They were nominated for “Favorite Team,” along with the Chicago Blackhawks, New Orleans Saints, LA Lakers and I forget who else. The Saints won, so congrats to N’awlins and all that. But why not the Bronx Bombers? Winning their 27th World Championship wasn’t good enough? Outlasting other teams in a sport that grinds on from March to October wasn’t a big enough endurance test? Boasting high-wattage athletes along side promising rookies didn’t get people’s attention? Carrying over the aura and mystique from the old stadium to the new one wasn’t a compelling enough story?
OK, I guess the bigger question is why was I watching the ESPY Awards in the first place? Simple. There was no Yankee game on TV tonight. The show was cheesy and boring except for this skit featuring Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd doing their take on LeBron’s “The Decision” special. I grabbed a video off YouTube, and for all I know it’ll be taken down from the site by the time I get up in the morning, but here’s the contraband. I thought it was hilarious.