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SteelCityKing
06-26-2009, 04:44 PM
so, the nominees for the 2009 Espy awards have been announced and being an avid sport fan of all different types of sports. i was really stoked to see some Pittsburgh love in the nominees and shocked to see some of the actual nominees. so, here's a list of the nominees...you guys vote fr your favorite. but i think the debate lies in who is the better team, the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Pittsburgh Penguins. i can't decide. what do you guys think.

and the nominees are...

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 Moment
Florida’s Tim Tebow’s speech
Helio Castroneves wins the Indy 500
US swim team wins thrilling finish in Olympic relay
--honorable mention -- Super Bowl XLIII

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

Best Coach-Manager
Geno Auriemma Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Dan Bylsma Pittsburgh Penguins
Phil Jackson Los Angeles Lakers
Joe Maddon Tampa Bay Rays
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Best Championship Performance
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies
Michael Phelps Olympic Swimming
Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Olympic Beach Volleyball


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 Upset
Mine That Bird
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 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 Sports Movie
The Express: The Ernie Davis Story
Sugar
The Wrestler

Best Male College Athlete
Sam Bradford Oklahoma Football
Matt Gilroy Boston University Hockey
Blake Griffin Oklahoma Basketball
Stephen Strasburg San Diego State Baseball
Tim Tebow Florida Football

Best Female College Athlete
Kerri Hanks Notre Dame Women's Soccer
Courtney Kupets Georgia Gymnastics
Danielle Lawrie Washington Softball
Maya Moore Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Dana Vollmer California Swimming

Best Male Athlete With A Disability
Jeremy Campbell Track and Field
Will Groulx Wheelchair Rugby
Jason Lester Ironman
Oscar Pistorius Track and Field

Best Female Athlete With A Disability
Jessica Long Swimming
Maureen McKinnon-Tucker Sailing
Asya Miller Goalball
Erin Popovich Swimming


Best Male International Athlete
Usain Bolt Jamaica, Sprinter
Pau Gasol Spain, Basketball
Lionel Messi Argentina, Soccer
Rafael Nadal Spain, Tennis
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Soccer


Best Female International Athlete
Yelena Isinbayeva Russia, Pole Vault
Marta Brazil, Soccer
Lorena Ochoa México, Golf
Stephanie Rice Australia, Swimming
Dinara Safina Russia, Tennis

Best Baseball Player
Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
Ryan Howard Philadelpia Phillies
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels/New York Mets

Best NBA Player
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

Best WNBA Player
Deanna Nolan Detroit Shock
Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks
Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
Lindsay Whalen Connecticut Sun

Best NFL Player
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals
James Harrison Pittsburgh Steelers
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals

Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals


Best MLS Player
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls
Jon Busch Chicago Fire
Kenny Cooper FC Dallas
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy
Guillermo Barros Schletto Columbus Crew

Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Ryan Sheckler Skateboarding
Kelly Slater Surfing
James Stewart Motocross
Shaun White Snowboarding/Skateboarding

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Torah Bright Snowboarding
Sarah Burke Skiing
Ashley Fiolek Motocross
Maya Gabeira Surfing

Best US Male Olympian
Bryan Clay Track and Field
LaShawn Merritt Track and Field
Michael Phelps Swimming
Angelo Taylor Track and Field

Best US Female Olympian
Natalie Coughlin Swimming
Dawn Harper Track and Field
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics
Nastia Liukin Gymnastics


Best Bowler
Chris Barnes
Norm Duke
Wes Malott
-- honorable mention -- Ernie McCracken from "Kingpin"

Best DriverHelio Castroneves
Scott Dixon
Lewis Hamilton
Jimmie Johnson
Tony Schumacher
Tony Schumacher

Best Fighter
Lyoto Machida MMA
Shane Mosley Boxing
Manny Pacquiao Boxing
Anderson Silva MMA

