As all the world surely knows, Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy with 462 first-place votes. But I found an interesting Web site where one can view the individual ballots of a whole bunch of the voters, and some of them were awfully interesting.
There were the usual homer shenanigans -- a guy from the Topeka newspaper voting Kansas wideout Jordy Nelson #3 and omitting Tebow entirely, a guy from SignOnSanDiego.com voting the QB from D-IAA University of San Diego ahead of Chase Daniel and Colt Brennan -- but I think the thing that actually jumped out at me the most was Steve Spurrier's ballot. He put Tebow #1, to nobody's surprise, but put Colt Brennan #2 and Daniel #3, leaving out Darren McFadden entirely.
Now, Spurrier wasn't the only one to leave McFadden off his ballot -- though those folks were definitely in the minority -- but it was striking considering that if anyone should be able to testify to McFadden's worthiness, it's the Ol' Ballcoach. After all, he did have a front-row seat to McFadden's 321-yard performance in a 48-36 win over his own Gamecocks about a month ago.
I don't know. Maybe Spur Dog only votes for QBs, and was thus unimpressed at McFadden only throwing one pass the entire game. Maybe he's just cranky at being stuck home for the holidays. Either way, though, it sounds like a dick move to me.
The future #1 draft pick of the Miami Dolphins kindly asks that you raise up off his nuts, Steve.