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September 14, 2010

Vince Young on Bush's Heisman: 'I Definitely Want It': Although Vince Young said that Reggie Bush won the Heisman "fair and square," he would not turn the award down if it was taken away from Bush and offered to him as runner-up: "I definitely want it, I definitely want it. ... if they send it over to me I am not going to say no to it."

posted by rcade to football at 09:52 AM - 13 comments

If he's a top flight college QB from the past 20 years and wants to have a notable and fulfilling pro career, maybe he doesn't want the award.

Carson Palmer is a single tall oak standing in a scrub thicket of Wuerffels, Whites, and Weinkes.

posted by beaverboard at 10:50 AM on September 14

I admire his honesty at the very least.

posted by trox at 11:08 AM on September 14

Would his new nickname be asterisk?

posted by FonGu at 12:08 PM on September 14

I admire his honesty at the very least.

Isn't "expressing open desire for a Heisman" listed somewhere in the rulebook of that cozy little club as grounds for an automatic exclusion? They surely don't want to tarnish the whole false-modesty schtick of the annual shebang.

posted by etagloh at 02:46 PM on September 14

scab.

posted by geekyguy at 04:49 PM on September 14

If offered to him, why would he turn it down? First, that would be thumbing his nose at the Heisman organization. Second, can you imagine how much that sucker is going to be worth as sports memorabilia, especially if you could prove that it was the one given to Bush, returned, and then given to Young as opposed to just another copy?

posted by graymatters at 06:56 PM on September 14

Poor, tortured demented soul. Talk about a very large, talented, accomplished man who really just needs a hug.

posted by MW12 at 06:56 PM on September 14

He wants it? Fine, give it to him, but without ceremony or photos -- dark alley, handoff between cars.

posted by jjzucal at 07:56 PM on September 14

Well, I guess that's ok. I don't think I'd "definitely want it" if Bush forfeited it, but I can understand it, I guess.

It would've been better if he said "Shit NO! That thing is not mine. Reggie blew me away in votes. It's not like there was an argument here. It would just be the biggest second place trophy in history... Which come to think of it..."

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:33 PM on September 14

can you imagine how much that sucker is going to be worth as sports memorabilia, especially if you could prove that it was the one given to Bush, returned, and then given to Young as opposed to just another copy?

It's not an insane amount of money - at least not compared to the career contract earnings of a guy like Young.

I think OJ's Heisman went for somewhere in the neighborhood of 250 K at auction to help pay the damages awarded as an outcome of the Goldmans' civil suit against Simpson.

For the only vacated Heisman to date, maybe add another 100 K to the 250. Real money to you and me, but just another half dozen or so giant diamond earrings to a pro athlete.

posted by beaverboard at 09:54 PM on September 14

For the only vacated Heisman to date, maybe add another 100 K to the 250.

Na ga happen. ESPN will buy the rights to a one-hour live special where people can send in text votes at $0.10 a pop to determine whether it goes into a crusher, gets tossed into a furnace, gets flattened by a steamroller or receives the Will It Blend? treatment. Ka-ching.

posted by etagloh at 12:03 AM on September 15

I have a 1976 flag football championship trophy he can have too, since he seems to not care whether he actually EARNED it or not.

posted by bdaddy at 11:20 AM on September 15

Nicely said, bdaddy. Harsh, but nicely said.

posted by bperk at 11:54 AM on September 15

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