Let the Debate Commence
Chances are, ladies and gentlemen, we'll never see this again.
MVPs of the NHL, NBA and the American League of Major League Baseball.
All at once.
Joe Thornton, Steve Nash and Justin Morneau. Somehow I don't feel so bad about whatever depths we've sunk to in world soccer rankings, or why our Olympic swimming program doesn't win so much anymore.
Thornton, Nash and Morneau are, at least to my mind, evidence of a great sporting country.
To bad they all play professionally in the U.S., not Canada.
Morneau's victory over Derek Jeter in the American League MVP race, as colleague Dave Perkins pointed out in Wednesday's edition of The Star, only makes the process of voting for this year's Lou Marsh Trophy (Canada's top athlete) a heckuva lot more difficult.
The great Silken Laumann against chairs the Lou Marsh panel this year, and the arguments will rage when the group gets together to decide on a winner next month.
So here's your chance to get you vote in now.
The top four candidates are:
--Joe Thornton, NHL Hart Trophy winner
--Steve Nash, reigning MVP of the NBA
--Justin Morneau, 2006 American League MVP
--Cindy Klassen, Olympic speedskater hero
How would you rate them? In what order? Why?