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Finalists for 2011 Heisman announced

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In what should prove to be one of the closest votes in the history of the prestigious award, the Heisman Trophy announced Monday evening the finalists who will travel to New York City for the ceremony.

Announced on ESPN shortly after 6 ET this evening, the grouping of finalists vying for the 77th edition of the award will include five of the top players in the country for the 2011 season.  Here is the quintet of finalists — none of them seniors — as voted upon by former Heisman winners as well as select members of the media:

  • Wisconsin running back Montee Ball
  • Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III
  • Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck
  • LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu
  • Alabama running back Trent Richardson

A minimum of three and maximum of five finalists are selected each year; Chris Huston of heismanpundit.com wrote on Twitter shortly before the reveal that “[i]f it’s 3 finalists, expect a comfortable win for RG3. If there are 4, it will be a bit closer. If there are 5, it’s going to be very close.”

Obviously, this could very well be a close one based on Huston’s analysis, but if it will be as close as the 2009 race between Alabama’s Mark Ingram and Stanford’s Toby Gerhart remains to be seen.

Because of the depth of candidates in this year’s Heisman race it’s hard to say there were any “snubs”, but there were a couple players with the credentials in most any other year who were left without a ticket to the Big Apple.  A case could certainly be made for quarterbacks such as USC’s Matt Barkley, Houston’s Case Keenum, Oklahoma State’s Brandon Weeden, Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson or Boise State’s Kellen Moore, as well as Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon and Oregon running back LaMichael James, the nation’s leader in rushing yards per game.

In the end, though, it appears the voters damn-near got the finalists as close to perfect as humanly possible.

Then again, in the end, it won’t matter; RGIII will be toting the stiff-arm hardware back to Waco on Dec. 10.  And, yes, I just called my shot.  Why don’t you go ahead and call your shot below?

 

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61 Responses to “Finalists for 2011 Heisman announced”
  1. footballfan5255 says: Dec 5, 2011 6:25 PM

    No Lamichael James?

  2. 9erfan818 says: Dec 5, 2011 6:32 PM

    Matt Barkley led SC to a 10-2 record, had an amazing year and can’t get invited. Smh

  3. itstariq says: Dec 5, 2011 6:36 PM

    Montee Ball.

  4. highdesertsmoke says: Dec 5, 2011 6:37 PM

    The most useless award ever, who cares…..it’s all political…..

  5. bowens3181 says: Dec 5, 2011 6:37 PM

    It should be Montee Ball, however it will be RGIII

  6. infrno says: Dec 5, 2011 6:46 PM

    It will be RGIII, but the Honey Badger doesn’t give a shit, he’s just a sophomore. He’ll take what he wants next year.

  7. barnesaintnoble says: Dec 5, 2011 6:50 PM

    Ball – If the Big Ten wasn’t so bad this year, than possibly.

    Richardson – He is worthy, but I think he just gets the Doak Walker.

    Matheiu – Maybe next year, too young. Needs to be featured more on offense (woodson blueprint) and not get suspended next season.

    Luck – He was the front runner all year, and will probably win because he is white. Although he played in a weak conference with 3 good teams. No doubting his ability, he is a great QB but I think that…

    RGIII – is better. Not highly recruited out of high school. (http://rivals.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Robert-Griffin-64312;_ylt=AvUoEz6Ca6sSFlj._DJLoEFGPZB4)Went to BAYLOR!? And with that defense, where would they have been without him? Have you seen his deep ball? It’s just so…pretty. He is so well spoken, seems like a great leader and

  8. capntaddy says: Dec 5, 2011 6:50 PM

    footballfan5255: No LaMichael, because the voters realized after the first game, when they saw him run down from behind BY A DEFENSIVE END, that LMJ only shows well in a league that doesn’t play defense.

    Don’t know if this matters, but RGIII represents everything that is good about college athletics, and there’s not much left. A great kid and phenomenal athlete.

