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Is Drake The Right Guy To Host The ESPY Awards This Year?

Submitted by on April 13, 2014 – 3:05 pmOne Comment

Early last week, Drake got killed by those who follow sports towards the end of the NCAA national championship game. Drizzy—a longtime supporter of the Kentucky Wildcats—got caught looking extra sad as the final seconds ticked off the clock and his team lost to the Connecticut Huskies. And he looked so sad that some Twitter users started a #PoorDrake hashtag and put up all kinds of memes like this:

However, it appears as though Drake is the one who got the last laugh. Because shortly after that happened, Drake took to Twitter and announced that he was selected to be the host of the 2014 ESPY Awards. He’ll be in charge of keeping the sports world entertained during the annual awards show as major pro athletes like LeBron James look on and gather to celebrate their biggest accomplishments of the year. It’s a big honor for Drake. But is it an honor that he deserves? Should Drake of all people—a guy who has been called a sports “bandwagoner” for the last few years now because of his fickle sports fandom—be the host of the ESPYs?

We think he’ll be a great host. As Drake proved on Saturday Night Live earlier this year, he has what it takes to keep a crowd entertained. He’s not a comedian. But he is willing to do whatever it takes to make people laugh. And if that means putting on a costume or poking fun at himself, then so be it. Drake is also one of the most visible celebrity sports fans in the world right now. From NBA games to NHL All-Star concerts to soccer matches, Drake has shown up at all types of sporting events. He’s also a sports fanatic and seems to take a lot of pride in the fact that he keeps up with what’s going on in the sports world. And finally, he actually wants to host the ESPYs, which might be the most important qualification that he has for the job. He’s enthusiastic about it and wants to do a good job.

We also think that Drake is going to be a great host because, if nothing else, he’s going to get people to watch. They’re going to tune in, tweet about him, and generate interest in the ESPYs. And really, isn’t that what it’s all about? So don’t be surprised if Drake ends up going down as one of the best hosts in ESPYs history. He might not seem like a natural fit for ESPYs host. But we think ESPN made the perfect choice this year.

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