There’s barely a month until the US male population goes bat-shit crazy over a game of football and the Vegas sportsbooks see their biggest handle of the year. Before the Super Bowl and playoffs take over our lives for the next month the question of which player made the biggest impression over the regular season is lingering.
Most years the award goes to the Quarterback that has been on one of the best teams in the league. In that regard Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers have all been mentioned when discussions on the AP MVP award come to the fore. Offensive players as a whole are never far from the MVP race and WR Calvin Johnson as well as league-leading RB Adrian Peterson is in with a shout. There’s even a defender in amongst the front-runners with Houston Texans sack-machine J.J. Watt thought to be in with a chance.
To get a definitive answer to the question of who will be walking away with the award we asked our readers: Who should win the AP NFL MVP award?
Readers of the site will be wondering where the cheese-heads are hiding after Aaron Rodgers came out with just 1 percent of the poll.
Closely following him was divisional foe Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions with 3 percent.
Other players took 4 percent.
Texans sack-man J.J. Watt could only achieve 6 percent of the vote and it goes to show just how hard it is for defensive players to get an MVP award.
Third isn’t a place that Tom Brady is accustomed to and his 9 percent of the vote meant he ended up there.
Then there were two remaining and they are the players that top just about every MVP poll in the country.
Second place in the CalvinAyre.com NFL MVP poll went to Peyton Manning with 34 percent.
Just a few votes ahead of him on 43 percent is the almost record-breaking running back Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings.
Both of the top two has carried its respective team into the playoffs in a slightly different way. Manning has transformed an 8-8 team last year into the AFC number one seed, and it gives him another chance to face-off against long-time conference rival Tom Brady in the Conference Championship (should both get there). Peterson came within a 9-yard-long whisker of taking the record for rushing yards in a season and a trip to Lambeau awaits him and the Vikings in the Wild Card round.
As it’s the New Year we’ve based this week’s poll on one of Calvin Ayre’s group of predictions for the industry in 2013. Technology is perhaps the biggest factor that affects success in the industry and as such we’re asking what the biggest technological trend in iGaming in 2013 will be? Results will be revealed next week.