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>The 2011 ESPYS

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Hosted by Seth Meyers
Wednesday, July 13th 
9PM EST
Live on ESPN

My favorite award show is just around the corner. Being a huge sports fan, I look forward to watching the ESPYS the day after the MLB All-Star game.

Voting has opened for the 2011 ESPY awards. Just click here to begin voting for your favorite athletes, teams or moment.

Here are some of the categories and nominees:

Best Male Athlete
Jimmie Johnson (Nascar)
Rafael Nadal (Tennis)
Dirk Nowitzki (Mavericks)
Aaron Rodgers (NFL)

My Pick: Aaron Rodgers. He just had an amazing playoff run to win his first Super Bowl. He was named Super Bowl MVP after completing 24-of-39 passes for 304 yards and three touchdowns to beat the Steelers.

Best Female Athlete
Kelly Clark (Snowboarding)
Lauren Jackson (WNBA)
Maya Moore (NCAAB)
Lindsey Vonn (Skiing)

My Pick:  Kelly Clark. She won 3 Gold Medals this year (Winter X, Winter X Europe and Burton U.S. Open).

Best Championship Performance
Tim Linceum (2010 MLB Postseason)
Tim Thomas (Stanley Cup)
Kemba Walker (Big East and NCAA Tournament)
Serena Williams (2010 Wimbledon)

My Pick: Kemba Walker. Averaged 24.6 PPG, 6.2 RPG, and 5.0 APG during both tournaments. Named Big East Tournament MVP and NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player

Best Breakthrough Athlete
Jose Bautista (Toronto Bluejays)
Arian Foster (Houston Texans)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Li Na (Tennis)
Cam Newton (Auburn Tigers)

My Pick: Blake Griffin. Won the 2010-11 Rookie of the Year and averaged 22.5 PPG and 12.1 RPG while shooting 50.6 PCT from the field.

The other categories (Click the link to see the nominees)

RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

UPSET

GAME

MOMENT

TEAM

CASTROL EDGE NFL STRONGEST PERFORMANCE AWARD

SPORTS MOVIE

COACH/MANAGER

NFL PLAYER

MLB PLAYER

NHL PLAYER

DRIVER

NBA PLAYER

WNBA PLAYER

FIGHTER

MALE GOLFER

FEMALE GOLFER

MALE TENNIS PLAYER

FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER

MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE

COLLEGE FEMALE ATHLETE

MALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE

FEMALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE

JOCKEY

MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

BOWLER

MLS PLAYER

TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE

RECORD-BREAKING PERFORMANCE

UPSET

GAME

MOMENT

TEAM

CASTROL EDGE NFL STRONGEST PERFORMANCE AWARD

SPORTS MOVIE

COACH/MANAGER

NFL PLAYER

MLB PLAYER

NHL PLAYER

DRIVER

NBA PLAYER

WNBA PLAYER

FIGHTER

MALE GOLFER

FEMALE GOLFER

MALE TENNIS PLAYER

FEMALE TENNIS PLAYER

MALE COLLEGE ATHLETE

COLLEGE FEMALE ATHLETE

MALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE

FEMALE ACTION SPORT ATHLETE

JOCKEY

MALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

FEMALE ATHLETE WITH A DISABILITY

BOWLER

MLS PLAYER

TRACK AND FIELD ATHLETE

 
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Posted by on June 24, 2011 in Award, ESPN, ESPYS

 

>Lakers/Kings Viewing Party With Michael Cooper

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Join ESPN Radio at HPC tonight for a Lakers/Kings viewing party:

When your defending champion Los Angeles Lakers take on the Sacramento Kings this Wednesday, April 13th, you will definitely want to be at Hollywood Park Casino! 

The fun begins at 5:30pm with FREE food, drink specials, unparalleled blackjack and poker action, and more. Plus, come meet and hang out with members of the world famous Laker Girls, as well as USC Trojans women’s basketball coach Michael Cooper! You can even snag a free autograph or two!

Don’t just sit at home when Kobe and Pau square off against Tyreke Evans and the rest of the Kings – get out of the house and have some fun! TV’s surround the room, so you won’t miss a minute of the game, which tips off at 7:30pm. See you there!

