Former Badger Quarterback, Jim Sorgi, now the Indianapolis Colt backup, has auditioned for the role of Maytag Repairman. He was one of about 200 seeking the job. The Maytag Repairman is reputed to have set the Guinness Book World Record for work time spent 'on the bench'.
The Real Super Bowl XLI MVP
What only we NFL insiders know is that Jim Sorgi is generally considered the League and Super Bowl MVP.
Yes, yes, I know that Peyton Manning was given the trophy, but Jim Sorgi earned it. When Sorgi came to the Colts in 2004, he pushed the entrenched Manning so hard that Peyton threw an NFL record 49 touchdowns during the season. After winning the Super Bowl this season, Manning was overheard to say, "Avoiding the Dan Marino 'almost great, but couldn't win the big one' syndrome... ptui! I just have to not suck enough to avoid riding the bench behind Mr. Sorgi."
Career statistics tell the true story. Manning's QB rating, 94.4; Sorgi, 99.3. Manning's TD to interception ratio, 2:1; Sorgi 5:1.
Jim Sorgi may not be the next Maytag Repairman, but he certainly will enter the NFL Hall of Fame as the Manning Repairman. It is rumored that the New Jersey Giants are trying to trade for Sorgi in hopes that he can have the same effect on Eli.