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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Boy I Can't Wait For The 2012 ESPYS (That's A Total Lie)

Sadly, I used to enjoy the ESPYS. They came at the deadest part of the sports year-during the MLB All-Star break-and they were a good excuse to see our favorite athletes dressed up and in the same room together while some C-list celebrity made weak attempts at jokes (except Jamie Foxx and Norm McDonald, they were great).

Now, I honestly didn't even know who the host is-Rob Riggle-so I had to look him up on Google. Apparently, he is a correspondent on The Daily Show but he was also the cop in The Hangover. I guess Andy Samberg wasn't available. This year's show takes place on July 11 at 9 p.m. EST, live from LA's Nokia Theatre.

I only mention ESPN's fake award because two of Boston's best athletes are nominated. Each award for a major sport (sorry Bowling) has five nominees. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is up for "Best Breakthrough Athlete" and "Best NFL Player." It's no use arguing why someone is or isn't included on these lists since some dopey ESPN intern was probably in charge of figuring it all out.

In addition, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is one of five choices for "Best NBA Player." Haha, hold your laughter please. You can vote here (until July 9).

You know Gronk will do something unintentionally funny while he's in the building so be sure to follow him on Twitter and flip over to see if he wins meaning that he has to make what undoubtedly would be one of the worst speeches in the history of the universe. Don't worry about Rondo since he has absolutely no chance to win his category but at least he gets a free trip to Los Angeles.

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