2010 Heisman Watch - Updated

Submitted by profitgoblue on September 20th, 2010 at 10:31 AM

Check out the below link to ESPN.com's Heisman watch:


FYI - a quick review of the current stats show Denard atop the leaderboard in rushing yards and also in the Top 10-15 for passer rating.  And if they combined his rushing and passing TDs, he would be in the Top 5 for total scoring as well.

[EDIT:  Its pretty amazing how a seemingly minor reply about not liking the nickname "Shoelaces" can quickly get out of hand.  You'd think I had just insulted Denard's mother or something.  Yes, its an original nickname.  No, I don't like it.  But who cares?!  Its just my stupid opinion about a nickname!  FWIW - I think Denard's a beast and I can't wait to watch him play on Saturdays.  He's quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite Wolverines and, coming from a guy that's lived and breathed Michigan football since birth, that's a pretty big thing.]

[EDIT 2:  It's pretty sad that I'm sitting here at my desk worrying that people now think I do not like Denard and am not "all in for Michigan" just because I don't like his nickname.  I better call a therapist!]



September 20th, 2010 at 10:37 AM ^

At what point will reporters stop explaining the nickname?

 Or was the coach simply instilling a sense of urgency in the young man called "Shoelace"? (Robinson never ties his shoes.)


September 20th, 2010 at 10:42 AM ^

I wish we had enough "power" to start a new nickname (like "D-Rob" or something) to replace "Shoelaces" - that could be one of the worst nicknames on record.  It was probably funny back in middle school but it seems kind of embarassing for a college kid.  Any way D-Rob or something else could stick or is it too late??


September 20th, 2010 at 11:08 AM ^

IMO no, but I'm old-fashioned like that.

If you're old-fashioned then how is Denard "Shoelace" Robinson not good in your epinion? I don't recall who pointed it out, but this is a fantastic nickname because it has such an old-school jazz/blues vibe to it, like Karl "The Mailman" Malone or some of the nicknames listed here.


September 20th, 2010 at 12:24 PM ^

A guy behind me at the UConn game was calling him "Laces" and telling everyone else that his nickname was Laces, acting as if he 1) knew what he was talking about and 2) had some type of ground-breaking information that Denard had a nickname. I wanted to turn around and punch him in the face


September 20th, 2010 at 1:56 PM ^

The value of a nickname is its originality and origin. Any time someone gets stuck with a nickname because of an action they have taken (usually during childhood) makes it way cooler than a play on their given name. i.e. 'Oil Can' Boyd >  Tiger Woods > King James > A-Rod


September 20th, 2010 at 11:26 AM ^

This isn't really the update... merely one of the voters recapping the weekend performance of the top 5 from the previous week.  The new poll/rankings will be out sometime tomorrow.


September 20th, 2010 at 11:40 AM ^

Amazing that two of the four have played for M and a third almost came our way. Something to be said about the Michigan tradition of recruiting and developing fantastic QB's!


September 20th, 2010 at 12:33 PM ^

"Shoeless" Joe Jackson

Has withstood the test of time, albeit with a little help from the greatest movie ever and one of our greatest alums. Just a very aprospos quote for all of us:

"This field, this game, is a part of our past, Ray. It reminds us of all that once was good, and it could be again. Ohhhhhhhh, people will come, Ray. People will most definitely come."