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MFG16
06-27-2011, 08:21 PM
Link: http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/sports/fb/texansfront/7629410.html

Award Categories:

Best NFL Player
Best Breakthrough Athlete
NFL Strongest Performance

IMO, I think he wins breakthrough athlete, and maybe strongest performance.

Sideline
06-27-2011, 08:30 PM
In my opinion he should win Best Breakthrough Athlete. Going from a nobody to the NFL leading rusher in a year says it all.

IDEXAN
06-28-2011, 11:35 AM
In my opinion he should win Best Breakthrough Athlete. Going from a nobody to the NFL leading rusher in a year says it all.
Yep, that one should be a nobrainer.

Dutchrudder
06-28-2011, 11:52 AM
Before jumping to conclusions on these, take a look at the nominee's for each award.

Best Breakthrough Athlete:
Jose Bautista - Toronto Blue Jays - MLB
Arian Foster - Houston Texans - NFL
Blake Griffin - LA Clippers - NBA
Li Na - Some Tennis chick
Cam Newton - Auburn - NCAAF


NFL Strongest Performance:
Arian Foster - Game 1 Performance against Indy - 231 yards and 3 TDs
Deangelo Hall - NFL Record tying 4 INTs in one game against the Bears - Returned one 92 yards for a TD
Leon Washington - Returned two kicks for TDs in a game against the Chargers - 101 and 99 yards

Best NFL Player:
Tom Brady
Arian Foster
Clay Matthews Jr.
Troy Polamalu
Aaron Rodgers


That took me all of 8 minutes to find. I should have John McClain's job.

drs23
06-28-2011, 12:04 PM
Before jumping to conclusions on these, take a look at the nominee's for each award.

Best Breakthrough Athlete:
Jose Bautista - Toronto Blue Jays - MLB
Arian Foster - Houston Texans - NFL
Blake Griffin - LA Clippers - NBA
Li Na - Some Tennis chick
Cam Newton - Auburn - NCAAF


NFL Strongest Performance:
Arian Foster - Game 1 Performance against Indy - 231 yards and 3 TDs
Deangelo Hall - NFL Record tying 4 INTs in one game against the Bears - Returned one 92 yards for a TD
Leon Washington - Returned two kicks for TDs in a game against the Chargers - 101 and 99 yards

Best NFL Player:
Tom Brady
Arian Foster
Clay Matthews Jr.
Troy Polamalu
Aaron Rodgers


That took me all of 8 minutes to find. I should have John McClain's job.

I think you should too, DR. I'd read what you wrote every day and wouldn't call Dutchgobbler or anything, I promise. :D

Allstar
06-28-2011, 01:29 PM
Blake Griffin will most likely win Breakthrough athlete. I think Arian's best shot is at strongest performance because of the competition.

Brisco_County
06-28-2011, 03:24 PM
Arian should win breakthrough athlete. He went from undrafted role-filler to record breaker overnight.

DeAngelo Hall is a good contender for his performance, but Foster trampled a perennial winner like the Colts in a way that no one else has. He should win that one as well.

b0ng
06-28-2011, 03:59 PM
Why wouldn't any one of aaron rodgers playoff games be on there for strongest performances, or even Tim Lincecum's pitching performances of the 2010 baseball playoffs? That's a really weak class of "strongest performances" if you ask me.

Rey
06-28-2011, 04:28 PM
I think Arian should take breakthrough and strongest performance.

I don't know how many categories Blake is up for, but if this is his only one he'll probably win it.

Dutchrudder
06-28-2011, 05:05 PM
Why wouldn't any one of aaron rodgers playoff games be on there for strongest performances, or even Tim Lincecum's pitching performances of the 2010 baseball playoffs? That's a really weak class of "strongest performances" if you ask me.

It's NFL performances only. I agree Aaron Rodgers against the Falcons should be up there. 31/36 ATT, 366 YDS, 3 TD passing, 1 TD rushing.

Showtime100
06-28-2011, 07:07 PM
Just an innocent question not meant to bash the watchers, but do you guys watch the ESPY's? I suppose I would if there wasn't a game on somewhere. I tried to get interested once but it didn't happen.

ThaShark316
06-28-2011, 07:53 PM
Just an innocent question not meant to bash the watchers, but do you guys watch the ESPY's? I suppose I would if there wasn't a game on somewhere. I tried to get interested once but it didn't happen.

Only reason it's worth a watch is because of the fact that it's the day after the MLB All-Star game. The WORST day in sports is the day after the MLB ASG.

