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Monday night was the Home Run Derby.

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Rich Arden/ESPN ImagesGreg Jennings was easy to spot on the golf course on Tuesday.
Tuesday night was the All-Star Game.

That makes Wednesday night ESPY time.

Yes, the annual awards show is set to air at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Based on Twitter, a number of NFC North players are planning to attend, including Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford and Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings. As you can see in the photograph, Jennings wore an awfully colorful outfit Tuesday to the ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic, which raised $1 Million for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.

To review from a division perspective:

  • Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is among four candidates for Best Male Athlete, along with Novak Djokovic (tennis), LeBron James (NBA) and Justin Verlander (baseball).
  • Rodgers and Lions receiver Calvin Johnson have been nominated as Best NFL Player.
  • Stafford is a candidate for Best Comeback Athlete. So are Sidney Crosby (NHL), Johan Santana (baseball) and Maria Sharapova (tennis).

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