...blah blah blah...Mesko is ESPN's projected winner of the Ray Guy Award...blah blah blah...
ESPN: Zoltan the "projected" Ray Guy Award winner
They have exit polling for the Ray Guy award?
Zoltan traveled to the future, won the award, but leaked it to ESPN. He's a bit of a gossiper.
he only went to the future to retrieve a practice ball he kicked a little too hard; it wound up approaching the speed of light and (fortunately) it warped into the future. Which is a good thing, because the infinite mass can be very tough on the new practice facility and Jon Falk gets really annoyed at Zoltan when he kicks too hard.
Light speed punts were only a problem before his Senior year. Now Falk just has Denard chase them down.
I think most of the skill position awards are really biased. Tebow probably shouldn't be a finalist for any award this year. Gerhart deserves to be Maxwell finalist over him and Kellen Moore should be a finalist for the O'Brien Award. I found it odd that Gerhart is the "favorite" to win the Doak Walker Award over Ingram, but Ingram is favored to win the Maxwell Award, which is supposed to go to the best overall player. I don't see how you can be the best player in the nation if you're not the best at your own position. I think this is a good example of either nominating too early, or bias to gain publicity by including Tebow and McCoy on everything possible.
I was thinking the exact same thing. I could kind of see it a couple years ago when Quinn and Tebow split the awards, since you can make the argument that a pro-style QB is partial running back (not that I agree with this). In this case, however, a running back is a running back.
Totally agree on Tim Tebow. I believe he is very overrated. And i don't believe that he is one of the top college players ever.
I don't think he's been great this year, but I still consider him an all-time great. His sophomore year was one of the best seasons any player has ever had. He was really good last year too. I don't know exactly why his stats dropped off but I just think the team didn't rely on him as much as they used to and this took away a lot of his passing reps. In his Heisman year, his team wasn't as good and he had to pass a lot more to win, but now they can afford to have him pass 15-20 times a game and still win. I would say he's a top-20 player ever. But it's still a joke that he's up for so many awards this year.
This would be pretty good press for us.
FWIW, Travis Baltz, who was on the initial watchlist, thinks it would be an outrage for Mesko not to win it.
but who is Florida's punter? One stat the announcer's spewed that up until the Alabama game, only two punts had been returned for positive yardage.
That says to me: Florida's punter, coverage team and offense have been collectively ridiculous this year.
I fully expect the Space Emperor to avenge this travesty and lay waste to ESPN and its minions. Phasers on KILL!