What's an MVP-caliber season get you in the NFL these days? A trip to Hawaii, and that's about it.
Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees can tell you all about it, as the two quarterbacks practiced Wednesday for Sunday's Pro Bowl, despite the fact that just about everyone believed one of them would be playing in next Sunday's Super Bowl.
At the very least, we expected Rodgers, who went 14-1 as the Packers' starter this year, to square off with Brees, who set a single-season passing record with 5,476 yards, in the NFC Championship Game, but losses to the Giants and 49ers, respectively, canceled those plans weeks ago.
But hey, at least the weather is perfect, right?
One of these men will be MVP this season. Neither will be Super Bowl champion.
"He touched the top of my head, and I didn't like that. You know what I mean? I don't know if Pau's got kids, but don't touch my head like I'm one of your kids. I don't know what his intentions were, like, 'I'll treat him like little Chris.' I don't know if he's got kids, but I'm not one of them."
–Chris Paul, on his lack of appreciation for Pau Gasol touching his head on Wednesday night
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