Talk:Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award

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Questions[edit]

how many black quarterbacks have play in the superbowl?

  1. Doug Williams, Washington Redskins, Super Bowl XXII, 1988
  2. Steve McNair, Tennessee Titans, Super Bowl XXXIV, 2000
  3. Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia Eagles, Super Bowl XXXIX, 2005
Of course, there were other black quarterbacks who were backups. Zzyzx11 21:22, 25 Feb 2005 (UTC)

what player played for dallas cowboys and the san chris haase was here

I hope this answer isn't too late, but several players have played for both teams. In terms of Super Bowls, then you're thinking about either Ken Norton (who won three straight Super Bowls between both teams) or Patrick Haley (a Super Bowl record five wins between the two teams.) Bwburke94 14:44, 1 March 2007 (UTC)
While this answer is essentially correct, the players in question are Ken Norton Jr., and Charles Haley. Another player that should be considered in this discussion is Deion Sanders. 172.191.192.62 (talk) 01:38, 11 March 2008 (UTC)

Explain how the MVP is decided[edit]

This article needs to explain how the MVP is chosen. By the refs? By journalists? Mikedelsol 06:35, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

  • I added a basic description of the selection process. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 09:04, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Wow! Eli Manning posted before it was even announced!!!! 03:18, 4 February 2008 (UTC) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.163.0.107 (talk)

Superbowl XLII MVP[edit]

Since this game has not yet taken place, it might be appropriate to remove Ladainian Tomlinson as the game MVP. I can't figure out how someone managed to get his name and team listed because when I try editing the table itself, the edit page does not list him. But his name is quite clearly visible on the article page. Could someone fix this?

Greg jinkerson 20:01, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

I don't see it. Someone must have taken care of it. —Wrathchild (talk) 14:04, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

"Winner"?[edit]

Is "MVP Winner" the most appropriate term? There is a winner of the game, but the MVP is the recipient of an award. I think "recipient" is a more appropriate term. —Wrathchild (talk) 14:05, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

The Super Bowl website says - "The MVP award winner is presented with the Pete Rozelle Trophy", so that's probably the appropriate term. Cogswobble 20:07, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Should I Add a "College" Column[edit]

Since there's some info in the intro about colleges, I was thinking of adding a "College" column. Any thoughts? Cogswobble 20:04, 25 February 2007 (UTC)

Add the column here to see what it looks like. If it doesn't clutter the article too much then we can add it to the main page... PaulC/T+ 00:48, 26 February 2007 (UTC)
I'm too busy at the moment, but I'll try to add this in the next week or so. Cogswobble 18:50, 2 March 2007 (UTC)
I just added this to the article (I didn't want to have to merge the info again later). Does anyone think this is too cluttered? Cogswobble 00:45, 9 March 2007 (UTC)

Photo of the trophy?[edit]

I've been searching and I can't seem to find a picture of the actual Pete Rozelle Trophy that is given out... any ideas? PaulC/T+ 00:48, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Removal of superfluous information[edit]

I just removed the parentheticals, colleges and HOF fields. This was for many reasons.

As for the colleges and HOF info - this is superflous information that is not a central focus of the award. If anything, the award might be better known for the fact that many winners have had somewhat "uneventful" pro careers (Larry Brown and Jackson for example). The college information is irrelevant and considering the fact that there is some discussion of the college aspect, duplicating the information in the table just adds to the "size" of the article.

The parentheticals were removed because the summary is provided below. Aditionally, when looking other sports mvp awards - this format is more consistent (see NBA MVP and MLB MVP). Juan Miguel Fangio| ►Chat  08:45, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

Under the By team, there really isn't a need to mention the individual players there -- considering that the table is sortable. KyuuA4 (talk) 05:32, 10 January 2008 (UTC)

MVP award accuracies[edit]

Quoting The award is sponsored by Cadillac and the winner is presented with a new Cadillac automobile of his choice.

I do have issue with this bit as it is rather now outdated, this is for those who watched it, especially last night, MVP awardees are now allocated a particular model chosen by Cadillac. As I remember MVPs was allocated a Cadillac of his own choosing, this was until Super Bowl XL. But as far I can remember, Peyton Manning was given a Cadillac XLR and Eli was given a hybrid Escalade. Willirennen (talk) 17:52, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

Manning brothers[edit]

Eli and Payton are brothers who have both won the MVP. That is a remarkable note ... shouldn't this be mentioned in the article? Are they the only brothers to achieve this feat ... or have others done so in the past, also? (Joseph A. Spadaro (talk) 05:37, 2 February 2009 (UTC))

I removed this after someone else added it. It just strikes me as trivial; I'm sure there are many other oddities when it comes to Super Bowl MVP winners, but they can't all be included on the page. Giants2008 (17–14) 15:18, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

Source for deleted table - winner by age[edit]

The table is copied from List of Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award winners by age at win - which repeats much of this list, but still has some new info. I think this information should be incorporated into the main table - perhaps so it is sortable by age/team/year etc. - but don't know how to do that.Greedyhalibut (talk) 03:47, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Responded on Greedyhalibut's talk page. The existing columns in the table are already sortable; just click on the arrows in the header cells. Giants2008 (17-14) 16:58, 24 May 2009 (UTC)

Pictures: Too many QBs[edit]

We all know that the QB position is the most glamorous, especially pertaining to the SB MVP award. However, let's get some variety here... KyuuA4 (Talk:キュウ) 23:13, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Be our guest. --Jayron32 20:31, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
As the editor who helped this list get to FL status, I took a stab at creating greater balance by replacing the photos of Joe Namath and Eli Manning with those of Jerry Rice and Ray Lewis. That leaves eight pictures with five quarterbacks, which I don't believe is an unreasonable balance considering quarterbacks have won the award more than half the time. Giants2008 (27 and counting) 14:25, 12 March 2010 (UTC)