Thought for the Day

Is this year’s Heisman race boring because no one is dominating statistically and there’s not a clear leader?

Or is this year’s Heisman race exciting because no one is dominating statistically and there’s not a clear leader?

My thought:  I think the race has been boring–to this point.  There’s no getting around the lack of pizazz from the various candidates, especially compared to last year. 

However, I think this race also has a chance to produce a real cliffhanger of a Heisman ceremony.  For the first time in a long, long time, five guys might head to New York thinking they have a shot.

What say you?

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4 Responses to Thought for the Day

  1. Leland October 29, 2009 at 11:26 am #

    Boring or Exciting? My answer: Yes.

    Fundamentally, the season is now. What ever happens over the next 6 games determines both the Heisman and the NC.

  2. Kravis October 29, 2009 at 11:34 am #

    This year’s award should be called the “November Heisman” b/c whoever goes on a Carson Palmer-esque tear this November will probably win the award.

  3. starkweather October 29, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    It’s exciting to me right now because it seems like the race is wide open. But the realization that it will still end up being a PR race between Christ Tebow and Noodle-Armed McCoy is depressing. I’d even be OK with Jimmy Clausen winning it, in spite of his being a Golden Domer, since he has looked generally great except for some terrible decisions on the goal line against USC. I fully expect McCoy to go on that statistical rampage to close out the season but it doesn’t make him the best player in the nation to these eyes.

  4. philnotfil October 30, 2009 at 8:52 am #

    Exciting and disappointing. Exciting because the race is wide open, we don’t have any idea who is going to win. Disappointing because everytime someone slides to the top they immediately start sucking. None of the big names has played well this year, and none of the little names plays against the same level of competition.