Hall of Game Awards 2014: Date, Time, Nominees, TV Info and More

Brian Mazique@@UniqueMaziqueCorrespondent IIIFebruary 16, 2014

Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers, from the left, Aaron Paul and Colin Kaepernick attend the 3rd annual NFL Honors at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision for NFL/AP Images)
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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.

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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


Musical Guests

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.



Alti-DudeDynamic Duo

Shaun White
Nyjah Huston
Bob Burnquist
Stephanie Gilmore

Prediction: Huston

Clayton Kershaw and Zach Greinke
Tim Duncan and Tony Parker
Peyton Manning and His Wide Receivers
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane

Prediction: Toews and Kane

Most Awesome MascotMVC: Most Valuable Cartoon

Chicago Bulls' Benny the Bull
LA Kings' Bailey the Lion
Tampa Bay Rays' Raymond
Philadelphia Eagles' Swoop

Prediction: Benny the Bull

Adventure Time
Regular Show
Ben 10: Omniverse
Steven Universe

Prediction: Ben 10: Omniverse

We Got Game!Fantastic Fanstars

Alabama Crimson Tide
Miami Heat
Chicago Blackhawks
Boston Red Sox

Prediction: Heat

Texas A&M Aggies
Golden State Warriors
Pittsburgh Penguins
Seattle Seahawks

Prediction: Seahawks

Best Cartoon BoogieBest Foes Forever

Richard Watterson, The Amazing World of Gumball
Finn the Human, Adventure Time
Robin, Teen Titans Go!
Uncle Grandpa, Uncle Grandpa

Prediction: Uncle Grandpa

San Francisco 49ers vs. Seattle Seahawks
Miami Heat vs. Brooklyn Nets
Novak Djokovic vs. Rafael Nadal
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Auburn Tigers

Prediction: 49ers vs. Seahawks

Gnarliest NewcomerI Got Swag

Yasiel Puig
Lance Coury
Tavon Austin
Brittney Griner

Prediction: Puig

Russell Westbrook
Tom Brady
Cristiano Ronaldo
Colin Kaepernick

Prediction: None

Rumble Royalty

Daniel Bryan
John Cena
The Miz
Randy Orton

Prediction: Bryan


Most Interesting Awards

I Got Swag

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - JUNE 12: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder signs a hat for a young fan prior to the start against the Miami Heat in Game One of the 2012 NBA Finals at Chesapeake Energy Arena on June 12, 2012 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Layne Murdoch/Getty Images

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.

If he tries to top this one, it could be social media heaven.


Fantastic Fansters

SEATTLE - FEBRUARY 05:  Fans wave the 12th Man flag to celebrate Seattle Seahawks victory in Super Bowl XLVII during a parade on February 5, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images

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!

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 24: Players of the Miami Heat celebrate the NBA Championship victory rally at the AmericanAirlines Arena on June 24, 2013 in Miami, Florida. The Miami Heat defeated the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals.  (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Get
Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images

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?