Best Male Golfer
Padraig Harrington
Phil Mickelson
Tiger Woods

Best Female Golfer
Paula Creamer
Lorena Ochoa
Suzann Pettersen


Best Jockey
Calvin Borel
Garrett Gomez
Mike Smith


Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Dinara Safina
Serena Williams

Under Armour All-America Moment
Jake Bernhardt Lacrosse
Tara Glover Softball
David Renfroe Baseball
Hannah Werth Volleyball
Andre Debose & Russell Shepard Football


seems like the Steel City made out pretty good. when is the next time a Pirate will be nominated for an ESPY...when was the LAST time that happened!? haha!

SteelCityKing
06-26-2009, 05:15 PM
i would REALLY like to see either Crosby or Malkin win this. granted, Ovechkin is a great player, but i don't remember if he won the Stanley Cup this year...oh yeah! he didn't. piss off Ovie. it's Geno's win! =)

as for best coach, i wanted to vote for Phil Jackson. as much as i dislike the Lakers, he's a force to be reckoned with when it comes to coaching. a great record and a decent human being. i can get behind that. but, the turnaround Bylsma pulled on the Pens and the way Tomlin rocked us through that season with the toughest record and winning a Super Bowl in his second year, it's all pretty amazing. i would have to lean towards Bylsma.

AllD
06-26-2009, 07:08 PM
so, the nominees for the 2009 Espy awards have been announced and being an avid sport fan of all different types of sports. i was really stoked to see some Pittsburgh love in the nominees and shocked to see some of the actual nominees. so, here's a list of the nominees...you guys vote fr your favorite. but i think the debate lies in who is the better team, the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Pittsburgh Penguins. i can't decide. what do you guys think.

and the nominees are...

[seems like the Steel City made out pretty good. when is the next time a Pirate will be nominated for an ESPY...when was the LAST time that happened!? haha!

"Pops" Stargell?

Also, Kurt Warner does not deserve to be mentioned other than for a last gasp award. In addition, Maria Sharapova is the hottest chick in sports. I bet she sounds the same in bed as she does on the court.

YoAntonio
06-27-2009, 02:48 PM
I'm Gonna have to go with the Steelers, they made history this year.

SteelCityKing
06-27-2009, 04:49 PM
I'm Gonna have to go with the Steelers, they made history this year.

that's true. but the Pens were having a horrible season and they totally turned it around. had serious ups and downs in the playoffs being in 2 game 7 scenarios and coming out clean. they went into a game 7, away, with all odds against them, and finally pulled it off. it was well deserved.

granted, the Steelers had the hardest record in NFL history and came back in so many 4th quarters including the Super Bowl and pulled off the greatest play in NFL history enroute to their 6th title.

i love both teams. but for me, i think the Pens pulled off the unthinkable and it was a huge upset. i loved it. i loved both. but i'm still leaning towards the Pens.

pittsburghp8baller
06-27-2009, 05:07 PM
that's true. but the Pens were having a horrible season and they totally turned it around. had serious ups and downs in the playoffs being in 2 game 7 scenarios and coming out clean. they went into a game 7, away, with all odds against them, and finally pulled it off. it was well deserved.

granted, the Steelers had the hardest record in NFL history and came back in so many 4th quarters including the Super Bowl and pulled off the greatest play in NFL history enroute to their 6th title.

i love both teams. but for me, i think the Pens pulled off the unthinkable and it was a huge upset. i loved it. i loved both. but i'm still leaning towards the Pens.

thats why i voted for the Steelers as best team and then voted Dan Bylsma as best coach.

