As if anyone needs further proof that the heisman is a shout out to the flavor of the month player for the sports media, I present this gem from ESPN's Heisman Watch Link:
1. Tim Tebow, Florida: Tebow isn't putting up silly stats every week, but he continues to win games, and that's what matters most. Did anyone think he wouldn't lead the game-winning scoring drive against Arkansas? Florida's wide receivers aren't elite this year and there's more pressure on Tebow to make plays. As long as Florida keeps winning and he plays an instrumental role, it's hard to drop Tebow from the top spot.
2. Mark Ingram, Alabama: Ingram made the biggest move of any player in the Heisman race Saturday, exploding for 246 rush yards against South Carolina. The Alabama sophomore is playing his best football against the best competition, combining for 568 rush yards in wins against Virginia Tech, Mississippi and South Carolina. The SEC already knew about Ingram before Saturday, but now the entire country ought to take notice.
3. Colt McCoy, Texas: The competition level increased for Texas against Oklahoma, but McCoy's production level plummeted. He completed just 53.8 percent of his passes in the game, which, given McCoy's standards, seems more like 35 percent. McCoy also continued his streak of throwing at least one interception in every game this season. He'll need big performances on the road the next two weeks against Missouri and Oklahoma State to improve his stock.
Now don't get me wrong. I'm not campaigning for Colt to get the Heisman. Excuses or no, Colt simply hasn't played like the best player in football. That being said, neither has darling Timmy. The article states that even though Tim Tebow puts up mediocre stats lately, he wins and that's all that matters. It then goes on to say that if Colt wants a chance at the Heisman, he will need to put up awesome numbers. Does anyone else see the glaring hypocrisy in this thought process?
Exit question: Is my criticism of the love of Tim Tebow hypocritical given my fervor for VY as a College player? I certainly don't think Tim Tebow is as clutch or unstoppable as Vince was, but is that perception skewed? Some thoughts from other Texas fans would be appreciated.