As many of you know, and probably saw, the ESPYs were on last night. For those of you that don’t know, the ESPYs is an annual awards show hosted by ESPN. This year Samuel L. Jackson hosted the show and did a pretty good job. There were funny parts and on the whole it went well but I think there have definitely been better ESPY nights in the past. We did get a small glimpse at what a day in the life of Peyton Manning is like, which was obviously my favorite part of the night. We also had some eye-candy on hand with two of my top three favorite super models being in attendance; Miranda Kerr and Marisa Miller. I would also like to add that Marisa Miller is a Vols fan, just to throw that out there.
On to the results:
Best Championship Performance: Michael Phelps
Best Upset: USA beating Spain in soccer
Breakthrough Player of the Year: Matt Ryan
Best Game: Cardinals vs Steelers (Super Bowl)
Best Record Breaking Performance: Michael Phelps
Best Female Olympian: Shawn Johnson
Best MLS Player: Landon Donovan
Best Female Tennis Player: Serena Williams
Best Comeback Athlete: Dana Torres
Best Male College Athlete: Idiot boy
At this point in the night we learned that Samuel L. Jackson is a Volunteer fan.
Arthur Ashe Courage Award: Nelson Mandela
Best Moment: Olympic men’s 4X100 free style swimming relay team
Best Female Athlete: Nastia Lukin
Best Play: Santonio Holmes Super Bowl catch
Best Male Athlete: Michael Phelps
Jimmy V Award for Perseverance: Coach Don Meyer, Northern State University Basketball Coach
Best Team: Los Angeles Lakers
There are only three awards that I have a problem with who won them. The first one is the Best Game award. I think that it should hands down go to the 6 overtime game between Syracuse and Connecticut in the Big East tournament quarterfinals. I don’t think I have ever seen anything like that. The only think I can think of off the top of my head is when Tennessee and Arkansas went six overtimes in football back in 2002. The second one I had a problem with was Best Male College Athlete, but that’s solely because of bias. The third I had a problem with was Best Team. I think the Steelers should have won it. Football is the ultimate team sport and they were the best team in football. It makes sense. But the ESPYs are decided based solely on fan voting and the voting in Pittsburgh was divided between the Steelers and Penguins while the Lakers got all of LA voting for them. Bigger fan base gets you more votes. That’s just how the cookie crumbles. Let me know what you think in a comment.
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