ESPY Nominees Announced

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

I know this seems like a filler post (and it us), but I figured I'd give ESPN a spot here on a slow news day. Here are your ESPY Award finalists for 2008 and there are certainly some interesting categories and nominees to talk about. Most notably and almost sacreligious is the fact that ESPN has nominated Barry Bonds for Best Recording Breaking Performance. I don't know if they have something worked out ahead of time but after the way ESPN covered him the past year I don't know if he's showing up.

Oh and the simple fact that "The Game Plan" is nominated for Best Sports Movie makes me want to throwup. To the categories!

Best Male Athlete:
Tiger Woods, Tom Brady, Kobe Bryant, Alex Rodriguez

Best Female Athlete:
Lorena Ochoa, Candace Parker, Danica Patrick, Lindsey Vonn (skiing)

Best Moment:
H.S. Softball Sportsmanship, Lester's No-Hitter, Danica Patrick's first win

Best Team:
Red Sox, NY Giants, Celtics, Kansas Jayhawks, Tennessee Vols Women's BBall, Red Wings

Best Play:
Trinity Laterals, Manning to Tyree, Minnesota's Buzzer Beater (Hoffarber), Rick Nash Goal

Best Upset:
Appalachian State over UM, Da'Tara, NY Giants, Fresno State (CWS)

Best Breakthrough Athlete:
Adrian Peterson, Stephen Curry, Kyle Busch, Ana Ivanovic

Best Record Breaking Performance:
Barry Bonds, Tom Brady and Randy Moss, Brett Favre, Usain Bolt (Track and Field)

Best Male College Athlete:
Tim Tebow, Tyler Hansbrough, Michael Beasley

Best Female College Athlete:
Candace Parker, Angela Tincher (Softball), Rachel Dawson (Field Hockey)

Best Sports Movie:
Resurrecting the Champ, The Game Plan, Semi-Pro, Leatherheads

The Hummer "Like Nothing Else" Award:
Manny Ramirez, Sidney Crosby, Ashley Force, George Martin

I really wish I was making those last two categories and nominees up, but alas I'm not. There are also the annual awards for Best Player in each Sport, but you can guess who all those involved are with the one exception of Bob Sanders for Best NFL Player.

ESPY Nominees (ESPYs.TV)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:44 AM


Um, where is Alex Ovechkin?

WFY said...
Jul 1, 2008, 12:17:00 PM  

He's only nominated in the Best Hockey Player category.

Jul 1, 2008, 12:24:00 PM  

I love how Best Male College Athlete has 2 hoops players and a football player. I mean, they coulda mixed it up a little and added a hockey or baseball or lacrosse player

Also, how the hell isnt Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Finals nominated for Best Game?

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 12:24:00 PM  

hahah the Game Plan nominated for best sports movie!

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 12:53:00 PM  

Stanford beating USC was a bigger upset that App State over Michigan.

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 12:53:00 PM  

Seriously? Bob Sanders is nominated for best NFL player?

I'm shocked. Honestly. That guy is totally overrated.

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 1:49:00 PM  

Another reason to leave the TV set off.

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 2:02:00 PM  

(Not that I care about the ESPYs, but...)

You're distressed by the fact that "The Game Plan" is nominated for the best sports movie category, but what's more distressing is that those choices were the only things to pick from. Oh, how I long for my youth and the days of "The Sandlot", "The Mighty Ducks", and "Little Big League."

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 2:13:00 PM  

WTF Cares about this ESPN created show? You 10 people who watch this on a sunday night in the summer time....Get A Life. Go biking, bowling, fishing, have sex, something. Geesh

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 2:57:00 PM  

Fresno St. winning the CWS has to be the best upset by default. Da'Tara didn't upset Big Brown. Big Brown lost the race. It was not like those were the only 2 horses in a stretch run and Da'Tara outdueled Big Brown. Also, Appalachian St. beating Michigan was not even the biggest upset of the College Football season like Adam said. Fresno St. was a regional 4 seed, the equivalent to a 13-16 seed in NCAA Basketball winning it all, which has never happened. That has got to be the biggest upset.

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 3:05:00 PM  

If Da'Tara wins, will he walk on stage to accept his award? Live teleconference from his stable? It's ESPN, anything is possible.

