There were few surprises in the 2008 ESPY Awards that took place on Sunday, July 20.
Allbeit some shocking things did happen, such as the fact that Justin Timberlake was a great host, and that Tiger Woods, since undergoing his surgery, bears an uncanny resembelance to actor Will Ferrell. But the awards themselves carried no real major upsets—though there were definitely some tight races.
There were also some tight races in the Bleacher Report ESPY Awards, where you, the B/R community voted on each of the ESPY categories after I reported the nominees and asked for your opinions. Most categories received an overwhelming response, others received few but still meaningful votes.
So without further ado, here are the winners of the official ESPY Awards polls and the winners as voted on by the Bleacher Report community (if different from official winner).
Hummer Like Nothing Else Award: George Martin
Best Track and Field Athlete: Tyson Gay
Best Female Tennis Player: Maria Sharapova / Justine Henin
Best Male Tennis Player: Roger Federer
Best Outdoor Athlete: Army Capt. Scott Smiley
Best Jockey: Kent Desormeaux
Best Golfer: Tiger Woods (no votes for any other nominee)
Best Fighter: Floyd Mayweather
Best Driver: Jimmie Johnson / Tony Schumacher
Best Bowler: Norm Duke
Best Female Action Sports Athlete: Gretchen Bleiler
Best Male Action Sports Athlete: Shaun White
Best MLS Player: David Beckham
Best NHL Player: Sidney Crosby
Best NFL Player: Tom Brady
Best WNBA Player: Lauren Jackson
Best NBA Player: Kobe Bryant / Lebron James
Best Baseball Player: Alex Rodriguez / Josh Beckett
Best Female International Athlete: Lorena Ochoa
Best Male International Athlete: Rafael Nadal / Manu Ginobili
Best Female Athlete With a Disability: Shay Oberg
Best Male Athlete With a Disability: Ryan Kocer
Best Female College Athlete: Candace Parker
Best Male College Athlete: Tim Tebow / Michael Beasley
Best Record Breaking Performance: Brett Favre
Best Breakthrough Athlete: Adrian Peterson
Best Upset: New York Giants over New England Patriots
Best Finish: WKU Hilltoppers Advance
Best Play: Eli Manning to David Tyree
Best Championship Performance: Tiger Woods, US Open
Best Game: Giants over Pats in Super Bowl
Best Coach-Manager: Pat Summitt / Tom Coughlin
Best Team: Boston Celtics
Best Moment: Central Washington Vs. Western Oregon Softball Sportsmanship
Best Female Athlete: Candace Parker
Best Male Athlete: Tiger Woods
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