Thursday, January 05, 2006

SHAUN ALEXANDER - NFL's Most Valuable Player 2005 permanent link   0 comments
I am not the biggest American Football fan, I actually prefer baseball and the football that is played on a pitch. Nevertheless I do follow my favorite team, the Seattle Seahawks, very closely.
The Seahawks are usually not a team to write about in regards to success or record-breaking, unless its a negative record. They haven't won a playoff game in over twenty years and this streak has been poked, prodded, questioned and mocked -- for good reason. But this year, all seems to be different. All the eyes of a football-loving nation are falling on Seattle including mine.
Today, Shaun Alexander was voted the league's Most Valuable Player (MVP), the first Seahawk ever to receive this honor. And he derseved it! He broke the NFL record by scoring 28 touchdowns this season and also led the NFL in rushing with 1,880 yards as the Seahawks posted a franchise-best 13-3 record.
He is also the only player in NFL history with at least 15 touchdowns in five consecutive seasons and the fourth with consecutive 20-touchdown years. Much credit has to go to the big, 150kg bodies in front of him, guys like Walter Jones and Steve Hutchinson who pave the way for his runs.


But now it's playoff time again. Because the Hawks had the best record in the conference, they earned "home field advantage" throughout and they can lean back and watch the first round games in a recliner. 2 wins, and they are playing in the Super Bowl.

One can dream



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