The 4 Heisman candidates were announced last night, so I thought we’d take a gander at the nominees. These four fine strapping young lads will travel to New York City on Saturday for the ceremony, though most people seem to think it is a foregone conclusion that the winner will be a certain Gator (booooo). I am grudgingly inclined to agree, now that Dennis Dixon is not a contender. (He coulda been a contender!) Anyway, I now present the Heisman Finalists for 2007. They can be our
Heis Men. Rise Men. Size Men. Lies [down next to us] Men. (I know, it’s a stretch.)
This one’s for you, Metsy.
Also, has LaRussa been teaching him tricks?
Colt has taken the Rainbow Warriors to the only perfect season in Bowl Subdivision football. Hawaii is on their way to their first-ever BCS bowl, as they meet up with Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. This season Colt passed for 4,174 yards and 38 touchdowns. He also set the all-time touchdown passes record of 131.
He was a surprising late-edition to the Heisman chase (ba dump ching!), but put together a nice little season of 4,170 yards and 33 TDs. Then got totally screwed out of playing in a BCS game (Sorry Kansas, but you know it’s true). Coach Gary Pinkel had this nice thing to say, “This shines a huge light, a shining light, on the University of Missouri and the state.”
EEEK! A SPIDER!
I’ll squash it, Coach!
The only running back in the Heisman Hunt, McFadden was the runner-up last year, finishing second to Troy Smith. This year, he rushed for 1,725 yards and 15 touchdowns. In the game against South Carolina, he tied the SEC single-game rushing record with 321 yards and in the upset over then-#1 LSU, he rushed for 206 yards, 3 touchdowns, and he passed for a touchdown.
Ooof. I fells down.
Tim Tebow…blahblahblah…great season…blahblahblah…838 yards rushing, 3,132 yards passing…blahblahblah…holy crap, 51 touchdowns…blahblahblah…probably gonna win.
Yes yes, Tim Tebow. However, if there were a Heisman for “Most suitable name for a college QB” Colt would run away with it- hands down.
If there were a sub-category of “Most tasty looking Heisman candidate,” Colt would also run away with it hands down, on the merits of the 1st picture.
Amanda, I agree that “Colt” is a great name for a college QB. But I’d have to throw my vote to Colt McCoy over Colt Brennan. “Turkey Creek” Colt McCoy, gun-slinger for the Texas Longhorns.
Minda, I found that pic and pretty much fainted dead over on the keyboard.
Lady Andrea just earned my undying love and affection with that Colt comment.
Colt Brennan – 131 touchdown passes, 23 NCAA records, only undefeated team in America. Who else can say that? How can Colt Brennan not win the Heisman? If you are skeptical, I challenge you to watch last week’s Hawaii Vs Washington. Colt is incredible. You might become a believer.
I think Tebow will win (and maybe should), but I’m hoping Colt at least comes in at #2. I stayed up until 3:30am to watch him handle Washington. So hot.
Chase Daniel picks his nose and eats it. Not hot.
I like the name “Colt” but it does make me think of Rocky and Tum Tum as well.
Heisman voters are very often “body of work” voters – and it really is an award for the “major conferences” – seriously, why didn’t Kevin Smith get an invite? I think if Tebow doesn’t make more history this weekend – the award will go to McFadden.
As far as excellence in looks, physique and general cutiepieness – all 4 of these guys are winners.
Although Tebow couldn’t win that blogger contest y’all had earlier this year – so maybe not.
I gotta agree with Joe. I’ve been following this team, and Colt, all season and he’s been amazing. The whole team has been this year. I hope they slaughter Georgia.
Andie – Get out of my brain… I was thinking there should be a Heisman post. (And soon we get to see them in suits! ALL HOT DRESSED UP IN SUITS.)
I cannot WAIT to see Colt all dressed up in a suit.
And then I’d like to see said suit crumpled up on the floor. You know where…
Thanks, Andie, for that delicious picture of Colt.
I have to show some love for Chase. He can pick his nose all he wants! (And seriously, all guys pick their nose.) He’s hot, talented, humble, and a Tiger. That’s all I need in a man…
And for the record, I went to Mizzou and worked for the athletic department when we were really excited to go to the Insight.com Bowl. If only we had Coach Pinkel then!
That should be a post. “Colts in Suits” You have the guys named Colts, the actual Colt players… um… and…
OH! Billy Dee Williams doing a Colt 45 commerical.
Article in NY Times on Colt Brennan says that when he was born his parents chose between “Colton” and “Maverick.”
Damn you meaningless play against Purdue that injured Mike Hart! Damn you!
Ellen-that? Is awesome. Makes me like Colt more.
And I’m kinda hoping Tebow wins (don’t hate me Holly!). I want the curse of the Heisman to continue dammit.
How can you not want a baby rhino to win the Heisman?
Now he’s a Heisman-winning baby rhino :-)
McFadden is a freakin’ beast. True story.
I’m sure winning the Heisman has nothing on being “face straddling” worthy, but um…Yeah. *eyes glaze over at Colt*
But congrats to Tim for winning
Just when I think I’m alone in my Colt Brennan Lust … ahhh. Kindred spirits. PS – much like Becks, Tebow is a hottie till he opens his mouth.
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