So we stooped to the level of using an Andrew Luck pun in the headline. But, Stanford fans, a grave injustice must be righted, and righted quickly. As you know, the Heisman Trust decides the recipient of its annual Heisman Trophy by requesting the opinions of hundreds of voters. Each voter completes a ballot listing his or her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choices for the award, the points for each position are summed to include all of the voters, and the player with the highest point total wins the Heisman. Several years ago, the Heisman Trust decided that it needed to bastardize itself by making the voting process even more political and commercial than it already was (we’re looking at you, undeserving SEC players). And thus, the Fan Vote–sponsored by Nissan–was born.
Here’s the gist: fans can vote for who they want to win the Heisman, and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in the fan vote become the three slots on a real Heisman ballot. Granted, the impact of one ballot is tiny, but when the going gets tough, Stanford players need all the help they can get. So go to the Fan Vote, vote for Andrew Luck, and make sure that he’s in the lead by the end of the week.
Right now, Luck stands at #9 on the leader board. Fortunately, not many people have voted yet, and Luck is just 2,651 votes out of third place. That may sound like a lot of votes, but that means that even if only members of the Stanford Classes of 2014 and 2013 vote once, Luck will rise to third place. You can also vote once per day, so remember to visit the site daily (the same advice goes for DailyAxe.com) and cast a new vote for Andrew.
And in case we haven’t provided enough incentive to get over to the fan vote and make sure the Andrew wins, consider that Louisiana State cornerback Patrick Peterson is currently running away with this contest. Does anyone think that Patrick Peterson deserves to win the Heisman?