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ESPY Awards 2014: The Fame and the Glory

Jul 17 2014, 5:26am CDT | by , in News | Latest Sports News

ESPY Awards 2014: The Fame and the Glory
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The ESPY Awards for 2014 was an event that was full of fame and glory.

The ESPY Awards 2014 took place yesterday at Nokia Theater, Los Angeles, California that went live on ESPN. Among the winners of the awards was an aged gentleman named Stuart Scott

He was in such a frail state that he was having difficulty standing on the stage. He remarked that when you are too tired to carry on someone else has to be handed the baton. His award was for perseverance. 

Then there was Michael Sam. He received an award for coming out of the closet as a gay. The Paralympic Josh Sweeney was handed an award for aiding veterans in overcoming their disabilities as far as sports were concerned. 

The Seahawks won one for being the best overall sports team. As for the host of the show it was none other than Drake. The number of extraordinary people present among the audience was proof of the fact that exceptional things can be done provided one puts one mind or body to it. 

Stuart Scott did the ESPN2 “The Deuce” once upon a time. He once asked a co-host whether he ought to keep things in low key. GQ magazine has awarded him with the accolade of being the gentleman who put the beat in sports news casting. 

The fact that Stu has fought a long and weary battle with cancer proves once and for all that he is a fighter and survivor of the highest order. 

As for real life fighters, the winner of an ESPY was none other than Ronda Rousey. She turned out to be the best overall female athlete. And she was one amongst many. Ronda has been a pugilist and provocateur since her days as a kid who carried a chip on her shoulder. 

There were several others on the ESPN circuit who also bagged many ESPY awards. See the complete list of 2014 ESPY Awards winners below:

Best Male Athlete: Kevin Durant, Thunder

Best Female Athlete: Ronda Rousey, MMA

Best International Athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo

Best Male College Athlete: Doug McDermott, Creighton basketball

Best Female College Athlete: Breanna Stewart, UConn basketball

Best NHL Athlete: Sidney Crosby, Penguins

Best MLS Athlete: Tim Cahill, Red Bulls

Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Nyjah Houston, skateboarding

Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Jamie Anderson, snowboarding

Best Comeback: Russell Westbrook, Thunder

Best Male Athlete with a Disability: Declan Farmer, USA Sled Hockey

Best Female Athlete with a Disability: Jamie Whitmore, cycling

Best NBA Player: Kevin Durant, Thunder

Best WNBA Player: Maya Moore, Lynx

Best NFL Player: Peyton Manning, Broncos

Best MLB Player: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

Best Male Olympian: Sage Kotsenburg, Snowboarding

Best Female Olympian: Jamie Anderson, snowboarding

Best Male Tennis Player: Rafael Nadal

Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova

Best Male Golfer: Bubba Watson

Best Female Golfer: Michelle Wie

Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Best Jockey: Victor Espinoza

Best Bowler: Pete Weber

Best Driver: Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar

Best Moment: USA defeats Ghana

Best Upset: Mercer over Duke, NCAA tournament

Best Record Breaking Performance: Peyton Manning, Broncos

Best Coach/Manager: Gregg Popovich, Spurs

Best Play: Chris Davis FG return

Best Team: Seattle Seahawks

Best Breakthrough Athlete: Richard Sherman, Seahawks

Best Game: Auburn vs. Alabama

Best Championship Performance: Kawhi Leonard, Spurs (NBA Finals MVP)

Pat Tillman Award for Service: Josh Sweeney, USA Sled Hockey

The star studded night turned out to be a truly memorable experience. In fact, it is one that will live long in the collective unconscious or Zeitgeist. 

 

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