July 14, 2007

'Talladega Nights' beats out 'We Are Marshall' at ESPY Awards

With record fan voting to the tune of 12.5 million votes cast, the ESPY Awards captures the heart and soul of our professional sports obsession. To prove how intricately entwined pop culture is with sports today (on again/off again Carrie Underwood and Tony Romo notwithstanding), the nutty sports movie satire Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby won the ESPY for Best Sports Movie over We Are Marshall reports the Harold-Dispatch.com.

Marshall is based on the true story of triumph over tragedy as Marshall University's football team recovers from a plane crash that killed the majority of it's players. Also nominated in this category was Invincible and Pride, neither of which had an angel's shot in hell against Talladega.

Had Talladega Nights gone up against previous years' winners such as Friday Night Lights or Miracle would it have won? Come on now all you crazy online voters, you would have chosen Will Ferrell over Miracle?? Oh, lord help us all.

The ESPY Awards were held on June 10 and will air tonight on ESPN.

We Are Marshall misses out on ESPY [Harold-Dispatch.com]