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It is not every day you are presented with a an absolute truth. A sure thing, totally reasonable and totally just. These are the realities.Adrian Peterson is MVP of the NFL. And Comeback Player of the Year. And a super alien from Texas with powers far beyond mortal men.He is the best player in football right now. And it is not just that he is, it is also how he did it.I know bloggers, journalists and pundits, as well as that sawed off little tool bag at the end of the bar, have their opinions about anything, including football and they stir the pot by making outrageous statements -- this makes news, this creates discussion.I remember when Bill Romanowski said Tim Tebow would win a Super Bowl. No statement has ever been so wrong, but it certainly sparked some interesting conversation on TV. We all have some ridiculous opinions, but there are also universal truths. The list of possible MVP candidates is longer than one would expect, but let's narrow it down to the three front runn...
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