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 This is really interesting language consider vastly different definitions adopted in other contexts. @kurtopsahl http://t.co/O9mfecSeex
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emptywheel RT @saftergood: CRS today: What does the latest ruling on NSA telephone metadata program mean? http://t.co/f2xhACTsrL
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emptywheel @taylormattd Just yesterday she was engaged in civil disobedience. Today she's a Jew targeted under the Holocaust?
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emptywheel @JakeLaperruque Right. I was jumping through those two steps when I mentioned drug dealers.
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emptywheel Which is the majority of known uses among DOJ agencies. https://t.co/oLmGJltVUf
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emptywheel @JakeLaperruque Cause it's not like they'd EVER use Stingrays against drug dea--oh wait. That's most of how they use it. Nevermind.
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emptywheel RT @NateWessler: ACLU statement about new DOJ policy on Stingrays: https://t.co/cSlFNVeRwA
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emptywheel @ddRigmaiden And some visual surveillance? @csoghoian @normative
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emptywheel @JakeLaperruque And apply it at locality and for NatSec uses.
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emptywheel @csoghoian Now you've birthed an army of researchers. Where are you going to sic them next? @normative @ddRigmaiden
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emptywheel @lib_ertarian_ No. It's real. It just has the predictable limits.
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emptywheel Oops. Knew it. New policy doesn't actually apply to Nat Sec uses. http://t.co/wcjKAEXfim
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