May 14, 2012By ED Broderick of Todd County Central High School
I have always told my son that you must always play like a MVP. This includes leadership and all around play. But lately I've become stuck what the coaches think an MVP is these days.
I admit, this is something I have a hard time with because my definition changes. I can't decide which is the best definition, which I suppose is what makes MVP such a lively debate.
Some simply define the MVP as the best player on the best team.
Some look for the most dominant player.
Some say the MVP is the best player in the league based on stats.
Some say the MVP is the player whose team has the worst record without him.
Some penalize a player for being on a bad team.
Some penalize a player for being on a good team.
Some people think 'valuable' is a general term.
Others think it means 'valuable' specifically to a player's team.
Some say you just know it when you see it.
Again, I'm not here to debate who the MVP is, but rather how we define the term. And I'm not looking for consensus, either. I just want to hear the reasoning behind your MVP definition. I myself define MVP as one who has accomplished more than others.