The Heisman Trophy ceremony takes place this Saturday in Manhattan, New York and it should be one of the most contested races in recent memory.
With the decline of Florida’s Tim Tebow, the rise of Stanford’s Toby Gerhart and Alabama’s Mark Ingram, and the images of Nebreska’s speedy Ndamukong Suh still creeping into Texas’ Colt McCoy’s head, picking a victor from this field of candidates will be no easy task.
Depending on which coast you reside in and whether or not you have actually seen games from these emerging players, your vote probably tends to lean in the direction of the player that is closest to your five digit zip code.
While all of the candidates (except maybe Tebow) have an excellent chance of taking home this hardware, whoever does end up winning the trophy, and the honor that it brings, will no doubt receive criticism from cynical fans in the three other time zones across the country.
But with all of the games in the books, all we can do now is sit, wait, and discuss.
The victor of this individual tribute will come down to how far the voters can expand their horizons, power through any unwarranted biases, and vote for the right candidate.
To make things a little easier on those who are actually lucky enough to enter a ballot for this sought after trophy, I thought I would compare these candidates to something that everyone in the world should be able to relate to...Family Guy characters.