SteelCityKing
06-27-2009, 05:09 PM
thats why i voted for the Steelers as best team and then voted Dan Bylsma as best coach.

well played sir. well played. =)

i would vote for Bylsma over Tomlin as well. Tomlin did amazing things as a second year coach. but he didn't have to pull his team out of the pits and turn them into a championship squad.

so, your vote is as good as mine.

what about best NFL player of the year? Harrison?! he's got my vote too.

pittsburghp8baller
06-27-2009, 06:05 PM
well played sir. well played. =)

i would vote for Bylsma over Tomlin as well. Tomlin did amazing things as a second year coach. but he didn't have to pull his team out of the pits and turn them into a championship squad.

so, your vote is as good as mine.

what about best NFL player of the year? Harrison?! he's got my vote too.

voted for every Pittsburgh player i could. doubt Harrison will win, but the super bowl should win best game, and the Holmes catch SHOULD win best play but it might not

SteelCityKing
06-27-2009, 06:56 PM
voted for every Pittsburgh player i could. doubt Harrison will win, but the super bowl should win best game, and the Holmes catch SHOULD win best play but it might not

it was by far the play of the year. if it doesn't win...then shame onthe voters really. if it doesn't win...the haters will. haha!

CantStop85
06-27-2009, 08:01 PM
so, the nominees for the 2009 Espy awards have been announced and being an avid sport fan of all different types of sports. i was really stoked to see some Pittsburgh love in the nominees and shocked to see some of the actual nominees. so, here's a list of the nominees...you guys vote fr your favorite. but i think the debate lies in who is the better team, the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Pittsburgh Penguins. i can't decide. what do you guys think.

and the nominees are...

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 Moment
Florida’s Tim Tebow’s speech
Helio Castroneves wins the Indy 500
US swim team wins thrilling finish in Olympic relay
--honorable mention -- Super Bowl XLIII

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

Best Coach-Manager
Geno Auriemma Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Dan Bylsma Pittsburgh Penguins
Phil Jackson Los Angeles Lakers
Joe Maddon Tampa Bay Rays
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Best Championship Performance
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies
Michael Phelps Olympic Swimming
Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Olympic Beach Volleyball


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 Upset
Mine That Bird
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 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 Sports Movie
The Express: The Ernie Davis Story
Sugar
The Wrestler

Best Male College Athlete
Sam Bradford Oklahoma Football
Matt Gilroy Boston University Hockey
Blake Griffin Oklahoma Basketball
Stephen Strasburg San Diego State Baseball
Tim Tebow Florida Football

Best Female College Athlete
Kerri Hanks Notre Dame Women's Soccer
Courtney Kupets Georgia Gymnastics
Danielle Lawrie Washington Softball
Maya Moore Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Dana Vollmer California Swimming

Best Male Athlete With A Disability
Jeremy Campbell Track and Field
Will Groulx Wheelchair Rugby
Jason Lester Ironman
Oscar Pistorius Track and Field

Best Female Athlete With A Disability
Jessica Long Swimming
Maureen McKinnon-Tucker Sailing
Asya Miller Goalball
Erin Popovich Swimming


Best Male International Athlete
Usain Bolt Jamaica, Sprinter
Pau Gasol Spain, Basketball
Lionel Messi Argentina, Soccer
Rafael Nadal Spain, Tennis
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Soccer


Best Female International Athlete
Yelena Isinbayeva Russia, Pole Vault
Marta Brazil, Soccer
Lorena Ochoa México, Golf
Stephanie Rice Australia, Swimming
Dinara Safina Russia, Tennis

Best Baseball Player
Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
Ryan Howard Philadelpia Phillies
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels/New York Mets

Best NBA Player
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

Best WNBA Player
Deanna Nolan Detroit Shock
Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks
Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
Lindsay Whalen Connecticut Sun

Best NFL Player
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals
James Harrison Pittsburgh Steelers
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals

Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals


Best MLS Player
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls
Jon Busch Chicago Fire
Kenny Cooper FC Dallas
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy
Guillermo Barros Schletto Columbus Crew

Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Ryan Sheckler Skateboarding
Kelly Slater Surfing
James Stewart Motocross
Shaun White Snowboarding/Skateboarding

