That’s pretty much it, folks. I ranted and raved on my Twitter account all weekend – not because of sour grapes or because I ‘wish ND had won it’. While of course those things are true, they don’t make me want to rant. What I have problems with is the continued claim that the Heisman is for the best player in the game, and that it has something to do with integrity. I have problems with lying is all.
If that definition was, at all, applicable anymore, there’s no way the electric frosh wins over Te’o. And to be honest, the final 3 probably looks very different. Johnny Foosball is a heckuvah QB, especially for a freshman. But he is very much wanting in the ‘best player’ and the ‘integrity’ departments, and that’s just a fact.
Sure, he had awesome stats against a competitive schedule. He also blew 2 games that his team lost.
Sure, he’s probably a pretty good kid. But getting arrested a few months before the award is handed out calls in question the ‘integrity’ part.
So at this point, the Heisman has simply jumped the shark.
The Trust and the voters have accepted that it’s an award for the Best Nickname/Highlights/Stats for a QB or RB in the SEC. And that’s okay! But if that’s what you’re gonna be, then let’s just own up to it, shall we? Let’s re-state the mission, and get back to a little integrity in the award, huh?
Manti Te’o is, literally, the most decorated player in the history of the game. Yet, according to this one award, he’s not the best player with integrity. Huh? Time to hit the reset button, Heisman Trust. Trust? More like Rust.
HAHAHAHAHAHAH. Hilarious. Like jumping a shark.