  9. Deb says: Dec 5, 2011 6:52 PM

    Trent Richardson plays for my team, I love him to death, and I’d be thrilled to see him win. But I believe it will RGIII, and I’m good with that. He’d probably be my choice if I had no horse in the race. But I’m still pulling for Trent :)

  10. infrno says: Dec 5, 2011 6:56 PM

    If I had a vote, I would vote for Richardson – and I despise Alabama. But anyone that can drag 10 players a full yard (see the Iron Bowl this year) is just a beast.

    I do honestly think Mathieu has been a more dramatic player in terms of being a “game changer”, though. But he is a sophomore and thus has at least one more chance.

  11. udub says: Dec 5, 2011 6:57 PM

    Or the real reason LaMichael James isn’t in there…

    he missed 2 games due to his elbow injury

  12. joshuavkidd says: Dec 5, 2011 7:00 PM

    Sorry but someone has to say it… the SEC was no better than the Big 10 once you get past Alabama and LSU and since Richardson never has to play against Bama, my vote goes to Ball. Against the same team, PSU, he also had the better game.

  13. bozosforall says: Dec 5, 2011 7:09 PM

    barnesaintnoble says:
    Dec 5, 2011 6:50 PM

    Luck – He was the front runner all year, and will probably win because he is white.

    ___

    Get that weak azz shyte outta here, Johnnie “barnesaintnoble” Cochran.

  14. bozosforall says: Dec 5, 2011 7:10 PM

    joshuavkidd says:
    Dec 5, 2011 7:00 PM
    Sorry but someone has to say it… the SEC was no better than the Big 10 once you get past Alabama and LSU and since Richardson never has to play against Bama, my vote goes to Ball. Against the same team, PSU, he also had the better game.

    _
    Every year, you Little Ten morons say the same shyte…and every year, the SEC makes your top teams look like fools.

  15. bozosforall says: Dec 5, 2011 7:13 PM

    9erfan818 says:
    Dec 5, 2011 6:32 PM
    Matt Barkley led SC to a 10-2 record, had an amazing year and can’t get invited. Smh

    __
    He chose to go to a school that routinely cheats to get players, therefore he doesn’t deserve consideration. Also, I’d love to see what he could do without the best LT in college football blocking for him, as well as one of the best WRs in the game catching the balls that he throws up for grabs.

  16. suprmous says: Dec 5, 2011 7:18 PM

    Tho bein a Faithful and Loyal LSU fan I’ve gotta say Montee Ball then the Honey Badger. The Honey Badger’s still got some expierence to be had is the only reason I say that. But next yr OMG he’s gonna make his presence known. Gotta love the way he plays now but give him time to perfect his game and he’ll sho nuff be a force to be reckoned with.

  17. iplaybad says: Dec 5, 2011 7:29 PM

    Not to diminish the numbers or their talent; but, of the five, RG3 and Luck are the most valuable to their respective teams. If you took either of them off of their respective squads, I don’t think you’d see those schools have the great years they’ve had.

    Whereas, with Wisconsin… since Bilema took over, they’ve had major numbers in the run game, though never a QB quite as talented as Russell Wilson.

    With Alabama… T Rich is supremely talented; but, Eddie Lacy and Jalston Fowler both have awesome YPC numbers.

    With LSU… The Honey Badger may be the best defensive and special teams player in America, LSU’s nickel and dime defenses are littered with NFL talent. Their secondary is unbelievable even without THB.

    It’ll be an exciting night for whomever is the next Heisman winner!

  18. joshuavkidd says: Dec 5, 2011 7:35 PM

    bozosforall says:
    Dec 5, 2011 7:10 PM
    _
    Every year, you Little Ten morons say the same shyte…and every year, the SEC makes your top teams look like fools.
    _

    False, and moronic. I think this is the first year in the last 5 years that the SEC has not been better than the Big 10.

