During the most recent Winter Olympics, F-grade sportsman Steven Bradbury said some really stupid things.
He remarked that people who weren't serious medal contenders shouldn't be involved in the Olympics, as they were doing the event a disservice, wasting people's time and there was no place for them.
I can't remember who he was referring to specifically, but think along the lines of Eric the Eel. We loved Eric the Eel in this country. He definitely had a place in the Sydney Olympics.
So Steven Bradbury is a tosser. Agree?
Interesting fact, however, is that despite him now apparently being a font of wisdom on who belongs at the Olympics, he is famous for winning gold in the 1000m speed skating final in Salt Lake City by default; because everyone else fell over.
The only reason he didn't fall too is because he was so far behind.
It should be pointed out that this man was awarded an Order of Australia medal for this 'achievement'.
I'm drawing a parallel here with someone else who's widely accepted as being a tosser, bad sport, un-Australian.
Because last night he was awarded the highest cricket award in this country by default, because everyone else was crap.
Yes he may have deserved it. But you can still be outstanding and not win by 100 votes.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you...
Shane Watson; the Steven Bradbury of cricket.
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