Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Rio Ferdinand wants an awards show

Rio Ferdinand has helped set up an awards show for footballers called 'The Footies' so that professional players can finally have an official Oscars style event for themselves.

In an article I saw in The Guardian, the Manchester United defender has seen a real gap in the market where traditional awards for being a pro sportsman like winning games, or winning points, or winning trophies, or winning man of the match awards, or winning Player's Player of the Season awards or winning UEFA Player of the Year just aren't enough.  I agree.
"We want it to become the most unique awards event in the calendar."
And it will, because it will be full of self loving, idiotic footballers.  The Oscars is a thing because acting isn't a competition and it's good to have a little award thing.  Music, I would argue is too subjective, and the minute you start giving awards for comedy it just becomes a bit stupid and a giant popularity contest, which I hate.  And on that note, please vote for us as 'best comedy blog' at the Football Blogging Awards 2013