Whe

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:

TEBOWMANIA!

NBA/NFL Lockouts

College Football Scandals

 

JUST A BIT OUTSIDE FOOTBALL ANALYST OF THE YEAR:

Sean Landeta

Tom Luicci

Matt Lombardo

 

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)

Juan Castillo

Frank McCourt

 

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!