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Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

Posted on: December 7, 2010 8:22 pm
Some day, if I play my cards right, I will be granted a Heisman vote. Such a responsibility is given only to the few, the proud, the douchebag.

Well, it was given to six douchebags. The six who have grandstanded their way into the Cam Newton story by announcing that they will not, cannot, shall not, vote Newton for Heisman. So it was written, so it will be. Amen.


Who do you think you are? And I'm talking to all six of you, two of whom I know well, and like very much. This doesn't change anything for me, Mike Bianchi or David Whitley. Still love you guys. But this decision of yours, this holier-than-thou proclamation to protect the integrity of the Heisman, makes me want to vomit.

Newton is eligible to play for Auburn. He is eligible to win the Heisman. Therefore, if he is the best player in college football this season -- and only an idiot would suggest he's not -- then he must get that vote.

Unless of course some Heisman voters were granted not just a Heisman vote, but the ability to see the future. And those voters know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that Newton eventually will be declared ineligible this season, which means Auburn will have its SEC title vacated, and Newton will be stripped of any award he wins. If you six voters know that, more power to you.

But you don't know that, and you know you don't. Which brings me back to my question: Who do you think you are?

You're no better than those handful of Baseball Hall of Fame voters who refuse to vote for any candidate in his first year of eligibility on the grounds that, well, if Babe Ruth wasn't a unanimous selection, no one deserves to be a unanimous selection.

That's a douchebag move. And so is this. Because what if -- and there's a very good chance this happens -- what if the NCAA never determines that Cam Newton was guilty? What then? Voters will have held a suspicion against Newton. And if enough voters go that route, the best player in college football in years won't win the Heisman. Just because voters thought they knew something they didn't.

Me, I'd rather vote for the guy and have the Heisman taken from him down the road than the alternative, which is not voting for him and finding out, years later, that I was wrong. That Cam Newton never knew. That Cam Newton's father was guilty, yes, but that Cam Newton himself was innocent. But that someone else won the Heisman trophy because, um, I was a douchebag.

The academic cheating at Florida? Look, that might have happened -- but nothing came of it. Nothing. Florida never found Newton guilty. Florida never even brought him up on charges. Are we now holding allegations, but not convictions, against people? Not in my America, you douchebags.

And that stolen computer in Newton's room at Florida, the one he threw out the window when the police came looking for it? That's bad. Of course it's bad. But bad enough to cost Newton the Heisman? Of course not.

But we're going to add up all of that -- one allegation, one misdemeanor and one suspicion -- and decide that Cam Newton is unworthy of the award? Even if Auburn, the SEC, the NCAA and the Heisman foundation say he is eligible? Awful. Unforgivable.

But what's done is done. A handful of douchebags already have decided to be bigger than the Heisman and to take justice into their own hands.

If any of you read this and decide we're not friends any more, I can live with that. You said what you had to say.

And now, so did I.

Category: NCAAF
Tags: Cam Newton

Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: March 31, 2011 12:30 am

Look -- Sportswriters Trying to Find an Angle!

Cam cheated. You know how I know? Because his father cheated. What the NCAA has done here is created a precedent for "plausible deniability" for years to come. "No, sir - I didn't ask that school for any money to play football; it was my father who did it, and I don't know his business!" The lesson should've been: "parents - don't prostitute your children's futures. Our ancestors fought to end slavery, so please stop trying to sell your kids into indentured servitude." -- and this lecture shouldn't simply be limited to the parents of elite athletes - anyone who would line up this sort of bag money (to their credit, Miss St didn't) is an even bigger wart on the backside of America than Newton's dad is. The NCAA isn't a judge or jury, and isn't the ultimate litmus test for right or wrong in America - and the reason I know that is just by taking a look at the state of FBS football and D-1 basketball in this country. I'm a fan of both games, but I would be much happier if both leagues were simply fielding teams from the organic population of their respective student bodies instead of recruiting "students" based on their athletic abilities. Cam Newton is simply the latest symptom of this diseased corpse - and, remember, this is coming from someone who's a fan of both sports. Since the NCAA failed to do the right thing, in spite of overwhelming evidence about Newton's father attempting to reap an early windfall on his progeny's athletic prowess, it becomes incumbent upon sportswriters to speak their conscience and hold themselves to a higher standard of morality, fair play and civic righteousness. "Grandstanding Heisman Voters?" Yeah, you better believe they are, and they are nothing short of heroes for doing it. The Heisman is enough of a joke as it is - it is the most un-nuanced, un-sophisticated, People-Magazine, popularity-contest-for-highlight-re

el-fodder awards in all of sports. It is the ultimate "who cares" award in college football - a sport far too nuanced, complex, sophisticated and multi-faceted to be encapsulated by a "most outstanding player" award like this one. There is just no denying the excellence of the SEC in football, and their reputation for cultivating character and intellect among their alumni is equally impressive - but SEC football is nothing more than reality television run amok. It's American Idol with referees instead of judges. It has placed "winning" ahead of "competing" and writers who apologize for it are nothing more than frustrated jock-sniffers, trying to make a name for themselves with fans and coaches as advocates for their amoral sensibilities.

