Saturday, June 25, 2011
Tom Brady Nominated for 2011 ESPY Award
The weather might not feel like it but with summer upon us, that means that we need any possible excuse to post anything non-MLB related.
In that vein, New England Patriots superstar quarterback Tom Brady has been nominated for an ESPY. He's in the category of 2011 Best NFL Player, an award he won in 2008 after his performance in the 2007 season.
The other nominees include Texans RB Arian Foster, Packers LB Clay Matthews, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers.
Fans can cast their vote for the 2011 ESPY Awards here through July 9. The 2011 ESPYs air live on ESPN at 9 p.m., Wednesday, July 13. Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live is the host and while it's not a great event, it's usually entertaining and that's all you can ask in mid-July.
Brady had another spectacular season but since the Patriots choked in their first playoff game, I'd have to guess that Rodgers is the front-runner here and Matthews is his biggest competition.