The ESPY awards are tonight and we should be in for a terrific show yet again as comedian and actor Rob Riggle (Step Brothers, 21 Jump Street) takes the stage as the host.
ESPN is currently airing a countdown show and have revealed a couple of winners for categories that will not make the live telecast. LeBron James won the ESPY for Best NBA Player, and New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has won the ESPY for best coach.
The awards were revealed by ESPN’s Jon Barry and Mike Wilbon from the red carpet.
The Giants should be in the running for multiple awards, considering they came from nowhere to win the Super Bowl yet again. With the NFL being the most popular sport in the country, fan voting will lean towards the sport in the multi-sport categories.
It’s hard not to agree with the fans, who elected Coughlin the best coach of the past year. He got the Giants to come together at the right time and they went on another improbable run to the Super Bowl, winning at Lambeau (again) and Candlestick in route to New Orleans.
Funny how as late as mid-November the fans were calling for his head, myself included. Obviously we were all wrong and Coughlin has likely punched his ticket to the hall of fame, and at the very least started the conversation.
Everyone loves a Cinderella story, and the Giants pulled off their second in five years despite finishing the regular season 9-7. They overcame many injuries to shock the world, and the fans recognize the great coaching that went into it.
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