Michael Vick and Tony Kornheiser Head List of Nominees for 2008 StreetSmart Sports Awards

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Sports fans are invited to select nominees for the StreetSmartDirect 2008 Sports Awards. Categories include athletes, coaches, media and entertainment.

Voters are invited to nominate candidates for the StreetSmartDirect 2008 Sports Awards. Categories include athletes, coaches, media and entertainment.

Heading the list of nominees are:


  •     Allen Iverson for Best Player of Average Human Proportions
  •     Michael Vick for Best Athlete to Serve Time
  •     Ryan Leaf for The Boz -- Biggest Bust Award


  •     Pete Carroll for Pete Principle Award -- Best Coach up to Certain Level


  •     Tony Kornheiser for the Cosell Award - Never Played the Game
  •     Matt Millen -- current leader in the clubhouse for the individual fans would most like to see return to the Media
  •     Roy Hobbs for Best Fictional Athlete

Fans can vote online at http://www.Streetsmartdirect.com/SPORTSVOTE. Deadline for voting is January 31, 2008. Voters will be eligible to win an Apple iTouch. Winners will be announced on Super Sunday, February 3, 2008.

The website http://www.StreetSmartDirect.com contains inspiring articles from the world of sports, entertainment as well as the real world. The site includes links to books, videos, learning resources, movies, coaching and instructional videos. Site visitors are invited to contribute relevant information and stories of their own. StreetSmartDirect supports the First Book organization which provides books to underprivileged children.

Background on StreetSmartDirect.com
StreetSmartDirect.com compiles and tracks a comprehensive collection of articles about individuals from all walks of life who overcame adversity and achieved success. The intent is to share insight on individuals who have used adversity as a driving force to strengthen their resolve and about those who influenced or inspired them. The site is designed to provide direction to help individuals find the determination and inspiration to carve their own path toward success.

The articles reinforce the idea that everyone faces adversity and that success has little to do with physical or intellectual gifts if one can find the determination, perseverance and streetsmarts. In sharp contrast, the road is littered with talented underachievers who squandered their potential through lack of effort.

StreetSmartDirect.com has also partnered with major brands of manufacturers, wholesalers and distributors to offer the most competitive prices on books, movies, video / audio downloads, music, games, simulation and more. The site is open to virtually any source of products or services that are information-driven, knowledge-driven or digitally based.

The StreetSmartDirect shopping experience is totally user-driven. Users are able to navigate and select from a vast array of major brands and discount distributors within this virtual online mall, or to just enjoy, be entertained and enlightened by the content. Visitors are invited to contribute their own relevant stories, information and links. The site contains a price-comparison engine to ensure the most competitive prices. Visit http://www.StreetSmartDirect.com for more information.


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