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Torah Bright Snowboarding
Sarah Burke Skiing
Ashley Fiolek Motocross
Maya Gabeira Surfing

Best US Male Olympian
Bryan Clay Track and Field
LaShawn Merritt Track and Field
Michael Phelps Swimming
Angelo Taylor Track and Field

Best US Female Olympian
Natalie Coughlin Swimming
Dawn Harper Track and Field
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics
Nastia Liukin Gymnastics


Best Bowler
Chris Barnes
Norm Duke
Wes Malott
-- honorable mention -- Ernie McCracken from "Kingpin"

Best DriverHelio Castroneves
Scott Dixon
Lewis Hamilton
Jimmie Johnson
Tony Schumacher
Tony Schumacher

Best Fighter
Lyoto Machida MMA
Shane Mosley Boxing
Manny Pacquiao Boxing
Anderson Silva MMA

Best Male Golfer
Padraig Harrington
Phil Mickelson
Tiger Woods

Best Female Golfer
Paula Creamer
Lorena Ochoa
Suzann Pettersen


Best Jockey
Calvin Borel
Garrett Gomez
Mike Smith


Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Dinara Safina
Serena Williams

Under Armour All-America Moment
Jake Bernhardt Lacrosse
Tara Glover Softball
David Renfroe Baseball
Hannah Werth Volleyball
Andre Debose & Russell Shepard Football


seems like the Steel City made out pretty good. when is the next time a Pirate will be nominated for an ESPY...when was the LAST time that happened!? haha!

Best Male Athlete
Michael Phelps Swimming

Best Female Athlete
Serena Williams Tennis

Best Moment
US swim team wins thrilling finish in Olympic relay

Best Team
Los Angeles Lakers

Best Coach-Manager
Phil Jackson Los Angeles Lakers

Best Game
Steelers vs. Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII

Best Championship Performance
Michael Phelps Olympic Swimming

Best Play
Roethlisberger to Holmes Super Bowl Winning TD

Best Upset
US Soccer shocks Spain in the Confederations Cup Semifinals

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls

Best Record Breaking Performance
Usain Bolt Olympic Sprinter

Best Sports Movie
The Wrestler

Best Male College Athlete
Tim Tebow Florida Football

Best Female College Athlete
Maya Moore Connecticut Women’s Basketball

Best Male Athlete With A Disability
Jason Lester Ironman

Best Female Athlete With A Disability
Jessica Long Swimming

Best Male International Athlete
Usain Bolt Jamaica, Sprinter

Best Female International Athlete
Lorena Ochoa México, Golf

Best Baseball Player
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals

Best NBA Player
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

Best WNBA Player
Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks

Best NFL Player
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals

Best NHL Player
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins

Best MLS Player
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy

Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Shaun White Snowboarding/Skateboarding

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Sarah Burke Skiing

Best US Male Olympian
Michael Phelps Swimming

Best US Female Olympian
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics

Best Bowler
Norm Duke

Best Driver
Scott Dixon

Best Fighter
Manny Pacquiao Boxing

Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods

Best Female Golfer
Lorena Ochoa

Best Jockey
Garrett Gomez

Best Male Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Under Armour All-America Moment
Jake Bernhardt Lacrosse

Steel Head
06-29-2009, 09:14 AM
so, the nominees for the 2009 Espy awards have been announced and being an avid sport fan of all different types of sports. i was really stoked to see some Pittsburgh love in the nominees and shocked to see some of the actual nominees. so, here's a list of the nominees...you guys vote fr your favorite. but i think the debate lies in who is the better team, the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Pittsburgh Penguins. i can't decide. what do you guys think.

and the nominees are...

