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  • 12/02/2010, 10:48AM ET

Drew Brees was an excellent choice for SI's Sportsman of the Year.

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Drew Brees was a great choice for the 2010 Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year. In addition to leading his team to victory in the Super Bowl, he also was the figurehead for the city of New Orleans.


Although there may be others who can be considered for the honor, Brees made an impact on and off the field.



I will use my 2nd and 3rd arguments to back up my point.




Disagree? Then LET'S GET IT ON!!


This has been a long time coming, Dark One....Good luck, Darth. Pleasure and an honor to THROWDOWN with you, old friend.

My selection won a 2nd straight NBA title by averaging 29.2ppg, 6rpg and 5.5apg, 1.3spg and 0.6bpg. He now has 5 rings. One for each ring on one of his hands. He is now working on putting some rings on the other hand he has.

The city I live in does not have a football team. Yet.

Basketball is the main sport in Los Angeles this player is the face of the franchise. He has had some troubles but he has bounced back. And is now seen on commercials again so his reputation as a marketing icon has been restored.

He is at the top of his profession, his personal life has gotten better as he worked to regain the trust of his wife and he is arguably, the best player on the planet.

Kobe Bryant.


Kobe is a really good choice...but not for 2010.

Let's take a look at what Brees accomplished on the field in 2010, shall we:

Individual stats

1) Set an NFL record with completion percentage (70.6)
2) Led the NFL in quarterback rating (109.6)
3) Led the NFL in touchdown passes (34)
4) 3rd in yards passing (4388)
5) 2nd in passing yards/game (292.5)

Team stats

1) SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS
2) SUPERBOWL MVP


Brees and the Saints also defeated the 2010 NFL MVP Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl. While there were only a handful (and a small handful at that) of predictions that chose the Saints to even be competitive in the game, Brees performed so well that he was named the MVP in the biggest game of the most popular sport in the USA!


So while Kobe certainly deserves props for his and his teams accomplishment, Brees had an extraordinary year playing the most important position for his team.


Argument 3...impact on the city of New Orleans and closing statements.....


Brees had a phenomenal season. No doubt. But the Colts defense was not nearly as good as a healthy Celtics defense.

14th against the pass.

Medicore.

24th against the run.

Awful.

The Celtics defense?

5th in ppg allowed.

2nd in forcing TO's.

"Brees and the Saints also defeated the 2010 NFL MVP Peyton Manning in the Super Bowl."

There was more pressure on Kobe and the Lakers.

Why, you ask?

The Lakers and Celtics were meeting for the 2nd time in 3 years for the NBA title.

The first time? The Celtics embarrassed the Lakers to win their first title in many many years. Many thought a healthy Celtics team would do it again.

So Kobe and the Lakers had a certain amount of adversity to overcome. Not to mention the long rivalry between the Lakers and Celtics.

December 2, 2010  11:07 AM ET

Glad to finally drop the gloves and take you on...I was one of peachy's 700 victories, hope I don't end up as one of your first 909.....!

December 2, 2010  11:19 AM ET

OchoCinco should have won the award

December 2, 2010  11:23 AM ET

What Brees and his wife have done off the field in New Orleans definently makes him very deserving of this award. Why did they give it to Favre again?

December 2, 2010  11:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

OchoCinco should have won the award

and he should be given a grammy for that show of his...

December 2, 2010  11:25 AM ET
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This will be an up hill battle for the Wh0re trying to convince us that a former alleged rapist could become the Sportsman of the Year.

I dont care about the rape thing, but its still going to be an uphill battle.

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December 2, 2010  12:00 PM ET
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They knew that Favre would eventually throw the award to another Athlete for an interception.

:O

LMFAO!!

December 2, 2010  12:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Kobe Bryant...LMAO!

hey.hey...he didn't rape anyone this year............

December 2, 2010  12:16 PM ET
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<------------------leaning.

Don't fall over dude...

December 2, 2010  12:44 PM ET

Brees was a good choice, there were better choices (mainly the SF Giants or Manny Pacquio), but compared to Kobe Bryant almost anyone can be considered for SOY. What is he endorsing DJ? I haven't seen him on a commercial since the rape charge. What proof is there that his personal life is any better? As far as I've seen he's still one of the most egotistical athletes in history, with little care for his family or anyone else.

December 2, 2010  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Brees was a good choice, there were better choices (mainly the SF Giants or Manny Pacquio), but compared to Kobe Bryant almost anyone can be considered for SOY. What is he endorsing DJ? I haven't seen him on a commercial since the rape charge. What proof is there that his personal life is any better? As far as I've seen he's still one of the most egotistical athletes in history, with little care for his family or anyone else.

Lebron has surpassed Bryant as the most hated athlete....

December 2, 2010  12:58 PM ET

I'm sorry Chicago is above sea level, but Jonathan Toews should have won the award.

December 2, 2010  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

What Brees and his wife have done off the field in New Orleans definently makes him very deserving of this award.

Agreed.....

December 2, 2010  01:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Brees was a good choice, there were better choices (mainly the SF Giants or Manny Pacquio), but compared to Kobe Bryant almost anyone can be considered for SOY. What is he endorsing DJ? I haven't seen him on a commercial since the rape charge. What proof is there that his personal life is any better? As far as I've seen he's still one of the most egotistical athletes in history, with little care for his family or anyone else.

Did not seethe video game commercial?

December 2, 2010  01:12 PM ET

*see the*

December 2, 2010  01:12 PM ET

8-2 already?

Wow.

December 2, 2010  01:13 PM ET
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Did not seethe video game commercial?

Endorsing a first person shooter video game is not exactly the same as helping out the community dj

December 2, 2010  01:15 PM ET

Vince Young all the way!!!

December 2, 2010  01:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

8-2 already?Wow.

Tough crowd.....

 
December 2, 2010  01:18 PM ET
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Endorsing a first person shooter video game is not exactly the same as helping out the community dj

he's supporting the troops in all of us

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