Jeff Gravley

My Heisman Vote

Posted November 22, 2011

I recently received my letter from the Heisman Trophy Trust listing in great detail how to cast my Heisman ballot. Vote for three different candidates, here's how to access the on-line site, here's your password and ballot number. I'm lucky number 313. I have to have my three candidates in by 5pm EST, Monday, December 5, 2011.

In the final paragraph, in bold letters it reads. The Heisman Trust would like to remind all electors that it is against our policy to publicly release their ballot selections. Heisman electors should keep their votes confidential until after the Heisman announcement. 

Since I can't give specifics of my final three, which I have yet to select, I can give you how I plan to determine my top three. First, I'm not a believer of giving the Heisman to the best player on the best team. I will vote for the best player. 

Did this player lead the nation in any statistical category? Where does he rank? What kind of competition did he play against? Was he successful against the better teams on their schedule? What's the record of his team?

There is also the eyeball test. I have seen at least one full game from all of the candidates on my list.

So I have 11 players from 11 different teams and put together their stats along with their team's record and strength of schedule. There are 7 quarterbacks and 4 running backs on my list and I have them in no particular order. I will say Russell Wilson didn't make the cut. 

There are two more weekends of football until my ballot is due with plenty more yards to gain and important games to win. 

 

 

 

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  • Hammerhead Nov 28, 11:18 a.m.

    Hammerhead is a perfect name for the person who commented earlier. Ignorant would be a better... View More

    — Posted by orangeyougladtoseeme

    Thanks for the assumptions and compliments. I guess you misinterpreted my statement while adding nothing yourself. My point is that any well-informed sports fan could make the same case as a writer, though bias would enter into the equation far too heavily. This year especially, we could make an argument for any number of players, and pretty much mirror that of the "experts". Never said anything against Graveley, though I think most talking sports heads know little more about sports than the average fan.

    I've never played fantasy sports BTW, too many other hobbies, most of which involve going outside. Also, I haven't lived within 200 miles of my family in 36 years, and have been doing my own cooking since 1975, when I was 17.

  • orangeyougladtoseeme Nov 24, 8:14 p.m.

    Hammerhead is a perfect name for the person who commented earlier. Ignorant would be a better choice. So many voters simplify the process. If Bama finishes first, pick a Tide running back, etc. At least Jeff thinks about it. Go back to your basement Hammerhead, set your fantasy football line-up and tell your mom to bring you down some meatloaf. Insightful comments are welcome here, not ridiculous jabs.

  • PackFan1983 Nov 23, 9:04 p.m.

    You know Gravely is voting for Russel Wilson. After all, he is the one who created the silly Glennon/Wilson comparison graphic on this site, which is statistical BS, being that Wilson is a 4-year veteran and Glennon in his first season.

  • Sauras69 Nov 23, 5:33 p.m.

    Doing 9 back-flips doesn't score TD's, but I think that he has the most athletic skills of any out there. He should have a solid game against UVA. Just hoping for a Win. Go Hokies.

  • Sauras69 Nov 23, 5:30 p.m.

    Well. I am biased to a degree on the Heisman. Wilson and Luck have fallen to the wayside. I look at VT's David Wilson who is leading the Country in rushing. What say you people? Go Hokies.

  • Hammerhead Nov 23, 2:09 p.m.

    In other words, we are all capable of casting a valid Heisman vote.

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