LOS ANGELES — ESPN held its annual ESPY Awards on Wednesday night, highlighted by the much-coveted Super Bowl champion award, won by the New England Patriots. The Pats narrowly edged out the Falcons, Steelers and Packers for the honors.
Members of all four teams were noticeably nervous when the award was announced by Ice Cube and Chrissy Teigen.
“We had a great season, but those other teams were great as well and it was a big relief when they called out the Patriots for the award,” said star quarterback Tom Brady.
The Patriots won the award for the fifth time since 2001 and seem to a consistent favorite of the fan voters. The only thing left to wonder is if they are one of the highest-performing football teams of all time when it comes to the ESPYs.
Other highlights of the night included the NBA Most Improved Player ESPY, which went to Giannis Antetokounmpo. The whole experience left fans wondering if there was any other way to decide who the best teams and players were besides a cheesy awards show.