As you well know, there's almost nothing going on in the sports world today, Wednesday, July 13 - the day after the All-Star Game. There's absolutely no baseball (save for the minor leagues), both the NFL and NBA are currently in a lockout, and the NHL free agency period and offseason simply isn't that exciting. So we're left with soccer and the ESPYs today - and I can't really think of any award show lamer than the ESPYs.
Sure, it's fun to look back at the year in sports. But what exactly is the point? Another reason to "celebrate" sports? A reason for all the super athletes to get dolled up and walk on the red carpet? Is there really any legitimate way to quantify who the "Best Male Athlete" of the year is when you're going across sports? A tennis fan will say Rafael Nadal is, a NASCAR fan will say Jimmie Johnson is, a football fan will say
Aaron Rodgers Tom Brady is. But hey, let's arbitrarily give somebody an award for already being at the top of their sport - just so they can remember it all the more.
I wonder if it ever goes through an athlete's head after winning a championship, "Oh man, this Super Bowl title is great - but I hope I freaking win that ESPY in July!"
Perhaps its ESPN's master plan to have people be so bored by the ESPYs that they're actually interested in the Women's World Cup and tune in to watch it.
That's actually really evil, ESPN.