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Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:42 am
Edited on: December 9, 2011 2:21 pm
Right about now, I'm a lot like or Taboo or Fergie. OK, you're right. I'm nothing like any of them.

Because I got a feeling ...

... that Saturday night's not gonna be a good night.

This is about the Heisman ceremony on Saturday night, a trophy that Baylor's Robert Griffin III should win easily. And that's what some are projecting, including's Dennis Dodd, whose straw poll of 23 voters shows RG3 winning huge.

Still, I got a feeling ...

First, it's all those ESPN guys saying Griffin might not, or even won't, win the thing. A few days ago Craig James said this on national television: "I don't think [Griffin] has a chance of winning."

We all know Craig James is a clown of the highest order, but that's either the dumbest thing that has ever come out of his mouth (wow), or he's onto something scary. Kirk Herbstreit is no clown -- plus the man's damn good-looking -- but in the last few days he said something straight out of the Pony Playbook: "[Griffin] is from Baylor. He's not going to win the Heisman."

And then this morning, on the Mike and Mike show on ESPN Radio -- yeah, I listen to Mike and Mike -- Mel Kiper said he wasn't sure Griffin would win the Heisman.

That's three different prominent media guys -- and maybe even three Heisman voters -- who are rebutting what everyone else seems to be saying, that RG3 is going to win the Heisman in a runaway.

Which has me thinking.

What if all these voters being polled -- by sites like and -- have been lying to pollsters out of outright embarrassment? Because while it has become nationally accepted in recent days that RG3 should win the Heisman, it wasn't so obvious a week ago.

And lots of Heisman voters sent in their vote early.

So many  voted early that the Downtown Athletic Club sent out a mass "thank you" last week -- before the last major weekend of games -- to all those who did so. All those premature tabulations (shaddup) missed RG3's signature game, a demolition of Texas in which Griffin threw for 320 yards, ran for 32 yards, and compiled four touchdowns. After that game it was apparent to most reasonable college football fans that Griffin (3,998 yards passing, 644 rushing, 45 total touchdowns, six interceptions, the single-season NCAA record for pass efficiency) is the best player in the country.

But what about all those people who voted early?

And what about those lazy voters who decided months ago that the 2011 Heisman was 2010 runner-up Andrew Luck's to lose -- and seeing how he played well this season, he'd done nothing to lose it?

Just saying. Hope I'm wrong, but I got a feeling ...

Category: NCAAF

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:25 pm

Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

Any ballot received prior to the end of the season should be thrown out.  How serious can we take a voter who votes before the end of the contest.  It's not much different than the AP voter who said he would vote LSU no matter what.  Of course, this is exactly what the AP did after the 2003 season.  They presented USC their NC trophy prior to LSU and OU even playing.  All bogus. 

Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:24 pm

Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

Troll.  Hardcore.

Since: Feb 26, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 5:01 pm

Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

Funny schtick "psukchild".

Since: Apr 10, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2011 4:55 pm

Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

From what I've read, you and CBS have been open-minded and fair in your reporting on this. As a Baylor fan, the ESPN agenda machine has lost all credibility. Also, you can add Holtz and Matt Millen to the list. He went so far as to basically downplay RG's chances while he's announcing the Texas game; building up their poster boy Luck while he should have been paying attention to the future Heisman winner dismantling the horns!
I guess his talent evaluation record speaks for itself. The rest of them (Mark May excluded), well, Luck has been their boy since last year's Heisman and it takes a man to admit your wrong.
Apparently not many of those in Bristol!

Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:55 pm

Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

It aint no rant you dang liberal. It is the truth. I saw Sandusky in a speach quoting the scripture. He's christain. Aint no way a republican christain did this. Obviously you are blind and probably voted for that liberal Obama talkin bout healthcare. These victims done lied and this gonna get out. Trying to wreck some good campaigns

Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:46 pm

Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

I was going to state that if either RG3 or Tyrann Mathieu wins the Heisman there should be no complaints. Mathieu has been as good and influenced his team's success as much as RG3, he just didn't get to handle the ball as often as RG3. But I can't help commenting on the strange post that devolved into a rant purporting a liberal conspiracy that links Heisman voting and Jerry Sandusky's guilt or innocence. Who knew Fox News posted comments about Gregg Doyel's blogs?

Since: Nov 26, 2006
Posted on: December 9, 2011 3:44 pm

Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

Doyel, you are wrong. Congrats to RGIII

Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:38 pm

Heisman has to be RG3 -- but I'm skeptical

ESPN may just be trying to dispel that it is a lock for RG3 to get people to tune in and increase the ratings of the announcement show. If there is no mystery, why watch?

Since: Dec 9, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 2:05 pm

Heisman has to be RGIII -- but I'm skeptical

Declaring RG the Heisman winner is just quota meeting liberal democrat garbage. We know that Luck sho0uld be the winner. Just like what the liberals are trying to do with Sandusky. When McQueary said in the grand jury report that he heard "rythmic slapping" sounds and then saw Sandusky having a** sex with a 10 year old boy, that was a lie perpetrated by the Obama Administration in order to make Republican donor Sandusky look bad. I bet if you look into McQueary's record he probably isn't even an american citizen. Probably just some commie liberal Russian lacky leading a smear campaign.

Since: Sep 6, 2009
Posted on: December 9, 2011 1:22 pm

Heisman has to be RGIII -- but I'm skeptical

Not sure I would have said dismantling Texas, especially this year, is a signature game.  Unfortunately , the wrong guy will win the Heisman this year when it should go to a running back, either Ball or Richardson.

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