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Tom Brady wins MVP by unanimous vote

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For the first time since the Associated Press changed their voting methods in 2000, we have a unanimous NFL MVP.

Tom Brady got all 50 votes from the writers.   Back in 2007, Brady got 49 votes and one went to Brett Favre.  Speaking to Michael Lombardi on NFL Network, Brady made it clear the honor was bittersweet.

“It’s a great award,” Brady said.   “I think playing in a Super Bowl is the greatest thing a quarterback can be doing at this time of year.”

Brady said the last thing he was thinking about during the season was winning MVP and stressed that the team needs to play better next year in the postseason after a great regular season.   He credited his coaches and teammates for making him successful and accepted the award on their behalf.

Brady was asked if he was “over” the Jets loss.

“You don’t ever get over the losses.  I haven’t got over the loss to the Broncos in 2006,” Brady said.  “They stick with you forever.”

Brady then listed all of the Patriots’ memorable postseason defeats from recent years, including to the Colts in the AFC Championship and the Giants in the Super Bowl.

After great team success early in his career, individual honors don’t seem like much consolation to Brady these days.

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  1. huskersrock1 says: Feb 6, 2011 12:38 PM

    Brady was MVP in 1997 when he was a freshman in college? He truly is the magic man

  2. jameswestphal says: Feb 6, 2011 12:40 PM

    The Jets have unanimously failed to win a Super Bowl since 1969.

  3. towniesman says: Feb 6, 2011 12:41 PM

    way to go Tom…now how bout start playing like an MVP in the playoffs again

  4. dryheaveone says: Feb 6, 2011 12:46 PM

    Brady is THE MAN

  5. skudz says: Feb 6, 2011 12:49 PM

    Brady was voted NFL MVP when he was in college backing up Brian Griese?

  6. mempusa says: Feb 6, 2011 12:53 PM

    I think it’s a great accomplishment but it means jack sh!t w/o a ring this year

  7. hashfest says: Feb 6, 2011 12:57 PM

    Tom Brady–greatest QB in NFL history

  8. laxer37 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:00 PM

    That should ease the sting of laying an egg in the playoffs dispite being the #1 seed.

  9. flash1283 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:01 PM

    “Unanimous” ( for all you dumbass haters, that means he got all the votes)!!

  10. kelvinmchale says: Feb 6, 2011 1:05 PM

    Like I said before, this was a no-brainer.

  11. kcjohnson2 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:06 PM

    (expanded headline)

    …and simultaneously becomes the most overrated player in NFL history.

    Brady benefits from the new pass interference rules more than any other QB since the Pats run so many pick plays. Don’t forget about the “Tom Brady rule” and the “tuck rule”.

    Brady hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the Pats stopped filming the other team’s signals. In fact, they haven’t been the same team since. Funny how the media completely ignores this.

  12. childressrulz says: Feb 6, 2011 1:06 PM

    you have got to be kidding me. I am so sick of Brady and the Pats (Jets too for that matter).

  13. blackglass3 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:07 PM

    I would not want anyone else as my teams QB.

    Oh, and is there a dumber day to give out the MVP award than the day of the Super Bowl? Another blunder by the Owners Puppet Roger Goodell.

  14. jc1958coo says: Feb 6, 2011 1:09 PM

    too bad he isn’t still in the playoffs! he can sit at home and watch rodgers light’ em up! no more super bowls for the big baby!!

  15. tbd3 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:14 PM

    Super Bowl MVP would be more meaningful.

  16. billsfan1 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:21 PM

    It says 2007 dumbass

  17. ncsteeler says: Feb 6, 2011 1:21 PM

    Not to say it isn’t deserved but I’m surprised it was unanimous. In all the other awards there were a few hometown votes, including OPOY.

  18. skoobyfl says: Feb 6, 2011 1:23 PM

    Camera’s stop rolling & the rings stopped coming.

  19. plukk says: Feb 6, 2011 1:24 PM

    Meh. Wait till tommorrow to vote fer this and the other awards.

