LOS ANGELES -- It's easy to knock the ESPYs. Just the self-serving name deserves to be mocked like a "McLovin"
Even so, there's something about the show that has always been somewhat endearing. Maybe it's the replays of
Either way, ESPY week wrapped up in L.A. Thursday with
When I asked
"Ladies, David Beckham is here. I repeat Becks is in the house. He single handedly made soccer this much (raising his index finger and thumb about an inch apart) more popular in the U.S."
"I want to thank
Timberlake, a Memphis native, also took some shots at his Tigers after they lost in the NCAA championship game to Kansas, going into the crowd and putting a hand in front of
One of the best and most awkward moments of the show is when Timberlake looked at
Moments later after Favre won the award for "Best Record-Breaking Performance," and spoke about his career in the past tense before saying, "we'll see what happens," Timberlake said, "If you're leaving the building Brett, get your hand stamped because they will not let you back in."
The timeliness of the Favre jokes brings up easily the most absurd aspect of the ESPYs, besides the name of course, which just beats out the
• No one knows how good a pro
• The line of the night, along with the team of the year award, went to the Celtics and