Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 11:54:20 CDT From: Randy Roberts 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). Randy Roberts University of Missouri-Columbia robertsr[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]