  20. jjmurphy1127d says: Feb 6, 2011 1:30 PM

    As a Pats fan and season ticket-holder for 13 seasons, I am thankful to have witnessed the golden age of the Patriots. The last 10 years will go down as one of the best stretches of football, right up there with the other great dynasties of the past 50 years, Super Bowl era (60′s Packers, 70′s Steelers, 80/90′s Niners, 70′s/90s Cowboys, current Steelers if they win today, etc.), and salary cap era.

    Hopefully, we have another 4-5 years of being a top contender/champion. I think we do, but we will need BB/Brady to remain elite, Brady to stay healthy, and to continue to draft as well as we have the last two seasons.

    I wish we were playing today, but the Steelers and Packers are more deserving. They both were able to overcome B-/C+ stretches from their QBs in the playoffs while the Pats needed Brady to be at an A- to A+ at almost all times to to win. By my count, the Pats have more than 30 guys on their roster who are 25 or younger right now, so as they (hopefully) continue to improve and mature, Brady will only be a very important cog in the machine as opposed to the guy who always has to be great.

    Congratulations Tom, BB, and team – looking forward to the draft and next season already – if there is no work stoppage.

  21. Deb says: Feb 6, 2011 1:32 PM

    Congratulations to Brady on a well-deserved honor–as evidenced by the unanimous vote.

  22. 8man says: Feb 6, 2011 1:34 PM

    I echo his sentiments. As a devout Patriot fan I won’t even begin to tout this. It does nothing to diminish the huge disappointment we Patriot fans feel. It’s good to know he feels it too. You can’t carry those trophies around with you. But a Super Bowl ring can be worn in pride anywhere.

    The Super Bowl is about 5 hours away. The Patriots are not in it, despite having beaten both teams that are playing today. That is the only thing that matters to me.

  23. Akula says: Feb 6, 2011 1:35 PM

    Holy Crap!!!!

    That was a close one. Sure makes all the debate about him and Vick seem pretty stupid.

    Vick got the Comback Player Of The Year two years after he came back so now everybody is happy.

  24. help me says: Feb 6, 2011 1:37 PM

    I wouldn’t say it was unanimous. What about Micheal Vick’s vote for himself?

  25. hooterdawg says: Feb 6, 2011 1:40 PM

    It indeed seems odd that Brady is the MVP and Belichick is the Coach of the Year in the same season. Something doesn’t compute. One or the other could be indispensible to the teams success, but BOTH? If there was a System QB of the Year Award, it seems that Brady would win that for his Coach of the Year.

  26. bigjack1000 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:42 PM

    Did Brady throw an interception or did Branch turn left rather than right to the sidelines???

  27. shadowgm1 says: Feb 6, 2011 1:51 PM

    So, I guess sportswriters really do like the taste of this girly boy’s salty drop-hole.

    THESE AP AWARDS ARE OBVIOUSLY MEANINGLESS, MUCH LIKE PRO BOWL VOTING, THE HOF INDUCTEES LISTS AND COLLEGE AWARDS.

    The press is stupid, evidentally.

    Peyton Manning 450 of 679 (66.3) for 4,700 yards, 33 TDS, 17 INT, 3 FUM (1 lost)

    Tom Brady 324 of 492 (65.9%) for 3,900 yards, 36 TDS, 4 INT, 3 FUM (1 lost)

    Manning was clearly the MVP, with all the losses they suffered offensively he still threw for 800 more yards and a better completion percentage, aside from the obvious fact that Manning was leaned on more and delivered. A unanimous vote for the “Boston Gangler” shows that no one with an AP vote clearly gave a damn. Boston fans should be chering this isn’t up as a fan vote.

  28. majmalphunktion says: Feb 6, 2011 1:57 PM

    If there was a System QB of the Year Award,
    ———————————————-
    Someone name me a non-system QB please.

    Is there a QB out there that just freelances all the time? You know what happens to those QB’s…they don’t play games.

  29. freedomispopular says: Feb 6, 2011 1:59 PM

    Obviously he wasn’t all that valuable.

