Peyton Manning Named NFL MVP

For the third time in his career, Peyton Manning was named the 2008 NFL Most Valuable Player.

He now joins Brett Favre as the only three time winners of the NFL’s top individual honor.

The AP reports that the Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback was a landslide winner Friday in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 sports writers and broadcasters who cover the NFL. Manning also was the league MVP in 2003, when he shared it with Tennessee Titans quarterback Steve McNair, and in 2004.

Speaking of Favre, how ridiculous do the New York Jets look now for trading for Favre, and kicking Chad Pennington’s ass to the curb?

Pennington finished second in the MVP voting as he guided Bill Parcells’ Miami Dolphins to a playoff berth.

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Cowboys Give Special Teams Coach The Boot


The Dallas Cowboys have made their first significant personnel move since the season ending loss in Philly, and fired special teams coach Bruce Read.

Read becomes the first of what I hope will be many dismissals as we struggle to figure out what went wrong after a disappointing 9-7 season.

Special teams has been one of the biggest drags on the team in the two seasons in which Read was calling the shots.

They never settled on a kick or punt returner that could make any significant impact on the return game.

The kick return coverage was also abysmal and led to many costly gaffes that ultimately led to great field position for the opposition and contributed to a few losses.