Heisman Is Cool, but Stanley Cup Still Best Trophy

December 14th, 2009 by John P. Wise Leave a reply »

BROOKLYN—Congratulations to Mark Ingram on becoming Alabama's first-ever Heisman Trophy winner. The talented running back certainly was deserving, and for the third straight year next season, we'll watch a junior try to become only the second repeat winner in the trophy's rich history.

The Heisman is indeed one of the most prestigious trophies in all of sports. But I think I'd rather win a Stanley Cup.

In fact, I think I'd covet both the Stanley Cup and the Masters' Green Jacket ahead of the Heisman. If you're going to leave an annoying comment about how the Green Jacket isn't a trophy, then let's amend our terminology to reflect these symbols of great achievements , like a blue ribbon at the Science Fair.

I'm more of a hockey fan than most of my friends, but I'm hardly an expert. I already enjoyed slightly more than a casual interest since childhood, but about a decade ago I spent a season covering the sport for The Cincinnati Enquirer and I absolutely loved it.

Hockey is an under-appreciated sport played by the toughest athletes in the world. They grind together for eight weeks of playoffs, stink up locker ...

Read Full Article at Bleacher Report - NHL
Article written by


Comments are closed.