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Saints Garner 6 ESPY Nominations; Fan Voting to Determine Winners

VOTE NOW FOR YOUR SAINTS!

On Wednesday, July 14, 2010, ESPN will once again be presenting the ESPY's, a full-fledged and highly popular awards show that is built around sports fans voting for hosts of different awards. The Super Bowl champion XLIV New Orleans Saints are well represented in the 2010 nominations, with six separate nominations, including: Best Sports Moment (Super Bowl XLIV), Best Team (New Orleans Saints), Best Coach/Manager (Head Coach Sean Payton), Best Male Athlete (Drew Brees), Best Championship Performance (Super Bowl XLIV) and Best NFL Player (Drew Brees).

Please show your support for the Saints by voting today!

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE CATEGORIES WHICH THE SAINTS ARE NOMINATED FOR:

BEST TEAM

New Orleans Saints

  • Set a franchise single-season record for wins and consecutive victories; captured Super Bowl XLIV.
  • Ended the regular season with the NFL's No. 1 ranked offense.
  • Scored 31 of the game's final 38 points to bounce back from a 10-0 deficit and win Super Bowl XLIV, the first Super Bowl championship in the franchise's 43 seasons.
  • Became the first team to win in its Super Bowl debut since the 2002 Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII.

BEST MOMENT

New Orleans Saints, Super Bowl XLIV

  • Tracy Porter's interception helped New Orleans wrap up Super Bowl win over the Colts.
  • Brees finished with a record-tying 32 completions in 39 attempts for 288 yards and two touchdowns as New Orleans captured its first NFL championship, winning 31-17 over the Colts.

BEST COACH/MANAGER

Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints

  • Led Saints to 13-0 start en route to the Super Bowl championship.
  • The Super Bowl champions set a franchise single-season record for wins and consecutive victories.

BEST MALE ATHLETE

Drew Brees, NFL

  • Won Super Bowl MVP honors after finishing with an 82.1 completion percentage, the second best in Super Bowl history.
  • Completed 32 passes, which tied the record for the most in Super Bowl history.
  • Set an NFL record by completing 70.6 percent of his passes during the regular season.
  • Finished the postseason with eight touchdowns and no interceptions.

BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE

Drew Brees, Super Bowl XLIV

  • Finished with a record-tying 32 completions in 39 attempts for 288 yards and two touchdowns.
  • Won Super Bowl MVP honors.
  • Finished the postseason with eight touchdowns and no interceptions.

BEST NFL PLAYER

Drew Brees, New Orleans

  • Led NFL in touchdown passes in 2009 (34) and passer rating (109.6).
  • Won Super Bowl MVP honors.
  • Finished the postseason with eight touchdowns and no interceptions.
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