Dec 5, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide running back Derrick Henry (2) celebrates his 29-15 win over the Florida Gators in the 2015 SEC Championship Game at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports
Derrick Henry will be the clear Heisman trophy winner, unless politics and grudges get in the way of the vote. Here are the top excuses that Alabama haters will give for trying to deny Derrick Henry the Heisman.
The Heisman Trophy is supposed to be an award that goes to the the college football player who best displays excellence on and off the field in any given year. Over the last few years however it has become a weird backup source of conference pride and competitiveness. This and the popularity of social media have led the competition away from its roots and further and further into the realm of a popularity contest.
We all know that Derrick Henry should win the Heisman trophy, if you don’t think that they you are probably reading the wrong article, however we also know that right now it feels like Derrick Henry vs the world. Everyone who hates Alabama in the media and online seems to have a reason why Derrick Henry shouldn’t get the Heisman.
So let’s break down the three main reasons they are using and explain exactly why they are crap.
Reason #1 Fake Patriotism
Over the last few weeks there has been a huge push to get Navy QB Keenan Reynolds in the Heisman conversation. Reynolds and Navy have had a great year, they are 9-2 and second in their division of the ACC.
Reynolds hasn’t had a superstar season however, but as a season he has had an outstanding career. The problem is that the Heisman trophy is supposed to go to the best college football player in a year, it’s not a career award. If it was a career award then AJ McCarron would have had a much better claim to the trophy in 2013.
The other big “reason” behind Reynolds’ push is that he is serving his country. That’s wonderful, but it’s not a reason to win the Heisman.
In particular Auburn fans seem to suddenly be huge Reynolds fans.
This is hiding behind false patriotism. This Auburn genius is using patriotism as cover to be able to hate on Derrick Henry. This is disgusting. The second tweet claiming that a vote for anyone but Reynolds is un-American is the giveaway. Auburn fans are apparently as shameless as politicians.
So when you hear this excuse explain that it’s not a career award and that false patriotism is gross and offensive.
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