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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 06:57 PM

Heisman finalists - who should win?


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Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel
3 (50%)
Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o
2 (33%)
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein
1 (17%)
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Reply Heisman finalists - who should win? (Original post)
El Supremo Dec 2012 OP
Scuba Dec 2012 #1
TBF Dec 2012 #10
Elwood P Dowd Dec 2012 #2
El Supremo Dec 2012 #3
Elwood P Dowd Dec 2012 #6
Staph Dec 2012 #4
hughee99 Dec 2012 #7
Goblinmonger Dec 2012 #5
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #8
bluedigger Dec 2012 #9

Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:07 PM

1. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 02:47 PM

10. He has had an amazing run -

I'm looking forward to Montee turning pro.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:13 PM

2. Johnny Football has it in the bag

and it's not even going to be close. He is the best freshman I've ever seen, and that includes two studs I saw play in person many times -- Bo Jackson and Herschel Walker. Never dreamed that kid could do what he did in the SEC that is overflowing with future NFL talent and by far the best conference in college football.

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:20 PM

3. Ahem...

9 out of 14 SEC teams in bowls
9 out of 10 Big 12 teams in bowls

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 10:43 PM

6. 6 of the Top 10 from the SEC - only 1 from the Big 12-2.

If you tried to tell an NFL coach the Big 12-2 was better than the SEC he would laugh in your face.

6 of BCS Top 10 from SEC

6 straight NC's from SEC

SEC sends the most players to the NFL

SEC beat the Big 12-2 is last 4 Cotton Bowls

SEC beat the Big 12-2 (OK & Texas) when they played in recent NC games


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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 07:46 PM

4. Geno Smith of West Virginia

4004 passing yards this year, with a 71 completion percentage. Forty touchdowns and only 6 interceptions.

If the WVU team was undefeated (or close to it), he would be the leading candidate. The Heisman trophy is not for the best player in college football; it is for the leading player on one of the winningest teams.



Bitter, much? No, not me!!





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Response to Staph (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:47 PM

7. Now that WVU is in a conference that doesn't play defense,

expect to see more gaudy numbers with little recognition in the future, too.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2012, 08:08 PM

5. That Montee Ball isn't a finalist is a travesty.

Sets the touchdown record and is an overall beast but gets no love.

That said, I hope the linebacker gets it. Defense needs some love.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:01 PM

8. Te'O should win...but it's clearly just an offensive award...

And of course, ESPN has been promoting "Johnny Football" for the past several weeks.

Remember, sportwriters vote for this...experts...like the experts who said Detroit in 5.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 01:24 PM

9. Let the frosh win it!

If college football ever needed a Hero, it's now. Let Johnny Football carry the ball into the brave new world of no contact football in the 21st century.

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