Petway nails threes to death metal. Seriously.
A quick question for anyone that has an ESPN insider account. This link:
is to the ESPN 'Week 1 Heisman Predictor' claiming "With Bradford out of the race, a freshman QB enters the Predictor picture".
Now, while part of me really wants this to be Tate, I must be realistic here (it's probably Barkley because OMGUSCLOLZ). I just need to know who this frosh QB is so I can stop obsessing about it.
Also, I'd like to officially start the "Tate for Heisman" campaign.
Doing it anyway? Hell yes.
Follow me on this...
I did state it was outlandish. Forget what I said in my previous post.
It came to me in a dream last night. I was reading the following headline:
PRYOR = CLARETT & BOLTS FOR THE NFL TOO SOON;
I still feel negative Brian points coming. I can take it like a man!
Jimmah is one of the also rans in the race for the Heisman. What is this World coming to?
Olin said some things that were ok in his latest mailbag, but then there was this intelligent line:
No primarily defensive player won the Heisman until Michigan cornerback Charles Woodson did in 1997. That season, I voted for Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning, who was denied mainly because the Volunteers lost to Florida for the fourth time in a row.
Riiiiiiight, Olin. It had absolutely nothing to do with the fact that Woodson was the better football player. Not only that, but never beating your arch-rival (let alone playing horribly against them) has absolutely zero bearing on determining how great you are as a player? Well done Olin, well done. Woodson not only was the superior football player (go watch his hightlights again if you need to) but in his heisman winning season he played a key role in vanquishing his team's arch-rival, something Peyton failed miserably at. While there's no denying that Peyton was very good, there is no way he deserved it more than Woodson. I'm sure there are many of you on here that have better arguments than I on this topic, but I just couldn't believe that Olin would paint it as "Peyton lost the heisman, Woodson didn't win it".
I was wondering where our National Championship and Heisman trophies are located.
USC has a hall devoted to all of theirs where the public can go and see them, but I can't say I've heard of Michigan having a similar place.
Any knowledge on the subject?
Imagine you are a Heisman Memorial Trophy voter and told that you must select from one of two QB's. Alas, you have been in a sugar induced coma for the past year(d*mn you, Ho-Hos) and you only have the players' 2008 statistics as reference with no indication of the players' names or teams for which they played (work with me on this one...): Whom do you choose?
att compl compl % yards ypa TD INT att yds ypa TD
#1 160 267 59.9 2091 7.8 15 3 173 843 4.9 13
#2 100 165 60.6 1311 7.9 12 4 139 631 4.5 6
Which player, based on individual statistics, is more deserving of accolades? If I had to pick one (and, honestly, neither is really Heisman worthy) the clear choice would be player #1.
Open the doors, Monty, and surprise! Player #1 is Robert Griffin of Baylor and Player #2 is Terelle Pryor of OSU. Why then does the media slobber over TP, while Griffin, toils in obscurity down in the dusty plains of central TX?
The answer, IMO, is threefold: notoriety, surrounding talent and defense. Griffin plays for Baylor, the perennial cellar dweller of the Big 12, while Pryor plays for MNC contender OSU. For the most part, Griffin is surrounded by 2 and 3 star players, while TP is surrounded by 4 and 5 stars. Baylor's defense gave up 352 points in 12 games in 2008, while OSU's defense gave up just 181 points in 13 games.
EDIT: Sorry about the stat formatting, I have never been able to figure out why it looks fine when I am typing it up, but so sh*tty when it actually posts.