By STEVE SIMMONS, QMI Agency
In some years, winning the National League MVP award would mean Joey Votto would be a slam-dunk to be named Canada's Athlete of The Year. Just not this year.
Other candidates include Jonathan Toews, Joannie Rochette, Sidney Crosby and Alexandre Bilodeau.
As we near the end of the year, let the arguments begin. Who are your male and female Canadian athletes of the year?
Does MVP mean Joey Votto is Canada’s Athlete of the Year?
should be a no brainer, the dude has class, sportsmanship and made me proud to be a Canadian
Hammertime, 2011-01-06 15:46:05
He won it all in 2010 in the sport he plays. PLUS>>> this is a Canadian award, hockdey is Canadas game. GSP and his headbangers, werent even allowed to play in Ontario till a month ago.' Gretsky, etc. not known on the streets of Phillipines... WHO cares?
I betcha, The Boogy Man could kick the snot out of St. George.
al, 2010-12-19 12:51:48
Job well done Mr.Votto...you were crazy and now you’re not and you managed to not win anything for you’re efforts. All the while we have some young Canadian men who won gold Medals and who earned Stanley Cups and some won both. A feat that has not only never been equaled it has never been done on home soil. Shame! Jon Toews was voted the most valuable forward at the Olympic Games, won a gold Medal for his country, played for and earned a Stanley Cup and was also given the Conn Smythe as playoff MVP. But I guess baseball is more important to Canadian sports reporters. Who are these clowns? Time for a changing of the guard I would say. These clowns are the same guys who would rather visit the Leafs dressing room and be friends with the GM or Coach than be given the boot for writing the truth about a terrible team that is poorly coached and horribly managed. I guess Joey Votto had more hardships to overcome on his road to mediocrity than Jonathon Toews had to overcome on his road to unequalled heights. Remember what he accomplished this year has never been done before any may never be done again.
Next year The Toronto Star will have to do better than this. Unless the buds win 3 games in a row then you can guarantee Dion Phaneuf wins this honour..it's a joke
Niz, 2010-12-16 12:25:09