, but it was Ben who was the most popular from week four onwards. And he has to be the most boring singer for years on that show, but who am I to say?

* Have you seen the new development being built on Baggot Street, where the old FAS building was? It has one of those massive stupid signs outside, screaming the word 'ICONIC'. It reminds me of that crap that used to be around in the last decade when apartments were being built, like that 'Art of Graceful Living' sign on the Stillorgan dual carriageway. That Baggot Street sign should read 'MORONIC'.