Found April 24, 2013 on Awful Announcing:
Your host of the 2013 ESPYS has been announced: Jon Hamm of Mad Men fame. Hamm is a huge St Louis sports fan, and has played in the MLB Celebrity All-Star Game in both 2009 and 2012. So many award shows tend to be behind the eight-ball when picking a host, but ESPN has largely made solid choices to host the ESPYS (Rob Riggle from last year not withstanding). Hamm is an avid sports fan, and has been nominated for buckets of awards for his work on Mad Men. But in addition to those Mad Men nominations, Hamm has also been nominated for primetime Emmy awards for his guest work on 30 Rock, a vastly different show from Mad Men. He's also hosted Saturday Night Live a few times, and done a really good job too. Sure, no one really cares about the ESPYS, but I don't think ESPN could have done better in choosing a host. This year's show will take place on July 17th at 9 PM from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, which means that Hamm won't be in this year's MLB Celebrity All-Star Game. Darn. And by the way, you can check out weekly live blogs of Hamm's show Mad Men over on our sister site Awful Advertisements. [ESPN]

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