Showtime100
06-28-2011, 08:03 PM
Only reason it's worth a watch is because of the fact that it's the day after the MLB All-Star game. The WORST day in sports is the day after the MLB ASG.

You have a point there. This could be the year I watch...lol.

TimeKiller
06-29-2011, 11:31 AM
Blake Griffin didn't break through shit. He was the #1 pick overall and did exactly what everyone ranted on and on about him doing. Jumping and dunking. Amazing, I suppose.


Remember that guy that didn't get drafted out of Tennefrigginssee and barely got a spot and then one day everyone in the whole nation knew who he was? Yeah. That practically defines breakthrough athlete.

I might lean towards a 4 int game if I weren't a Houston fan......but I am. So he wins that toohahaha....

Rey
06-29-2011, 02:36 PM
Blake Griffin didn't break through shit. He was the #1 pick overall and did exactly what everyone ranted on and on about him doing. Jumping and dunking. Amazing, I suppose.


Remember that guy that didn't get drafted out of Tennefrigginssee and barely got a spot and then one day everyone in the whole nation knew who he was? Yeah. That practically defines breakthrough athlete.

I might lean towards a 4 int game if I weren't a Houston fan......but I am. So he wins that toohahaha....

Blake had to overcome a pretty bad injury that left him sidelined his real rookie year. I think his breakthrough is how well he recovered from that.

TexanSam
06-29-2011, 08:57 PM
Damn breakthrough athlete is tough. Jose Bautista goes from never hitting more than 15 HRs in a season to hitting over 50 last year. That's pretty impressive.

Dutchrudder
06-29-2011, 10:07 PM
Damn breakthrough athlete is tough. Jose Bautista goes from never hitting more than 15 HRs in a season to hitting over 50 last year. That's pretty impressive.

Did he gain 25 pounds of muscle in the offseason?

Showtime100
06-29-2011, 10:34 PM
Did he gain 25 pounds of muscle in the offseason?

He got amazingly good advice from then-teammate Vernon Wells. Wells noticed his timing was horribly late so one day he told Bautista to swing "ridiculously early." He did, ball gone, touch 'em all.

My source? JD and Bill Brown were talking about it on the Astros broadcast the other day....lol.

GP
06-29-2011, 10:41 PM
Did he gain 25 pounds of muscle in the offseason?

Did his baseball cap size increase?

The first thing I think, when somebody goes from 15 HRs to 500 zillion is that they're juicing.

And I wonder if ESPY voters will think the same thing.

Texanmike02
07-01-2011, 08:31 PM
Did his baseball cap size increase?

The first thing I think, when somebody goes from 15 HRs to 500 zillion is that they're juicing.

And I wonder if ESPY voters will think the same thing.

It was creatine (sp??)

Mike

False Start
07-01-2011, 08:44 PM
Blake Griffin didn't break through shit.

Come on now.... he dunked over a car...;)

I can see Arian winning Breakthrough Athlete, and NFL Strongest Performance. Two out of 3 ain't bad. :jam:

TimeKiller
07-03-2011, 07:35 PM
Come on now.... he dunked over a car...;)

I can see Arian winning Breakthrough Athlete, and NFL Strongest Performance. Two out of 3 ain't bad. :jam:

OH REALLY? I haven't seen THAT footage like a hundred thousand times yet hahaha....

Texanmike02
07-05-2011, 03:57 AM
Come on now.... he dunked over the left front fender of a kia...;)

I can see Arian winning Breakthrough Athlete, and NFL Strongest Performance. Two out of 3 ain't bad. :jam:

Fixed it for ya. I haven't been that impressed since my neighbor got on a step ladder and dunked when we were 5. Take that back. The first time I watched a drunk guy fall down on his face I was slightly more impressed. I swear. I'm 33 years old. I'm not sure if I can dunk anymore, especially with my toe... but when I could dunk I could have done that. It was almost like he needed a prop but they wanted to make sure there was NO way he could screw it up.

Mike

House of Pain
07-06-2011, 06:39 PM
He got amazingly good advice from then-teammate Vernon Wells. Wells noticed his timing was horribly late so one day he told Bautista to swing "ridiculously early." He did, ball gone, touch 'em all.

My source? JD and Bill Brown were talking about it on the Astros broadcast the other day....lol.

If that's true and I was in charge of personnel for the Blue Jays, I would fire my hitting coach, and ask that he pay back all the money he made for that year.