So I was on the ole blog grind this morning looking for some good material and there were a ton of ESPY stories. This was big news to me because I had no idea the ESPYs were even happening last night. I don’t remember seeing any ads for it and I didn’t see anybody tweeting about it last night. This shows where ESPN has fallen to. I remember when the ESPYs used to be a really big event. Maybe I was just younger so I thought it was cooler, but I remember it being a mark on your calendar type of event.
I used to go on and vote for the ESPYs every year and it was always an awesome event. There are a bunch of ESPY moments in history (that I’ll share later) that really stand out to me, but this year from what I saw it was pretty lame. To put it into perspective the host was Danica Patrick (no offense Danica I know you’re reading this), but who is going to tune in to watch a three hour event hosted by Danica Patrick? Not I.
The only high quality thing I saw from it was some fits were truly gotten off.
Born Ready Javale McGee rockin the Gucci fanny pack is the only thing that could really convince me to watch the ESPYs. That should’ve been the advertising for the event. Just that picture of Javale with the date and time of the show. I still probably wouldn’t have watched, but I would’ve respected it.
So, I will take this chance to look back at some classic ESPYs moments from when ESPN was still cool.
Obviously the greatest ESPYs moment of all time and possibly the best speech of all time. Always good to pull up when you’re in the mood for a good cry (which for me is always).
The headline “Will Ferrell accepting Best Male Athlete as Tiger Woods” is already funny before you even watch the video.
This is one of the couple videos Peyton Manning has done that is not only not cringeworthy, but is actually pretty funny.
And on today, which would’ve been Stuart Scott’s 53rd birthday, it is the perfect time to remember how awesome Stuart Scott was. As cool as the other side of the pillow. Guys like Stuart made SportsCenter the coolest show on TV and made kids like me want to work for ESPN one day. Now the headlines are “Danica Patrick Roasts LeBron James” which is just atrocious. RIP Stu.
So the ESPYs may no longer be relevant, but let’s try to remember the good times.