The college football bowl season is a bittersweet time. Being able to tune into game after game makes bowl season an exciting time for football fans, but sadness also arises when a team is crowned national champions and the season comes to an end. The upcoming bowl season will be a little different though.
Yesterday, the Football Bowl Association released the 2013-14 bowl schedule. Thirty-five games will be played over the course of 17 days so there are still plenty of games for fans to look forward to. The schedule concludes with the BCS National Championship game which marks more than the end of the season. It is also the end of an era.
Complain about the refs and officiating all you want, say the only reason Louisville won was because a championship after Ware’s broken leg made a good story, etc…..but both played a heck of a game, Michigan Lost, Louisville won, and the big L-Ville team is the NCAA champion this year. Not my first choice, especially since my bracket was ruined, but I’ll take any winner except Michigan.
Okay, maybe I am a little biased….UofM has a reputation for housing students with entitlement issues….and I have family members who attended the college who have that Harvard-like attitude. So, admittedly, I am always happy to see their sports teams lose, especially to MSU. I have become an MSU fan just to make those family members mad.
So its almost March Madness time. Everyone is starting to develop their 8 different brackets for their 12 different office pools. Really though, has anyone ever won a March Madness pool? I always hear about people filling theirs out, but has anyone actually every won one? Could it be some big conspiracy? I’m convinced that most of the pools have some guy running it who just collects the cash and never awards the winners their money. Actually, I’m convinced that happens in all the pools I enter. But that’s not the point of this post.
This post focuses on one man. He is probably one of the most infamous men in Ole Miss history. He probably is the only guy who can compete with Jackie Sherrill in terms of bringing out the anger in fans of Ole Miss. I must be talking about a former LSU football coach or a certain former quarterback at Arkansas whose name we will not be mentioned, right? While all those are very hate-able, no one makes an Ole Miss fan’s blood boil like Bryce Drew.
To no one’s surprise Johhny Football is still catching a lot of media attention. A lot of reports have been negative, especially relating to his decision to post a picture of himself holding a fan of his casino winnings on Instagram. Although he did some pretty good PR for himself and turned the situation around by making the day of a cancer patient, he still gets blasted here and there. The college and other institutions/individuals are asking him to grow up.
But honestly, what do you expect?
Johnny Manziel is making history. On December 6, 2012, he became the first freshman to receive the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award, but his more significant accomplishment came two days later. Manziel was awarded the 2012 Heisman Trophy, again, the first freshman to ever do so. Shortly after Johnny Football was announced the winner, the Twitter universe was buzzing with a new nickname — Johnny Heisman — for the freshman star. Continue reading “And the Winner is…” »
It’s been an exciting season for the Texas A&M Aggies, who were thought to be an underdog team from the start. New to the SEC, they were largely underrated until their big win against the Alabama Crimson Tide. Although a team is just that – a team – a lot of their success is said to be due to a certain freshman quarterback nicknamed “Johnnie Football.”
Johnny Manziel (his real name) has since been called a star, a sensation, and the best college football player in the nation. His performance has been impressive – this season, he averages more than 378 yards per game and completes about 68 percent of passes. That’s pretty impressive and rivals the stats of previous Heisman winners.
I’ve always felt people start hyping up the Heisman WAY too early each year. It’s like the preseason polls, completely meaningless. These are 20 year old kids, so trying to predict what they’re going to do (much like trying to figure out what, say, reigning NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers is going to do) before the season starts is ludicrous. There are so many dependencies that people don’t even think of. Continue reading “2012 Early Season Heisman Busts” »
Official public online voting for the 2005 Heisman Trophy ended on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 at 5 PM ET. Nominees were determined from various media outlets and by users who either voted or nominated a player of their own. Vince Young (Texas) received the most votes in this year’s fan balloting followed by Maurice Drew (UCLA), Brodie Croyle (Alabama), DeAngelo Williams (Memphis) and Reggie Bush (USC).The top three candidates received the corresponding equivalent of one first, second or third place vote in the official balloting. Continue reading “The 2005 Heisman Trophy” »