  19. bigdogpappad says: Dec 5, 2011 7:39 PM

    John – straight up – how about using proper english and a better analogy.

    “Here is the quartet of finalists” – closer examination shows 5 and not 4 finalists and since when are the best players in college football compared to a “method of musical composition consisting of four parts.”

    RGIII is the most valuable player to Baylor and they are not even .500 without him but Ball and Richardson had to grind it out over a season against tougher competition.

  20. Deb says: Dec 5, 2011 7:43 PM

    @iplaybad …

    The biggest problem for Mathieu is that it’s so hard for defenders to get any love from Heisman voters. That’s not to say he couldn’t win, but it’s only happened once. However, if he doesn’t make it this year and continues to have the same kind of season next year, he may have a better chance at it than most guys on that side of the ball. Those dynamic punt returns coupled with his terrific defensive skills could set him apart with voters.

  21. buckeye1nation says: Dec 5, 2011 7:51 PM

    Hey bozo, Why can’t you just say you disagree, back it up with facts (this years facts), and move on instead of resorting to name calling? So someone has a differing opinion than you, big deal. It’s not like they called your momma/wife/sister a name. Seriously dude..

  22. infrno says: Dec 5, 2011 7:54 PM

    Yo momma so fat…..

  23. buckeye1nation says: Dec 5, 2011 7:54 PM

    And before anyone jumps all over me, the slashes represent the word “OR..

  24. florida727 says: Dec 5, 2011 7:56 PM

    It should come down to Luck and RGIII. Can you imagine where those teams would be without them?

    Alabama still wins without Richardson. They proved it over the long haul with their plug-and-play system. They get great athletes and the system works.

    Luck still put up ridiculous numbers without a legit deep threat.

    RGIII is a beast but stiff-armed trophies usually go to a guy based on his body of work, not just one season, that’s why before Tebow, no sophomore had ever won it.

    The best “player” in college football will NOT win the award… because Mathieu plays defense.

    JT, you know I love you, but “quartet” usually means FOUR. Try “quintet” next time, my friend. You’re still the best :)

  25. Deb says: Dec 5, 2011 8:02 PM

    bigdogpappad says:

    John – straight up – how about using proper english and a better analogy.

    ————————————————-
    Darlin’, proper English is capitalized.

  26. brtndr4u says: Dec 5, 2011 8:02 PM

    Last year you had bad boy Scam,now you put up the LSU weed weasel.Hypesman it has become.

  27. Deb says: Dec 5, 2011 8:09 PM

    @brtndr4u …

    Good grief, the kid reportedly failed one drug test and the details were never released. That doesn’t make him some crazed pothead. He’s a phenomenal talent, but like a lot of players, he just needs to mature. Quit making out like he’s some menace to society.

  28. norcal031 says: Dec 5, 2011 8:15 PM

    Mathieu failed a test for fake weed. The stuff everyone in the military smokes. I thought it was untestable?

  29. artisan3m says: Dec 5, 2011 8:17 PM

    Every player on that list except RGIII had a fairly decent supporting cast. Griffin had little if any defensive help, his offensive line probably wouldn’t start at any other major conference school. He WAS Baylor football and proved worthy of the test. Word on the street is that RGIII will NOT go pro and will play his senior year for Coach Briles. Its tough to pick from the five chosen, but Griffin is my choice and has been for a couple of weeks. Frankly, I thought it a joke when Baylor started touting Griffin as Heisman potential. I feel he has surpassed anyone’s expectation. Go, Robert ~ pulling for you.

  30. infrno says: Dec 5, 2011 8:20 PM

    @ norcalo

    As Deb said, that was never confirmed (it’s likely true, but then it wasn’t illegal at the time and simply an LSU rule in the first place).

    Jeez, he’s a kid, and as far as I know “Scam” didn’t do a damned thing wrong himself.

  31. norcal031 says: Dec 5, 2011 8:58 PM

    I’m not saying there’s anythig wrong with it. That was what was all over the news. He’s a boss though.

