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Tuesday, June 28, 2011
BBAO: Five* ESPY nominations for Packers

By Kevin Seifert

We're Black and Blue All Over:

If I counted right, the chances of which are about 50 percent, the Green Bay Packers have received five* vaunted ESPY award nominations. Fans will determine the winners based on online voting, so if this matters to you, get busy. Voting closes July 9 for most categories, and the winners will be announced during the live broadcast July 13.

Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been nominated for two awards, including Best Male Athlete and Best NFL Player. Packers coach Mike McCarthy is among those nominated for best head coach/manager, and the 2010 Packers are also nominated as the best team. *Update: Linebacker Clay Matthews is also a candidate for Best NFL Player.

As you recall, ESPN The Magazine has already named the Packers the best pro sports franchise.

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