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Didn’t See The Game? Neither Did Heisman Voters

Posted Nov 18, 2007 by Aaron Knox

Updated Nov 18, 2007 at 11:28 AM

GAINESVILLE — You may have been ticked about having to either pay your cable company or find a place to watch Florida’s win against Florida Atlantic — which aired on pay-per-view — but the limited exposure may have helped Gators quarterback Tim Tebow’s Heisman campaign. Because while you saw a fairly uneven performance that Florida coach Urban Meyer called “not Tim’s best,” here is all most Heisman voters saw.

Tebow, T. 25-34-1 338 3

Tebow, T. 11-31 1

If they saw anything else, it probably was a highlight of one of Tebow’s three touchdown passes or a story about Tebow becoming the first Division I-A player to run for 20 touchdowns and throw for 20 touchdowns in the same season. So the lack of exposure actually enhanced Tebow’s candidacy by forcing voters to rely on the box score instead of their own eyes.

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Por (Hoke Kerns) on November 19, 2007 (Suggest removal)

Any intellectually honest Heisman voter would have to name Tim Tebow number one.  But that bunch in the northeast, particularly those associated with U. S. A. Today and ESPN lack that objectivity, apparently.  A group of the northeastern media types appear ready to name a less than talented player simply because that best player is a sophomore - at least that seems to be their excuse/reasoning(?).

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Por (Eric Howe) on November 19, 2007 (Suggest removal)

If Tebow doesn’t get the Heisman its a complete joke. To think that he now holds the SEC record for the most rushing touchdowns with all of the players who have gone thru the SEC is beyond me. And then to say he is the first player EVER to rush and throw for 20 TD’s is off the chart. I won’t be surprised if he doesn’t get it, just disappointed as he has done more than any other player this year hands down.

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