There was a release Tuesday that said the NFL Network will reveal the Associated Press' season-ending awards, with the MVP unveiled on Super Bowl Sunday. That sounds great ... except it's not, and it's not because the timing makes no sense.
Once upon a time, the AP announced the awards immediately after the regular season, which fit because the recipients were given the recognition they deserved. Yes, we were in the midst of playoff games, but there was enough room for news about them and news about the best players of the 16 games that just concluded. So announcing them then was ideal.
Announcing them on Super Bowl week is not. In fact, it's absurd. First of all, the awards will be lost in the billions of words written and said about the Packers and Steelers. Second, having the MVP award announced on Super Bowl Sunday is downright illogical. Let's say Tom Brady wins it, which he should. Tell me how he competes with the Super Bowl. Answer: He doesn't. He's a couple of paragraphs the next day. Maybe nothing more than a note. And that's not right.
Change might be good, but not here it's not.
Nothing Super about MVP announcement
Posted on: January 25, 2011 3:21 pm