What a weekend! I know I must say that all the time, but I think it is safe to say that it has been a fantastic season on and off the gridiron this year!
The college regular season is now officially done now that the last game, the Army/Navy game, has been played. It might pit the two biggest programs in the nation against each other, but they are definitely two of the most historic and most deserving of the respect of fans and non-fans alike. The weekend also saw the culmination of the college awards season with some history being made as Johnny 'Football' Manziel took home the Heisman.
Tack that on with a whole lot of drama on and off the NFL field--including the FBI and the Redskins--and you have the makings of a great week for football fans everywhere!
And the Winner of the 2012 Heisman Trophy is...
Chances were that history was going to be made Saturday night with either the first purely defensive player or the first freshman winning the Heisman Trophy and being designated as the best player in the country. A solid case could be made for Texas A&M's dynamic freshman Johnny Manziel as well as Notre Dame's Manti Te'o. However, there was still Collin Klein to be reckoned with.
I have to say that I was not shocked that Manziel won, but that he won by a fairly convincing margin (474 first place votes to 321; 2029 points to 1706). I expected more people to give a nod to Klein even though he had that dreadful game against Baylor, but in the end he only got 60 first place votes and 894 points.
In case you haven't watched Johnny Football play thanks to the internet and enterprising folks that are much better with videos than me you can!<iframe src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/CeM_P3CKrV0" frameborder="0" width="600" height="330"></iframe>