ESPY’s host Rob Riggle delivered the line of the night on Wednesday when, after Tim Tebow exited the stage, he told the crowd “That guy (Tebow) has been shadowing me all week.”
And then he looked at Mark Sanchez said, “Good luck with that all season.”
Well, maybe you had to be there.
In any event, NFL players made a big splash during the ESPY awards and here’s a look at the NFL winners:
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees won the award for record-breaking peformance, after he shattered Dan Marino‘s single-season touchdown mark. And hey, he might sign a contract for the Saints some time, soon.
The 49ers win over the Saints in the NFC divisional playoffs won the award for game of the year. This game was up against Game 6 of the World Series (the Cardinals’ huge rally), but hard to argue with this. One of the best games in recent memory.
Tim Tebow did receive an award. His 80-yard touchdown pass to Demaryius Thomas took the honors for best moment. Both men appeared on stage and that had to be somewhat awkward considering Thomas ripped Tebow in April after the trade went down.
And as a side note: I’m what you would call a football guy, but the final day of the MLB season was one of the greatest nights in America’s history. (You have to figure some ESPN staffer was fired today for not giving the award to Derek Jeter.)
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin is your coach of the year. Funny, this guy was written off so many times, but he’s really is the Yoda of the NFL.
The New York Giants didn’t win for best team. I had them behind the Los Angeles Kings, but seriously, the Miami Heat took this award? Bah.
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford took home the gold ESPY for best comeback player. Of course, this was well-deserved. But man, Sidney Crosby might have deserved it, too.
ESPN agreed with NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2012 list as Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers was selected as the top player in the league. This should not be a surprise.
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