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Your 2022 Takie Awards Cheat Sheet: Categories, Nominees, and Winners for All 26 Honors (Warning: Spoilers)

The 2022 Takie Awards are here! After a crazy year, Pardon My Take reflects on what has been a crazy 12 months around the sports and media world . There were highs, there were lows, there were good takes, AWFUL takes, and everything in between. Below is a Takie "cheat sheet" that includes every category, nominee, and winner (listed in italics). Here are the results of the 2022 Takie Awards:

!!!!!!!!!SPOILERS BELOW!!!!!!!!!

Award 1: Worst Collector of the Year

Guy at All Star Game who reached over kids

Logan Paul fake Pokemon cards

Darren Rovell's MLK collection

Darren Rovell's check collection

Award 2: Twitter Reply Guy of the Year

Entre reply section to LeBron’s tweets



Clue Haywood


Award 3: Wild of the Year

Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase + Jimmy Chase and Jimmy Burrow smoking cigars together after the AFC Championship

Derek Jeter’s nephew, who tipped his cap to Jeter in his final game at Yankee Stadium, was front row for his uncle’s Hall of Fame induction

Tiger Woods playing with Charlie Woods at the PNC Championship

Matt Holliday’s son getting drafted first overall

Blue Jays sons having same swings as their dads

Award 4: Suspension of the Year

Billy Football

Brooks Koepka

Calvin Ridley

Honorable Mention: Deshaun Watson

Award 5: Worst Take of the Year

Ben Simmons on playing with Kyrie and KD: “It’s going to be scary.”

Trysta Krick: Are the Bengals having the worst draft of any team? That kicker pick was puzzling

Colin Cowherd: Really think Urban Meyer and his staff have nailed this draft. So let’s have some fun. I like the Jags o6.5 wins.


LeBron James: Keep talking about my squad, our personnel ages, the way he plays, he stays injured, we’re past our time in this league, etc etc etc. Do me one favor PLEASE!!!! And I mean PLEASE!!! Folded hands Keep that same narrative ENERGY when it begins! That’s all I ask. #ThankYou

Dan Dakich tweet about Reggie Miller

Kurt Warner on football weather

Jake leaving Wisconsin out of his preseason bracketology 

Award 6: Text Meant to be Sent to Somebody Else of the Year

Hank’s Gym Selfie

PFT’s Joke to BC, Hank, and Peggy

Liam’s screenshots

Bill Belichick to Brian Flores

Award 7: League of the Year


LIV Tour


Mike Trout's Fantasy League

Award 8: Retirement of the Year

Coach K

Jay Wright

Tom Brady

Antonio Brown


Award 9: Finger of the Year

Urban Meyer at the bar

Horns Down

Eli Manning on MNF

Raising Canes Chicken Fingers

Award 10: Southerner of the Year

Colorado Avalanche

Brian Kelly

Ben Mintz

Cam Smith

Award 11: Dad/Grandfather of the Year

Odell Beckham’s Dad

Jim Boeheim

Coach K

Herschel Walker

Award 12: Beef of the Year

Big Cat vs. Coach K

Aaron Rodgers vs. Vaccinations

Kyler Murray vs. Team Social Media Accounts

Jokic Brothers vs. Morris Brothers

Nick Saban vs. Jimbo Fisher

Skip Bayless vs. Stephen A. Smith

Urban Meyer vs. Accountability


Award 13: Comeback Meme of the Year


The Rock Shut Up Bitch

Hitler Meme

Hey Kev, how was your weekend?

Award 14: Got That Dog In Him Haver Of the Year

Zach Wilson

DK Metcalf

Joey Chestnut

Patrick Beverly

Award 15: Friend of the Year

John Cena

Urban Meyer (giving Tim Tebow a job)

Jameis Winston’s Trainer

Award 16: Lib of the Year

Chris Long

Billy Football

Jack Del Rio

Rex Chapman

Clay Travis


Award 17: Pervert of the Year 

Andrew Cuomo

Max Homa

Deshaun Watson

Lifetime Achievement: Jeffrey Toobin

Award 18: Tommy Lasorda Still Alive Person of the Year in Memory of John Madden 

Willie Mays

Joe Biden

Queen Elizabeth

Jack Nicklaus

Sister Jean

Award 19: Longest Injury Recovery of the Year

Kawhi Leonard

Ben Simmons

Zion Williamson

Stephen A. Smith

Award 20: Alpha of the Year

Ryan Fitzpatrick for thumbs upping Big Cat

Kevin Durant for leaving Big Cat on read

Mike Greenberg

Jake Marsh

Dan Campbell


Award 21: Slap of the Year

Chris Rock

Juwan Howard

Joc Pederson/Tommy Pham

Award 22: Trend of the Year

Taking your salary in Bitcoin

Ripping pants


Crying face filter

Award 23: Ratio of the Year

Annalynn McCord

Mike Florio

Chicago Cubs

Stewart Mandel

Kevin Durant

Award 24: Preemptive Take of the Year

Big Cat: We are going to get a 1-on-1 interview with Dan Orlovsky and Deshaun Watson

Hank: LeBron James responds to Skip Bayless

PFT: It’s time for Bill Belichick to retire

Jake: A team that a PMT member roots for will win a championship

Billy: 2023 is probably going to be the year of normality

(We will award this winner at next year's takies. 2021 winner: Billy Football for saying, "2022 is going to be sick.")


Award 25: Blake of the Year

Blake Griffin

Blake Bortles

Brooks Koepka?

(No spoilers here)

Award 26: Listeners of the Year

Award Winning Listeners (Pardon My Take)

Aaron Rodgers (Joe Rogan Podcast)

The Bodega Hive

Cum Boys

(No spoilers here)