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Saturday night was the second annual NFL Honors Awards show where the biggest AP honors of the season are presented to their recipients.
Alec Baldwin was on hand to host the show, and as far as sports awards show monologues go, this one was top notch (though nothing will ever beat Norm Macdonald‘s at the 1998 ESPYs). Baldwin didn’t pull any punches, as he went after Peyton Manning, Rob Gronkowski, Brett Favre, Ndamukong Suh and even J.J. Watt during the opener.
Among Baldwin’s best zingers:
-”J.J. Watt, the answer to the question: What if Rocky and Drago had a son together.”
-”It’s exciting to be here in New Orleans. Things have been pretty out of control all week in the French quarter — drinking, partying, nudity, and that’s just Rob Gronkowski.”
-”Andrew Luck had to overcome a debilitating neck beard.”
-”Russell Wilson threw for over 3,000 yards. But that also meant over 3,000 hugs from Pete Carroll.”
-”The biggest name from the college football season is also here, Katherine W
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In the years since Brett Favre moved on from Green Bay and eventually retired (with pit stops in New York and Minnesota), it’s been discovered that the relationship between the legendary quarterback and his successor, Aaron Rodgers, was bristly at best.
That’s surely why the NFL put the two former MVPs together to present the AP Comeback Player of the Year award at the NFL Honors...
After missing the entire 2011 campaign to recover from an alarming four neck surgeries in 19 months, future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning won the Associated Press’ 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year award. The 36-year-old Manning, who tossed 37 touchdowns, against 11 picks, for 4,659 yards this past autumn, thrived in Denver and should be proud of leading the Broncos...
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was named the NFL's Comeback Player of the Year Saturday, as voted by the Associated Press.Manning, who received 31 1/2 votes to easily outdistance Minnesota Vikings running back and 2012 NFL MVP Adrian Peterson (17 1/2), completed 400-of-583 passes for 4,659 yards with 37 touchdowns against just 11...
You may remember that Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers didn’t end well. There was that whole Aaron Rodgers is the guy-taking-your-job / don’t-let-the-door-hit-you-in-the-ass-on the-way-out / what-do-you-mean-you-aren’t-retiring thing. Saturday, the two former teammates were on stage to present the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award. They had banter before...
The writers for the NFL Awards show did a fantastic job on Saturday night. They had Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers present the Comeback Player of the Year Award to Peyton Manning, and did a good job touching on Favre’s constant uncertainty with his retirement. Everyone definitely enjoyed the bit, and Michael Irvin looked like he was on the verge of tears he was laughing so hard.[YouTube]
Mr. Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers made a surprise make-up handshake at the NFL honor awards. Well done NFL! That was genius and must watch TV!
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Obviously it was 99.9% scripted. But of course the actual words don’t tell the story it’s the body language and everything else that creates the story.
Let’s get to it.
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The battle for NFL Most Valuable Player was expected to be a tight race, as Adrian Peterson and Peyton Manning both made strong cases for their candidacy.
But in the end, it was the Vikings tailback who ran away with it, taking home both MVP and Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press.
Peterson not only recorded one of the most statistically impressive seasons...
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On Sunday, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers 34-31 in the Super Bowl. Congrats Baltimore, enjoy it while it lasts.
The Ravens, of course, defeated the Denver Broncos to get to the SB. Next season, they’ll face off again, and Denver will be looking for revenge.
Meanwhile, the Broncos are currently the Vegas favorites...
The night before the Super Bowl saw players from the NFL walk away with some hardware. Tonight the NFL named the league’s MVP, Comeback Player, Defensive, Rookie, and the Coach of the Year awards. Here is the breakdown of who won these prestigious awards.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson might have come up 9 yards short in passing Eric Dickerson’s all...
The NFL handed out it’s 2012 season awards on Saturday in New Orleans at the second annual “NFL Honors” hosted by actor Alec Baldwin. Vikings RB Adrian Peterson won MVP, Broncos QB Peyton Manning won Comeback Player of the Year, Redskins QB Robert Griffin III won offensive rookie of the year and Texans JJ Watt wins defensive rookie player of the year.
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Adrian Peterson or Peyton Manning, both were deserving, so no issues with AP getting it.
#Vikings RB Adrian Peterson was named the 2012 season MVP!
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) February 3, 2013