The Heisman Is a Hoax: This Popularity Contest Needs an Overhaul

Posted by James Adkins on December-13-2009 Add Comments

Congratulations to Alabama running back Mark Ingram for winning the 2009 Heisman Popularity Contest.

You see, everyone loves a winner, including the media who vote each year on the player most deserving of the Heisman Trophy. Unfortunately, the misperception that the country's best player must be a member of one of its best teams has turned the award into a hoax.

For Ingram, all winning the Heisman proves is that he's the best player on one of the country's best teams.

The Heisman Trophy espouses itself as the award to recognize the most outstanding college football player in the country, but the ambiguous nature of the award's voting process has allowed it to become a sham. 

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