The 2017 ESPY Awards took place on Wednesday in Los Angeles -- and host Peyton Manning is a lot funnier than you think! Between his crack at Kevin Durant, a Vin Scully cameo and Bill Murray's glee, the show was full of memorable moments. The full list of winners can be found here. Let's go to the highlight reel.
Peyton made a funny
Manning -- who previously showed off his comedy chops on Saturday Night Live -- hosted the proceedings and did not hold back in his opening monologue.
Manning went after the New York Knicks ("Kristaps Porzingis couldn't believe how dysfunctional it is at Madison Square Garden and he grew up in Latvia."), Ryan Lochte, and even himself, thanking Von Miller and the Denver Broncos defense for carrying him to a Super Bowl win in 2016 over the Carolina Panthers.
The most viral moment came when Manning joked that the U.S. women's gymnastics team was so dominant at the Summer Olympics that Durant considered joining them. Durant, who was in the audience with his mom Wanda, was not impressed.
THIS THO pic.twitter.com/nFIZs3YHDA- Jensen Karp (@JensenClan88) July 13, 2017
Russell Westbrook, seated in the front row, had the best reaction.
When you wanna laugh out loud but the situation doesn't allow for it. pic.twitter.com/WqiYDnZ02L- Adam Joseph (@AdamJosephSport) July 13, 2017
Durant later posted a reaction to the skit on his Twitter account.
��- Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) July 13, 2017
Bill Murray, Nick Offerman and David Ross walk into an ESPYs stage …
The Best Moment award went to the Chicago Cubs for ending their 108-year championship drought by winning last year's World Series in dramatic fashion over the Cleveland Indians. Longtime Cubs fan Murray took the stage, and along with Offerman and Ross, proceeded to celebrate -- and, well, you really just have to watch the rest to understand exactly what went on (I still don't know what happened). My only question: was there not a way for ESPN to pony up a couple billion dollars for Steve Bartman to make his first public appearance?
Julian Edelman fires back
As part of his opening monologue, Manning quickly glossed over the Patriots' Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons, but most of his ire toward New England was done in a very tongue-in-cheek way. After all, his two main comedy skits throughout the night involved him living in a retirement home, which featured a cameo from Tom Brady. The other recreated a Super Bowl party at Manning's home where he becomes increasingly frustrated with the Patriots making a historic comeback, culminating in him throwing a football into the television screen during the final play.
This did not prevent Edelman from taking the stage and firing off a shot back at Manning when the Patriots went up to receive their Best Game award. "Peyton Manning is kinda killing it tonight," Edelman said, before adding, "We are indoors though."
Jarrius Robertson delivered the speech of the night
Robertson, 15, is fighting a chronic liver disease called biliary atresia and won the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance. While he continues to fight, Robertson -- a New Orleans Saints and WWE fan -- has gotten an opportunity to hang out and participate in some of the best sporting events, including being a standout at this year's NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans. Robertson was also cool as ice during his speech.
A Vin Scully cameo is always worthwhile
It's only right that Scully would wish us a pleasant good evening one last time, as he received the Icon Award. His speech was eloquent, succinct and full of joy. What else would you expect from the legendary announcer?
Michelle Obama also made a cameo
The former first lady posthumously honored Eunice Kennedy Shriver -- the founder of the Special Olympics who passed away in 2009 -- with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award . Timothy Shriver, Eunice's son, was on hand to accept. "Once a first lady, still a great first lady," he said, adding that his mother Eunice would have loved Michelle for her forthrightness, honesty and toughness.
Westbrook and Durant ended things in style
The ESPYs would be more entertaining if we had a Durant and Westbrook reaction came all night, especially when Durant went on stage to accept the award for Best Championship Performance, he seemed in a hurry to just get off the stage, possibly to avoid becoming another meme.
Meanwhile, Westbrook seemed completely in his element accepting the Best Male Athlete Award.
The night ended with the Golden State Warriors winning the award for best team. Watch as Stephen Curry, Zaza Pachulia and Durant awkwardly make jokes and look at how quickly Durant wants to just get off the stage and leave:
So yeah, once again, Westbrook won the most important individual award, while Durant won the most important team award. It was a fitting way to wrap up a sports award show in 2017.