When the in-house event announcer let everyone know the 2016 ESPYs were about to start and people were hustling to their seats, for some reason the nerves hit my stomach. Not because I was in the presence of exorbitant strength, beauty, height and money, but because I had no idea what to expect.

For everyone watching from home, there were a few key takeaways you didn’t have to be in attendance to see: John Cena is damn funny. LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers stay winning (and everyone hoping J.R. Smith would show up shirtless was disappointed). Athletes who care about their style really stand out. And, finally, the incredible tributes and outspoken nature of some of the presenters made it clear that the current social climate definitely weighs on these celebrities, too. But, there were a few things going on behind the scenes you wouldn’t catch a glimpse of unless you were in the building. Luckily, thanks to the great people at Old Spice and their new #SmellEm campaign, I was able to get that glimpse and some of the things I learned will give me a much greater appreciation for some of these men and women.

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