Well, it wasn’t much of a surprise, but Auburn’s QB Cam Newton was this year’s recipient of the prestigious Heisman trophy. It has been something of a story-book year for Newton as he receives this award in preparation for the BCS National championship game against the Oregon Ducks. However, the award ceremony was undeniably sullied by allegations that Newton’s father may have violated NCAA rules by trying to solicit his son to Mississippi State in exchange for some cash. I am sure we will all hear the falling out of such an investigation, but it naturally raises the question about the appropriateness of college players receiving monetary compensation. I am equally sure that there were dollar signs in the eyes of any coach recruiting this star way back when, and rightfully so. He is currently responsible for more points than any other player in the FBS (by a margin of 22), further proof that it is all about being on the right side of 0. He probably doesn’t have much use for a backpack, but expect to see him in a Benz.
Believe it or not, even the NFL has to bow to the whims of Mother Nature from time to time. The inflatable roof at the Metrodome collapsed under the barrage of snow, moving back the Vikings game against the Giants yet another day. Initially the game was postponed because the Giants were unable to fly out of Kansas City during the storm. The game will be played on Monday in Detroit, and, hell, the Vikings could use an extra day. Another interesting note in the NFL is that Michael Vick is the leading vote getter in Pro-Bowl voting. I know no one cares about the Pro-Bowl but it makes a man wonder whether Vick is in the running for MVP.
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