Meet Former Laker 
Michael Cooper
Hollywood Park Casino
3883 West Century Boulevard
Inglewood, CA 90303
 

>Upcoming Appearance: Michael Cooper

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ESPN Radio presents:

Michael Cooper
Former Laker
Metro PCS
10721 Atlantic Avenue
Lynwood, CA
 (Valley Plaza next to the McDonald’s)
 Wednesday, March 2nd
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Head to Metro PCS in Lynwood to take pictures and get autographs from Lakers’ legend Michael Cooper!

Register to win Lakers tickets for an upcoming home game and hang out with Lakers legend and USC women’s basketball coach Michael Cooper!

 

>First Look – Nación ESPN

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I had the opportunity to visit the brand new set of Nación ESPN.

Nación ESPN will premiere on ESPN Deportes Monday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.

Hosted by ESPN Deportes’ charismatic Adriana Monsalve (former anchor of SportsCenter) and legendary Mexican sports journalist, David Faitelson (Cronómetro, Fútbol Picante), this will be ESPN Deportes’ first show based out of the Los Angeles studios. The show is modeled after ESPN’s Emmy-award winning program, SportsNation. The show is completely fueled by fan interaction and brings together the best of the entertainment world of Los Angeles and the best of sports. 

The Hosts

I had an opportunity to chat with both Adriana Mondalve and David Faitelson during my visit. They were both excited and grateful to start on this new project for ESPN Deportes. They mentioned that their biggest challenge will be working with each other since they have never done anything like Nación ESPN. This would be the first time David has worked with a female co-host on air.


The Set

They have a brand new state of the art set at L.A. Live that features the latest in technology so that sports fans’ comments and opinions are interwoven throughout the program via social media platforms, including Twitter and Facebook, telephone calls and polls. 

The Touch Screen and 2 Manikins (One in a Barcelona jersey)
  The main desk
 This is where they will bring there guest that visit the show
The Touch Screen where they will have ‘Gametime’
 The audience section for the backstage workers
 The interactive video screen

The show will also present special daily guests from big celebrities to athletes or local L.A. personalities. I was informed that José Manuel de la Torre{Head Coach of Mexico’s National Soccer Team} and Beto Cuevas{Singer} are among some of the guest that will appear on Nación ESPN.

For more information, please visit:  www.NacionESPN.com
Follow Nación ESPN @Nacion_ESPN – http://twitter.com/#!/Nacion_ESPN

Special thanks to Brenda for giving me the opportunity to visit the set and meet the hosts.

Picture Credit: Anthony Reynoso

 
 

>Lakers vs. Celtics Viewing Party – Morongo Casino

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Join ESPN Radio at Morongo Casino to watch the Lakers get their revenge against the hated Celtics! Win LAKERS tickets and more prizes with LA’s Sports Leader, 710 ESPN! {Link}

Morongo Casino
49500 Seminole Dr.
Cabazon, CA 92230
Thursday, February 10th
1:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
 

>Mason & Ireland Live From Venice Beach

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On Thursday February 17th, 710 ESPN radio show Mason & Ireland will be live from Venice Beach, CA.

Great chance to meet current/former NBA players including Andrew Bynum, Corey Maggette, Jalen Rose, and Michael Cooper.

Facebook Link:

2-6pm – vote on ESPNLA.com for the “25 Top Moments in LA Basketball History”
2-6pm – prize giveaways every 15 minutes
2-6pm – Pop-A-Shot Contest
2-6pm – Local Fast Break Team Exhibition
2-6pm – Interviews/Autographs with ANDREW BYNUM (Lakers Center), JALEN ROSE (ESPN analyst, former NBA player), COREY MAGGETTE (Bucks forward, former Clipper), and MICHAEL COOPER (USC Women of Troy Head Coach, former Laker) – Times TBD
4-4:30pm – Drawing to play HORSE with MICHAEL COOPER to win a pair of American Airlines tickets!

More info to come!
Subject to change if necessary

 

>Dodgers Opening Day Moved To March 31

>The original date was scheduled Friday, April 1st.

Heard rumors that ESPN wanted to televise the Giants receiving their championship rings. They wanted to change one of the San Francisco/Los Angeles games from April 8-10 series to March 31 and then the following day fly back to Los Angeles to play the planned 4 game series. {VinScullyIsMyHomeboy}

The Dodgers weren’t on board to do something that crazy. Why have a 5-game series to start the season and watch the Giants receive their rings on national television?

ESPN will televise the “Opening Night” game on Thursday, March 31st at 5 p.m. PST (Dodger Stadium).

It will still be a 4-game series. The Snuggie giveaway for the April 4th will be rescheduled.