This is the first ever “Daily Awards” article. This will be a daily column where I’ll hand out awards to those who are deserving. Here are the awards for Sunday in sports.
THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT AWARD GOES TO… CHUCK PAGANO
Chuck Pagano is an amazing man. Fighting the deadly disease of Leukemia, he left the hospital for a day and headed to Lucas Oil Stadium to watch his Colts beat the Dolphins. After the game he gave a very inspirational speech to his team, which brought tears to my eyes.
THE MOST BADASS NFL REF AWARD GOES TO… TONY CORRENTE
Let’s be honest, NFL refs are boring. They all wear the same clothes, make the same calls and say the same things. I like it when the refs spice it up a little bit, make it interesting. Not in a replacement ref way, with a shitty call. Definitely not that. But by mixing in some attitude and some personality in their everyday job. Take the MLB umps for instance. They never back down from an argument, and will scream just as loud as the first base coach if necessary, which undoubtedly makes the game more interesting. The NFL doesn’t have that entertainment aspect. So when Tony Corrente got frustrated with his fellow ref and said “goddamit” on the air, I kind of liked it. Then Corrente went one step further, and that’s when I really started to like the guy.
Indy’s defense had just been called for having 12 men on the field, and it appeared the question was about where to spot the ball.
As a second official called over to the referee, and with Corrente’s microphone on, Corrente shouted, ”What in the f— are you guys doing?”
That part was heard by the crowd of 66,479, but did not make it on the air.
In all seriousness, swearing in front of 66,000 people is never a good thing and may get him fired, but at least he was featured on bustasports’ first ever daily awards article… Right? Right??
THE BEST TD CELEBRATION AWARD GOES TO… STEVE SMITH
In terms of touchdown dances, Carolina may be #1 in the NFL. At actual football? Bottom five in the league. Every team is good at something. (except for the Chiefs of course)
THE ‘WHY PASS WHEN YOU CAN SHOOT?’ AWARD GOES TO… CARMELO ANTHONY
THE MOST BIZARRE GOOD LUCK CHARM OF THE DAY AWARD GOES TO… THE SKYDIVER
Never good when the day starts with a parachute weight hitting our car… Welcome to 2012…. twitter.com/KevinHarvick/s…
— Kevin Harvick (@KevinHarvick) November 4, 2012
Before the NASCAR race in Texas, a skydiver landed on Kevin Harvick’s car and damaged it (as seen above). Harvick actually won the race in Texas, and now owes the skydiver a ‘thank you’ for the good luck charm it provided.
THE MOST PRESIDENTIAL GAME OF THE DAY AWARD GOES TO… REDSKINS VS PANTHERS
18 times the Redskins have played at home in the weekend prior to an election. The ‘myth’ is that when the Redskins win their last home game prior to the election, the party that won the previous election stays in power. When the Redskins lose their last home game before the election, the non-incumbent party wins the election.
This myth has come true in 17 of the 18 years it was possible, an astonishing ratio. If Mitt Romney gets more votes on November 6th, then the Redskins will have predicted the president… again.
THE MOST CONTROVERSIAL CALL THAT DIDN’T MATTER AWARD GOES TO… BIG BEN’S FUMBLE
The mind of a Pittsburgh Steelers fan:
2nd Quarter: “IT WAS NOT A FUMBLE THE REFS SUCK WHAT THE $%$% THIS IS BULL@!#$ CLEARLY AN INCOMPLETION!!!!”
1 hour later…
“Oh we won the game? Yeah, it was probably a fumble.”
THE “ITS ABOUT DAMN TIME” AWARD GOES TO… LA LAKERS
The LA Lakers finally picked up their first win of the season against the Pistons. A team with 4 hall of famers beat a team with no all-stars! What a surprise!
THE “I’M BROKE HERE’S MY RING” AWARD GOES TO… JOSE CONSECO
In 1990, Jose Canseco signed a $23.5 million contract over five years to become (at the time) the highest-paid player in baseball history. On August 1st 2012, Canseco filed for bankruptcy. Personally, I don’t feel bad for the guy, considering he wasted so much money, and was a famous steroid user. But if you do feel bad for Canseco, I’ve got good news for you! You can help him out by buying his 1988 World Series Ring for just $100,000!
THE DUNK OF THE NIGHT AWARD GOES TO… JEFF TEAGUE
Jeff Teague wins this one. Not only did he jam over Kevin Durant, but this wasn’t even his best dunk of the weekend. Check out his crazy dunk vs Houston here.
That’s the wrap up to bustasports’ first “Daily Awards” article. I hope you enjoyed it, and come back tomorrow for the Monday video.