Date: Wed, 5 Apr 1995 14:54:09 EDT From: Larry Horn Subject: Re: M.V.P. versus M.O.P. I noticed the M.O.P. too, but my impression wasn't that it was a (Dick) "Vitaleism" (no way to spell that, is there?), but more likely an official NCAA designation. There has always been the dispute about "MVP" as a designa- tion: does it really mean most VALUABLE, or is it just another way of saying BEST, and if the former, should it really go to someone like Andre Dawson of the '87 Cubs, who contributed valiantly to what turned out to be their last place finish? Presumably M.O.P. is a way to avoid those issues, although I imagine it will usually go to a member of the winning team. (But Dollar Bill Bradley won it, under whatever name, when he led his Princeton team to a third place finish in the NCAA tournament a while back.) Larry