Last Year, Earl and I went through the ESPY ballot and made our picks. This year I opened it up to the entire 7# panel.
I’m going to go in reverse order, so you can make your picks with us as you watch the show.
This section here, is more of the “technical awards” ones we really don’t care much for, but have a certain segment that cares about it. Welcome to Sound Editing – Motorcross. No disrespect to these people, but I couldn’t pick them out of a lineup, and if I saw their name on my screen, couldn’t tell you who they are or what they did. But some writers did have picks. I’ll eliminate those that didn’t care.
Let me also state I HATE the fact that Disney moved this to ABC.
Best MLS Player
Jim: None of the above, it’s Kaka. But from this list, Robbie Keane.
Jim: Jason Belmonte
Best Female Athlete with a Disability
Jim: Kendall Gretsch, Triathlon
Best Male Athlete with a Disability
Jim: Krige Schabort, Triathlon
Jim: Victor Espinoza
Joe: Victor Espinoza… who else.. rode a Triple Crown winner.
Best Female College Athlete
Joe: Breanna Stewart… Dominate 3 years, so far, at UConn and in the women’s game… arguably has led the team to three straight title with a chance to back up her stated desire to win four straight.
Steve: Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Basketball- Led UCONN to yet another undefeated season and in convincing fashion.
Jim: Lauren Haeger, Florida Softball. I hear everyone about Stewart, but really, you need to broaden your horizons. Watch some softball and watch one woman dominate both the pitcher’s mound and the batter’s box.
Best Male College Athlete
Jim: Logan Stieber, Ohio State Wrestling
Steve: Marcus Mariota, Oregon Football- Incredible season last year, fell just short of the National title.
David: Has to be Mariota, right? ‘Cause ESPN loves football?
Jim: Serena Williams
Joe: Serena Williams… really who else? (Goat Case)
Steve: Serena Williams- She may be the second best player (on the male circuit)
Best Male Tennis Player
Joe: Novak Djokovic… if I gotta make a pick… guess it’s Djokovic
Steve: Novak Djokovic- He is easily the best tennis player on the male circuit.
Jim: Novak Djokovic
Best Female Golfer
Jim: Stacy Lewis
Best Male Golfer
Jim: Jordan Spieth
Joe: Jordan Spieth
Steve: Jordan Spieth- Winner of the Masters, this kid is an up and coming superstar.
I will be back later with part one of the BIG BALLOT!
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