Since: Jul 6, 2008
Posted on: December 13, 2010 11:02 pm

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

well written dodd 'im so sick of dweeb'dorks.douchbag'cowards and holyrollers from these blogs to the local stores who think there so the @ons0b@#hes think there above or better than anyone on the planet.the sad thing is theres someone that no;s something on everyone of them. its disgusting how most people have to put someone else down to make thereself feel good in there own misrable life its getting where everyone wants to stick there nose where it doesnt belong run there mouth then run and hide are hide behind these buttons makes them real tuff when 9 out 10 are nothing but no how it is the smaller the man the bigger the mouth its the only defense the poor little dweebs have.its just pitifull how a youg man  can have such an outstanding season on the field seem so confident and happy then see these other douchebags twist turn lie anything but the facts try to draw attention to thereself off the name of someone else even down to the local store if it wasnt for these special people making things happen the others wouldnt even get noticed all they look for is something bad instead of looking at the good things these people do a narrow mind will never expand thats why a douchbag will always be a douchbag and a bigmouth will always be a bigmouth because there narrow mind will never let them advance to be anything but what they are a bunch of hippacrits'backstabbers and the rot of are nation

Since: Oct 10, 2008
Posted on: December 12, 2010 10:03 am

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

Cam Newton does not do drugs so he will not be Jamarcus Russell and he does not have the ego of Ryan Leaf but is much more talented.  You are correct, Auburn will beat Oregon because they are better.

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 11, 2010 10:10 pm

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

If you were as smart as he is you would not be running your dumb mouth on this site, if my name was hokie I would probably understand your problem, all I can say is your the Dumb Ass for making such comments.

Since: Dec 11, 2010
Posted on: December 11, 2010 2:23 pm

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

I once read a good article talking about a certain fan base in the SEC.  If I'm not mistaken, it was about Arkansas fans.  The jist of the article is that "People don't act that way".  Well, after reading reading the article above, I am left almost speachless.  The first words that come to mine are "Writers don't act that way".  They just don't!  For a writer to come out and call out other writers the way that this article did is simply very sadening.  I mean, come on, it's one thing to state your opinion, but to call other journalists douchebags is downright disgusting.  Professional people "don't act this way".  I'm not going to stoop to the level of a verbal assult or anything threatening, but this article was extremely distasteful and shows the true colors of the blogger.  I say blogger, not journalist, because this is not journalism.  This is something that belongs on the BleatherReport website. 

Voters have the right to hold Cam and Cecil's actions against Cam if they wish.  It's no different than voters holding Peter Warrick's actions against him back in 1999.  Cam might very well be the best collegiate player this year as Peter Warrick was in 1999, but when you consider the type of human being Cam Newton is, I don't think one can fault another for not including Cam on their ballot.

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: December 11, 2010 2:52 am

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

  You aren't doing the schools in the SEC, or their fans, any favors by living up to the stereotype of being uneducated.  I will assume from your use of the english language that you are in the third or fourth grade; for that reason even if you had made a decent argument, I would ignore it.

Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 6:49 pm

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

Let me just say that every one of us has done something wrong in our lives, but since CAM NEWTON  is in the spot light people want to start trash, I  dont no if he took any money, or knew about his dad asking for money, but i say who cares, I am willing to bet he is not the only one to every been offered any money , and i bet a  few has taken it, Its because AUBURN is #1 in the nation that people want to start crap, i say if they offered him money he sure is doing what 90 % of americans would do, act dumb as hell, Cant people just be happy for the man , he has  played hard and help bring the tigers a long way, I say if any thing  just be a great american and be happy for the man , I  think people are just jeolous and mad, Every one needs to get a life and stop spending so much time trying to kill someones life has the number one player in the nation, But what about mark ingram last year , he did what he did and still got the stupid tropey, Its a dumb award any ways , that they can come back and strip u of it, big deal,  have a great day and good bless

Since: Oct 25, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 10:45 am

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

Just put Troy Forever in place of where you have Auburn Bloggers and then you will have it right. You sanctimonious, holier-than-thou, pac-10homer $h_ t bag. 

Since: Dec 9, 2010
Posted on: December 9, 2010 9:15 am

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

How did you miss the biggest "D-Bag" in this whole situation one Mark Schlabaugh from ESPN. Schlabaugh had this Cam Newton situation wrong from the start when he reported November 4th that Kenny Rogers contacted John Bond to raise the money that Cecil Newton demanded from Mississippi State. Schlabaugh continued to allow himself to be mislead by MSU long after Rogers told Ian Fitzsimmons ESPN Dallas November 5th that he had no contact with Bond in thirty years, and even after John Bond confirmed to Buck Belue ESPN Atlanta on November 6th that he has had absolutely no contact with Kenny Rogers in 28 years Schlabaugh continued to push the Rogers/Newton/Bond story that he absolutely knew was a lie.   
When none of Schlabaughs rumor mongers
, unnamed sources, and MSU boosters could not come up with any real evidence Schlabaugh relied on puppeteers, Mullins, Meyer, and Saban to provide fodder when he could not find facts. When Schlabaugh was exposed as nothing more than a pawn for Meyer and Mullin he comes forward and tells the world he can not vote for the Heisman because he is too close to the story.............................. couldn't be further away from the real story Mark.
Gary Donaldson on CBS had the best advise for Heisman voters "VOTE FOR CAM NEWTON or abstain".
John Heisman, Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson the Auburn Heisman fraternity is about to get bigger Saturday.    &n

Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2010 11:43 pm

Look -- grandstanding Heisman voters!

These Auburn bloggers really know how to shovel it. They know what the NCAA rules were. They know what the SEC rules were.

Everything they write neatly avoids addressing those rules, and the bending/shelving of the rules by both the NCAA and SEC.

But they don't really care because just like Cam's dad, it's ok if you get away with it.  No ethics, terrible ethics, anyway you want to cut it, when your position is such, you are trash.

I would have some respect for them if they showed any true sign of regret that they are being favored. That means to state I know what has gone down is not KOSHER. Don't try to make it sound as if it is KOSHER.  Man up - say I am happy things have turned out the way they have, but the rules are the rules, and it ain't right.

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