Posted by Tom Fornelli
Auburn quarterback Cam Newton is far and away the leader in the Heisman race so far this season. He has singlehandedly put the entire Auburn offense on his back this season and carried it to an 8-0 start and the top spot in the BCS polls. Honestly, if you have a Heisman vote right now and you don't plan on giving it to Newton, you aren't doing it because you don't think he deserves it, you're only voting for somebody else to be different.
But what if you're the latest Heisman winner, and you happen to play for Auburn's biggest rival? Is that reason enough not to vote for Newton to win the Heisman? Possibly, but Mark Ingram went on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and said he'd throw a vote Newton's way if he feels he deserves it.
"We'll see what happens," Ingram said. "We'll see how the rest of the season plays out and who keeps playing the best football. They're definitely playing the best football out of everybody right now.
"If he's the best and has been the best so far, I wouldn't have no problem. I'm a real person and I can't hate on the man."
That's right, Ingram "wouldn't have no problem" voting for Newton. Could it be that Ingram is intentionally using the double-negative to throw off the scent, and that he has no intention of voting for Newton? Now, as we've seen in the past, the proper usage of grammar and syntax can be a problem for members of the Alabama football team . It's very possible that Nick Saban 's misuse of the english language has transferred to the rest of the team like some unstoppable virus, hell bent on creating run-on sentences and leaving participles dangling.
But, no, I believe Ingram is too smart for that. He's obviously just trying to fool us all into thinking he supports Newton's campaign. Well he hasn't fooled this blogger!
I'm on to you, Ingram.
Hat tip: CFT