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Eagles up for three 2018 ESPY Awards tonight

Here’s what you need to know.

NFL: Super Bowl LII-Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The 2018 ESPY Awards, presented by ESPN, are set to take place tonight, Wednesday, July 18. It’s the moment I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for.

If you didn’t know, ESPY stands for Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly. The annual award show is all about honoring sports and athletic achievement, both on an individual and team basis.


Date: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Start Time: 8:00 PM ET
TV Schedule: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Location: Los Angeles, California
Venue: Microsoft Theater
Host: Danica Patrick


The Eagles have been nominated for three awards this year. You can still vote by clicking the links below.

Best Play - The Philly Special

I mean, how can this one not win? Everything about this play is incredible. Doug Pederson having the balls to go for it on 4th-and-goal from 1.5 yards out against one of the best coaches of all-time in Bill Belichick. Nick Foles suggesting the play to Pederson. An undrafted free agent rookie running back taking a direct snap to toss to a third string tight end who would then throw a pass to a backup quarterback. The play even has a great nickname. Should be a no-brainer.

Best Team - Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles went 13-3 and won the Super Bowl despite missing Carson Wentz, Jason Peters, Darren Sproles, Jordan Hicks, and Chris Maragos. They had unreal chemistry. If you’re putting emphasis on the “team” part, the Eagles were an amazing team. It took incredible teamwork to do what they accomplished.

Best Championship Performance - Nick Foles

Foles completed 28 of his 43 passing attempts (65%) for 373 yards (8.7 average), three touchdowns, one interception, and a 106.1 passer rating in the Super Bowl. The one pick wasn’t even his fault as much as it was a tipped ball. It was a spectacular championship performance.

(As a bonus, you can also vote for Zach Ertz’s wife, Julie, to win best female athlete.)


Sports Betting Experts put out some odds for the awards.

Best Championship Performance

Kevin Durant: -300
Nick Foles: +300
George Springer: +600
Donte DiVincenzo: +750

Best Team

Golden State Warriors: +100
US Women’s Ice Hockey: +450
Philadelphia Eagles: +600
Washington Capitals: +600
Houston Astros; +750
Villanova Wildcats: +750
Notre Dame Fighting Irish: +1500

Best Play

(No odds available.)

Best Female Athlete

Chloe Kim: -350
Mikaela Shiffrin: +350
Sylvia Fowles: +500
Julie Ertz: +1000

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