  32. mrba4775 says: Dec 5, 2011 9:23 PM

    u can take this 2 the bank, RGIII will win the heisman on saturday, luck will come n 2nd an trent richarson will b 3rd, guaranteed.

  33. nps6724 says: Dec 5, 2011 9:24 PM

    First, let’s remember this isn’t a Most Valuable Player award; it’s for the most outstanding player. RG3 and Luck were certainly more valuable than the other three, but were they more outstanding?

    I’m biased, but I say Mathieu. He made more big plays in big games at crucial moments than any other player in college football.

    vs. Oregon – LSU trailing 6-3, Mathieu forced a fumble on a punt return, recovered the ball and scored a TD.

    vs. West Virginia – LSU winning 7-0, WVU gets near midfield but Mathieu rips the ball away from the receiver, killing the drive. LSU up 20-7 with 40 seconds left in the 1st half, WVU tries a WR screen but Mathieu tips the ball in the air, intercepts it, and returns it to the 1.

    vs. Arkansas – Losing 14-7, Mathieu returns a punt 92 yards to tie the game. Arkansas’ next drive sees them marching for the lead, but Mathieu forces a fumble at LSU’s 34. This led to another LSU TD, a lead they would keep the rest of the game.

    vs. Georgia – Losing 10-0 with 0 1st downs in the 1st half, Mathieu returns a punt 62 yards for a TD. Losing 10-7,Mathieu recovers a fumble inside Georgia’s 30, setting up an LSU TD that proved to be the winning points. LSU leading 14-10, Mathieu returns a punt 47 yards to Georgia’s 17, once again setting up another LSU TD.

    He’s already set the record for career forced fumbles at LSU AND in the SEC and is currently 4 away from the NCAA’s career mark. AS A SOPHOMORE.

    He has also forced/recovered a fumble or intercepted a pass in 9 of his 16 career games vs. top 25 opponents. And he leads all of college football with 4 non-offensive TDs.

    LSU routed everyone they played besides Bama, but many of those games were ignited by Mathieu. For a defender, a CB no less, to be THAT involved in so many big plays in his team’s toughest games, it says a lot about how good he is. CBs just don’t do that.

    I know he’s not gonna win and IMO, it’s a win to even be invited as a defensive player.

    And with this year’s crop of contenders, no one should complain about who wins. Every single nominee deserves to win. Too bad only one can.

  34. badgersfan21 says: Dec 5, 2011 10:27 PM

    Definitely Montee Ball.

  35. suprmous says: Dec 5, 2011 10:30 PM

    Once again Teacher Deb strikes again. Give it a rest and just let folks give their opinion why don’t ya, Geesh Louise.

  36. Deb says: Dec 5, 2011 10:44 PM

    Once again, one of the Deb-hating LSU cows spits her cud at me even when I’m defending an LSU player. suprmous, I really don’t care what you think of my post, but why don’t you give it a rest and just let me give my opinion? It’s my opinion that Mathieu isn’t a menace to society because he smoked a little pot. You, on the other hand, are a blithering idiot. Since my posts bother you so much, skip them.

  37. 12greaterthan4 says: Dec 5, 2011 11:20 PM

    I have to go Montee Ball, anyone who is mentioned in the same breath as Barry Sanders for TD totals deserves the award.

  38. iplaybad says: Dec 6, 2011 12:30 AM

    If outstanding is what you are after, I would choose Luck. He lost an NFL receiver in D Baldwin, does more at the LoS than most QBs in the NFL, and led his team to a single loss season. Oh, and BTW, the school is an elite place of academic excellence, placing rigors on their players outside of football the other schools do not.

    If we are talking excellence, I will take the player who regularly checks into plays that may not pad his stats but will help the team win. RG3 has a lot of physical gifts but isn’t asked to do what Luck does exceptionally in a pro set O.

