awards

The Ghosts of Best-Of Lists Past

Sunday’s Golden Globe Awards broadcast marks the start line of what could be called “the major awards circuit,” with the Grammys on February 10th and…

Yes, There’s A National Award for Bagging Groceries. And I’m Your Reigning Champ

The inaugural National Grocers Association “Best Bagger Championship” in 1987 — aka “The Texas/Oklahoma Checkout Shootout” — featured two contestants and Terry Bradshaw as the master of ceremonies. The…

In Honor of the ESPYs, a Quick Rundown of Silly Awards Shows

Tonight, ESPN hosts the 25th edition of the ESPYs, the channel’s sports-centric awards show that gives out prizes in categories such as Best Male Athlete,…