While I’m not sure this is technically true, it feels true- we’ve reached the halfway point of the summer of 2015. Or we are at least close to the halfway point. Whatever, who’s really keeping track of that besides vampires, vampire assholes and despondent losers afraid of sunlight. Summer is great! Viva la summer; let it never end. Okay, these 100 degree temperatures can end. But summer, no way!
Here at Giddy Up America, the first whispers and inklings of chatter are starting to get kicked around about who might be this summer’s MVP and LVP. Now if you are keeping track, last summer’s MVP was Tim Howard and the U.S. Men’s National Team, as their surprising and exciting run in the 2014 World Cup captivated all of us. That was a lot of fun. Admit it, you enjoyed it. And on the flip side…because there’s always a flip side, was That Whole Ray Rice Thing winning the not-so-coveted Least Valuable Player award. Yuck. I don’t even want to think about that right now.
So basically it’s as simple as this, the MVP helped make the summer better and the LVP made the summer worse. Let’s look at some of those people & things currently in the conversation for each award and keep in mind, summer isn’t over yet hot dog. There is still plenty of time for someone to make a name for themselves, whether it’s for better or worse.
Potential Least Valuable Players
The Negative Reaction to the SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling
Close-minded ass hats.
The ass hat’s weapon of choice.
HBO Half Hour Comedies
Veep and Silicon Valley were tough acts to follow, yet even that doesn’t do enough to give the Brink and Ballers a pass.
The Confederate Flag
Still hard to believe taking it down was actually a thing.
Messing around in places they shouldn’t be messing around.
Leave Tom Brady alone! He’s an American hero!
You said it, Tom.
Potential Most Valuable Players
Giving us all hope that one day, we too can be the leader of a rat pack-like group of super models and pop culture phenoms.
The US Women’s National Team
Also giving us hope. And memories. And crushes we hide from our significant others by claiming it’s strictly patriotism.
Gradually winning me over.
It’s about effin’time.
7 Days in Hell
Winner: Most Re-Watchable Thing Found on Television This Year
Stephen Colbert’s Gradual Return to Our Lives
Nice to have you back, buddy.
The best show on television that no one is talking about because they’re too busy hating on True Detective.
Just a delight of a film. I really think Hollywood might have something in that Chris Pratt youngster.
Baseball’s Youth Movement
Trying their best to keep that sport relevant.
Music Festivals Streaming Online
It’s like being there…but not and being 100% okay with that.
Let’s see what happens. Look for the 2015 MVP and LVP of the summer to be posted at the beginning of September.