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Archive for November 7th, 2007

Who Wants To Win The Heisman?

Posted by Condo on November 7, 2007

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This year’s Heisman Trophy race is more like a game of “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” with nobody stepping up to the plate to win the $1,000,000 prize.  There have been many contestants who as soon as they get out in the spotlight as the favorite, fall out of the race. (See: Andre Woodson of Kentucky, Darren McFadden of Arkansas, and Matt Ryan of Boston College)

The Heisman Trophy is an award that has become an award that goes to the best player on the best team rather than the best player in college football.  Typically, there is one or two players who tend to seperate themselves from the pack and their respective team is almost always unbeaten and at the top of the polls.  Last year it was Troy Smith, the year prior it was Vince Young and Reggie Bush, and before that Matt Leinart. 

However, the way this season has played out with the polls being turned upside down and no clear cut top player on a clear cut top team, it’s made the race one of the most debated in recent memory.  Guys like Dennis Dixon at Oregon and Matt Ryan at Boston College who were not even consideration for the Heisman when the season started have been at the top of the list in recent weeks with Dixon having the upperhand at this point because his team didn’t lose last week.

Could this be the first season that the Heisman may go to the best overall player instead of the best player on the best team (in the polls that is)?  If I had to make the call on the top 5 players on my Heisman ballot, it would like this:

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The 19th Greatest Basketball Program In The South: Georgia Bulldogs

Posted by Ryne E. Hancock on November 7, 2007

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Georgia Bulldogs

Location: Athens, Georgia

Nickname: Bulldogs

Reason For Nickname: In 1901, during the Georgia-Auburn football game, fans had a badge that said “Eat ’em Georgia” that showed a bulldog eating a tiger. It would not be until 1920 when the school decided to officially name the teams at the school “Bulldogs”.

Colors: Red and Black

Conference: Southeastern

Arena: Stegeman Coliseum (built 1964, capacity 10,523) 

Basketball Between The Hedges: Georgia may not be a basketball power like most schools, but you can’t say that their program has been short of success on the hardwood. The Bulldogs began playing basketball over 100 years ago in 1904-05 and was a charter member of the Southeastern Conference when it began in 1932-33. In their history, the Bulldogs have claimed the 1931 and 1932 Southern Conference Championships as well as the 1983 and 1990 SEC Championships.

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