Heisman Trophy

Heisman Trash Talk

Late start on the trash today. Not that it matters I guess since there is no longer any football on Saturday, save for the Army/Navy game (Go Midhipmen!) and some FCS Division One game between Georgia Southern and Old Dominion. But there is the Heisman announcement. I have no idea why this is even a question, but apparently there is suddenly a bogus groundswell to give the trophy to some defensive player on the fourth best (at most) team in the country. What is a Manatee Teo anyway?

In all seriousness, Manti Te’o seems to be a really outstanding young man. He is the first person ever to win the Butkus award at both the high school and college level and is an Academic All American to boot. Te’o is also one hell of a football player, and with the way he is all over the field and leads the Notre Dame defense, he would be a worthy recipient of the coveted award. But there has only ever been one true defensive player to win the Heisman, Michigan’s Charles Woodson, and he also was a very skilled kick returner. So, to win, Te’o would be the first defense only man ever.

By the same token the totally awesome Johnny Football, aka Johnny Manziel, would be the first ever freshman to win the Heisman. What are Mr. Football’s bona fides? Oh, well, he blew onto the scene and blew away Cam Newton and Tim Tebow’s records in leading Texas A&M to a 10-2 record in their first year in the vaunted SEC and a huge victory over Nick Saban and Alabama….in Tuscaloosa. Passed for nearly 3,500 yards and rushed for nearly 1,200. His total of 4,600 yards of Continue reading

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emptywheel @OKnox Btw, did you see Chuck Todd confirmed Brennan was (predictably) in KSA w/Obama?
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emptywheel @zlheiden Right. I'm going to call the Queen and complain.
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emptywheel @quinnnorton OK, but I just hope someone does a "Sully's childish reading of the Republic" on the wall of Plato's Twitter cave I can read.
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emptywheel @jerdemink @AthertonKD read it so both of us can avoid it. https://t.co/kML8O44ajm
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emptywheel @pastordan ABSOLUTELY! Just not people who fall in love with it as literalism at an age where they should know better.
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emptywheel @AthertonKD Did you Storify it so I can link to it as further warning?
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emptywheel @AthertonKD Thankfully @MSignorile warned me, which was decisive factor in giving up.
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emptywheel Anyway: it's crap. Never trust anyone who doesn't read the Republic until grad school AND reads it literally. https://t.co/fP9W6sVxIc
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emptywheel @MSignorile It's crap. But some on the left apparently like being abused.
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emptywheel Abt half way thru Sully piece hit w/dilemma: finish it so I can point out what self-indulgent crap it is or give up? https://t.co/g6NrwfhlMI
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emptywheel Sully apparently missed Hillary repeatedly pointing out how much $$ Candidate Obama got from banksters. https://t.co/g6NrwfhlMI
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emptywheel How did Sully get to grad school before reading Plato's Republic? https://t.co/g6NrwfhlMI
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