You know where I stand and I remain firm
u also have to understand the system
I believe as u do, I just dont trust the process,
it doesnt always end in a just vote, at leastr this time Peyton , that is Broncos has a local writer with a vote, Jeff Legg.... >>>> SPELLING NOTE he is different than listed in the 2009 table explained below
In Indy was not a local writer covering colts that have a vote
Effectively some teams have no local writers with a vote & others have more than 1 and some Have even an extra as have a regional writer too witha preference, like SI Peter King cover's northeast & based in Boston is considered a pat fan so can vote that way if closeFLAWED VOTING PROCESS< THIS GOES FOR ALL AWARDS from 12/31 /2009http://espn.go.com/b...d-award-processhttp://espn.go.com/b...d-award-process Looking inside year-end award processFlawed MVP Voting Process ,Real Eye Opener & Why Peyton Shared 1 with McNair
December, 31, 2009
PM ETEntire 50 people with votes and city etc affifikliates aligned to are given in a table @ the end where says , this from 2009 , some have changed names but same cities I read somewhere like Denvers has different 1 than 1 in table but still has 1note there are 2 in wASHINGTON & ANOTHER IN vA SO THAT 3 TO 1 THERE FOR AP IF VOTE THAT WAYNew York & EAST Coast have a tonHere is a look at the panel of 50 voters assembled by the Associated Press that determines the NFL's year-end awards: MVP, offensive and defensive player of the year, offensive and defensive rookies of the year, comeback player of the year, coach of the year and the All-Pro teams.Email Print Share
By Paul Kuharsky
Flawed MVP Vote ProcesARTICLE EXCERPTSPeyton Manning
is expected to win the NFL MVP award, which will come to light Jan. 9.
Like the three he’s won before, the MVP award won’t come with the support of Indianapolis Star reporter Mike Chappell or any other reporter from any medium who has seen all of Manning’s games. That’s because no one who covers the Colts has a vote.HOWEVER
There are 21 by my count ( NOT ME ARTICLES WRITER ) who may follow the league but are locked in on one team all season, following a team home and away. Their presence has the potential to throw things off for the 12 teams whose markets don’t have such a focused representative.
Tthe fact that the AFC East has a voter connected to each of its teams means more visibility through voters' lenses for a player on a team in that division than for one in the AFC South or NFC South.In 2003
, when Manning and Steve McNair split the MVP award, there was a voter who covered the Titans, but not one who covered the Colts. The Titans writer backed McNair. If there had been a vote out of Indy, it could have offset that and McNair might not have won his half of the trophy.Two voters the AP considers national cover the Cleveland Browns full time,
including home and away games.
It seems most fair to me to have a voter from each of the 32 markets plus national folks, but the days where that’s feasible are probably ending as the media landscape continues to evolve. There were about six spots that changed hands this year.
We shouldn’t expect a perfect distribution, and it shouldn’t be the AP’s goal. It’s not realistic to seek national NFL reporters or analysts who are based in San Diego or Kansas City or Indianapolis.
Still, that 20 percent of the voters are New York-based or 32 percent come from New York, Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia lends itself to complaints of East Coast bias -- an issue I am usually loath to give any credence. For a league that extends from San Diego to Miami to Minneapolis, could things be better dispersed? MY ADDITION TO ARTICLE IS JUST THIS ( MVP Panel Brees has New Orleans Voter, Farve has Minnesota & Green bay voter, Rivers & Manning no local Voters , check out cities each voter has home base & some give Division affiliation if with specific team, YET U CANT TELL ME THAT PETER KING < BASED IN BOSTON< EVEN THOUGH NO TEAM? DIVISION AFFILIATE IS NOT PRO PATRIOTS , besides the one with a vote who cover Pats )