  39. realitypolice says: Dec 6, 2011 12:33 AM

    12greaterthan4 says:
    Dec 5, 2011 11:20 PM
    I have to go Montee Ball, anyone who is mentioned in the same breath as Barry Sanders for TD totals deserves the award.
    =============
    Please stop. Just stop.

    When are we going realize that all of these Wisconsin RBs are nothing more than a product of their offensive lines?

    Ron Dayne? Heisman trophy, Negligible pro career.

    John Clay? Unstoppable force with 14 TDs last year despite missing 3 games? Can you say Steelers practice squad?

    Montee Ball? Backup to the aforementioned John Clay, who, and I can’t stress this enough, went undrafted and couldn’t crack the roster.

    You can’t give the Heisman to a guy who spent his career walking through giant holes created by his Oline.

  40. manhandler1 says: Dec 6, 2011 1:40 AM

    Matt barkley of USC definitely deserves to be on that list and is only left out because of the over the top sanctions imposed on USC by the goofballs that run the NCAA.

  41. lucky5934 says: Dec 6, 2011 5:52 AM

    Hey Reality Police,

    First of all, the Heisman is not an award for determining how successful players will be in the pros. Many Heisman winners have failed in that regards. Secondly, many running backs have had success for the Badgers behind their offensive line. Only one has approached Barry Sander’s record. I think that speaks volumes about Ball’s accomplishments. Especially, when you consider they added a passing game this year which meant they mixed up the play calling. Finally, I personally would vote for LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu. He is a game changer, plain and simple. NPS6724 was quite detailed about his accomplishments. I believe a strong and valid case could be made for all of the players on the invitation list. But I feel Mathieu deserves it this year in my opinion.

  42. gs7101 says: Dec 6, 2011 7:39 AM

    If I had an official first-place vote, it would go to RG III; however, realistically, I believe the people with Heisman votes will cast the majority of first and second place votes for Andrew Luck. RG III will receive more third place votes than second, which will be his demise — Luck will become the 2011 Heisman Trophy winner. Even though I feel RG III deserves to win, he won’t.

  43. cowboycjn says: Dec 6, 2011 8:56 AM

    The voting is not concerned about their age or if they are seniors or freshman as so many have indicated in these post. If the kid is good (LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu) and plays heads up ball that is what votes should be based on. Now I do agree the suspension for his behavior would be a hurt for him.

  44. schuck259 says: Dec 6, 2011 10:14 AM

    Based on all the overly-critical comments of Trent Richardson, I’d say he’s catching the most hell for the BCS drama that has unfolded.

    Although I don’t think he’s the easy choice or even the right choice, you are kidding yourself if you think he doesn’t deserve to be invited; that’s just sour grapes.

    It’s easy to say he plays in an overrated conference. However, it’s even easier to say that the conference he plays in wins the BCS Championship EVERY time they’re invited. Yes they had some push over teams this year, but no one wants to talk about the gauntlet that Alabama had to go through last year playing just about every ranked team after their bye-week; they were just 3-loss losers that imposed their will on Michigan State.

    Then again I’m probably talking to people that think Kellen Moore deserved an invite…

  45. shackdelrio says: Dec 6, 2011 10:40 AM

    Richardson would have no business beating Griffin for the Heisman.

    But then again, Jason White had no business getting the Heisman over Larry Fitzgerald.

  46. deefig says: Dec 6, 2011 12:06 PM

    Matt Barkley isn’t invited!!! Further proof that East Coast sportswriters are fast asleep before games begin on the West Coast.

  47. Deb says: Dec 6, 2011 12:43 PM

    @schuck259 …

    I haven’t seen any overly critical comments of Trent on this thread. It’s a strong field of candidates and all of them are worthy. As an Alabama fan, I know what Trent has done for our team. He’s just 16 yards from breaking Emmitt Smith’s college record, and was an Ironman in the Auburn game, throwing off tacklers like rag dolls. But each of these players brings special talents to the mix. That’s why they’re here. If Trent doesn’t get the award, I don’t think it will be because of any BCS backlash but because voters felt someone else was more deserving this year.

