Hello, and welcome back as we present Season 3's first batch of Andy Awards! Just like there's been new rounds added and old rounds dropped on the show, we've made some changes to the Awards - I hope you like them!|
And without much further ado, we begin this season's first set of Andy Awards with...
Andy's Smart Ask! Tournament 1 1st All-Star Team:
Andy's Smart Ask! Tournament 1 2nd All-Star Team:
Tournament 1 Andy Awards
Mio's Worst Moment
The more things change, the more things stay the same...
Mio's back -- and so are his moments. So, obviously, I have to take a look back and see what his worst ones are.
In the Mountain Feild-Sir Winston Churchill, Mio gave a moving tribute (One that moved me to laugh) to our Founding Mothers...
...and spat something, what looked to be teeth, out of his mouth in the Bialik-Kennebecasis Valley encounter.
Gross! But easily Mio's Worst Moment came in the Ross Sheppard-Kennebecasis Valley 3rd-round match:
Nobu: Who are you today?
Mio: I'm a model, can't you see?
Nobu: What kind of model?
"I'm a hair model!"
Best Nobu Nation Lead-In
This is a new category, inspired by a complaint that I received that Mio was getting more recognition than Nobu.
Of course, there's a new segment on Smart Ask known as Nobu Nation, and it's always led in by some banter between Nobu and Sabrina.
In the Fredericton-Perth game, we saw the following:
Nobu: Okay, I've just got to say, Sabrina, I just wanna tell you this right now.
You're new to the show, fairly new, but you know, being here at CBC is fantastic--
Sabrina: That's awesome.
Nobu: Yeah, let's take a look at the picture. It's the red one there. It's like a one speed.
It's classic sort of Czechoslovakian bicycle. It's old school, you know?
Sabrina: Okay, exotic. That's awesome.
Nobu: Yeah, it's really great.
Sabrina: You know what, they are great. Like I'm new and as a "Welcome to Smart Ask" thing
they actually got me a ride, too, take a look. It's up on the monitor. It's pretty sweet.
It gets me around town.
Nobu: What -- uh, a Porsche?
Sabrina: Yeah, P to the O to the R to the Sche.
Nobu: My taxpayer's dollars got you a Porsche and I got a one speed old school Czechoslovakian bicycle?
Sabrina: Nobu, Nobu, calm down. Don't hate the player, hate the game, gangsta.
Nobu: You know what? I think I'm just gonna get back to the game 'cause that's like ridiculous.
Well, I didn't think it was that ridiculous, because the Andy Award goes to...
"P to the O to the R to the Sche"
There were a couple of interviews that were definitely worthy of "Best Interview":
My Honourable Mention in this category goes out to my namesake from Perth who extolled the virtues of "Lather, rinse *and* repeat", even if it means your teammate has no shampoo...
But for getting a hard time from Mio about being so afraid to say "Penis" on national television, the Tournament 1 Andy for Best Interview goes to...
Best Fashion Statement
This is another new category, suggested by Tyler, from Templeton Collegiate, to recognize the players that looked the most interesting fashion-wise on the show...
I'm going to give out a 2nd Honourable Mention Andy to, well, Andy (Yes, the Perth variety again)...for his choice of shirt for the show:
But, there was one snappier dresser in Tournament 1. Even though they lost in the opening round, he at least looked good in defeat, and for that, the Andy Award for Best Fashion Statement goes to:
"Um...Uh..." -- The Better Way!
This 3rd new category is my replacement for the Athenian Tragedy award (After all, the Athenian was banned effective the start of Season 3), and it rewards a player that has come up with the most creative way of saying that they simply don't know the answer to a question.
In Tournament 1, this award was very easy to determine. For his statement of "You know, I don't know. But perhaps if Ralph Klein funded education in Alberta, I would." in the Ross Sheppard-Westisle game, this Andy Award goes to...
Peter, Ross Sheppard
The "Adny" Award