On Monday, the spectacle that is the 2014 Hall of Game Awards will take place. Containing one's excitement for an awards show that honors cartoon characters, athletes, pop icons and team mascots is almost impossible.
The show will be hosted by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers signal-caller Cam Newton. The two young and up-and-coming stars have established a little bit of a rivalry on the gridiron.
Despite the competitiveness on the football field, Newton told Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle:
"I’m looking forward to sharing the stage with Cam as host this year. We’ve both made appearances at past shows, but taking over as hosts? Let’s just say we’re going to take it to another level."
Expect to see some bicep kissing and invisible "S" revealing from the two of them. It would be really awesome if Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman were there to spice up the mic work.
Nobody has more game than him, on the field or on the mic.
Oh well, a man can wish, can't he?
Here's how you can watch the show and wish Sherman would storm the stage like Kanye West.
When: Monday at 7 p.m. EST
TV: The Cartoon Network
You can't have an awards show without musical guests. It could be the silent movie awards, and somebody would still have to sing. It's like a rule.
Doing the honors for the Hall of Game Awards are Fall Out Boy and Jason Derulo. Local retailers are being asked to order twice as many pairs of skinny jeans.
I really like this song, no matter how small Patrick Stump's pants are.
Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke
Prediction: Toews and Kane
|Most Awesome Mascot||MVC: Most Valuable Cartoon|
Chicago Bulls' Benny the Bull
Prediction: Benny the Bull
Prediction: Ben 10: Omniverse
|We Got Game!||Fantastic Fanstars|
Alabama Crimson Tide
Texas A&M Aggies
|Best Cartoon Boogie||Best Foes Forever|
Richard Watterson, The Amazing World of Gumball
Prediction: Uncle Grandpa
San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
Prediction: 49ers vs. Seahawks
|Gnarliest Newcomer||I Got Swag|
Most Interesting Awards
I Got Swag
You may be wondering why I didn't make a selection in this category. Well, it's because it's hard to predict which oddly dressed athlete will garner the most votes.
Often times, Westbrook's outfits are a cross between Pee-Wee Herman and Pootie Tang. It's anyone's guess who the people will vote for.
You have to hope Westbrook wins, though. Take a look at what he wore to the Teen Choice Awards.
Russell Westbrook showed off another one of his crazy outfits at the Teen Choice Awards tonight http://t.co/hsVoStN9eH— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 12, 2013
If he tries to top this one, it could be social media heaven.
This one seems pretty easy. How could the Seahawks' 12th man not win? I mean they are paying Texas A&M University $5,000 a year for the use of the term.
Considering Seattle won the Super Bowl and the Aggies didn't even play in a BCS bowl game, I'd say the Seahawks are getting better use of the term.
We Got Game!
The Heat won their second straight championship, and their NBA Finals performance featured a classic Game 6 come-from-behind win. They are the choice here.
It's hard to imagine how the Alabama Crimson Tide fit in this category, though. Not only did they fail to reach the BCS title game, but the Tide were also upset by the Oklahoma Sooners in the Sugar Bowl.
How does that work?