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Nothing Super about MVP announcement

Posted on: January 25, 2011 3:21 pm
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.
Category: NFL

Since: Nov 5, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2011 1:07 am

Nothing Super about MVP announcement

I hope they don't go the MLB route and wait until the season is completely over before announcing awards. I think that it si ridiculous when MLB starts handing out awards in mid-November. They shoudl learn from college football and announce the awards as the postseason begins or at the latest the week before the Super Bowl.

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: January 25, 2011 3:23 pm

Nothing Super about MVP announcement

Yet another example of the Goodell regime changing things that don't need to be changed, and making them worse in the process.

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