Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tebow, Bradford, and McCoy: Are They Really the Only Heisman Contenders?

by HD Handshoe

Whoa, whoa, whoa...

Did I miss something?

Did I pull a Rip Van Winkle and the 2009 season already passed me by?

Am I still sleeping? If so, quick, somebody pinch me.

Nope, I'm awake and it's still early August.

So since I thankfully didn't miss the season, what genius decided that before a single down has been played, that only three guys, Florida's Tim Tebow, Oklahoma's Sam Bradford, and Texas's Colt McCoy, are the only players in the running for the 2009 Heisman Trophy?

By the looks of the image posted today on ESPN (aka Espin), the combined brain powers that be (or in this case, lack thereof) up in Bristol already have the New York Downtown Athletic Club's December invites signed, sealed, and delivered.

Here's the image that was posted on ESPN's College Football frontpage today.

Certainly, Tebow, Bradford and McCoy are Heisman contenders, but if Espin can omit players deserving of being included in the mix, certainly we here at BlockONation can play that game too.

That being said, I went ahead and tweaked the image slightly.

Now, I did this "tweaking" just to prove a point.

Just because Espin posted their image with only Tebow, Bradford, and McCoy and I posted my own with only Pryor, that doesn't make those three or just Pryor the favorites.

There's actually a long list of talented guys that could emerge as legit Heisman candidates.

In fact, I wrote a two-part series recently, highlighting the top Heisman contenders this year, which you can read here (Part I) and here (Part II).

I just hope the media, mainly Espin, doesn't ruin the chances of someone very deserving, outside of their big three, come December.

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