The ESPYs (Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly Awards) are the sporting equivalent of the Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and Grammys. Despite its terrible acronym, the annual awards show is one of the biggest cross-cutting events in American sports. Awards are presented to athletes and teams spanning the gamut of sports— from professional bowlers to NFL stars.
Alpine skiing might be a big deal across the pond, but here in the U.S. most people haven't paid a whit of attention unless Bode, Lindsey, and/or Mikaela are competing for Olympic gold. With that in mind, it's always nice to see our sport (broadly) getting some recognition from American mass media. Vonn retired from the FIS circuit this year after countless injuries, and was honored at the 2019 ESPYs alongside retired NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski and retired NBA star Dwayne Wade. The three share the award, conferred on virtue of their career achievements. We're stoked to see Lindsey getting recognition for her incredible achievements, and can't wait to see what she gets up to in retirement.
Mammoth Mountain Terrain Park. Photo: Mammoth Mountain It’s the height of summer: beaches, bonfires and sunbathing abound. But you’re a ski bum, and you don’t like any of those things; you want to be on the mountain. So here we are, serving your addiction to getting pulled down hills of frozen water by gravity - you weirdo. We’re enablers, we know, but we don’t really care, so here are the two ski resorts in the U.S. you can still get your fix. Mammoth
Black bear at Omni Mount Washington Resort. Photo: Omni Mount Washington Resort You probably think that you’re pretty classy. You bought your tux for your prom ten years ago, planning to return it, but after Sally Johnson had too much of the punch at pre-prom and spilled an entire plate of lasagna on you, the shop refused to take it back. Now, it hangs in your closet, baptized by an aging red stain that somehow still smells of that fateful night. But you’ll be damned if you let it go to
Marine biologists seem to keep scoring the jackpot with deep water cameras. OceanX recently got some uncomfortably close footage of a bluntnose six-gill shark while doing research in a submarine. Thankfully, no sharks were swallowed whole by a giant fish in this video—yeah we’re talking about you grouper fish, you sneaky bastard. RELATED: Ocean Ramsey Swims with Massive Great White Shark