Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Heisman speech for the times . . .

There are only two teams left to play a meaningful game this season, and, with some time on his hands before the BCS championship, Austin Murphy of Sports Illustrated couldn't pass up the rather large sitting duck about to win college football's highest award.

Take it from there, Austin.

6 comments:

J said...

Being a 'Bama guy, I can see where you would find this hilarious. As an Auburn guy, I saw less humor. There were funny moments - the line about Dad using him as an ATM was one - but overall it seemed a tad sophomoric. But hey, Kenny Rogers' words are absolute gospel and Cam's words are 100% lies, right?

pstonge said...

J,

It's how some Crimson folk manage the cold, disappointing days until spring practice begins.

Peter

Michael said...

To Barner I and Barner II: Let's be fair here. I didn't post a link to "Buying the Tiger," which, besides being easy to dance to, is hilarious. And you must have missed the shots I took in the other thread at Nick Saban, he of the $5 million contract and the 3-point second half.

Besides, by the time the BCS Championship game comes along, you may guys may be looking back at the Murphy piece as a love song.

mg

J said...

I caught your shots at Saban in the other post. I have tried to be gentlemanly and not kick you while you're down. And yes, there are far more vicious shots at AU and Cam out there. I didn't think the piece was totally awful - it was actually mildly amusing in spots. However, I do feel compelled to rise in defense of my favorite team when about 1 nano-second after Kenny Rogers said Cam was as involved as "Dad" was from the beginning, everyone called for Newton's head and for every stat Auburn had accumulated this year to be instantly vacated, and when Cam spoke to the contrary, he was immediately branded a liar and cries continued that it was 1,000% impossible for a father to do anything on his kid's "behalf" without the kid fully knowing every detail. This is not unique to this scandall, of course - whenever wrongdoing is reported in the media, the accused is assumed guilty until proven innocent - but that doesn't make it any less wrong.

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Michael said...

J, point taken. But Cam Newton has had his media defenders -- Cecil, understandably, not so much.

In this case, I was surprised to find this kind of column in the one-time bible of sports journalism. Don't think we would have seen Frank Deford or John Underwood would have taken this approach.

Shows how things have changed.