12. Who is your pick for 2021 Inbox Fan of the Year?
Margeaux from Tallahassee, FL
So many great choices for fan of the year. And the winner is: the 3Ds: Dar, Dean and Derek as tri-winners! (Editor’s note: Three good options, but as you know, Margeaux, there can only be one.)
As it was my letter Spoff used to help tamp down an angry Ed from Appleton, let me be the first to rally behind Edward from Appleton, whose good name was sullied. As the expression goes, one bad Appleton can spoil the whole bunch, or something. Stay Inbox strong, Edward! Plus, I like the cool Scissorhands reference by using your full first name. (Editor’s note: Ed from Appleton was not among this year’s finalists, despite your best efforts, Dar. And with that…).
The second runner-up is…Dar from Mansfield, TX
I love Dean’s poems and Derek’s leads into said poems. Both are great regular contributors too. My vote for the Insider Fan of the year goes to Dar from Mansfield TX though. Consistent and thoughtful questions throughout the year.
And the first runner-up is…Derek from Eau Claire, WI
I’m gonna go with Derek from Eau Claire. His questions were usually innocuous and on the tone of the Inbox of any given time, even if he did just comment on his own eligibility. Also, there are some of us down in the basement of the comments section who are hoping you can add a special category for II commenter of the year. Any of you readers up above, you should check us out down here.
And finally, your 2020-21 Insider Inbox MVP is…Dean from Leavenworth, IN
Matthew from Bloomington, IN
I had fully intended to nominate Dean from Leavenworth, IN, last year, before he had submitted a single poem. Now I figure it’s practically a consensus pick. Congrats Dean!
Jordan from Virginia Beach, VA
How can Dean NOT win Inbox MVP. His poetic preparation for us every week nearly led us to a Super Bowl. I hope he continues in 2021. His poems get my blood flowing for game day just as much, if not more, than the trailers. I always reread them before kickoff. He also submits thought provoking questions that turn into educational responses from Mike and Wes. Thank you, Dean! And thank you Mike, Wes and the rest of your team. Keep up the amazing work and Go Pack Go!
Dean’s poem every week is also a fond memory from 2020. He’s my pick for II fan of the year.
Brian from Twain Harte, CA
What I will remember most about the 2020 season is Dean’s epic poems. He is also my pick for 2020 Insider of the Year. Thank you, Dean!
With all due respect to the Men (and Women) of the Bay, Packers fans and II submitters, it’s Dean by a landslide.
Bob from Grand Rapids, MI
Inbox fan of the year has to be Dean from Leavenworth! He was a consistent voice in a year filled with uncertainties.
Rise up, Dean of the poets.
The fans of the Bay find you Leavenworth-y to be named one of the chosen.
Ascend to the place of the anointed,
and keep ready thy green and gold quill.
Another campaign lies just ahead.
Congratulations, Dean. Welcome to the unique fraternity of Insider Inbox MVPs. It’s richly deserved during a challenging year for all of us. Thank you to everyone who participated in Outsider Inbox this week. I’m off next week but will be back on July 19 to kick off our position-by-position previews. Have a great weekend!