  30. shadowgm1 says: Feb 6, 2011 2:02 PM

    hooterdawg says:
    Feb 6, 2011 1:40 PM
    It indeed seems odd that Brady is the MVP and Belichick is the Coach of the Year in the same season. Something doesn’t compute. One or the other could be indispensible to the teams success, but BOTH? If there was a System QB of the Year Award, it seems that Brady would win that for his Coach of the Year.

    ————————————————————-

    Well said, Brady is a press pumped overrated version of a system quarterback. I love hearing people say, “if there was one guy to have at QB, it’s Tom Brady”. Do it, and everyone will see how much “talent” this drone has. I’m having a hard time seeing how Belichick beat out someone like McCarthy (incidentally, no votes at all) who dealt with insurmountable injuries to reach today’s game.

    I guess today may really be the definition of “having the last laugh”.

  31. CKL says: Feb 6, 2011 2:19 PM

    jjmurphy1127d says: Feb 6, 2011 1:30 PM

    I wish we were playing today, but the Steelers and Packers are more deserving. They both were able to overcome B-/C+ stretches from their QBs in the playoffs while the Pats needed Brady to be at an A- to A+ at almost all times to to win. By my count, the Pats have more than 30 guys on their roster who are 25 or younger right now, so as they (hopefully) continue to improve and mature, Brady will only be a very important cog in the machine as opposed to the guy who always has to be great.
    _______________________________________
    Couldn’t agree more. Though the Pats have seldom been able to win if Brady had a bad day, that has only been more exaggerated since 2007 when they have become all finesse on offense like the Colts. I was happy to see them become a bit more mentally and physically tough this year but the loss to the Jets showed they weren’t quite there yet on either front.

    Writer voted awards are meh anyway but to make them mean SOMETHING they shouldn’t vote on them until after the playoffs.

  32. lobster47 says: Feb 6, 2011 2:24 PM

    I don’t get all the negative comments about TB the stats and the records speak for themselves
    He is one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history and NE is lucky to have him. Congratulations Tom!

  33. flash1283 says: Feb 6, 2011 2:25 PM

    kcjohnson2 says:
    Feb 6, 2011 1:06 PM
    (expanded headline)

    …and simultaneously becomes the most overrated player in NFL history.

    Brady benefits from the new pass interference rules more than any other QB since the Pats run so many pick plays. Don’t forget about the “Tom Brady rule” and the “tuck rule”.

    Brady hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the Pats stopped filming the other team’s signals. In fact, they haven’t been the same team since. Funny how the media completely ignores this.

    1128  
    ———-

    Just a totally lame post from start to finish!!

    Why is it that when someone doesn’t like a team or a player they say the same thing “overrated ”

    Well tell us something genius, how is it that all these former players talk about TB with such high regard and always mention him has one of the best of all time?

    I mean what do they know , they only played the game.
    Is it possible they know more about what they are seeing than you or me??

    How is a 3 time SB champion a 2 time SB MVP and a 2 time league MVP is”overrated ” please tell us how you know more.

    Moron!!!!

  34. eddddddd says: Feb 6, 2011 2:28 PM

    Hope he enjoys it while he sits at home watching the Super Bowl with the missus.

  35. jw731 says: Feb 6, 2011 2:28 PM

    Coach of the Year….Qb is MVP of the league, 14-2 record, home field advantage during the playoffs, one and done in the playoffs equals CHOKE of epic proportions…..

  36. cmstrick says: Feb 6, 2011 2:30 PM

    Oh. Hurray.

  37. j0esixpack says: Feb 6, 2011 2:31 PM

    kcjohnson2 says: …and simultaneously becomes the most overrated player in NFL history.

    Why don’t you just make the headline “kcjohnson2 – anonymous PFT gadfly – thinks he knows more about football than all the NFL football writers combined.”

