Your 2009 ESPY Award Nominees Have Been Announced

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Well that time of year is upon. Yes, the 2009 ESPY Awards are here, and will air Sunday, July 19th at 9pm, with Samuel L. Jackson as your host. And get this....there are a whopping 37 categories this year! The voting has begun so be sure to cast your vote for some of these nominees....

BEST MALE ATHLETE

Kobe Bryant, NBA
LeBron James, NBA
Jimmie Johnson, Auto Racing
Michael Phelps, Swimming

BEST FEMALE ATHLETE

Natalie Coughlin, Swimming
Nastia Liukin, Gymnastics
Maya Moore, NCAA Basketball
Candace Parker, WNBA
Serena Williams, Tennis

BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE

Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
Cole Hamels, Philadelphia Phillies
Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, Olympic Beach Volleyball

BEST BREAKTHROUGH ATHLETE

Shawn Johnson, Olympic Gymnastics
Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays
Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls
Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons

BEST RECORD BREAKING PERFORMANCE

Usain Bolt, Olympic Sprinter
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimmer

BEST UPSET

Mine That Bird wins the Kentucky Derby
Oregon State stuns then #1 USC
Tampa Bay Rays win the American League Championship Series
US Soccer shocks Spain in the Confederations Cup semifinals

BEST GAME

Federer vs. Nadal in the 2008 Wimbledon Final
Steelers vs. Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII
Syracuse vs. Connecticut in the Big East Tournament Quarterfinals

BEST MOMENT

Florida’s Tim Tebow’s speech
Helio Castroneves wins the Indy 500
US swim team wins thrilling finish in Olympic relay

BEST PLAY

Ovechkin vs. Rangers
Pacquiao KO’s Hatton
Roethlisberger to Holmes Super Bowl Winning TD
Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree makes game-winning catch vs. Texas

BEST TEAM

Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Los Angeles Lakers
North Carolina Men’s Basketball
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pittsburgh Steelers

Posted by Awful Announcing at 11:03 AM

11 Comments:

Jimmie Johnson for best athlete? Really???

GMoney said...
Jun 25, 2009, 12:04:00 PM  

Where the hell's Syracuse-Cornell lacrosse or anything associated it with it for best game or best play?

RyanMcD29 said...
Jun 25, 2009, 12:06:00 PM  

If Tim Fagbow wins best moment I may have to officially stop watching ESPN. That is just atrocious. Unbelievable. There is no possible way that should be considered the best moment in sports, let alone be nominated. I am appalled.

Joe D said...
Jun 25, 2009, 12:38:00 PM  

The USA-Spain game was great, but really? Something that just happened YESTERDAY was nominated?

George said...
Jun 25, 2009, 1:14:00 PM  

If there is any justice, the US swim team winning the relay would win best moment. The other two in that category are kinda cheesey. I'm also amazed the Celtics-Bulls series isn't nominated for best series. Instead of one game, couldn't they put the entire series (except possibly game 7).

Also, glad to see Florida football isn't nominated for best team. ESPN doesn't need any more reason to suck Tebow's dick.

walnuts said...
Jun 25, 2009, 1:18:00 PM  

I nominate Michael Phelps for the worst addiction to the chronic award. Honorable nominees include that mountain bike woman who had 200 pounds of pot in her vehicle and Percy Harvin.

Brad James said...
Jun 25, 2009, 1:35:00 PM  

TIM TEBOW IS A GOD AND YOUR JUST JEALOUS THE GATORS WON THE TITLE. TIMS SPEECH CHANGED THEIR WHOLE SEASON AND HE KEPT THEIR PROMISE. THE ONLY THING TIM TEBOW HAS EVER DONE TO YOU IS OWN YOUR TEAM. THE GATORS AND THE PENS SHOULD BE UP FOR BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE.

pigglet410 said...
Jun 26, 2009, 12:00:00 AM  

Alexander Ovechkin isn't even considered for best male athlete and also game 7 of the stanley cup finals isn't considered either for best game. ESPY awards are just a plain joke.

johnny boy said...
Jun 26, 2009, 12:04:00 AM  

at least it won't be a Boston-slanted show

questionmark said...
Jun 26, 2009, 12:22:00 AM  

I'm surprised the Gators are not nominated for Best Team, like the other major champions of the year. That said, I think swimming should definitely win best moment. That was truly the best sports moment.

mtjaws said...
Jun 26, 2009, 2:02:00 AM  
freefun0616 said...
Sep 26, 2009, 7:16:00 AM  

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