By Ruth 66
Comedian Seth Meyers hosted the big sports awards show last night at the Noika Theater in LA, hosted by ESPN-TV. One goofball stood out from the otherwise glitzy crowd of celebs and supermodels; SF Giants reliever, Brian Wilson wore a spandex tux!
The Dallas Mavericks were the big winners taking Best Team. Dirk Nowitzki won Best Male Athlete and Best NBA Player, while Rick Carlisle won best Coach/Manager.
Fan voting determined the winner of the ESPY for Best Play. The honor went to Abby Wambach of the U.S. soccer team for her overtime goal that tied Brazil in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup. The Americans advanced on penalty kicks and, after Wednesday's win over France, will play Japan in Sunday's final. Go USA!!
Reigning Olympic downhill champion and three-time overall World Cup ski champion Lindsey Vonn won Best Female Athlete. When she accepted her award on stage she asked Justin Beiber if he would take a picture with her for her Facebook page. Here's that pic.
Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers won Best NFL Player, while BYU's Jimmer Fredette, won Best Male College Athlete.
Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson won Best Driver. Here he is with Sloan from Entourage, Emanuelle Chriqui.
NBA Rookie of year, Blake Griffin, won the ESPY for Breakthrough Athlete.
Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams won Best Male and Best Female Tennis Player, respectively.
Adding some glamour to the event:
Marissa Miller & Miranda Kerr
Kendra & Hank Basket
Kobe & Vanessa Bryant
Justin Beiber & Selena Gomez
Here's a partial list of other winners:
Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas won Best Championship Performance for helping his team to the Stanley Cup championship.
The Philadelphia Eagles' 38-31 victory over the New York Giants was named Best Game.
Pitcher Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies won Best MLB Player. Halladay also won the ESPY for Best Moment.
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy won Best Male Golfer and Best Record-Breaking Performance.Snowboarder/skateboarder Shaun White won Best Male Action Sport Athlete.
Four-time defending world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore won Best FemaleAction Sport Athlete.
Kentucky Derby winner John Velasquez was named Best Jockey.
Sprinter Tyson Gay won for Best Track and Field Athlete.
And "The Fighter" won as Best Sports Movie.