    You can go on and on about “cheating” all you want but clearly the NFL writers – not Patriots fans – UNANIMOUSLY agreed that Brady was the MVP of an injury beset team in the midst of a rebuilding project which still managed to have the best record in the NFL

    The football writers no doubt understand that George Halas, Lamar Hunt, George Allen, and likely every coach going back to the 1950s has engaged in the similar tactics to Belichick

    Belichick didn’t start this – and its still going on today as evidenced by the coordinators of every team in the league in every game covering their mouth when calling in plays

    Try to learn a bit more about the game you claim to be an expert in – until then I think the NFL made the right call in denying kcjohnson2 the right to choose the NFL MVP

  38. eaglelover1 says: Feb 6, 2011 2:33 PM

    “I wish we were playing today, but the Steelers and Packers are more deserving. They both were able to overcome B-/C+ stretches from their QBs in the playoffs while the Pats needed Brady to be at an A- to A+ at almost all times to to win.”

    Brady is a system QB and the System works wonders. Look at Cassell. The Patriots are running an NFL spread offense. If Kolb was in that offense he would have been MVP as a matter of fact ANY starting QB in this league could do the exact same thing Brady is doing in that system. Brady’s #’s this year have been straight YAC.

  39. drumzan says: Feb 6, 2011 2:33 PM

    WHAT? Shouldn’t Curtis Painter get at least one vote?

  40. shaggytoodle says: Feb 6, 2011 2:34 PM

    THESE AP AWARDS ARE OBVIOUSLY MEANINGLESS, MUCH LIKE PRO BOWL VOTING, THE HOF INDUCTEES LISTS AND COLLEGE AWARDS.
    _____________________________

    Except for you know when it comes to sign contracts, and you use it for leverage.

  41. neilpountney says: Feb 6, 2011 2:37 PM

    …and simultaneously becomes the most overrated player in NFL history.

    Brady benefits from the new pass interference rules more than any other QB since the Pats run so many pick plays. Don’t forget about the “Tom Brady rule” and the “tuck rule”.

    Brady hasn’t won a Super Bowl since the Pats stopped filming the other team’s signals. In fact, they haven’t been the same team since. Funny how the media completely ignores this.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    What is really funny is how idiots like you cannot get past something that so many past players and coaches have publically stated at least million times it gave them no advantage.

    Your hatred is totally blinding you to the fact the guy is one of the very best to play the game.

    I can understand why people hate another player but dude there comes a time to just shut up, you are embarrassing yourself.

  42. flash1283 says: Feb 6, 2011 2:38 PM

    shadowgm1 says:
    Feb 6, 2011 2:02 PM
    hooterdawg says:
    Feb 6, 2011 1:40 PM
    It indeed seems odd that Brady is the MVP and Belichick is the Coach of the Year in the same season. Something doesn’t compute. One or the other could be indispensible to the teams success, but BOTH? If there was a System QB of the Year Award, it seems that Brady would win that for his Coach of the Year.

    ————————————————————-

    Well said, Brady is a press pumped overrated version of a system quarterback. I love hearing people say, “if there was one guy to have at QB, it’s Tom Brady”. Do it, and everyone will see how much “talent” this drone has. I’m having a hard time seeing how Belichick beat out someone like McCarthy (incidentally, no votes at all) who dealt with insurmountable injuries to reach today’s game.

    I guess today may really be the definition of “having the last laugh”.

    01  
    ——-
    Again lame!!!

    First let’s start with the obvious , EVERY QB plays in a system.
    Joe Montana played in the west coast “system” pretty much the same “system” the patriots run.
    Does that mean he was overrated too?

    It’s the coaches job to put his players in a “system”
    That gets the best of there ability.

    When Brady throws a 20 yard out is that the “system” or ability ??

    I have said it in previous post and I’ll say it again ,
    How is it that all these former players are wrong about him??

  43. gypjet says: Feb 6, 2011 2:39 PM

    Big deal, all the sports writers these days are limp-wristed liberals who love Brady because he is not macho or masculine. They like their hairless boys with feminine bodies.

  44. stupadassle says: Feb 6, 2011 2:45 PM

    Tom wins MVP, offensive player of the Year, Billicheat is coach of the year and the O line are named line of the year. Yet, they are bounced in their first playoff game again. How can that be? They are still 0′fer post spygate. Maybe the cameramen should have been their past MVP’s.

