Although the ESPY's hold little real value in the world of sports (don't we recognize the winners and losers already?), they still provide a chance for some discussion and debate. Congratulations ESPN, you've won yet again!
But seriously, the 49ers-Saints instant classic playoff contest has been nominated for Best Game. The other nominees are:
- Missouri vs. Kansas: "Due to the Big 12 conference realignment, the Border War rivalry, pitting the Missouri Tigers against the Kansas Jayhawks, came to an end after 105 years. In the rivalry's final game, the Jayhawks rallied from a 19-point second-half deficit to win 87-86 in overtime."
- Rangers vs. Cardinals, World Series Game Six: "Down 7-4 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the St. Louis Cardinals played like a team on a divine mission against the Texas Rangers. With David Freese at the plate, the Cardinals were down to their final strike when Freese ripped a game-tying two-run triple and stepped back up to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning and belted the walk-off home run. In fact, the Cardinals were down to their final strike twice yet still prevailed."
It looks like you can vote repeatedly if you close out the window and re-open it. The two other nominees were great games, and you could make an argument for Rangers-Cardinals. But that close to 49ers-Saints was epic.
In case you missed the game and have no idea what we're talking about (I'm not quite sure who that would be), I've posted a video after the jump that probably sums things up best for 49ers fans.