ESPY Awards Nominations are FILLED with Philly Athletes!

posted by Nicole - 

The ESPY Awards, which are the Oscars of Sports, are back on ESPN July 18th, and this time, PHILLY IS REPRESENTED!  In categories, TWICE!  And well, my thoughts are simple, It's about damn time!  

The Eagles and Villanova are nominated a few times, as is Sixers' Ben Simmons. 

One of the best nominations is Julie Ertz, wife of Eagles' Zach Ertz, who was nominated for BEST FEMALE ATHLETE!  YEAH GIRL! 

Here are the Philly nominations:

Best Female Athlete

Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx

Mikaela Shiffrin, Ski

Chloe Kim, Snowboard

Julie Ertz, Chicago Red Stars/United States Women's National Soccer Team

Best Championship Performance

George Springer, Houston Astros - MLB World Series 

Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles - Super Bowl

Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors - NBA Final

Donte DiVincenzo, Villanova Men's Basketball - CBB National Championship

Best Breakthrough Athlete 

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers  


Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz

Sloane Stephens, Tennis

Best Team

Houston Astros, MLB

Philadelphia Eagles, NFL

USA Women's Ice Hockey

Notre Dame Fighting Irish, NCAA Women's Basketball

Villanova Wildcats, NCAA Men's Basketball

Golden State Warriors, NBA

Washington Capitals, NHL

Best College Athlete

Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma Football

Jalen Brunson, Villanova Basketball

Katie Ledecky, Stanford Swimming

A'ja Wilson, South Carolina Basketball

Best Play  (Top 16 into bracket for fan voting)

1. ND's Arike Ogunbowale hits 2nd buzzer beater to win NCAA women's nationaltitle 


2. Minnesota Miracle: Stefon Diggs makes last-second TD Catch to send Vikings to NFC championship


3. Philly Special: Eagles fool Patriots with fourth-down TD toss to Foles


4. Alabama wins national title on 41-yard OT TD pass from Tua Tagovailoa to Devonta Smith




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