Archive for December, 2006

Currently Reading…
December 28, 2006

Deserving?
December 10, 2006

Does Troy Smith deserve one of the most prestigious awards in all of sports? Keep in mind, after September, Ohio State only played one team that finished with a winning record. Not to mention, Brady Quinn put up better stats this season than Mr. Smith (more passing yards, more touchdowns…Smith did have a higher passer rating [108.7 – 167.0] ). It is also interesting that the Johnny Unitas award, given to the top quarterback in college football, was given to the four-year starter from Notre Dame. Ask yourself, how can you win the Heisman if your not even considered the best quarterback in college football? A bigger question that that…how did Darren McFadden slip into second place? Is this award for the college M.V.P.? Or is this award for the best college athlete? Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I disagree with the 2006 Heisman decision. In fact, I think that they were brilliant to invite only three players to the ceremony this year. Slaton and Hart did have great years…but not New York worthy years.
I must admit that I was moved by his life story because of my family’s history of foster-care. It is great to see someone make it through this system that so often fails children. Anyway, the question is whether Troy Smith is deserving. At this point, I don’t have a definitive opinion. I would love to know yours.
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NFL thoughts…
* Young may not be the best QB in the league – but he comes to play.
* 29 in 13 … unbelievable. I witnessed it, though.
*Colts’ post-season assessment: NO RUN DEFENSE…NO SUPERBOWL. Simple as that.

I’LL TAKE…
December 5, 2006

I’LL TAKE…