I would love to have seen Manti holding the Heisman, but I can't argue with
the Johnny Football highlight reel.
Giving the Heisman to a freshman is well, like giving the Nobel Peace Price to a
brand new US President. It takes a great deal of luster off the prize and (dare
I say it) cheapens the worth of the award in many minds.
Toosmart, it's not a lifetime achievement award. This article made it sound
like the voting was a landslide victory. 300 points is actually not too distant
of a finish. Great season for all, this was klein's award to lose a month
ago, and he did.
I guess this is just the year for Mormons to finish second in prominent national
Curse you SEC, Curse you.
I told you Teo would not be awarded the Heisman.And what is with the
The Heisman was given to the right recipient. Manziel earned it. He was the
pivotal player, Te'o was a great role player.
I guess, from now on, we can now call the Heisman as the award for the best
offensive player in college football. Too bad! I guess you could call this
sour grapes but I read one too many articles that basically said the Heisman was
Manti's except that he was a defensive player. Again, too bad, if the side
of the ball you play on, dictates whether or not you are "eligible" for
the award.I also feel bad about the "mormon" comment. I
felt a negative overtone. I hope it was not intended as a slur. Manti is an
excellent young man and an excellent representative of his school, race,
religion, and the Great State of Hawaii.
There was a time when quarterbacks could not win the Heisman as running backs
and sometimes receivers owned the award. That has changed in the last 20 years
or so. This could change with defensive players given time. But at any rate,
none of the three finalists are the best three players in college football and
none were close to the quality of RGIII or Luck.