Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 11:54:20 CDT
From: Randy Roberts robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]EXT.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: M.V.P. versus M.O.P.
During the recently concluded NCAA basketball finals I noticed that
the CBS sports commentators (Billy Packer, etal.) were using M.O.P.
and Most Outstanding Player rather than the traditional term M.V.P.
or Most Valuable Player. In baseball, at least, M.V.P. has been used
consistently since the 1920s. Does anyone know if M.O.P. has been in
use before this year's NCAA tournament? It has the ring of a
Vitaleism. (Dick Vitale of ESPN).
University of Missouri-Columbia
robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ext.missouri.edu