The 2nd 1st Annual JABO Award Nominees
n most people think of late December, they think of Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus/New Year's and various other holiday traditions. But when *I* think of late December, all I can think about is the prestigious Just A Bit Outside Awards (commonly referred to as the JABOs). We roll out the red carpet on December 22nd, and the voting will be up soon. This year's elite list of nominees can be found after the jump.
PHILLY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:
LeSean McCoy, Eagles
Roy Halladay, Phillies
Claude Giroux, Flyers
PHILLY TEAM OF THE YEAR:
2011 Philadelphia Phillies
2010-2011 Philadelphia Flyers
2010-2011 Philadelphia Eagles
PHILLY GAME OF THE YEAR:
Phillies/Reds, May 25th-26th "The Wilson Valdez Game"
Sixers/Heat, April 24th "Game Four"
Flyers/Sabres, April 24th "Game Six"
PHILLY COACH OF THE YEAR:
Charlie Manuel, Phillies
Peter Laviolette, Flyers
Doug Collins, Sixers
NON PHILLY ATHLETE OF THE YEAR:
Justin Verlander, Detroit Tigers
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
NON PHILLY TEAM OF THE YEAR:
2010-2011 Green Bay Packers
2011 St. Louis Cardinals
2010-2011 Auburn Tigers
NON PHILLY GAME OF THE YEAR:
Cardinals/Rangers, Oct. 27th-28th, "Game Six"
Red Sox/Orioles, Rays/Yankees, Cardinals/Astros, Phillies/Braves, Sep.28th-29th, "The Final Night"
Pitt/UCONN, March 10th, "Big East Quarterfinals"
NON-PHILLY COACH OF THE YEAR:
Rick Carlisle, Mavericks
Jim Calhoun, UCONN Men's Basketball
Tony LaRussa, Cardinals
STORY OF THE YEAR:
College Football Scandals
JUST A BIT OUTSIDE FOOTBALL ANALYST OF THE YEAR:
JUST A BIT OUTSIDE MOMENT OF THE YEAR:
Jerry "The King" Lawler's Royal Rumble Preview
The Macho Man Randy Savage Tribute Show
Official Poet Laureate Eugene's First Poem
MIKE KRENEK AWARD FOR PUBLIC AND PROFESSIONAL EMBARRASSMENT:
The Lockout Gang (David Stern, Billy Hunter, Roger Goodell, DeMaurice Smith)
THE JOE GIGLIO YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME PERFORMANCE OF THE YEAR:
Cliff Lee, Gm. 2 NLDS vs STL
Vince Young, Week 13, vs SEA
Andre Iguodala, Round 1, vs MIA
PETE GIORDANO AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN THE FIELD OF BEING UNDERRATED:
Todd Herremans, Eagles
Shane Victorino, Phillies
Braydon Coburn, Flyers
ALL THIS PLUS JOE, MIKE, AND PETE'S "MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD"!!!! DECEMBER 22ND WILL BE THE GREATEST DAY IN THE HISTORY OF RADIO!
Keep your eyes on the site to find out how to vote!