- 12/04/2012, 02:20AM ET
Mitch Cumstien said 12/04, 10:44 AM
the Manti ray
the praying Mantis
Manti the Panti raider
Manti the Polynesian pounder
ok so he doesn't have a cool nickname (unlesss one of these treasures happens to stick)
but he deserves the Heisman!
Marlins Fan said 12/04, 11:06 PM
I like Manti. I think he's a great player and he seems like a stand-up dude, and honestly I haven't heard even a rumor or anything negative. Seems like a great kid.
He shouldn't be winning the Heisman, though. Two reasons why.
Reason 1, Teo hasn't had a "Heisman"-type season.
It's true. Teo has had some really outstanding games but it's not like he was a difference maker, week in and week out. He's a great LB (albeit a MLB, one of the easier positions to fill) but he certainly hasn't been the most dominant player (or even defender) in college football.
ND finished first in the BCA and had an outstanding defense this year. Teo is the best player on the team and therefore is sort of the figure head of ND circa 2012. That, combined with his painfully moving personal life (lost grandma and girlfriend within like a week or two of each other) has elevated Teo to a lofty standing that his on-the-field play hasn't quite warranted.
Reason 2, Johnny Football.
This dude, on the other hand, straight up brought it this year. 4,600 yards, 43 TD's. For a FRESHMAN quarterback playing for a lowly regarded A&M team in their SEC-cherry popping season.
Mitch Cumstien said 12/18, 10:32 AM
There is a reason I stopped doing throwdowns... Every time I do, it seems, I get called away on business. Good TD Marlins. While I still believe Teo "Deserved" the Heisman, I do also believe that my extended absence calls for my forfeiture. Again, Good TD Marlins.
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