Best, worst of ESPY nods for Dogs fans

The honors just keep rolling in for the Gym Dogs’ Courtney Kupets, who now is in the running for best female college athlete in ESPN’s ESPY Awards, due to be handed out July 15 at the Nokia Theater in L.A, with Samuel L. Jackson as host. The awards will be telecast on ESPN at 9 p.m. on July 19. Fans may vote through 11:59 p.m. on July 11 in all or some of the 37 categories; one vote per day may be cast in a category. Registration is required. 

Kupets is up against Notre Dame soccer player Kerri Hanks, Washington softball player Danielle Lawrie, Connecticut basketball player Maya Moore and California swimmer Dana Vollmer.

The nominees for best male college athlete? Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford, Boston U. hockey player Matt Gilroy, Oklahoma basketball player Blake Griffin, San Diego State baseball player Stephen Strasburg and Florida’s god playing among mere mortals, Tim Tebow.

The ESPYs being the ESPYs, of course, you can count on a high cheese content, typified by the nominees for best sports moment of the year: Helio Castroneves winning the Indy 500, the U.S. swim team’s thrilling finish in the Olympic relay and “Tim Tebow’s speech” — you know, the one after the Gators’ loss to Ole Miss last season that’s been immortalized on a plaque at Florida Field.

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Gators Drink Zima

June 26th, 2009
2:16 pm


June 26th, 2009
2:27 pm


June 26th, 2009
2:31 pm

Gotta love Courtney…go dawgs.

Tim Tebow's left circumcision glove

June 26th, 2009
2:33 pm

nooneisgoingtoplayharderthisseasonnooneisgoingtotryharderthisseasonnooneisgoingtopractiveharderthiseason….god bless.


Tim Tebow's left circumcision glove

June 26th, 2009
2:34 pm

Sorry, I thought it would text-wrap.

Michael Jackson

June 26th, 2009
2:55 pm

It’s fun working at Burger King.


June 26th, 2009
2:56 pm

Burger King offers great benefits.


June 26th, 2009
2:57 pm

If only Burger King had their own McRib, I would work there.

It's a good / bad time for awards -

June 26th, 2009
3:12 pm

Good luck to Courtney, as she will deserve it; and, sorry to say, but the UGA Bulldog football team is in line for the ESPY as the worst choke job of the year!

Notorious B I G...

June 26th, 2009
3:14 pm

…you gotta admit the double cheeseburgers at Mickey D’s are the best.


June 26th, 2009
3:18 pm

Courtney will win this going away- I’m sorry, but the other contenders…….who ?????

Bernie Mac

June 26th, 2009
3:19 pm

I like big butts and I can not lie…..

BK rules!

Sam Kinison

June 26th, 2009
3:19 pm


Richard Pryor

June 26th, 2009
3:20 pm

Anyone got a light?

Rodney Dangerfield

June 26th, 2009
3:21 pm

I tell ya….
No respect….All the TV’s are showing is Michael jackson….

no love for Farrah…..


June 26th, 2009
3:24 pm


Danielle Lawrie (softball) smoked you out of the CWS…..twice. If that helps.

Andy Kaufman

June 26th, 2009
3:26 pm

I would like to do an imitation of the Michael Jackson.

thank you very much.


June 26th, 2009
3:27 pm

Thanks MB. I had no idea.
Courtney still rules.


June 26th, 2009
3:34 pm

There are a lot of what ifs about last season. My biggest what if: what if Florida had beaten Ole Miss?


June 26th, 2009
3:43 pm

I hate Florida as much as anybody but you have to admit that Tebow speech was money and took major balls. The guy will go down as one of the greatest ever. Lets not whine about his hype and try to make him 1-2 against us as a starter this year. That would be nice.


June 26th, 2009
3:54 pm

At least Tebow helped the lame to talk. They are all over our blog.


June 26th, 2009
5:57 pm

Awww Bill once again displaying your jealousy of Tebow and UF…

So sad and pathetic…

snot bubble

June 26th, 2009
7:00 pm

LEAVE COUSIN BILL ALONE, DON’T MAKE ME HURT YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now where’s my dollar cousin Bill? Pass the spit cup….


June 26th, 2009
11:45 pm

Tim Tebow is without a doubt the best overall football player in CFB. He is tough and leads in example, from the heart and speaks his mind. It is very evident that the Gators listen to him. Timmy is a class act and knows all the right things to say. I hate him as a Gator, but I have a lot of respect and admiration for him as a player and a man. Now, lets GATA in Jax and end his career as 1-2 as a starter vs the dawgs.

Red Dawg

June 27th, 2009
6:38 am

AMEN, fl dawg !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too Easy

June 29th, 2009
1:24 pm

MB: But we beat her once in the CWS, which is more than the jackettes did in the regionals.