- 12/02/2010, 10:48AM ET
Darth Maim said 12/02, 10:48 AM
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!!
DJRoxalot said 12/02, 11:06 AM
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.
Darth Maim said 12/02, 11:24 AM
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:
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)
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.....
DJRoxalot said 12/02, 02:28 PM
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.
24th against the run.
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.
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