Originally Posted by 2012Champs
Are all the heisman voters homers too? Or stat geeks?
We all heard Archie Griffin or whoever that was in the background yelling "BOOMER!!" 87907 times when Sam Bradford finished up his Heisman speech...
& we all know the inherent bias they have towards offensive players relative to defensive guys....really biased towards qb's and rbs.
Why? b/c offensive guys' impact can be directly quantified through stats as opposed to defensive guys....There's a reason only 1 defensive guy has won the Heisman...that's b/c he played offense too.....
Since there's usually only 2 candidates that really
have a shot at winning anyway, We've also seen recently been able to see the map & number breakdowns of how these guys recieve their votes relative to regions where the votes come from.
From those maps you can see voters vote according to the player they are closest to or that they see the most....in other words, they get caught up in the hype just like fans do.
You add in conference biases & it's a wrap...Guys like Manti Te'o and that qb from Kansas State a few years back never really have chances to win it.