  45. flash1283 says: Feb 6, 2011 2:57 PM

    So, I guess sportswriters really do like the taste of this girly boy’s salty drop-hole.

    THESE AP AWARDS ARE OBVIOUSLY MEANINGLESS, MUCH LIKE PRO BOWL VOTING, THE HOF INDUCTEES LISTS AND COLLEGE AWARDS.

    The press is stupid, evidentally.

    Peyton Manning 450 of 679 (66.3) for 4,700 yards, 33 TDS, 17 INT, 3 FUM (1 lost)

    Tom Brady 324 of 492 (65.9%) for 3,900 yards, 36 TDS, 4 INT, 3 FUM (1 lost)

    Manning was clearly the MVP, with all the losses they suffered offensively he still threw for 800 more yards and a better completion percentage, aside from the obvious fact that Manning was leaned on more and delivered. A unanimous vote for the “Boston Gangler” shows that no one with an AP vote clearly gave a damn. Boston fans should be chering this isn’t up as a fan vote.

    38  
    ——

    Yeah that was a real MVP year for Manning,
    Especially that 3 game stretch when he threw 11 INT’S!!!
    Oh but I’m sure none of them were his fault, the WR must have been in the wrong.

    Another key fact the Manning apologist always leave out, he plays 8 or 9 games a year INSIDE!! Perfect condition.

    Brady played in a snow storm vs the Bears and threw for almost 370 yards and 4 TD.
    But it must have been the “system”

  46. hobartbaker says: Feb 6, 2011 3:02 PM

    No Tom Brady in the SB means that the soccer moms of America will be spending the day watching their kids play soccer.

  47. dryheaveone says: Feb 6, 2011 3:04 PM

    Brady will go down as the best QB in NFL history, of that there can be no doubt……tuck THAT in your trophy case, haters.

  48. swinbun says: Feb 6, 2011 3:29 PM

    Tom Brady has now become what Pats fans would rip Peyton Manning for……..hypocrites

  49. rexryanstoecheese says: Feb 6, 2011 3:38 PM

    whats scary is, if the Steelers win today, knuckleheads in the media and on this site will start comparing Ben Roth to Tom Brady due to Super Bowl victories being the same.
    Imagine if Brady or Manning had the Steelers Defense?

  50. macker1283 says: Feb 6, 2011 3:44 PM

    Tom Brady has now become what Pats fans would rip Peyton Manning for……..hypocrites
    ————-

    While Peyton Manning is still the QB Pats fans would rip Peyton Manning for being….

    If it wasn’t for the fact that the 2006 Bears were probably the worst Superbowl opponent in history, he might still be in Dan Marino land.

  51. dlmcc1010 says: Feb 6, 2011 3:49 PM

    Some of you people are ridiculous. Im not even a Pats fan and there was no way anyone else in this league should have gotten an MVP vote this year besides Brady. No one had a better year and he played with a less than stellar WR group to say the least.

    Im actually surprised I havent seen anyone try to play the predictable and pathetic race card angle and make a case for Vick. Some people make a case for Manning which is absurd given his 3 game stretch where he launched 11 INT’s.

    Patriots had a young defense, and a huge distraction at the beginning of the year with Moss. They dumped their best WR and played better because of the excellence shown by Brady. I hate the Patriots, but I give credit where its due. This was one of the greatest seasons by a QB in the history of football.

  52. flash1283 says: Feb 6, 2011 3:51 PM

    eaglelover1 says:
    Feb 6, 2011 2:33 PM
    “I wish we were playing today, but the Steelers and Packers are more deserving. They both were able to overcome B-/C+ stretches from their QBs in the playoffs while the Pats needed Brady to be at an A- to A+ at almost all times to to win.”

    Brady is a system QB and the System works wonders. Look at Cassell. The Patriots are running an NFL spread offense. If Kolb was in that offense he would have been MVP as a matter of fact ANY starting QB in this league could do the exact same thing Brady is doing in that system. Brady’s #’s this year have been straight YAC.

