This year’s ESPYS will explore major sports topics, such as the Winter Olympics and Tom Brady’s retirement.
The ESPYS are set to air Wednesday. Tune in to watch the year’s best performances in front of a live audience.
Steph Curry will host the ESPYS
Steph Curry, the Golden State Warriors star, will be trying out his comedy chops as the host of Wednesday’s awards. He is fresh off his fourth NBA championship and will have to do some improvising because he is the host of future award shows.
Brittney Griner Talks ESPYS 2022
After four hearings, it is unknown whether or not Brittney Griner will be reinstated. She has been barred from leaving Russia for more than 150 days thus far.
Change.org will drive three mobile digital billboards demanding her release near the Dolby Theatre and other areas of Hollywood in an effort to raise awareness about her case.
The US State Department says that Griner is wrongfully detained, but her release has not been finalized.
ESPN and its treatment of female athletes
Read what people are saying about the ESPYs this year.
Many female athletes were displeased with ESPN for ignoring women from the industry.
Caprice Dydasco, a player for NJ/NY Gotham FC, was one such player. A bullying event that occurred at a volleyball game was publicly tweeted by Nicole Baxter, the teammate of the victim.
A blogger has changed the opinion of the author with his own paragraph.
A prominent coach, Dawn Staley, spoke out against the treatment of female athletes by ESPN after her star player was not offered an invite to be on a list. Aliyah Boston’s nomination for “Best College Athlete” led to the coach’s comments about how women are dealt with by ESPN.
One person couldn’t see the uproar this would cause. There’s a problem with the make-up of the room. The fight continues in Staley’s Twitter feed.
ESPN is lowering the number of seats for television viewing near the stage to create more space for athletes in 2022.
Where you can watch the ESPYS
The ESPYS will be airing live on Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Curry will host. He gets some pretty good guests. Odell Beckham Jr., Aubrey Plaza, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson are included in the line-up.