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 Moment
Florida’s Tim Tebow’s speech
Helio Castroneves wins the Indy 500
US swim team wins thrilling finish in Olympic relay
--honorable mention -- Super Bowl XLIII

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

Best Coach-Manager
Geno Auriemma Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Dan Bylsma Pittsburgh Penguins
Phil Jackson Los Angeles Lakers
Joe Maddon Tampa Bay Rays
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Best Championship Performance
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies
Michael Phelps Olympic Swimming
Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Olympic Beach Volleyball


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 Upset
Mine That Bird
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 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 Sports Movie
The Express: The Ernie Davis Story
Sugar
The Wrestler

Best Male College Athlete
Sam Bradford Oklahoma Football
Matt Gilroy Boston University Hockey
Blake Griffin Oklahoma Basketball
Stephen Strasburg San Diego State Baseball
Tim Tebow Florida Football

Best Female College Athlete
Kerri Hanks Notre Dame Women's Soccer
Courtney Kupets Georgia Gymnastics
Danielle Lawrie Washington Softball
Maya Moore Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Dana Vollmer California Swimming

Best Male Athlete With A Disability
Jeremy Campbell Track and Field
Will Groulx Wheelchair Rugby
Jason Lester Ironman
Oscar Pistorius Track and Field

Best Female Athlete With A Disability
Jessica Long Swimming
Maureen McKinnon-Tucker Sailing
Asya Miller Goalball
Erin Popovich Swimming


Best Male International Athlete
Usain Bolt Jamaica, Sprinter
Pau Gasol Spain, Basketball
Lionel Messi Argentina, Soccer
Rafael Nadal Spain, Tennis
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Soccer


Best Female International Athlete
Yelena Isinbayeva Russia, Pole Vault
Marta Brazil, Soccer
Lorena Ochoa México, Golf
Stephanie Rice Australia, Swimming
Dinara Safina Russia, Tennis

Best Baseball Player
Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
Ryan Howard Philadelpia Phillies
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels/New York Mets

Best NBA Player
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

Best WNBA Player
Deanna Nolan Detroit Shock
Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks
Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
Lindsay Whalen Connecticut Sun

Best NFL Player
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals
James Harrison Pittsburgh Steelers
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals

Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals


Best MLS Player
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls
Jon Busch Chicago Fire
Kenny Cooper FC Dallas
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy
Guillermo Barros Schletto Columbus Crew

Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Ryan Sheckler Skateboarding
Kelly Slater Surfing
James Stewart Motocross
Shaun White Snowboarding/Skateboarding

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Torah Bright Snowboarding
Sarah Burke Skiing
Ashley Fiolek Motocross
Maya Gabeira Surfing

Best US Male Olympian
Bryan Clay Track and Field
LaShawn Merritt Track and Field
Michael Phelps Swimming
Angelo Taylor Track and Field

Best US Female Olympian
Natalie Coughlin Swimming
Dawn Harper Track and Field
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics
Nastia Liukin Gymnastics


Best Bowler
Chris Barnes
Norm Duke
Wes Malott
-- honorable mention -- Ernie McCracken from "Kingpin"

Best DriverHelio Castroneves
Scott Dixon
Lewis Hamilton
Jimmie Johnson
Tony Schumacher
Tony Schumacher

Best Fighter
Lyoto Machida MMA
Shane Mosley Boxing
Manny Pacquiao Boxing
Anderson Silva MMA

Best Male Golfer
Padraig Harrington
Phil Mickelson
Tiger Woods

Best Female Golfer
Paula Creamer
Lorena Ochoa
Suzann Pettersen


Best Jockey
Calvin Borel
Garrett Gomez
Mike Smith


Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Dinara Safina
Serena Williams

Under Armour All-America Moment
Jake Bernhardt Lacrosse
Tara Glover Softball
David Renfroe Baseball
Hannah Werth Volleyball
Andre Debose & Russell Shepard Football


seems like the Steel City made out pretty good. when is the next time a Pirate will be nominated for an ESPY...when was the LAST time that happened!? haha!

