The ESPYS focus on honors, pandemic and racial justice
Love received the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPY Awards on Sunday, June 21, 2020, for sparking a national conversation about mental health. The focus of Sunday night's show on ESPN was hope and inspiration in the time of coronavirus. Two years ago, he wrote an online essay detailing his struggles with mental health, including having a panic attack during a game. As a result, other athletes and fans began sharing details of their own mental health challenges and sharing resources on how to get help. During the COVID-19 crisis, he's shared tips on how to cope with the stress and isolation caused by the pandemic.
Hall of Famer Brett Favre, drawing comparison to Pat Tillman, says Colin Kaepernick will be remembered as a hero
HOUSTON Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre shared high praise of Colin Kaepernick and his fight for social justice, saying Kaepernick reminded him of the sacrifice of former NFL player Pat Tillman, who left football for the Army in the wake of 9/11. Favre told TMZ Sports in an article published Sunday that he believes both Kaepernick and Tillman will be remembered as legends. Kaepernick, who kneeled during the National Anthem to protest social injustice and police brutality, has been at the center of controversy, starting in 2016. I can only think of right off the top of my head, Pat Tillman is another guy that did something similar. So, Id assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.Kaepernick continues to seek a career in the NFL.
Wilson, Rapinoe, Bird to host remote ESPYS feting heroism
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird will preside over The ESPYS two-hour broadcast airing June 21 on ESPN. Rapinoe and Bird are partners who share a household, which conveniently eases some logistics. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)LOS ANGELES Its a way different kind of year, and so The ESPYs will be, too. Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, soccer star Megan Rapinoe and three-time WNBA champion Sue Bird will preside over the two-hour broadcast airing June 21 on ESPN. Comedy and music are always part of the show, and Wilson, Rapinoe and Bird will get a chance to show off a sense of humor.