Saturday, December 13, 2008

Heisman winner

Saturday night, the Heisman trophy was presented. Only three players were invited this year opposed to last year when 4 were invited. These highly talented young men were Florida's Tim Tebow, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, and Texas' Colt McCoy. These three players have been putting up the numbers all year long, while leading their teams in the top 3 spots of the BCS. While Oklahoma and Florida will play for the National Championship, Texas will be playing in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl on January 5, 2009 against Ohio State. But these teams would not be where they are today without these three player's contributions.

Tebow, last year's Heisman trophy winner, led the Gator's to the championship after an early season loss to Mississippi. Bradford, Oklahoma's super sophomore, has done nothing but amaze OU fans as well as college football fans all across the nation. Last but not least, the Longhorn's McCoy has led his team to wins over Oklahoma, Missouri, and Oklahoma State in consecutive weeks.

So how does one go about choosing a winner for the prestigious winner? What are the credentials? Just look at their numbers. If it were up to me, I would give all three of them the Heisman trophy so they all go home happy, but we all know that can not happen. But missing from these young men was Texas Tech's Graham Harrell. With a last second win over #1 Texas, Harrell put up the numbers all year that should have qualified him as a Heisman Tropy Candidate. However, the real writers did not feel him being qualified.

Sam Bradford was declared the winner on Saturday night for the 2009 Heisman Trophy. His numbers: 4464 passing yards, a 48:6 touchdowns to interceptions ratio. What is there more you can ask out of your quarterback during a season while leading their team to the top spot in football. Tebow took second, while McCoy took third. I wonder what Tebow will think come January 8 when him and Bradford face off for the championship. But one thing is for sure; Tim Tebow who had a vote in this year's Heisman say surely did not vote for anyone but himself who many feel should have deserved a second Heisman trophy this year.


  1. tebow did not finish second, and afaik no one knows for whom tebow voted.

  2. True. That's a typo we gotta fix. I'm notsurprised Bradford won it but I can't hide the feeling that McCoy got robbed by Texas being the odd team out in the bcs. If Oklahoma and Texas switch places in that ranking McCoy easily gets it and I think he deserved it.


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