MVP, MVP, MVP
Thursday, November 15, 2012 7:01 AM
We'll know tonight if Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun repeats as the National League's Most Valuable Player. As the league's leader in home runs and several other offensive measures, he might just win another MVP trophy.
So might Braun's buddy and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP, trails only Denver's Peyton Manning in quarterback passer rating. With 25 touchdowns and only five interceptions through nine games, Rodgers will likely be a MVP candidate again if the Packers continue their winning ways.
Braun and Rodgers, seen together at Milwaukee Bucks games last season, should get together for another Bucks game and give three MVP cheers as Brandon Jennings, another potential Wisconsin MVP candidate, knocks down three pointers and dishes to his teammates. Jennings is among the league leaders in assists per game and he scores when the Bucks need him to. He's already receiving recognition as he was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week in the season's opening week.
Like Braun and Rodgers, Jennings is the type of player who rises to the occasion. He plays big in big moments. A game-winning shot capped off a huge performance by Jennings in a performance last week. He was at it again Monday night when he hit a go-ahead three pointer late in the game. He finished that game with 33 points, eight assists and four steals.
The Bucks currently lead their division, and as Braun may find out tonight, team performance is often a key component in MVP voting.