Outstanding Team ESPY Award

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The Outstanding Team ESPY Award, known alternatively as the Best Team ESPY Award, has been presented annually since 1993 to the professional, collegiate, or national team, irrespective of nationality[1] or sport contested, adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year. In 2001, the award was bifurcated and the resulting honors were styled as the College Team of the Year and Pro Team of the Year ESPY Awards; the awards were joined once more in 2002.

Between 1993 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter has been exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter are conferred in June and reflect performance from the June previous.[2]

List of winners[edit]

Year Team League or competition Sport
1993 Dallas Cowboys National Football League American football
1994 Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball Baseball
1995 New York Rangers National Hockey League Ice hockey
1996 UConn women's basketball team National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Basketball
1997 New York Yankees Major League Baseball Baseball
1998 Denver Broncos National Football League American football
1999 New York Yankees Major League Baseball Baseball
2000 United States women's national soccer team 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Association football (soccer)
2001 New York Yankees

Oklahoma Sooners

Major League Baseball

National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I-A

Baseball

American football

2002 Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association Basketball
2003 Anaheim Angels Major League Baseball Baseball
2004 Detroit Pistons National Basketball Association Basketball
2005 Boston Red Sox Major League Baseball Baseball
2006 Pittsburgh Steelers National Football League American football
2007 Indianapolis Colts National Football League American football
2008 Boston Celtics National Basketball Association Basketball
2009 Los Angeles Lakers National Basketball Association Basketball
2010 New Orleans Saints National Football League American football
2011 Dallas Mavericks National Basketball Association Basketball
2012 Miami Heat National Basketball Association Basketball
2013 Miami Heat National Basketball Association Basketball

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Through 2007, only teams situated in or representing the United States or constituent of a major North American professional league had been honored.
  2. ^ Because of the rescheduling of the ESPY Awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002.

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