    ——————————-

    So you’re smarter than all the other NFL head coaches????

    I mean you must be if “ANY” QB in the league could do the exact sane thing, why dont other teams run it??

    Moron!!!

  53. robsterny says: Feb 6, 2011 3:59 PM

    Congratulations to Brady…when they ALL say yes its pretty damn impressive!…..cant argue with that.

  54. pkrlvr says: Feb 6, 2011 4:01 PM

    Brady is the man! He played so well in 2007 that it overshadowed the fact that a 40 year old man also had mvp numbers and would’ve been a shoe in for mvp if not for Brady’s unforgettable year.

  55. blkmanwtan says: Feb 6, 2011 4:14 PM

    The MVP award is a joke. The most valuable player is watching the Super Bowl from home. The so called MVP was exposed by Rex Ryan.

  56. ncsteeler says: Feb 6, 2011 4:16 PM

    Imagine if Brady or Manning had the Steelers Defense?

    Also imagine what they’d do if they had the Steelers’ O-line.

  57. j0esixpack says: Feb 6, 2011 4:25 PM

    eddddddd says: Hope he enjoys it while he sits at home watching the Super Bowl with the missus.

    +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Thanks for reminding everyone that not only is he the undisputed unanimous NFL MVP – that he’s also married to the hottest super-model on the planet

    Apparently non-Patriots fans find some degree of satisfaction in this for some reason

  58. tvspy5 says: Feb 6, 2011 4:33 PM

    Hey kcjohnson2 remember this:

    After footage from the actual tape was aired on Fox NFL Sunday on September 16, former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jimmy Johnson claimed, “This is exactly how I was told to do it 18 years ago by a Kansas City Chiefs scout. I tried it, but I didn’t think it helped us.”

    So I guess all your recent championships are tainted too. Oh wait…..you don’t have any!!!!!

  59. swinbun says: Feb 6, 2011 4:40 PM

    macker1283 says:
    Feb 6, 2011 3:44 PM
    Tom Brady has now become what Pats fans would rip Peyton Manning for……..hypocrites
    ————-

    While Peyton Manning is still the QB Pats fans would rip Peyton Manning for being….

    If it wasn’t for the fact that the 2006 Bears were probably the worst Superbowl opponent in history, he might still be in Dan Marino land.

    ————————————————–

    I didn’t realize, teams got to pick their SB opponent??? Or did you forget that Peyton totally dismantled New England in the AFC Championship???

    Yes, When Brady needed Adam Viniteri to save his a$$ against……….JAKE DELHOMME AND THE CARLOLINA PANTHERS!!!!! AND WHAT ABOUT THE IGGLES????? NOT EXACLTY THE 85 BEARS GIESELE HAD TO GO UP AGAINST!!!

    And when Tommy Boy had to go up against a really tough SB opponent, he had his Audio Visual Dept. by his side……not to mention the “Tuck Rule” to get him there……THE SINGLE WORST OFFICIATING CALL IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL

  60. fanofthegame says: Feb 6, 2011 4:52 PM

    shadowgm1 says:

    So, I guess sportswriters really do like the taste of this girly boy’s salty drop-hole.

    THESE AP AWARDS ARE OBVIOUSLY MEANINGLESS, MUCH LIKE PRO BOWL VOTING, THE HOF INDUCTEES LISTS AND COLLEGE AWARDS.

    The press is stupid, evidentally.

    Peyton Manning 450 of 679 (66.3) for 4,700 yards, 33 TDS, 17 INT, 3 FUM (1 lost)

    Tom Brady 324 of 492 (65.9%) for 3,900 yards, 36 TDS, 4 INT, 3 FUM (1 lost)

    Manning was clearly the MVP, with all the losses they suffered offensively he still threw for 800 more yards and a better completion percentage, aside from the obvious fact that Manning was leaned on more and delivered. A unanimous vote for the “Boston Gangler” shows that no one with an AP vote clearly gave a damn. Boston fans should be chering this isn’t up as a fan vote.

