I had a feeling Alabama’s Mark Ingram was going to win the Heisman, even though Stanford’s Toby Gerhart was more deserving. And sure enough, the Pac-10 got screwed again when the national press bestowed the award on Ingram, by a scant five votes….
Of the finalists, none was as good or consistent as Gerhart; yet somehow he was denied….
And where was my choice for the Heisman, Oregon’s Jeremiah Masoli? Nobody in the country made more big plays and he was the best player on the best team in the best confernece….
Unfortunately Masoli was not invited to New York, so Gerhart should have won in a landslide….
Too bad most voters were asleep during Masoli’s unbelievable, come-from-behind performance against Arizona a few weeks ago. Had Masoli played for Florida, that game alone would have had his name engraved on the Heisman….
He was also huge in wins over USC and the Pac-10 clincher against Oregon St, all of which aired while the geritol-sipping voters were tucked away and dreaming of voting for an SEC or BIG-12 player….
But of the finalists, Gerhart was clearly the best player….
Here are the numbers of Gerhart and Ingram:
GERHART: 311 carries, 1,736 yards and 26 TD’s
INGRAM: 249 carries, 1,542 yards and 15 TD’s
More carries, more yards, more TD’s. Like I said, no contest….
Had Gerhart played for Alabama and Ingram for Stanford, it would have been the most lopsided vote in Heisman history; with Toby posing with the trophy….
I can’t prove it, but I’ll bet most of the voters from the Midwest, South and East had never seen Gerhart play live. Most of these old farts are beddy-bye by the time the Stanford score appears and go strictly by the numbers….
And most of them are condescending college football elitists who feel Pac-10 football is inferior and not worthy of their time….
Thus the ridiculous Heisman vote….
Isn’t it funny that nobody is screaming about how the Division 1AA playoffs are “compromising the academics” of the “student athletes?” While watching the semi-final game between Montana and Appalachian St, none of the announcers worried that the playoff was depriving the players of much needed class time….
There wasn’t any talk about “cheapening the regular season” or “hurting the bowl system,” either….
Isn’t it funny how every division in college football, except fot Division I, can pull off a 16-team playoff without a hitch? And the players aren’t dropping out of school in record numbers because the season is too long?….
The answer is simple: The NCAA is a corrupt organization which should not only be investigated for anti-trust violations, but by the Feds for violating RICO laws….
Even though 99% of the fans want a playoff, the crooks who run the NCAA hold their breath and cross their arms in defiance….
Reminds me of George W. Bush when it came to border security….
And nothing is going to change as long as their enablers in the media, mainly ESPN and Fox, allow them to prosper….
Yes, the college presidents and athletic directors are in on the graft and should be prosecuted, but without big money, network cooperation they couldn’t get away with it….
ESPN has been promoting “bowl season” as if it’s the equal to March Madness; with commercials running non-stop about how “special” all of this nonsense is….
This puts money into the corrupt pockets of the NCAA, BCS and bowls….
Wouldn’t it be nice for ESPN to take a stand and inform the NCAA there will not be another dime until a playoff is installed? No bowl coverage, no promos and not a mention of post-season play without a playoff….
That would put a huge dent into the BCS monopoly and a huge step toward a Division II-style playoff….
Another villian is Fox, who a few years ago signed a huge, multi-million dollar deal with the NCAA to televise all the
Again, had Fox insisted on a playoff before they spent a dime, the NCAA and BCS would have been becked into a corner and might have been broken….
For all the talk about NCAA and BCA corruption, let’s not forget the networks who bankroll them….