Monday, July 2, 2012
AFC North represented in ESPY voting
By Jamison Hensley
The AFC North has a small presence in this year's voting for the ESPYS, which will be held July 11.
Here's the good news: Someone in the division is up for the best player in the NFL. Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs is going against Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers (who is the favorite to win), New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, Detroit wide receiver Calvin Johnson and New England tight end Rob Gronkowski.
The bad news: a division team is on the wrong end of a nominated best moment. The Tim Tebow-Demaryius Thomas overtime touchdown to beat the Pittsburgh Steelers in the playoffs ranks among the top four moments in sports this past year. The others nominated are: Derek Jeter's 3,000th hit, Bubba Watson's win at the Masters, and the drama on the final night of the baseball season.