The 2012 M Awards

M Awards 2013 Voting Is Live

13-M-AwardsM Stands for Memphis. M Stands for major league. M stands for magnanimous. M stands for marvelous, master, and most of all, MemphiSport.

The M Award stands for all that is great in Memphis area sports. And the best part is that it is up to you. That’s right, you -the readers, listeners and viewers- will be the only judges for this award. No referees, no coaches poll, and no panel of experts. You vote for the best of the past year in Memphis Sports. This year’s nominees are for the period between June 2012 and June 2013. (Note: M also stands for multiple choice – we took the liberty of selecting who we feel are the most deserving for each award, but feel free to select anyone you choose.)

You are in charge here, and what you say goes. You make the picks and we tabulate the results. That’s all there is to it. Look for the winners to start appearing right here on Memphisport.com starting July 1.

POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU FOR VOTING. CHECK BACK AT MEMPHISPORT.COM EVERY DAY IN JULY TO SEE NEW WINNERS.

SEE ALSO: The M Awards 2013 Nomination Special

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Audio: 2013 M Awards Nominations Special

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Kevin Cerrito and Marcus Hunter announce the nominees of the 2013 M Awards and breakdown who will and who should win all the major categories.

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2012 M Awards: Favorite Team

We have done it. Another year of the M Awards. As it does every year, the Tigers will take home the top prize again this year. Though the margin of victory is getting closer every year. In any case, I don’t think the Tigers have anything to fear from the third place Rebels with a meager 5.26%. I would sing the “I’m so glad” song but I truly don’t know all the words… So here is my favorite pre-Jimi Jamison Survivor song…

Risin’ up, back on the street
Did my time, took my chances
Went the distance, now I’m back on my feet
Just a man and his will to survive

So many times, it happens too fast
You change your passion for glory
Don’t lose your grip on the dreams of the past
You must fight just to keep them alive

It’s the eye of the tiger, it’s the cream of the fight
Risin’ up to the challenge of our rival
And the last known survivor stalks his prey in the night
And he’s watchin’ us all in the eye of the tiger.

Memphis Tigers BasketballFirst Place: 49.23%
Memphis GrizzliesSecond Place: 31.58%
Ole Miss FootballThird Place: 5.26%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Favorite Football Player: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Favorite Basketball Player: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Most Hated Rival: John Calipari
Favorite Athlete: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Favorite Coach: Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers
Favorite Team: Memphis Tigers Basketball

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2012 M Awards: Favorite Coach

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Josh Pastner, Memphis TigersFirst Place: 60.19%
Lionel Hollins, Memphis GrizzliesSecond Place: 20.70%
Mike Munchak, Tennessee TitansThird Place: 7.01%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Twister by Saliva. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Favorite Football Player: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Favorite Basketball Player: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Most Hated Rival: John Calipari
Favorite Athlete: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Favorite Coach: Josh Pastner, Memphis Tigers

 

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2012 M Awards: Favorite Athlete

Tony is a psychotic, deeply confused, autistic, socially inept man. He lives alone in a flat on a London council estate tower block. He obsessively collects 1980s violent action movies, and he aimlessly wanders the streets of London looking to connect with anybody, his daily routine is dull, empty, odd, and is made up of deeply bad habits. He has been unemployed and living on job seekers allowance for 20 years. Tony is a serial killer.

This description is not about Tony Allen. This description is about a bad movie made in 2009 called “Tony.” Tony Allen is not a serial killer, but a serial winner. Congrats.

Tony Allen, Memphis GrizzliesFirst Place: 17.51%
Zach Randolph, Memphis GrizzliesSecond Place: 12.79%
Derrick Rose, Chicago BullsThird Place: 10.77%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Serial Killa by RBX, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound and the DOC. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Favorite Football Player: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Favorite Basketball Player: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Most Hated Rival: John Calipari
Favorite Athlete: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies

 

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2012 M Awards: Most Hated Rival

Is it a rival if you don’t even play games against them? Who knows. Hopefully the hatred in Memphis will subside now that he has won a big one up there in Kentucky? Kentucky and Memphis are both missing an opportunity here to cash in on this non-rivalry while it is hot. Who is running these institutions anyway?

John CalipariFirst Place: 38.73%
Tennessee VolunteersSecond Place: 26.03%
Los Angeles ClippersThird Place: 14.92%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Stab My Back by All-American Rejects. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Favorite Football Player: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Favorite Basketball Player: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies
Most Hated Rival: John Calipari

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2012 M Awards: Favorite Basketball Player

Holy basketball town Batman. What in the world happened here? This category is usually dominated by Tiger basketball players. This year, the Grizzlies have it locked down. First. Second. Third. Done. Coach Pastner, you are on notice. You need to win big or the Grizzlies may become this town’s favorite team.

