NCAAF  > General NCAAF  > Can Vince Young have his rightful Heismann Trophy now?
July 24, 2010, 12:42 PM
Now that The Bushman has been (rightfully) thrown under the bus and USC has hired the the Neutered Dame color-man side-kick announcer to clean house...

...can Vince have his rightful trophy? He deserved it that year. Nobody ever carried a team alone on his back in a BCS championship like Young did.

Pat Hayden (is he too short to be a successful athletic director?) can hire OJ's buddies to sneak into Bush's house and get the trophy.
July 24, 2010  05:02 PM ET

Stop it...it is over and done...move on

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July 24, 2010  05:44 PM ET

About as likely as Auburn being declared 2004 national champs.

July 24, 2010  05:53 PM ET

He could sell it for bond money.

July 24, 2010  09:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

He could sell it for bond money.

LOL!! or use it as a distraction to get out of the "hospital"

July 25, 2010  09:39 AM ET

Tires better be round. Otherwise, there's a problem.

July 25, 2010  10:43 AM ET

Bush's only mistake was stiffing those agents for $300,000.

If he had paid up like all the other First-Round-Picks, if he had not cheated the cheaters, Bush would still be a Heiz Man.

July 30, 2010  11:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Stop it...it is over and done...move on

So will this be your attitude about the now defunct 05 NC game when USC thrashed Big Lame Bob? What was that... 55-19?? At least Vince deserves it....

July 30, 2010  11:43 PM ET

Stop it...I know it is painful, but it is over. Go to sleep, you will feel better in the am...I promise

July 31, 2010  04:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

So will this be your attitude about the now defunct 05 NC game when USC thrashed Big Lame Bob? What was that... 55-19?? At least Vince deserves it....

Winning the Heisman by default, kinda cheap and meaningless dont you think ? Although his pro career has been as outstanding as ............Ryan Leafs.
Yep you sold me, pass the codine syrup.

July 31, 2010  06:09 PM ET

What the heck? Why would Vince want that tainted thing.

I'm glad Reggie got stripped of it, don't get me wrong....yes I did jsut smile...
But giving it to Vince at this point is pointless.

Let's move on so I can quickly find another reason to hate USC. This sillyness might make me defend them. Then hell will freeze over, pigs will fly and the world will end. And no one wants that.

July 31, 2010  07:46 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

So will this be your attitude about the now defunct 05 NC game when USC thrashed Big Lame Bob? What was that... 55-19?? At least Vince deserves it....

So you are saying that taking money from an agent made Bush a better player? And that he didn't deserve the trophy if based on athletics because he was paid money by an agent? Sorry, just ain't following that argument.

He lost the trophy because he went outside the rules of the NCAA and accepted much money from an agent. This disallowed him the opportunity to represent the Heisman Trophy. It wasn't Young's ability...so the trophy can't be his.

And to top it all off...Vince Young has already said he didn't want it. Class act from a class guy. Watch and learn grasshopper

August 2, 2010  10:26 PM ET

Okay, I didn't know Vince Young didn't want it.

In that case, I'll take it and bring it to the Antique Road Show.

August 6, 2010  10:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

So you are saying that taking money from an agent made Bush a better player? And that he didn't deserve the trophy if based on athletics because he was paid money by an agent? Sorry, just ain't following that argument. He lost the trophy because he went outside the rules of the NCAA and accepted much money from an agent. This disallowed him the opportunity to represent the Heisman Trophy. It wasn't Young's ability...so the trophy can't be his.And to top it all off...Vince Young has already said he didn't want it. Class act from a class guy. Watch and learn grasshopper

So I heard an interview with the Exec Director of the Football Sportswriters, and he seemed to think they were voting for Auburn to take the NC... I LOVE USC & Reggie B!

August 6, 2010  10:55 PM ET

Who wants to win any trophy that way?

August 6, 2010  11:12 PM ET

The Heisman is a glorified popularity contest. Who cares?

August 6, 2010  11:28 PM ET

Interesting in that it seems the fans of schools that don't have many Heisman winners or many NC winners are the ones that keep saying the awards don't mean anything.

Just saying....

August 7, 2010  01:14 AM ET

Has Billy Sims hocked his on EBay yet?

August 7, 2010  02:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

The Heisman is a glorified popularity contest. Who cares?

It is kinda funny that every year there are probably 20-30 cfb players that really stand out athletically.

Some play on defense, some play for unranked teams, some are better at their position than the 'winner' but they lack the TV exposure.

The award is great for the 'winner' and the fans of that team.

But everyone else is kinda standing around thinking, "wtf?"

 
August 7, 2010  12:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

... but they lack the TV exposure...

It seems whoever gets quality TV exposure gets the trophy. I have a lot of respect for the athletes who are chosen as finalists but I've lost respect for the Heisman process. It's too political and it's influenced by too much media spin and the $$ that go along with that.

I think the the turning point for me was the "LT For Heisman" marketing campaign back in 2000 when Tomlinson was at TCU. Posters, billboards, local TV "specials", coaches lobbying in the media, etc. I have great respect for LT and what he accomplished but I've lost respect for the institutions that market their players like this.

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