Before Abby Wambach’s last-minute goal for the U.S. women’s national team made it all moot, two former Cal stars were in the running for Best Play at the ESPYs.
First, there’s DeSean Jackson’s scintillating last-second punt return that shell-shocked the New York Giants and — even more impressively — elicited signs of human emotion from FOX announcer Joe Buck:
Then in the NFL Playoffs, Marshawn Lynch put the Seahawaks on his back — while throwing New Orleans defenders off — for 67 yards in a ridiculous, rumbling, bumbling touchdown run. That score finished off the defending Super Bowl-champion Saints in a shocking upset.
A really tough call to make here. Who would you vote for, Beast Mode or the “Wizard of Return“?