Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Not ESPY worthy

The ESPY Awards is an annual awards event created and broadcasted by American cable television network ESPN, where top celebrities from sports and entertainment gather to commemorate the past year in sports by recognizing major sports achievements, reliving unforgettable moments and saluting the leading performers and performances.

Among the nominees at the 2009 ESPY Award Show was 2008 Paralympic sailing gold medalist Maureen McKinnon-Tucker, who was being recognized in the "Female Athlete with a Disability" category. There's was not another sailor in any other category, and while she did not win, it was an honor for Maureen and the sport of sailing to be rubbing elbows with all the other major sports in the world.

But for the 2010 ESPY Award Show, which was held Wednesday, July 14th, the ‘buttheads should not have been holding their breath for sailing to receive similar inclusion. Certainly an American team winning the America’s Cup would be a worthy performance for consideration, but apparently ESPN did not think enough of the 33rd Match - what Scuttlebutt analyst Cory E. Friedman referred to as ‘A Perpetual Cup for Not So Friendly Competition Between Lawyers’ - to be ESPY worthy.


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