For the first time in history, a sophomore will win the Heisman tomorrow night. The finalists are Florida’s Tim Tebow, Arkansas’s Darren McFadden, Missouri’s Chase Daniel and Hawaii’s Colt Brennan, but the result is already a foregone conclusion: Tebow will win, according to StiffArmTrophy.com, which tabulates actual declared ballots, and has never been wrong.
In other Heisman-related news, sports writers Don Jaeger and Jim Henry are releasing a book in January called “Tarnished Heisman,” containing transcripts of conversations of Reggie Bush supposedly “acknowledging he owed money” to his would-be New Era agents. The upshot is that, at the least, Bush could lose his Heisman if the transcripts are taken seriously. As always, Yahoo! Sports is at the forefront of reporting this story, though their headline is oddly uninformative and actually kind of funny: “Bush hit with book.” I have this mental picture of somebody whacking Reggie over the head with a Harry Potter book or something. Heh.
UPDATE: James Taranto of the Wall Street Journal’s Opinion Journal had a slightly different take, prefacing its reference to the headline “Bush hit with book” by quipping, “That Laura Sure Can Throw.” Heh.
I wonder which book Bush was hit with?