Wednesday, July 16, 2003
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ESPN's ESPY awards show -- which airs this evening -- is an exercise to fill airtime during one of the slowest sports days of the year, the day after Major League Baseball's All-Star Game. On the whole, it's a pretty silly event -- the only memory I have of it was Bill Murray doing a hysterical bit in the late 1990's about how Michael Jordan's career was complete now that he'd won an ESPY.
However, the event does has one authentic creation -- the Arthur Ashe Courage Award (click here to see the past winners). Last year's winners were the rugby players who battled the terrorists on United flight 93.
Click here for more information on the Tillmans.
Not everyone, by the way, is pleased about this. Kevin Blackistone writes in the Dallas Morning News:
I would never presume to speak for Ashe, but I suspect he would acknowledge that the oppressed and afflicted in Iraq have a better chance of seeing their human rights conditions improve with the toppling of the Baasthist regime.posted by Dan on 07.16.03 at 11:26 AM
that is so great
byeposted by: Silver on 07.16.03 at 11:26 AM [permalink]
I am hearing that Pat Tillman was killed today. Please say a prayer for this man who made a choice to help his country during this trying time. Whether you agree with the war or not, Pat did what he thought was best for this country and we all should be very proud of his sacrifice.
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