    _______________________________

    Why are you conveniently leaving out the fact that Manning threw over FOUR TIMES the amount of interceptions that Brady did? Or that Brady threw three more touchdowns?

    Manning’s completion percentage is higher by .4% yet his percentage of touchdowns to interceptions is over 50% whereas Brady’s is 11%.

    You mention all the losses the Colts suffered this year. Isn’t it obvious Manning contributed to these losses just like in last year’s Super Bowl?

    Please, get educated about the game before you spout off. You’re looking exactly like what you accused the press of being.

  61. gambeast5533 says: Feb 6, 2011 5:07 PM

    I am huge Pats fan, so I’m happy for all of these awards, however, I would be much happier watching the Pats play tonight. They have a bright future, still. They have a young D that is still learning and some great drafts ahead and they can retool the team completely. Maybe even draft a QB to learn under Brady within the next few years, like Rodgers got to do with Favre. Well, except that Brady would actually help out his understudy.

  62. bcgreg says: Feb 6, 2011 5:50 PM

    I hate to bring this up, but after Brady winning MVP unanimously and seeing what I saw in Dallas, I simply have to.

    What I saw in Dallas is that on the side of the stadium, there’s a huge image of Aaron Rodgers representing the Packers. And representing the Steelers? Troy Polamalu, not Ben Roethlisberger. I know Polamalu won Defensive Player of the Year, which is great. He’s a great player. But, if anyone wants to argue that Ben belongs in the same sentence as Brady and Manning, shouldn’t he be on the side of the stadium at the Super Bowl? I know it’s trivial, but somehow I believe that if the Pats or Colts were there that it would be Brady or Manning on the side of the stadium.

    Again, I know that’s trivial, but I’m just sayin’. If he’s such a “no brainer” then he should be on the billboard as it were.

  63. bcgreg says: Feb 6, 2011 6:03 PM

    @ kcjohnson2

    First, it was the Colts who complained about how the Pats roughed up their receivers and wanting an emphasis put on the interference rules so that THEY could benefit. So, you are arguing that the Pats benefit from the “new” emphasis on the interference rule after they were the reason the emphasis on the rule was implemented? Yeah, OK.

    The “tuck rule”? That rule was in the rule book already. The Pats didn’t make it up. The refs called the play as it is described in the rule book (just so we are clear, as a Pats fan, I thought it was a fumble, but not according to the rules apparently). When interviewed after the game, Walt Coleman, the ref for the game, said that as soon as he saw the replay, he knew that the ruling on the field was WRONG and that he had to reverse the call because of the tuck rule.

    The “Brady Rule”? What’s that? Tom Brady doesn’t have the authority to change the rules. Only the owners do. Apparently, the owners don’t want their star players missing seasons due to questionable hits. Now, I think a lot of the roughing the passer penalties are real weak, but shots to the knees are not. It was a good rule to implement. A lot of rules are implemented because of incidents that happen on the field. There’s the “Warren Sapp” rule from his hit on the GB lineman after a turnover. There’s the “Hines Ward” rule from his hit on Keith Rivers. And, now this “Brady” rule. Brady didn’t lobby for the rule, so stop using this LAME argument.

    Plus, you brought up spygate, so you actually have nothing to say, really. So, 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct for you.

  64. tlclove says: Feb 6, 2011 6:09 PM

    If he doesn’t have a criminal background I’m all for him. It shows some integrity. Go Brady!

  65. eddddddd says: Feb 6, 2011 11:19 PM

    Thanks for reminding everyone that not only is he the undisputed unanimous NFL MVP – that he’s also married to the hottest super-model on the planet

    Apparently non-Patriots fans find some degree of satisfaction in this for some reason

    ****************************************************************

    It doesn’t mean squat in a team sport.

  66. newreality1 says: Feb 7, 2011 10:30 AM

    Every one in America and the world saw the MVP of the nfl last night . And the best part is will be seeing him for many years……………………..

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