GMoney said...
Jul 1, 2008, 4:08:00 PM  

My predictions (as if people cared):

Male athlete: Brady
Female: Athlete: Danica Patrick
Best Moment: Lester's no-no
Best Team: Red Sawx
Best Play: Trinity Laterals
Best Upset: App. State over UM
Breakthrough Athlete: Adrian Peterson
Record Breaking Performance: Brady and Moss
Male College Athlete: Tebow
Female College Athlete: Parker
Sports Movie: Those were supposed to be sports movies?????
The Hummer "Like Nothing Else" Award: No comment
Best game (is that even an award this year): Super Bowl XLII

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 4:44:00 PM  

If the Giants don't win best team than it is probably the worst award upset since JS Giguere got the award for best NHL player for being good in the in the playoffs up until the Stanley Cup Finals. I won't bother the upset list as I think Frenso State and App State were each more remarkable. Manning to Tyree (Though crazy college football plays usually win the award) and Super XLII will be likely shoo-ins.

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 6:00:00 PM  

Best Male Athlete will probably be Kobe Bryant

Best Female will probably be Danica Patrick even though Candice Parker probably should get it.

Best Moment will be the HS Sportsmanship

NY Giants will probably win best team even though it probably should be The Celtics

Trinity Laterals should be best play.

App. State for biggest upset.

Adrian Peterson for breakthrough athlete

Record Breaking performance will be Brett Favre. Any category Favre is in would be an instant win.

Best Male College Athlete will be Michael Beasley

Female will be Candace Parker

Sports Movie will probably be Resurrecting the Champ. (Just a guess, really didn't see any of these)

Like Nothing Else award: Sid the Kid I hope.

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 8:35:00 PM  

@wfy and ryan

Hockey getting prominence on the WWL yea right. Especially since its ABM (After Barry Melrose).

Unless I'm thinking of something else, wasnt the softball sportsmanship a college game ?
I assume they refer to the play where the opposing players carried the injured player around the bases.

Anonymous said...
Jul 1, 2008, 8:56:00 PM  

Where's the best scandal award? Now THAT I'd watch!

Lammy742 said...
Jul 1, 2008, 10:08:00 PM  

sadly, Justin Timberlake is supposedly the host, so I wont be watching...

Forrester273 said...
Jul 1, 2008, 11:32:00 PM  

If Patrick gets best female athlete, that would be a joke. Someone above said Parker, and I'd have no problem with her winning, but Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win the overall skiing World Cup in 24 years.

So you've got her, a great basketball player, a woman who's ranked number one in golf and has won two majors in the past 12 months....and a race car driver that's won one minor race????


Unknown said...
Jul 2, 2008, 12:41:00 AM  

Really, though, there's nothing lke a well-executed hummer.

Anonymous said...
Jul 2, 2008, 5:34:00 AM  

Best Moment:
H.S. Softball Sportsmanship, Lester's No-Hitter, Danica Patrick's first win

The act of Sportsmanship occurred at a Division II college softball game, not a high school game.

Anonymous said...
Jul 2, 2008, 11:35:00 AM  

I'm mad at the 'best team' category- in years past they have included each of the four major pro league champions and the champions from the 3 major college sports.... Save this year- they include everyone except the college football champion LSU???? How is that right- especially since they have included the college football champ the past few years???

B.Lane said...
Jul 2, 2008, 11:48:00 AM  

I'm shocked ESPN does not award an ESPY for Sexiest Sideline Babe. That would be a slam dunk for you-know-who.

Anonymous said...
Jul 2, 2008, 7:34:00 PM  

Best Male Athlete: Tiger
Best Female Athlete: Ochoa
Best Moment: Lester's no-no
Best Team: Jints
Best Play: Trinity Laterals
Best Upset: App State
Breakthrough Athlete: AP
Record-Breaking Performance: Brady to Moss
Male College Athlete: Psycho T
Female College Athlete: Parker

Anonymous said...
Jul 2, 2008, 7:47:00 PM  

how is it that mario chlamers' last second three pointer to send the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP into overtime, eventually allowing ku to win the title, is not up for best play? ABSOLUTELY LUDICROUS!

Anonymous said...
Jul 6, 2008, 2:42:00 PM  

The ESPY Awards are a complete utter joke and are further proof that Americans know very little about sports

Anonymous said...
Jul 7, 2008, 2:18:00 PM  

some of these nominations suck! who votes for these people? how come roger federer isnt up there with tiger woods, federer is a beast and dominates his sport(tennis)if tom brady is there i think federer should b there, he is one person, doesnt have a coach and beats and wins everything! and for best momemnt, nadal and federer should win for having the greatest match ever in tennis!

Unknown said...
Jul 10, 2008, 12:44:00 PM  

best moment? what about the celtics winning the ship and seeing pierce and garnett finally get their first rings?!!! it was good to finally see guys win that actually deserve it!

Anonymous said...
Jul 13, 2008, 12:03:00 AM  

hello where is Paul Pierce an the Boston Celtics??????????????????????????????????????

Larouche said...
Jul 17, 2008, 1:09:00 PM  

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