Friday, December 12, 2008
Yes, Folks, I'm FROM Connecticut but, STILL!!
While I hardly consider myself an expert on the subject, I think I've developed at least a rudimentary understanding of how major college athletics work. Take, for instance, all this hype surrounding the 2008 Heisman Trophy race. We're apparently down to three players; Colt McCoy, Sam Bradford, and last year's winner, Tim Tebow. And, yes, folks, they're all incredibly worthy recipients. No problem with any of them. I just can't help but notice that they're all from powerhouse programs. And it almost ALWAYS seems to be that way. It's like, wouldn't it be nice if a player or two from outside the power structure got some ink/recognition, too?...........................................................For example, what about UConn's Donald Brown? For those of you who aren't aware of him, Donald Brown led the entire nation in rushing. He finished with 1,822 yards and 17 touchdowns. And he did this on a team that had perhaps one of the worst passing games in college football. He WAS the UConn offense. All you had to do was stop Brown and you stopped UConn. And, yes, folks, he still led the nation in rushing. To put it into some perspective here for you, if Donald Brown was a UConn basketball player, he'd probably be up for the player of the year award. He's been that frigging good. Not that he should necessarily win the Heisman, mind you, but he should have got a mention. That's all I'm saying.