Crazy things happen in the M-Town all the time. And at any given sporting event you go to, you are likely to see one (Whiplash, the Cowboy Monkey?!?). This new M Awards category was created to honor those moments. The first-ever nominees certainly lived up the hype. If you haven’t seen Marina Barrett’s fantastic YouTube celebration, just do a quick Google search for her name (Click here to listen to Marina Barrett’s web redemption on MSL). And what a crazy U of M game at FedExForum when Mrs. Lenny’s Sub Shop, Carol LaRocca, was ejected from her courtside seat. (Note: her husband stayed to see the rest of the game.) But without a doubt – the crowning Offbeat Moment of the Year was Snoop Dogg courtside at a Grizzlies/Lakers game during his concert. Snoop remained courtside for more than an hour after the official start time of his concert at Minglewood Hall and didn’t leave FedExForum until the final minutes of the game. It is a moment fans at FedExForum and Minglewood Hall will never forget.
Snoop Dogg courtside at a Grizz game while his concert was underway at Minglewood, First Place: 30.65%
Mrs. Lenny’s Sub Shop getting tossed from FedExForum, Second Place: 25.70%
Marina Barrett’s wild celebration following Memphis Pom’s National Championship win, Third Place: 18.89%
Best Write-in Vote: Crowning of Miss Riverside Speedway 2011
So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Was this the Best Offbeat Moment? Can you think of any crazier moments? What is the craziest thing you have ever seen at a sporting event? Tell us what you think in the comments below. And look for another winner soon. Here are the winners so far…
(Note: The 2011 M Awards honor games played from the end of the 2010 NBA regular season until the end of the 2011 NBA regular season)
The 2011 M Award Winners
For the first time ever the M Awards are being announced online.
Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in
MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.
Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: The Grizzlies Playoff Race
Best Game: CUSA Championship Game
Most Memorable Moment: Rudy Gay Beats the Heat
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Murder of Lorenzen Wright
Best Offbeat Moment: Snoop Dogg courtside during his concert
Click here to listen to the 2011 M Awards Nominations Special