Best Male Athlete
Michael Phelps Swimming

Best Female Athlete
Serena Williams Tennis

Best Moment
US swim team wins thrilling finish in Olympic relay

Best Team
Los Angeles Lakers

Best Coach-Manager
Phil Jackson Los Angeles Lakers

Best Game
Steelers vs. Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII

Best Championship Performance
Michael Phelps Olympic Swimming

Best Play
Roethlisberger to Holmes Super Bowl Winning TD

Best Upset
US Soccer shocks Spain in the Confederations Cup Semifinals

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Derrick Rose Chicago Bulls

Best Record Breaking Performance
Usain Bolt Olympic Sprinter

Best Sports Movie
The Wrestler

Best Male College Athlete
Tim Tebow Florida Football

Best Female College Athlete
Maya Moore Connecticut Women’s Basketball

Best Male Athlete With A Disability
Jason Lester Ironman

Best Female Athlete With A Disability
Jessica Long Swimming

Best Male International Athlete
Usain Bolt Jamaica, Sprinter

Best Female International Athlete
Lorena Ochoa México, Golf

Best Baseball Player
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals

Best NBA Player
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers

Best WNBA Player
Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks

Best NFL Player
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals

Best NHL Player
Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins

Best MLS Player
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy

Best Male Action Sports Athlete
Shaun White Snowboarding/Skateboarding

Best Female Action Sports Athlete
Sarah Burke Skiing

Best US Male Olympian
Michael Phelps Swimming

Best US Female Olympian
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics

Best Bowler
Norm Duke

Best Driver
Scott Dixon

Best Fighter
Manny Pacquiao Boxing

Best Male Golfer
Tiger Woods

Best Female Golfer
Lorena Ochoa

Best Jockey
Garrett Gomez

Best Male Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player
Serena Williams

Under Armour All-America Moment
Jake Bernhardt Lacrosse

nice picks

Godfather
06-29-2009, 09:38 AM
Having multiple nominees is a bad thing (in terms of the ESPYs). Pens/Steelers, Bylsma/Tomlin, and Malkin/Crosby are all going to split the Pittsburgh vote.

The_WARDen
06-29-2009, 10:34 AM
A Nascar driver as best male athlete? Sorry folks, got sidetracked on that one.

Good laugh though..

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

SteelCityMan786
06-29-2009, 11:03 AM
Best Male Athlete
Kobe Bryant NBA
LeBron James NBA
Jimmie Johnson Auto Racing
Michael Phelps Swimming

Best Female Athlete
Natalie Coughlin Swimming or
Nastia Liukin Gymnastics
Maya Moore NCAA Basketball
Candace Parker WNBA
Serena Williams Tennis

Best Moment
Florida’s Tim Tebow’s speech
Helio Castroneves wins the Indy 500
US swim team wins thrilling finish in Olympic relay
--honorable mention -- Super Bowl XLIII-If this is or was a candidate

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

Best Coach-Manager
Geno Auriemma Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Dan Bylsma Pittsburgh Penguins
Phil Jackson Los Angeles Lakers
Joe Maddon Tampa Bay Rays
or Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers

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

Best Championship Performance
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Cole Hamels Philadelphia Phillies
Michael Phelps Olympic Swimming
Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Olympic Beach Volleyball


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 Upset
Mine That Bird
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 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 Sports Movie-Toss Up
The Express: The Ernie Davis Story
Sugar
The Wrestler

Best Male College Athlete
Sam Bradford Oklahoma Football
Matt Gilroy Boston University Hockey
Blake Griffin Oklahoma Basketball
Stephen Strasburg San Diego State Baseball
Tim Tebow Florida Football

Best Female College Athlete-Toss Up
Kerri Hanks Notre Dame Women's Soccer
Courtney Kupets Georgia Gymnastics
Danielle Lawrie Washington Softball
Maya Moore Connecticut Women’s Basketball
Dana Vollmer California Swimming

