Montee Ball was denied the Doak Walker award we sort of saw it coming with the clear hype machine, but this is one of the most blatant screwups in recent voting for "major" trophies. As you know Alabama's Trent Richardson won the award given to the "nations best" running back". I really thought this award was more of a pure award that was actually based more in reality but clearly that was wrong.
We haven't touched on this yet but want to throw this out there on how impressive Ball's touchdown numbers are in reality. What the nation somehow hasn't grasped is that Ball is scoring a historic level of touchdowns on a team with a number of other big time playmakers that could be getting the opportunity and responsibility in the red zone. The Badgers have a legit Heisman trophy QB contender and he isn't looked at to throw it into the end zone to two very capable receivers and a high quality tight end. You combine this with the fact that Big Ten defenses know who is getting the rock in the red zone and they haven't done one thing to stop it and it is extremely remarkable. Plus you add on the fact, how many time can you think of that the plan failed? Complete joke of an award, you can't have a historic season in a major conference and not pick up the hardware. Richardson's season wasn't even that remarkable for a top running back if you look at other years and how he didn't deliver in big games. Plus the final point is Montee Ball is a more complete back when you look at things besides rushing. Montee there are those who apparently have heard of cable and the internet and those who may or may not be living in the Southeast or in the East and are living under rocks, don't know what else to say. Wish there was one more game for you in Madison to start the Heisman chant for you.
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