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The Bonny Awards: "Enemy of the State"

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The always-creative Whills suggested "In Defense of Hook ‘em" for a Bonny award category to award those Longhorns who went above and beyond the call of duty to defend the great state of Texas. Young and Durant will definitely be the front-runners for their service. Before we can properly cover the heroes of the past year, I think it’s only fitting to cover the villains first. This award is for all of those teams, players, universities, coaches, administrators, or even reporters who irritated and maddened you. These awards will be much more interesting for all if everyone throws in their two-cents. As it’s based entirely on your opinion, you can’t be wrong. Tweety Carter and Jerrod Johnson are my picks.

Tweety Carter

Things didn’t seem all that bad after losing to powerhouses Kansas State and Connecticut. There was still hope for a basketball championship until Tweety came along. In the first game, Carter’s twenty-seven points were only one less than Balbay, Bradley, Mason, Johnson, Lucas, Wangmene, Hamilton, and Brown combined. During the second loss, Carter pulled off an impressive reverse layup with a few minutes left to initiate Baylor’s final scoring run. Third time was the charm right? Nope, Carter scorched us for a third time in the Big-12 Tournament. After three terrible games, I couldn’t figure out what was more irritating: his ability to score at will, the announcers raving about "Tweety" (from the sound he made as a crying baby), or that flat top haircut.

Jerrod Johnson

This was the perfect example of why rivalry games—especially those with a twenty-one point spread--should never be taken for granted. In his coming out party, Johnson went 26-33 with four touchdowns and added 97 yards with his feet, overshadowing Colt’s own brilliant performance. After he avoided yet another perfect Muschamp call, I realized we were experiencing the closest thing to the ’05 Rose Bowl from Trojan eyes. No matter our scheme, despite our collection of All-Americans, we just couldn’t find a way to slow him down. Coming into the fall, Johnson is one of the most hyped players in the Big-X? conference.  We’ll see if he can live up to that hype. 

Your turn Burnt Orange Nation, who was your villain of the year...