My own awards debate
It's that time of year again, when 125 people or so brandish their unique definition of MVP, Coach of the Year, Most Improved Player and a few other categories by way of electronic ballot. Whichever candidate answers to the most popular definition, or fits the greatest combination of definitions, gets to be known as the best in that particular category for a year.
Most years I have a pretty clear idea of who is going to win and who will get my vote and why. The two aren't always the same, but this year I'm more conflicted than ever. I've got candidates who I think will win, candidates I'd like to see win and then guys I think should win. Call me sentimental or schizophrenic or indecisive or unashamedly stretching an awards column far beyond its normal boundaries. Here, in any case, it is, with a few bonus awards thrown in for good measure.