Well, just as I predicted here, the Associated Press named Peyton Manning as this year’s NFL MVP. Even Manning’s coach Tony Dungy said that Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison should be the MVP. Harrison was robbed!
Of course Dungy later changed his tune once Manning was named MVP. But he had to do that. Afterall, he had to support his guy. But we all know how he really feels.
Manning received 32 MVP votes. Dolphins QB Chad Pennington and Falcons RB Michael Turner were tied for second with 4 votes apiece. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson and Steelers LB James Harrison tied for third with 3 votes each.
Our resident haiku king, Patrick, summarized Manning’s win as follows:
Manning wins again
While deserving Defensemen
That pretty much sums it up.
Being the optimist that we are, we are going to try to see this glass as half full. Despite being cheated, robbed, disrespected, gypped, and treated like a second class citizen, James Harrison should nevertheless feel good about this travesty. Afterall, he did come in third. That’s pretty good, right? (No!).
Tying with a dynamic player like Adrian Peterson is actually pretty impressive. And getting more votes than San Diego Chargers’ quarterback Philip Rivers (boo!!!) is definitely a good thing.
James Harrison was the only defensive player to receive any MVP votes. That probably means that he is the leading candidate for the Defensive Player of the Year award. Steelers fans can at least take solace in that.
But nevertheless, the Associated Press continued their ongoing lovefest with quarterbacks. As an act of protest, I am declaring a hunger strike. I won’t eat anything until the Associated Press corrects this injustice and names a defensive player as NFL MVP.
On the other hand, I sure am hungry. I think I’ll take a quick drive down to the local Krispy Kreme. I’ll start working on the hunger strike tomorrow.
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