We always found it strange that people were considering anyone other than Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson for the MVP this year; we like Drew Brees as much as anyone — including his mother, of course — but we couldn't imagine not giving it to Tomlinson.

So, now that he's officially won it — second place was Brees, and third, oddly, was Peyton Manning — we groggily salute him. He's the first ever Charger to win the MVP, which is a shame, because we really would have thought Ryan Leaf would have sneaked one out. And yes: That's a stupid joke we'd only make when we haven't slept.

Tomlinson Wins MVP Award [Yahoo Sports]