Best Male Athlete With A Disability-Toss Up
Jeremy Campbell Track and Field
Will Groulx Wheelchair Rugby
Jason Lester Ironman
Oscar Pistorius Track and Field

Best Female Athlete With A Disability-Toss Up
Jessica Long Swimming
Maureen McKinnon-Tucker Sailing
Asya Miller Goalball
Erin Popovich Swimming


Best Male International Athlete
Usain Bolt Jamaica, Sprinter
Pau Gasol Spain, Basketball
Lionel Messi Argentina, Soccer
Rafael Nadal Spain, Tennis
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal, Soccer


Best Female International Athlete-Toss Up
Yelena Isinbayeva Russia, Pole Vault
Marta Brazil, Soccer
Lorena Ochoa México, Golf
Stephanie Rice Australia, Swimming
Dinara Safina Russia, Tennis

Best Baseball Player
Roy Halladay Toronto Blue Jays
Ryan Howard Philadelpia Phillies
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox or
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
Francisco Rodriguez Los Angeles Angels/New York Mets

Best NBA Player
Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard Orlando Magic
LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers
Dwyane Wade Miami Heat

Best WNBA Player
Deanna Nolan Detroit Shock
Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks
Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
Lindsay Whalen Connecticut Sun

Best NFL Player
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals
James Harrison Pittsburgh Steelers
Peyton Manning Indianapolis Colts
Adrian Peterson Minnesota Vikings
Kurt Warner Arizona Cardinals

Best NHL Player
Sidney Crosby Pittsburgh Penguins
Pavel Datsyuk Detroit Red Wings
or Evgeni Malkin Pittsburgh Penguins
Alexander Ovechkin Washington Capitals


Best MLS Player-Toss Up
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls
Jon Busch Chicago Fire
Kenny Cooper FC Dallas
Landon Donovan LA Galaxy
Guillermo Barros Schletto Columbus Crew

Best Male Action Sports Athlete-Toss Up
Ryan Sheckler Skateboarding
Kelly Slater Surfing
James Stewart Motocross
Shaun White Snowboarding/Skateboarding

Best Female Action Sports Athlete-Toss Up
Torah Bright Snowboarding
Sarah Burke Skiing
Ashley Fiolek Motocross
Maya Gabeira Surfing

Best US Male Olympian
Bryan Clay Track and Field
LaShawn Merritt Track and Field
Michael Phelps Swimming
Angelo Taylor Track and Field

Best US Female Olympian-Toss Up
Natalie Coughlin Swimming
Dawn Harper Track and Field
Shawn Johnson Gymnastics
Nastia Liukin Gymnastics


Best Bowler-Toss Up
Chris Barnes
Norm Duke
Wes Malott
-- honorable mention -- Ernie McCracken from "Kingpin"

Best Driver
Helio Castroneves
Scott Dixon
Lewis Hamilton
Jimmie Johnson
Tony Schumacher
Tony Schumacher

Best Fighte-Toss Up
Lyoto Machida MMA
Shane Mosley Boxing
Manny Pacquiao Boxing
Anderson Silva MMA

Best Male Golfer
Padraig Harrington
Phil Mickelson or
Tiger Woods

Best Female Golfer-Toss Up
Paula Creamer
Lorena Ochoa
Suzann Pettersen


Best Jockey
Calvin Borel
Garrett Gomez
Mike Smith


Best Male Tennis Player
Roger Federer
Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player
Svetlana Kuznetsova
Dinara Safina
Serena Williams

Under Armour All-America Moment-Toss Up
Jake Bernhardt Lacrosse
Tara Glover Softball
David Renfroe Baseball
Hannah Werth Volleyball
Andre Debose & Russell Shepard Football

SteelCityKing
06-29-2009, 04:12 PM
i think "The Express" is by far one of the best sports movie ever meade. ever.

i thought "The Wrestler" was good. but Mickey Rourke and a naked Marisa Tomei made that movie. other than that, it was pretty lame.