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12/8/2012

2012 Heisman Trophy Winner – Johnny Football

Filed under: General — JD @ 6:00 pm

[Guest post by JD]

I agree.

Discuss.

–JD

16 Responses to “2012 Heisman Trophy Winner – Johnny Football”

  1. I would have voted for Te’o

    JD (318f81)

  2. Of course you would have, your a biased golden domer!
    I

    mg (31009b)

  3. I bet that twenty five years from now, Johnny Manziel will never wear Bruno Magli shoes and rent out his guest cottage to some guy named “Kato.”

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  4. ESPN failed in their attempt to influence the Heisman voting this time. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it this bad, what with all the hype on Te’o, the 90-second infomercials on his season, the push on ND, at least since the last time they did that, when Woodson/Manning were the top two….

    reff (4dcda2)

  5. Oh my, how should I respond to this astonishing selection?

    The options are endless, so I think I will smirk quietly in the corner while murmuring “Farmers Fight.”

    That’s just the way we Aggies are. We never jump up and hoot and holler about how great we are. Of course, that’s because we never sit down. We never bask in our glory, because our glory illuminates the universe while the Sun hides in shame.

    We never proclaim these obvious truths, because most of all, Aggies are humble. And we always hedge our bets, especially when playing the insufferable Okies.

    Ag80 (b2c81f)

  6. I will follow humble Ag80 with a simple Whoop.

    Em - Ag93 (0af170)

  7. First Heisman for the aggies since 1957, when John David Crow won it as a r.b.

    mg (31009b)

  8. I second the Whoop!

    Aggie Jurist (65afb8)

  9. I’m not an Aggie fan by any stretch of the imagination, but Johnny M. DESERVES this trophy. Well played indeed.

    George "GM" Roper (e44313)

  10. In much more important college football news, Navy defeated Army for the 11th time in a row to claim the Commander in Chief’s Tropy. GO NAVY!! BEAT ARMY!!

    prowlerguy (912ed9)

  11. First-ever frosh winner underscores imo a big big talent hole in this years crop of top college players.

    Not good for NFL teams looking to turn a team around quickly with 1st round talent.
    You know who you are.

    miked (04e8ba)

  12. miked, though you’re probably correct insofar as there not being many franchise-resurrectionists among this year’s junior and senior skill players, Manziel’s season would have been a remarkable season for a senior, and the fact that a freshman had that season should have been a positive rather than a negative.

    Diffus (4a5ca6)

  13. It may not appear there are a bunch of “sure bets” among collegians this season, but I think it’s harder than we think to identify “NFL sure bets.” So many “sure bets” end up doing belly flops and face plants once they get into the NFL, while there are an awful lot of under the radar collegians who attend Whatchamacalit Tech who end up making a splash in the NFL.

    Elephant Stone (65d289)

  14. I had $10 to win $100 on Te-o. So I think that this result is a great injustice.

    viktor (efc7fb)

  15. Woodson/Manning

    Manning was always overrated as a college player, and even as a pro he never SERIOUSLY did well until they got a front line for him that could cover his chickenshit ass properly

    The way to beat any Manning team is to get to him a couple times, sack his ass at least twice in the first quarter.

    Y’see, he’s got happy feet. No, not the commenter… You sack his ass a couple times, and he gets nervous whenever a safety or a linemen LOOKS like they’re going to blitz.

    Spurrier knew this. It’s why Manning never won against Florida, even AFTER Wuerrfel left and they had a first-year starter.

    His first year, he lost, but no surpise, as he got thrust into the QB role after the starting QB (taking over for the going pro Heath Schuler) got his career ended in the first game of the season.

    The second year, though, the Gators let him get up 30-14, before putting the hammer down to win the game 62-37.

    The third year was the Gator’s NC year, 1996 — the Gators put 35 of the board then coasted to a 35-29 win. This was Wuerfel’s last year, meaning 1997 was Mannings Big Chance.

    But nope. Florida’s running game trumped Manning’s passing game, as UF’s Fred Taylor put 134 yards on UT in only 17 attempts, and Manning lost 33-20.

    And THAT is why he never got the Heisman. Because he couldn’t beat Florida even when they were coming down off an NC year. Because EVERY single one of the 3 relevant UF games showed a different way to beat Manning.

    ;-)

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Dietary Regimen Inspector (8e2a3d)

  16. Manziel’s season would have been a remarkable season for a senior, and the fact that a freshman had that season should have been a positive rather than a negative.

    More importantly, he had it against not only SEC defenses, but against some of the BEST SEC defenses

    I had $10 to win $100 on Te-o. So I think that this result is a great injustice.

    Damn straight you cheap bastard, I only got a lousy stinking buck off your ass…. :oD

    Smock Puppet, 10th Dan Snark Master and Dietary Regimen Inspector (8e2a3d)


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