The Aerys NFL staff weighed in with their picks for MVP, Comeback Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and the remainder of The Associated Press 2012 NFL Awards earlier this morning, but now it’s time for the staff to share their thoughts on really important off-the-field awards, like which “ing” is better: Tebowing or Kapernicking? We know you’re all dying to know…
Weigh in with your thought on our Postseason awards in the comments section below.
Miranda (Offsides): The Cam Newton/Nate/NFL Play 60 ad! “I’m just warming up my arm!”
Brenda (Broncos): Peyton Manning for Buick. How ‘bout that?
Patty (Rams): Isn’t this category dominated by Peyton Manning every year? LOL.
Kristine (Jets): I’m basically president of the anything Cam Netwon fan club but that State Farm commercial with the little girl serving Aaron Rodgers ‘tude about his interception because he didn’t read the safety is the best thing ever.
Taina (Bears): Maybe the kid deserves more credit then Cam Newton, but HELLOOO— NFL Play 60 anyone???
Jamie (Browns): Aaron Rodgers Pizza Hut commercials are just pure gold.
Kim (Vikings): If we can do retired players, Brett Favre + Wranglers = match made in heaven
Casey (Packers): Aaron Rodgers/B.J. Raji. I may be biased, but “show me what ya got, what ya got Raji” gets me everytime!
Krissy (Saints): Cam Newton, NFL Play 60, The little kid steals the show “Become your momma’s favorite player…”
Melanie (Steelers): The Play 60 kid that challenges Cam Newton. I can never fast-forwards through it.
Best postgame press conference
Miranda: Aaron Rodgers presser after the MNF game blown by replacement referees.
Brenda: It wasn’t a postgame press conference per se, but Chuck Pagano’s Dec. 24 press conference, his first since leaving the team for leukemia treatment in September, was must-see TV. Beautiful. Emotional.
Patty: Jim Harbaugh. Gobble gobble jive turkey gobble.
Kristine: Gobble, Gobble jive turkey .
Taina: Not the entire conference, but the moment when Mike Tomlin used this gem of a line: “Excuses Are The Tools Of The Incompetent.”
Jamie: Aaron Rodgers: Sept. 25th. After such a terrible end to the game (was it a touchdown or an interception?) Rodgers handled it very well. Very poised, but you could see his anger boiling.
Kim: It wasn’t post game but when Christian Ponder said he would go by the name Christian Steele and how it sounded like a porn star name — THE BEST
Casey: Ray Rice! Hey diddle-diddle, Ray Rice up the middle! Lame I know, but he really is just too adorable…. J
Krissy: Aaron Rodgers after controversial Week 3 loss to Seahawks.
Melanie: Mike Tomlin every week, but best quote of the season: “Excuses are the tools of the incompetent.”
Worst post-game press conference
Miranda: Any of Rex Ryan’s pressers after a loss.
Brenda: Again, not a press conference per se, Bill Belichick immaturely and unprofessionally blew off a CBS postgame interview following the Patriots’ AFC Championship Game loss.
Patty: Jim Harbaugh. Gobble gobble jive turkey gobble.
Kristine: Every single Mark Sanchez post-game press conference following a loss.
Taina: Anything Jim Harbaugh. Great coach, needs help with media relations. And stress management.
Kim: GOBBLE GOBBLE TURKEY — HUH?
Jamie: Mike Tomlin: Oct. 12. He’s one angry man.
Casey: Harbaugh gobbling…lol
Krissy: Aaron Rodgers after Week 3 loss to Seahawks
Melanie: Every time we hear Tony Romo say the same thing with the same monotone.
Worst Twitter moment
Miranda: LeSean McCoy’s baby momma shenanigans
Brenda: If by ‘best’ you mean ‘worst,’ then my vote is for Titus Young’s ongoing Twitter rant against the Detroit Lions.
Patty: Good grief. Too many to even pick just one. Most recently there was that gem from Shady McCoy and his baby mama.
Kristine: Guys, Titus Young needs help. Help him.
Taina: Anything that Skip Bayless ever tweets, ever.
Jamie: Drunk Bears fan gets angry and drunk. And makes himself look like an idiot in the process
Kim: One that sticks out right now because it’s current is LeSean McCoy attacking his baby mama. LEAVE OUR DRAMA OFF TWITTER PLEASE
Casey: T.J. Lang’s twitter rant after Green Bay’s loss to Seattle. Let’s just say he could’ve been a little nicer.
Krissy: Insensitive and insulting tweets by a Patriots fan directed at Torrey Smith after his brother died
Melanie: Worst - Sorry, even the bad ones are good. Best - TJ Lang, the Packers player that made the comment about the replacement refs after their “loss” to the Seahawks, which became the most RT’d tweet of all time until Obama won re-election.
Best Twitter follow
Miranda: Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson
Brenda: I have several likes, but not one I’d consider a favorite. The competition is wide open, folks!
Patty: Writer: @rapsheet. He’s a footballer and a foodie. NFL TV personality: @richeisen. He tweets with wit and style.
Kristine: Arian Foster and Chris Kluwe.
Taina: Chris Kluwe because he is Chris Kluwe and he is awesome.
Jamie: Chris Klwue and Blair Walsh go on an adventure.
Kim: Hands down Chris Kluwe, depite him not having any White Board tweets this year, he’s still the best.
Krissy: Martellus Bennett
Melanie: Arian Foster. Fascinating guy. (Best Twitter personality? Chris Kluwe. His blogs are better than his tweets, though).
Best NFL TV personality
Brenda: SCOTT HANSON!!!!!!!!!
Kristine: Eric Mangini
Taina: I’m going WORST NFL TV Personality instead of best, and I’m going Warren Sapp. Because he is as bad as they come.
Kim: On Sunday, it will be Brett Favre — but in general, Rich Eisen “PUNTERS ARE PEOPLE TOO!”
Krissy: Cris Collinsworth
Melanie: Pleasantly surprised by how good Andrew Siciliano and Darren Sharper were on NFL Network this year.
Best Off-the-field wardrobe
Miranda: Cam Newton
Brenda: C’mon guys, you know I don’t follow fashion.
Patty: Sam Bradford. Okay, I was being sarcastic. See attached sweater picture.
Kristine: I can’t decide between Cam Newton and Arian Foster. Both have great personal style.
Taina: How about a team– Houston Texans? Say what you want, but I really liked those Letterman jackets. Yes, I realize I’m alone on this one.
Jamie: Tony Gonzalez. He could wear sweat pants and still be attractive. Put that man in a suit and Lord have mercy.
Kim: Adrian Peterson — he looks HOT in a suit!
Casey: Victor Cruz
Krissy: Arian Foster
Best “Ing” of the season (ex. Tebowing, Kaepernicking, Bradying, etc)
Brenda: Kaepernicking, because Tebowing is so 2011.
Patty: Tebowing. Hands down.
Kristine: Tebowing will always be great, because it the original “ing,” but nothing makes me laugh more than “Bradying.”
Taina: I’d rather die than see any of these again. One. More. Week, Taina. One… more… week…
Jamie: Bradying. It just makes everyone smile.
Casey: Nothing will EVER top Tebowing!
Krissy: Isn’t Tebowing last year? How about NFL bad lip reading?
Melanie: There is no good “ing”. Time to move on to the next th”ing”.