Aaron Rodgers is the 2011 Male Athlete of the Year chosen by members of The Associated Press after his MVP performance in the Green Bay Packers' Super Bowl victory in February and his stellar play during the team's long unbeaten run this season.
Every team's roster is blank. Every owner's suite is unoccupied. Every GM's office is empty. Every head coach's film room is unused. You have the No. 1 overall pick in the Total Free Agency Draft. Who do you take?
It's good that everybody will be able to watch the Patriots try to finish up a historic undefeated regular season on Saturday night. Good, that is, for everybody except maybe the NFL and its own network, writes John Helyar.