Over at Rolling Stone, I wrote about the ESPYs hosted by Drake last night. It has a little bit of Blake Griffin, and a whole lot of Michael Sam and Stuart Scott. You can read the entire piece here, excerpt is below. Enjoy.
Award shows are a tricky thing. The red carpet always feels short on substance, mostly because it’s about what everyone’s wearing. The show itself always feels a little too long. So credit the ESPYs (you know, ESPN’s annual celebration of sports) for trying to be different.
Last night, everyone from Peyton Manning and Kevin Durant to the Seattle Seahawks and the U.S. Men’s National Team won awards. But the show was mostly about Drake putting his talent on display, and the stories of Michael Sam and Stuart Scott.