31December2011 posting predicted Obama's victory in November, foie gras being banned in California in July and the Higgs (to the left) Boson being confirmed in August. Well, the scientists beat me by a month. So I have been right on some longshots.
In the State of Hawaii, from being the second most despised school in the world, next to BYU, Notre Dame is now probably the most popular team. There are two others from Hawaii on that squad. Incidentally, there are 8 players from Hawaii on the roster of Oregon, this year ending at #4. The University of Hawaii won only three games. What if these 11 players were with us?
toss-up between Teo and Obama at Punahou School, and, perhaps too, the entire State. Manziel this summer was arrested and jailed after he was involved in a fight and produced a fake Louisiana driver's license. In subsequent search, he also had a fake Texas license. Hawaii Coach Norm Chow suspended his best player, Alex Dunnachie (he is the one most destined to play in the NFL), for four games, even though he was the only punter on the team. Dunnachie was cited for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. Johnny Touchdown started from game one This says something else also about A&M and moral priorities.
Teo has already won the Nagursky (best defensive player), Butkus (best linebacker) and Lombardi (best lineman or linebacker) awards. Tomorrow he will be sitting with Manzeil to see who wins the Maxwell (collegiate player of the year--trophy to the left). award. This will be the indicator of who will win the Heisman on Saturday. Teo then, on the same day, will probably win the Bednarik (outstanding defensive player) trophy, while Manzeil the O'Brien (best quarterback) award. Sure sounds like a lot of similar trophies.
Notwithstanding, it is not a matter of what I think. The voters have cast their ballots. Collin Klein, Kansas State's QB, the third player to be invited to New York, had a terrific final game against Texas, and he probably stole some votes from Manziel over that weekend. More than anything else, though, is that I suspect a sufficient number of voters will say, Johnny T has three more years to show something, and wouldn't it be terrific if he leads A&M to the BCS Championship game next year. Finally, there is that mystique of Notre Dame. They have been sadly mediocre for a long while, and, finally, there is that magical year led by a respected warrior and leader.
I added the following after Manti Teo today won the Bednarik, Camp (Player of the Year) and Maxwell awards, beating Johnny Touchdown in the latter two:
To watch the Heisman;