Brett Favre Shafted By The Associated Press In MVP Chase

John SzurlejAnalyst IJanuary 10, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS - JANUARY 03:  Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings watches the game from the sideline in the fourth quarter against the New York Giants on January 3, 2010 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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Well, I guess the old dog knows where he stands now. Somehow I think Brett Favre shouldn't have expected anything less.

It seems abominable that the Associated Press would give Brett Favre one lonely vote for MVP after how much he's accomplished this season.

I mean, the 40-year-old quarterback, whom holds almost every record known to man, only had a season in which he threw for 4,202 yards, 33 TD's and 7 interceptions; and his passer rating was only 107.2.

I can't imagine why he would only get one vote. Unless the drama of the last two offseasons has tarnished his image according to the press' eye.

Nothing against Peyton Manning, but if you look at the numbers, Manning had 9 more interceptions than Favre and also had a passer rating that was 7.3 percent less than Favre.

Also consider the fact that Indianapolis has been a machine for what seems like forever, and the Vikings were a flip flopping team that had the roster, but not the director on the field to utilize it.

I could accept the anointment of Drew Brees moreover than Manning simply for the fact that the New Orleans Saints were not expected to do what they did this year, and Brees was on fire this year.

The selection of Peyton Manning shows, in my opinion, just how much of a popularity contest the award has become, and that's unfortunate.

It almost seems as if the Associated Press said, Favre has enough records, he doesn't need this one too.

Regardless, the Associated Press selected Peyton Manning, and in my opinion, simply because he was Peyton Manning, "America's Sweetheart".

Did he deserve the award? I guess you could say he deserved the chance, but to run away with the vote as much as he did, seems to make a mockery out of the whole damn thing.

I'm not saying the award should have gone to Brett, and yes I'm a huge fan of his. What I'm saying is that the MVP award seems to be appearing more and more about marketability than accomplishment.

What about other quarterbacks like Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady? Did they even get a thought?

I think Favre deserved a little more respect form the voting panel. To me receiving one vote after the season he had is unforgivable.

The MVP vote is more mainstream media at it's best, thank God for Bleacher Report.