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Hall of Game Awards 2013 Results: Winners, Highlights and Review

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 14:  Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Kyla Ross and Gabby Douglas of the 2012 U.S. Women's Gymnastics Olympic Gold Medal Team ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on August 14, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
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Mike HoagCorrespondent IIFebruary 12, 2013

The third-annual 2013 Hall of Game Awards on Cartoon Network gave us all a nice change of pace from the more traditional and serious Grammy Awards on Sunday night.

Voted on by kids and fans of Cartoon Network, the awards show provided a fun and entertaining forum for recognizing outstanding athletic performances from the past year.

Perhaps the biggest success of the night was the short, but sweet, acceptance speeches. We’ve all sat through the Grammy and Academy Awards speeches that drag on for a seeming eternity.

Another success of the event was the large appreciation for the U.S. Olympic athletes that succeeded and won multiple Gold medals in London last summer. In fitting fashion, the show ended by recognizing each and every one of them in attendance.

Let's take a look at some other highlights from the event and then recap the winners for those of you who missed it.




Eli Manning Cutout Accepts Award with Victor Cruz

Eli Manning couldn’t be at the show to accept either of his awards, but Victor Cruz didn’t want to come up on stage alone so he improvised here.


Shaq and Nick Cannon Hijinks

Shaq and Nick Cannon were fun throughout the night. They jousted, played with a drumline, swapped clothes showing their ridiculous size differential and were also were up in the air every time Cannon said “Alti-Dude,” the name of the award they were getting ready to present.


Pee-wee Football Player Wins Award

Sam Gordon certainly was a viral hit this year. This young woman scored 35 touchdowns in a single season, earning her the Most Viral Player Award.

Take a look:


Victor Cruz’s Unique Presentation

While presenting the Best Mascot award the New York Giants receiver came out dancing to Gangnam Style with Shaquille O’Neal dressed as the Korean rapper. The best part was the two performing the viral dance with the mascot finalists.



Complete Awards Results

We Got Game: USA Olympic Women’s Gymnastics Team

Dynamic Duo: Eli Manning and Victor Cruz, New York Giants

That’s How I Roll: Ryan Lochte, Olympic Swimmer

Alti-Dude: Nyjah Huston, Skateboarder

In It to Win It: David Price, Tampa Bay Rays

Most Viral Player: Sam Gordon, pee-wee football player

He’s Got Game: LeBron James, Miami Heat

She’s Got Game: Gabby Douglas, Olympic Gymnast

Gnarliest Newcomer: Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins

Most Awesome Mascot: Rocky from the Denver Nuggets

Dance Machine: Ray Lewis, Baltimore Ravens

Whoa-Ment: Mitchie Brusco, Skateboarder

Super Siblings: Peyton Manning, Denver Broncos and Eli Manning, New York Giants

Fanatic Fanstars: Oklahoma City Thunder

Best Foes Forever: Duke vs. UNC

Amped Up Anthem: Psy, “Gangnam Style”

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