Here is a list of the nominees. Seems like most of them had one big win in 2010. A few of them did not win anything. Evan's accomplishments seem in line with the other nominees.
Congrats to Evan (and Frank)!
Last edited by paskatefan; 03-16-2011 at 02:19 AM.
Why should THEY be at a disadvantage because it just happened to be a Winter Olympic year and not a Summer Olympic year?
But I guess none of you will ever see WHY I'm so confused and perhaps a little ticked on behalf of the other nominees. I'll go waste my breath elsewhere.
No I really don't get how you could be confused that a person who won an Olympic Gold Medal was chosen as the winner for this award. It does not seem very confusing to me. And what does winter vs summer Olympics have to do with anything? Are you saying that if an Olympic gold medalist is nominated it puts other nominees at an automatic disadvantage? do you believe that the nominees for the 2002 Sullivan Award were at a disadvantage because Sarah Hughes was a nominee (and eventual winner?)
The Sullivan Award not only recognizes accomplishment in amateur athletics, but a significant portion of the criteria relate to leadership, character and sportsmanship. You can read about some of his charitable activities in his bio on the AAU site.
From what I know about the other finalists, they also have impressive accomplishments, and I'm sure they'd also be deserving winners. But Evan was recognized for more than just his Olympic win.
"The Devil is joining in, and that's never a good sign." Phil Liggett
Haters gotta hate...(Bet no one would say a word if it weren't Evan.)
(And...no, seriously, baton twirling is a sport? I didn't know that.)
Evan is the only one I know, I´m glad he won!
And I'm VERY glad that Cam Newton, the Auburn football player who was nominated (and also the focus of a scandal where his father solicited another school for money to get Cam on their team) did not make the finals. Cam won the Heisman Trophy by a landslide, and while it is possible he did not know of his father's actions, that just didn't settle well with me for the Sullivan award.
"Once you've skated together long enough, and you're really good friends, you can close your eyes, put your hand out and she's right there." Joe Dolkiewicz, 2011 US Novice Pairs Bronze Medalist
Holy crap Vera Wang looks like Morticia Addams of the Addams family. Except that Carolyn Jones looked healthy as Morticia. By the way when did Sarah Hughes become hot?
Congratulations ,Evan! Well done!
"Marge, if you're going to get mad at me every time I do something stupid, then I guess I'm just going to have to stop doing stupid things!" - Homer Simpson in the Mr. Plow episode
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good grief, what have we wrought on the world? Oh my, oh my, OH MY!" (commenting on Tara Lipinsky's free skate, at the 1997 U.S. Nationals)
Are we going to have to start a "Feed Vera Wang" fund? Really, is she sick and not letting on? It's kind of scary.
That sounds like it would be substantially more interesting to watch than some of what passes for sports on the sports channels these days. (I don't care how difficult it is, Texas Hold 'Em is NOT a sport, nor is anything else that can come loaded on a computer's Games folder.)