MrGamecockFan, on 27 February 2013 - 08:27 AM, said:
as if 912,000 is pedestrian numbers! manziel does have more results, but that doesnt mean that people dont know who he is, especially the ones who are voting...and surely youre not blind enough that you dont see that!
I said it's a popular vote, i.e. a popularity contest. There is much more out there on Manziel than there is on Clowney. And the story gets worse when you consider the publicity Clowney had surrounding him during his recruitment, his announcement, plus he's been playing and starting for 2 full seasons. This past season, Manziel wasn't even guaranteed the starting QB spot.
I'm not arguing whether Clowney is better than Manziel. I'm not arguing whether he deserves to be on the cover more than Manziel. I'm not arguing whether or not Clowney will beat out Manziel in Heisman votes. I'm simply stating that Manziel is definitely more popular than Clowney nationwide. And that's not a knock on Clowney, but he doesn't play a flashy position. You have a QB who's been the media darling for half the season, versus a DE who makes a viral hit once in a season.
The only thing Clowney has going for him is that the voting wasn't this year. Next year could be a completely different story. Biggest impact? Manziel doesn't go pro. Other things that could go his way: Manziel has a shitty year, or Clowney has a surprisingly impactful year full of hits like during the bowl game, or both.
Like I said, quit posting dumb things in this thread please.