Are the people who commentate on the sailing (where at least one event seems to be named after a giant panda sent during the diplomatic moves of the 1970s) really best placed to have a laugh at the names of foreigners? And do they do it, because they’re on the red button service and assume no-one is watching?
And what was I doing watching the sailing anyway?
And what’s Radio Five doing with its new oriental sting? And does this move to give all Five Live coverage a Chinese coating explain the lack of Stephen Noaln at the minute? Did they fear he’d play along and do a Peter Sellers fu Manchu accent when goading the callers to demand summary execution for paediatricians?
And will Nicole Cooke (who my regular reader will recall I voted for (alongside the colossus of international sport Phil “the power” Taylor) in sports personality of the year 2006) finally get the honour of being interviewed on the stage in Sports Personality of the Year – when her achievement in winning a one off race – while outstanding – pales somewhat alongside her past victories in the Tours of Italy and France, when she either didn’t get nominated as one of the final ten, or was left in the auditorium being harangued by Adrian “West Brom players told me when you’ve seen one wall you’ve seen them all” Chiles?