Monday, January 07, 2008

Here's something nobody should possibly care about:

Whether or not an MVP is a unanimous choice.

Honestly, who gives a shit? It's an award that is voted on, so it's already subjective. Who really cares whether a player gets all the votes, all but one of the votes, or even just a majority of the votes? Years later people will look back and see who won the friggin' MVP, and they're not going to really give a shit that the player wasn't the unanimous MVP. He was the MVP. That's it. As far as MVPs go, that's what matters.

So if you're complaining because Tom Brady was MVP but not unanimous MVP, [insert some sort of insult here].


  1. Anonymous1:18 PM

    it seems this year it was simply assumed by the third or fourth game brady would win MVP. i think most people thought he broke every major passing statistic and not just 1. i don't know if i would've vote for him. i know last year i made the case for tomlinson based on statistics and team record. to vote for favre would've been based on emotional reasoning, sentiment, and the surprise factor. all in all so far one of the more interesting seasons we've seen in a while.


  2. I can't believe how many articles I've seen about the non-unanimous vote; the guy who voted for Favre has had to come out and explain why he didn't vote for Brady. 49 of 50 voters went one way; how many football questions are there that get 98% of relatively objective observers to answer the same way? So one guy out of 50 didn't agree with everybody else--I don't get why anybody would care that one guy didn't go along with consensus. It seems like there are some sports stories that commentators just think everybody MUST agree on. Why?

    By the way, I'm still of the belief that Peyton Manning should be coming off of four straight MVPs. In 2005, Shaun Alexander didn't really do anything memorable, but when people looked at his numbers, it just seemed like you had to vote for him (while Manning was extremely good for a 14-2 team). Then in 2006, Tomlinson was deserving, of course (and his numbers topped Alexander's), but Manning was dominant in leading a team with a lousy (regular season) defense to 12 wins. I think Manning reached the "Michael Jordan phenomenon," where his spectacular numbers become "average" for him, and people no longer consider him for MVP.

    Look at Manning's five-year average: 12.6 wins, 33.6 TD passes, 10.6 ints, 4,201.6 yards, 66.4% passing. These sort of things just boggle me.

  3. Anonymous6:10 AM

    well you're supposed to think your favorite player deserves the MVP every year. the running backs who beat him out scored as many touch downs and won more games so you can't argue too long against them. I'll always think Brett Favre carried teams with average talent and poor coaching to 12-4 records in the early 00s and should've won two more MVPs than what he has. But it makes no real difference.