Winter X Games Aspen ’12 Selection Show and Google+ Hangout today

Attention shred heads. Coming at you live from LA LIVE, on Monday, November 14, ESPN X Games will be announcing their first wave of invited athletes for Winter X Games Aspen ’12 and hosting a live Google+ Hangout after party.

Tune in on YouTube and then hang out with some of the world’s best winter action sports athletes. Starting at Noon PT, ESPN’s Brandon Graham will be co-hosting the Winter X Games Selection show with Dancing with the Stars contestant, US Olympian and Winter X Games medalist, Louie Vito as they announce the invites.

After, check out the X Games Google+ page to watch some of the best in action sports get together in their first ever Google+ Hangout. Fans will get the chance to hang out with the likes of Louie Vito, Mat Hoffman, Ryan Nyquist, Brian Deegan and Sarah Burke. So bring those burning questions and get your winter fix.

Check out the X Games Google+ page and for details about the games taking place on January 26-29, 2012, from Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, CO. Catch you on the mountain for some turns soon!

Matt Villacarte, Strategic Partner Development Manager, recently watched “X Games 17: Skateboard Vert Battle for Gold.”

ESPN’s SportsNation is on the recruiting trail

Sports fanatics have taken to YouTube to voice their opinions as part of ESPN SportsNation Fanalyst campaign, where you have the chance to be on SportsNation every Friday. We have this week’s question and invite your feedback, as you could be selected as the Fanalyst of the Week online and on-air.

This week's playbook calls for your well-informed, 15-second analysis on if Tom Brady is a lock to win the NFL’s MVP award. That's right: we're two weeks into the 2011 NFL season and already the New England Patriots QB seems like everyone’s runaway favorite for the NFL’s top honor. Only the most original take on the Brady Bandwagon will win Fanalyst of the Week honors, so let’s see what you’ve got.

The Sports Nation Fanalyst Contest presented by Toyota (contest rules here) will continue throughout the year, so return every Monday to SportsNationESPN to get the weekly topic from hosts Michelle Beadle and Colin Cowherd, and grab your 15 Seconds of Fanalyst Fame!

Brendan McGovern, Interactive Producer, recently watched “Could Tony Romo Lead Dallas To The Superbowl?