  48. bozosforall says: Dec 6, 2011 12:48 PM

    Read it and weep, SEC haters:

    http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-wetzel_sec_reaps_reward_rejection_120311

    Slive proposed a “plus one” several years ago and every other BCS conference besides the ACC rejected the idea out of hand. How ironic?

  49. deefig says: Dec 6, 2011 1:14 PM

    Griffin for Heisman!?!?!? Didn’t Archie Griffin’s eligibility expire 40 years ago?

  50. tedlinko says: Dec 6, 2011 2:55 PM

    If it truly goes to the best player, it should be Andrew Luck. Forget the stats. Nobody in the college game does what he does, week in and week out in terms of running a team. Calling his own plays, adjusting on the fly. That’s why you hear comparison’s to Peyton Manning.

    That said, it will probably go to RGIII, in part because, as valuable as Luck is to Stanford, RGIII is that much more valuable to Baylor. Plus, he had some of his most impressive games on the big stage, beating OK in dramatic fashion and then just pummeling Texas to end the season. I’ve got no problem with that if he does win.

    I understand the case for Mathieu. He certainly has made a number of momentum-changing plays. But part of the reason that the bar is higher for defensive players is that , unlike a QB or RB where their ongoing impact on the game is obvious (they are directly involved in almost every play), the impact of a defender is harder to measure. Not to say he isn’t deserving, but it’s also fair to say that if he weren’t on the team, LSU would have likely still contended for the SEC title. I don’t think you could make comparable statements about Baylor or Stanford.

    Ball and Richardson are two candidates that, in a normal year would be solid selections. Great numbers. Both work horses. And both legitimate choices. But both lack some of the pizzazz that the other choices possess.

    As for the Barkley whiners, yes, he’s a great talent, but lets face it. USC is on probation. Should that affect the Heisman? Some may argue that it shouldn’t but it absolutely does. And don’t forget, one of the main reasons USC is on probation is because of the actions of their most recent winner. (The only guy in the history of the award who had to give it back. ) When Barkley chose to play at USC, he knew, or should have known, sanctions were coming. So playing under that cloud was his choice.

  51. realitypolice says: Dec 6, 2011 3:07 PM

    Hey, lucky5934,

    I didn’t mean to insinuate that not succeeding in the pros means you shouldn’t have gotten the Heisman.

    What I am saying is that if I had a vote, I would never, ever, give it a Wisconsin RB. How can you give the Heisman to someone when have no actual idea how good they are?

    Lastly, I would also vote Mathieu. No one plays their position better than he plays his. Period.

  52. schuck259 says: Dec 6, 2011 3:23 PM

    @Deb

    Ya, you’re right. My bad.

    I actually was in the process of reading all the Heisman articles and this happened to be the last one I read before I posted. I think most of the mudslinging posts were on Yahoo! So my apologies for not making that distinction.

    Either way, I wouldn’t be upset to see any of those finalists win with the exception of the Honey Badger.

  53. abrellbama says: Dec 6, 2011 4:06 PM

    I would be happy if either RGIII or TR win it. I think they are both great and TR has helped Bama win some games. TR got 192 all purpose yards against LSU, which is probably more than any other RB got against the #2 defense in the nation. He can move 9-10 players at a time. He is a BEAST! Good luck Trent.

  54. Deb says: Dec 6, 2011 4:30 PM

    @schuck259 …

    Oh we’ve had barrels of mud slung at Alabama on this site, but just not at Trent :D

    The only person who gives me problems is Luck–and it’s a totally emotional reaction. I’m just sick of hearing all the “suck for Luck” stuff out of the NFL–as though he’s the second coming of Unitas. It’s like they’ve oversold him and it’s made me skeptical, which isn’t fair because none of that’s his fault. It’s a good field of candidates. Mathieu had some behavioral issues this year and just needs a little more maturity under his belt. Otherwise, he’s a suburb player. But there’s only been one defensive player to win this award in 75 years, so that would be quite a feat if he did it.

