Yes, the “Big Game”.
That’s right Roger Goodell….no royalties for you.
Do not send me any cease and desist letters either. I’ll wipe my [redacted] with it just like all the rest, when I threatened your family if you didn’t suspend Joe Flacco for abusing Justin Tucker. No proof my backside.
And poor Justin’s as well.
But I digress…..
So Cam Newton looks to take over the world tonight, apparently. His insidious scheme has included both a Heisman Trophy and Nat’l Championship while in college. And now, as of last night, he is the reigning NFL MVP. Should the Panthers be victorious in tonight’s fiftieth playing of the “Big Game”, Cam will become only the second ever to achieve that quadfecta (Marcus Allen), and the only quarterback ever to do so.
Oh….and Ron Rivera won COY honors again.
Cam Newton named NFL MVP; Ron Rivera wins coach of the year (ESPN.com)
Newton was a landslide choice for MVP, with 48 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 sportswriters and broadcasters who regularly cover the NFL. Fellow QBs Tom Brady and Carson Palmer each received one vote.
In his fifth pro season, Newton also earned the Offensive Player of the Year award, which his father, mother and two brothers accepted Saturday night.
“Cam took an unconventional journey to get here, and we’re just so proud of what has happened, my family and I,” Newton’s father, Cecil, said. “So many thanks go out to so many people, from Pop Warner to the Panthers. I don’t have time to tell you all ‘thank you.’ You know who you are. We know who you are.”
Newton earned 18 votes for top offensive player. Steelers receiver Antonio Brown was second, with 10.
Newton became the first black quarterback to win The Associated Press MVP award outright. Tennessee’s Steve McNair shared the award with Peyton Manning after the 2004 season.
On the other hand, Peyton Manning looks to go out (probably go out at least….Pey Pey, please don’t pull a Favre) on top.
For Peyton Manning, Super Bowl is personal test of will (USAToday.com)
“There is no question it’s important to me, it’s very personal to me, and no question this season has had some unique challenges. I try to stay in the moment, I try not to assume that this is how things are going to be from here on out,” Manning said. “I really even with all the different challenges I felt like peace about it the whole time. Not knowing how it was going to work out, I had a peace about it and that certainly helped.”
Manning’s 18-year NFL career might end here at Levi’s Stadium on Sunday in Super Bowl 50, and if it does, it would be a fitting finish for the future Hall of Famer, even if it’s an ending no one could have predicted a month ago, or really, at any point in 2015.
But will it end with Manning’s second Super Bowl ring, a championship that would vault him into elite quarterback company, or will it end with another disappointing postseason loss?
Those closest to him say it doesn’t matter, that Manning’s legacy is set regardless of the outcome of Super Bowl 50, because just getting here at the end of the most tumultuous year of his career has been the ultimate victory.
Superb Owl Fifty (can’t touch me)
Panthers v Broncos
Now, the fun….
Regardless of the outcome of the game, we are now all winners I think.