Drew Brees has been named 57th Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated after his super performance helped bring a Super Bowl trophy to New Orleans.
In addition to his dominance on the gridiron, Brees has provided support to a region looking to forget the painful memory of Hurricane Katrina.
His charitable work helped him become the third NFL quarterback to capture SI's prestigious award since 2005, joining Tom Brady and Brett Favre.
Compared some of the other nominees, Brees looks like a very deserving candidate.
But should Sports Illustrated really have perpetuated the most overblown sentimental story in sports by selecting Brees as Sportsman of the Year?
The only way to clearly answer that question is to play a little point-counterpoint.