  55. Deb says: Dec 6, 2011 5:34 PM

    ROFL … schuck259, meant to say Mathieu is superb, not suburb. Good grief.

  56. suprmous says: Dec 7, 2011 2:54 AM

    Nice try Teacher Deb. I guess your parents and your so called stint with the Armed Forces didn’t teach you respect. However, let me congradulate you on being one who should be lookin at those fingers your pointin at others. You see Dear One, if I may be so bold to call you that as bein your elder, you have some comin back at yourself while you’re so “graciously” pointin at others. When you consider what a potty mouth you have, that all around you are other humans, and that you’re far from the only one on the planet it’ll do you some good to have an attitude adjustment. Hell, for that matter it may stir up your thinkin to realizin those of us you spit your poison on aren’t all bad.

  57. Deb says: Dec 7, 2011 1:29 PM

    suprmous …

    I’m sure you, ladyhuckleberry, tigersgeaux, and alligatorsnapper are not all bad and know southernpatriots are good people This situation has gotten way out of hand, and I’m mortified with embarrassment by my part in it. This began when ladyhuckleberry and I had a childish dispute in which we both were at fault. But when it ended, you jumped in asking what was wrong with me–laying all the blame for an argument that was none of your business on me. Several other LSU fans then joined in with nasty comments about me or my team. And I have never disrespected your team.

    You don’t know anything about me, my life, or the things I’ve been through. (Never said I was in the military. I was on my own, as a writer, living with guerilla soldiers in a war zone without the protection of an army.) No one reacts well to being ganged up on, suprmous. People like me, who’ve had to fight their way through a lot of different kinds of battles, just go into fight mode. And you feel betrayed when those you’ve always defended come into the middle of it and call out the people attacking you by name to make pleasant conversation with them. They say they’re not taking sides … but they are. That creates hurt and bitter feelings.

    I cannot apologize for defending myself. I can only apologize for handling it like a 12-year-old, and for disrupting a football blog that wasn’t mine to disrupt. I’m not going to play these games anymore. I’m here to support my team, talk a lil good-natured smack, and enjoy myself. The rest of this stuff is for the birds.

  58. texbornlsufan says: Dec 7, 2011 3:14 PM

    Sure glad to hear it has ended! I’m as loyal an LSU fan as they come and I truely enjoy what you have to say the majority of the time Deb. It’s just a fact women can’t get along!

    HAVE A GREAT DAY

  59. Deb says: Dec 7, 2011 3:28 PM

    @texbornlsufan …

    Ain’t it the truth! LOL

    You, too!!! :D

  60. drexelvol says: Dec 8, 2011 4:45 PM

    It’ll be Luck.

  61. suprmous says: Dec 9, 2011 11:38 PM

    Deb I’d like to think that you’d apologize to ladyhuckleberry for the pain you caused her by callin her all of what you did. She didn’t deserve to be treated like what you did to her, i.e. referrin to her as another Bourbon Street witch, a shrew, etc but most of all assumin of her mental challenge. I happen to know the one that she was tryin to tell you bout runnin off was I. She’d seen me on here once before where you’d lambasted me and took great offense to it. For the most part I’ve let it go but when you hurt an older lady such as ladyhuckleberry that’s when I become an irate bitch. As I said somewhere you must’ve missed out on learnin respect to have shown her the treatment you did period and paragraph. Furthermore anybody on here who doesn’t know anybody other than who they know has no idea what age person’s on here unless it’s told. Everybody could stand to be kinder. You once mentioned that your dad wasn’t well, can you imagine what an elderly lady like ladyhuckleberry must’ve felt like when you went after her?

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