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Peyton Manning MVP: Pundits Prove They Are Attenion-Seeking Hacks

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 4:    Peyton Manning #18 of the Indianapolis Colts reacts in the first half against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Chase SummersCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2011

The joke has gone on long enough. With the official NFL magazine choosing Peyton Manning as the league MVP, I have to ask, "has the world lost its mind?"

I get it, I really do. Manning's Colts have been awful without him, 0-12 awful. It really has proven that the Colts are Manning. They are nothing without him.

But why does this make him MVP? Just because he is the best player on the Colts and the only reason they have had success does not make him league MVP.

You can twist the phrase "Most Valuable Player" to say that Manning deserves it, but we all know what it means. The best offensive player in the league, on one of the best teams and probably a quarterback.

Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Tom Brady have all sweat, bled and threw touchdowns for their teams. Manning has done that in the past and has been rewarded four times. Now it is time to give the award to a player who is actually playing.

Besides, I think Rodgers is as good as Manning at this point in his career. Through 12 games, Rodgers has 3,844 yards, 37 touchdowns and a 125.3 QB rating, while leading his team to an undefeated record.

So let's cut it out. It was cute the first time someone made a joke about it, but now that people are serious about Manning being MVP, it has gone too far.

But don't be too disappointed, Colt's fans, with a little Luck, the Colts could have an MVP in a few years.

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