Tuesday, December 09, 2008
The Heisman Trophy is scheduled to be handed out this Saturday from wherever the Hell they do it these days (Downtown Athletic Club?). Like usual, the debate rages on regarding who the best player in college football is this season. Let me simplify things for you.
Tim Tebow has earned that trophy again.
I said it last week and I say it again this week: Tebow is one of, if not THEE, greatest players in the history of college football. Did you watch the SEC Championship game? He would not allow the Gators to lose. There is not a better leader in the country. He was a fucking warrior. And he HAS to be rewarded for it. Otherwise, it's just another notch in college football's belt as the worst run sport in the world.
Don't give me gaudy passing numbers to defend somebody else. I don't want to hear that shit. The QB's in the Big 12 get to play against soft and shitty defenses every week. As overrated as the SEC has been this season outside of the Big 2, the defense in that conference is still top notch. How many teams put up 30+ points against Alabama this season? That's a fucking NICK SABAN DEFENSE that he shredded!
In Sam Bradford's biggest game of the year, the game in which all OU and Texas players are remembered, he wasn't good enough to win. Colt McCoy didn't even win the Big 12 South (fairly or not). Graham Harrell shit the bed in Norman. Running up the score on Baylor does not make one immortal. Everyone who will be heading to New York has some blemish on their resume...so give it to the best player. Look at each guy and ask yourself, "Is this guy better than Tebow"? The answer is a resounding no.
Eventually, someone is going to join Archie Griffin as a two-time Heisman winner. Tebow has earned the right to be placed on that pedestal. Love him or hate him (and I have no idea how anyone could hate the kid), that trophy belongs to him again.