Super Bowl Odds and Ends

It’s time to wrap a big red bow around Super Bowl XLIII and start the offseason.  Here are a few odds and end to clean up as we all move  on.

Who is the worst Super Bowl MVP?

Add Pittsburgh WR Santonio Holmes to the list of the Super Bowl MVP’s.   Lots of big names and Hall of Famers in the bunch, but there are also quite a few one-hit wonders on the list. 

Previous Super Bowl MVP’s:

XLII – Eli Manning
XLI – Peyton Manning
XL – Hines Ward
XXXIX – Deion Branch
XXXVIII – Tom Brady
XXXVII – Dexter Jackson
XXXVI – Tom Brady
XXXV – Ray Lewis
XXXIV – Kurt Warner
XXXIII – John Elway
XXXII – Terrell Davis
XXXI – Desmond Howard
XXX – Larry Brown
XXIX – Steve Young
XXVIII – Emmitt Smith
XXVII – Troy Aikman
XXVI – Mark Rypien
XXV – Ottis Anderson
XXIV – Joe Montana
XXIII – Jerry Rice
XXII – Doug Williams
XXI – Phil Simms
XX – Richard Dent
XIX – Joe Montana
XVIII – Marcus Allen
XVII – John Riggins
XVI – Joe Montana
XV – Jim Plunkett
XIV – Terry Bradshaw
XIII – Terry Bradshaw
XII – Randy White, Harvey Martin
XI – Fred Biletnikoff
X – Lynn Swann
IX – Franco Harris
VIII – Larry Csonka
VII – Jake Scott
VI – Roger Staubach
V – Chuck Howley
IV – Len Dawson
III – Joe Namath
II – Bart Starr
I – Bart Starr

Where does Holmes rank in that list?  History will be the judge.   So who is the worst MVP of all time?   When I say “worst MVP,” I mean that although that player may have had a great Super Bowl performance, they had an otherwise ordinary career. 

Here is my top 3 worst MVP’s:

1. Dextrer Jackson,  XXXVII – Jackson had 2 INT’s and narrowly edged out Simeon Rice for the honor thanks to the “fan vote” on the web.    

2. Larry Brown, XXX –  Neil O’Donnell gift-wrapped that trophy, along with his 3 INT’s, to Brown.  Brown became a free-agent after this game and cashed in big time thanks to that one game.   He is still paying dividends to O’Donnell.

3. Desmond Howard, XXXI – Howard comes in as a runner-up not because he made it solely as a Special Teams player, because we here in Chicago know the value of a game changer in the return game – Devin Hester – but simply because he’s a Packer.  BEAR DOWN!

Favorite Commercial

For my money, here is the best commercial from Super Sunday from Monster.com. 

 Haven’t we all felt like this at our jobs???

And Finally…

Pulled this picture from Elliott Harris’ Quick Hits column on Sun Times.com, showing the worn out Paris Hilton at a Super Bowl party in Tampa last week.  

 paris

Based on Ms. Hilton’s “reputation,” insert your own Borat/Sleeve of Wizard joke here.  In case you don’t know what that means, and hopefully you never find out firsthand, go here.

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