A New Hope
As the college football season progresses, I am filled with a new sense of hope and anticipation. I find that I can barely contain the my excitement.
This is my year; I can feel it.
For so many years my dream has alluded me. So many times, it has remained just beyond my grasp.
How many times can they deny me?
How long will injustice be allowed to prevail?
At what point will the Downtown Athletic Club acknowledge my achievements?
When will the Heisman trophy be mine?
In previous posts I have delved into great detail about my desire to win the Heisman Trophy.
Granted, I may not strictly meet the qualifications to win a Heisman Trophy: The Heisman Trophy is awarded to the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.
I don’t meet the definition of a student athlete in its purest form.
I don’t play college football at any level. I have never played college football at any level. I’ve never even played Madden.
Nor am I currently enrolled at any university, college or trade school. (I do constantly receive emails from Triangle Tech.)
And I will admit, I misspelled the word Heisman the first several times I typed it.
But this begs the question: when did the universities of our nation become so rigid?
I am brimming with excellence and integrity.
I’ve never been accused of double homicide. 1968 Heisman Trophy winner O. J. Simpson, I’m looking at you. Do you think the Heisman committee is proud to have that name on they’re list?
They gave Reggie Bush a Heisman Trophy (2005) and then snatched it away a few years later. Where’s that Heisman Trophy now? I’ll take that one. Evidently enticing a student athlete to your school by giving his mother a brand new home with a giant pile of cash in the living room, is frowned upon.
Tom Harmon was awarded the Heisman Trophy in 1940. He is considered to be one of the greatest football players in the University of Michigan’s history. He was also a war hero, having been awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart, after his fighter plane was shot down over Japanese occupied China. He went on to have a long and successful career as an actor and broadcaster. He is also the father of collegiate football star and popular actor Mark Harmon. Tom Harmon was a great man who lived an extraordinary life.
However, his grandchildren went on to form the musical group Nelson, that has to count against him.
In 1984 Doug Flutie was given the Heisman Trophy. I’m sure he deserved the award; it’s just that he’s freakin’ tiny.
But this year is different. There something in the air this year: Covid 19. Trevor Lawrence was the front runner this year until Covid sidelined him for a couple of weeks.
It seems a pandemic was all I needed. As this thing spreads my chances just get better and better.
I’d ask you to wish me luck, but this year, I don’t think I’ll be needing it.
Update: in regards to my letter writing campaign to persuade the NHL to put my name on Lord Stanley’s Cup: they still won’t do it.