All Sports – Academy Awards

February 23, 2009 |

I’ll admit it ….. I do watch bits and pieces of the Academy Awards presentation, each year.  I’m a big movie buff, and I do think the Hollywood Foreign Press usually gets it right, when they dole out Oscar trophies.  (** they got it WRONG on Best Actor – it was Mickey Rourke)


Yep, even ass-hats win these awards, if they deserve ‘em.  Just look at Sean Penn – if he’s a baseball player, he’d never be MVP or a first ballot HOF’er.  Then again, so many actors are jerks, it would be virtually impossible to exclude those who are anything less than humble and engaging.  Perhaps, if Albert Belle was an actor and he gave a masterful performance, he would be recognized.


So, in a twist on the Academy Awards, I’m gonna recognize some people/teams from today’s world of sports, whom I think deserve some special recognition.  My sports Oscars would go to the following …..


Best Player in MLB – Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers


Best Player in NFL – Nnamdi Asomugha, Oakland Raiders


Best Player in NBA    Lebron James, Cleveland Cavaliers  


Best Player in NHL    Alex Ovechkin, Washington Capitals


Best Driver in NASCAR    Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Motorsports


Best Organization in MLB    Boston Red Sox


Best Organization in NFL    New England Patriots


Best Organization in NBA    Boston Celtics


Best Organization in NHL    Detroit Red Wings


Best Organization in NASCAR    Hendrick Motorsports


Best Manager in MLB    Ozzie Guillen, Chicago White Sox


Best Coach in NFL    Bill Belichick, New England Patriots


Best Coach in NBA    Gregg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs


Best Coach in NHL    Dave Tippett, Dallas Stars


Best Crew Chief in NASCAR    Greg Zipadelli, Joe Gibbs Motorsports


Best Logo/Uniform in MLB    Seattle Mariners


Best Logo/Uniform in NFL    Houston Texans


Best Logo/Uniform in NBA    San Antonio Spurs


Best Logo/Uniform in NHL    San Jose Sharks


Best Logo/Car Design in NASCAR    #24 Dupont Chevrolet


Gimme a break ….. it’s the last week of February !!!!