Sat. Nov 17th, 2018

2018 ESPYS: Details and Full Predictions for Wednesday Night’s Awards.

By Griffin Hill

ABC and WatchESPN will air the 2018 ESPYs Wednesday night at 8 pm. The host for the awards is professional racing driver, Danica Patrick.

Patrick, who has made a name for herself as one of the most notable women in the sports world, is boosting her résumé a little more, becoming the first women to ever host the awards.

We won’t know who takes home each ESPY award until everyone in Microsoft Theater does on Wednesday, but here are most talked about awards, their nominees, and my predictions.

Best Male Athlete

Jose Altuve (Astros)

James Harden (Rockets)

Alexander Ovechkin (Capitals)

Tom Brady (Patriots)

Prediction: James Harden

Best Female Athlete

Sylvia Fowles (Lynx)

Chloe Kim (Snowboarding)

Julie Ertz (Red Stars)

Prediction: Sylvia Fowles 

Best Championship Performance

George Springer (Astros)

Nick Foles (Eagles)

Kevin Durant (Warriors)

Donte DiVincenzo (Villanova)

Prediction: Nick Foles 

Best Olympic Moment

Best Moment

Minnesota Vikings defeat the New Orleans Saints in the NFC Championship Game with late game touchdown pass

Notre Dame defeats Mississippi State to win NCAA women’s basketball title

Las Vegas Golden Knights defeat Winnipeg Jets to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals

16-seed UMBC defeats 1-seed Virginia in NCAA basketball tournament

Prediction: 16-seed UMBC defeats 1-seed Virginia in NCAA basketball tournament

Best Team

Houston Astros

Philadelphia Eagles

USA Women’s Hockey

Notre Dame women’s basketball

Villanova men’s basketball

Golden State Warriors

Washington Capitals

Prediction: Golden State Warriors 

Baker Mayfield

Jalen Brunson

Katie Ledecky

A’ja Wilson

Prediction: Katie Ladecky

Best Breakthrough Athlete

Alvin Kamara

Ben Simmons

Donovan Mitchell

Sloane Stephens

Prediction: Donovan Mitchell

Best record-breaking performance

Roger Federer-8th Wimbledon title

Aaron Judge-MLB rookie record 52 home runs

Tom Brady-87th NFL regular season win

Diana Taurasi- First WNBA player to hit 1,000 3-pointers

Prediction: Aaron Judge-MLB rookie record 52 home runs

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