Tony Allen, Memphis GrizzliesFirst Place: 19.61%
Marc Gasol, Memphis GrizzliesSecond Place: 18.95%
Zach Randolph, Memphis GrizzliesThird Place: 17.32%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Allentown by Billy Joel. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Favorite Football Player: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers
Favorite Basketball Player: Tony Allen, Memphis Grizzlies

 

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2012 M Awards: Favorite Football Player

First place here claimed more than 45% of the vote and second place only 17%. First place played for the University of Memphis and second place played against them while at Ole Miss. Last year my quote was this, “I can’t imagine a scenario where this year’s second place winner could take this award next year. Pre-congratulations for winning this award next year, DeAngelo!” This is the sixth year of the M Awards. I am going to go ahead and call this award for the next four years. After DeAngelo wins this award for ten years straight we will rename this the DeAngelo Williams Favorite Football Player Award.

DeAngelo Williams, Carolina PanthersFirst Place: 45.36%
Eli Manning, NY GiantsSecond Place: 17.87%
Chris Johnson, Tennessee TitansThird Place: 8.59%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Running by No Doubt. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants
Favorite Football Player: DeAngelo Williams, Carolina Panthers

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2012 M Awards: Favorite Baseball Player

Abbott: Strange as it may seem, they give ball players nowadays very peculiar names.
Costello: Funny names?
Abbott: Nicknames, nicknames. Now, on the St. Louis team we have Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third–
Costello: That’s what I want to find out. I want you to tell me the names of the fellows on the St. Louis team.
Abbott: I’m telling you. Who’s on first, What’s on second, I Don’t Know is on third–
Costello: You know the fellows’ names?
Abbott: Yes.
Costello: Well, then who’s playing first?
Abbott: Yes.
Costello: I mean the fellow’s name on first base.
Abbott: Who.
Costello: The fellow playin’ first base.
Abbott: Who.
Costello: The guy on first base.
Abbott: Who is on first.
Costello: Well, what are you askin’ me for?
Abbott: I’m not asking you–I’m telling you. Who is on first.|
Costello: I’m asking you–who’s on first?
Abbott: That’s the man’s name.
Costello: That’s who’s name?
Abbott: Yes.

Matt Cain, San Francisco GiantsFirst Place: 39.42%
Dan Uggla, Atlanta BravesSecond Place: 20.44%
Eli Hynes, Memphis TigersThird Place: 13.50%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Clubland by Elvis Costello. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly
Favorite Baseball Player: Matt Cain, San Francisco Giants

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.

2012 M Awards: Favorite Golfer

Sandy: I want you to kill every gopher on the course!
Carl: Check me if I’m wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers, they’re gonna lock me up and throw away the key…
Sandy: Gophers, ya great git! The gophers! The little brown furry rodents!
Carl: We can do that; we don’t even have to have a reason.

This has no bearing on this category, but I have very few opportunities to quote Carl Spackler.

John DalyFirst Place: 27.34%
Memphis Tigers Golf TeamSecond Place: 20.86%
Justin TimberlakeThird Place: 15.11%

Best song to listen to while contemplating this category… Gopher Guts by Aesop Rock. So what do you think, Memphis? Did you get it right? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

The 2012 M Award Winners

Favorite Concessions: FedExForum
Favorite Place To Tailgate: Tiger Lane
Favorite Sporting Venue: FedExForum
Favorite Race: St. Jude Marathon
Best Game: Grizzlies Game 6 Win
Most Memorable Moment: University of Memphis Gets Invitation to the Big East
Favorite Annual Event: Memphis Madness
Moment We Would Most Like To Forget: Grizzlies Game 1 Collapse to the Clippers
Best Offbeat Moment: Josh Pastner Accidentally Tweeting Out “Tony Parker”
Best Musical Performance: Ellen, St. Jude Patient, Singing the National Anthem at a Grizzlies Game
Best Place To Stock Up For The Big Game: Kroger
Best Local Sports Bar/Restaurant: Huey’s
Best National Sports Bar/Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings
Best Place To Eat Before/After The Game: Huey’s
Best Place To Take The Team After A Victory: Memphis Pizza Cafe
Best Place To Play Cards: Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
Best Golf Course: TPC Southwind
Favorite Golf Store: Edwin Watts Golf
Favorite Sporting Goods Store: Dick’s Sporting Goods
Favorite Sports Apparel Store: Tiger Bookstore
Favorite Workout Facility: YMCA
Favorite Healthy Store: Whole Foods Market
Favorite Place To Spend A Nice Afternoon: The Memphis Zoo
Favorite Bike Shop: Outdoors, Inc
Favorite Local Sports Radio Personality: Gary Parrish, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local Sports Radio Program: The Gary Parrish Show with Geoff Calkins
Favorite Sports Talk Radio Segment: Harvard/Horn Lake Trivia, Gary Parrish Show
Favorite Local TV Sports Personality: Geoff Calkins, Sports Files
Best Sports Website: memphisroar.com
Best Fantasy Sports Twitter: @FantasyLapides
Best Local Sports Twitter: @GaryParrishCBS
Favorite Sports Radio Station: 92.9 ESPN
Favorite Mascot: Super Grizz
Favorite Spirit Squad: Memphis Tigers Dance Team
Best Hair: Gary Parrish
Favorite Fighter: Jerry Lawler
Favorite Golfer: John Daly

Check back here daily in the month of July for a new winner in MemphiSport’s annual celebration of the best in Memphis sports.