Monday, October 30, 2006

Vote Brady Quinn for Heisman... or Vote John Linnell

Joy of joys, every college football fan in the world now has a way to have an influence on the Heisman race! Nissan has launched a voting site on ESPN that is auctioning off their Heisman vote to the winner of their Internet popularity contest. Make your voice heard here.

Naturally, this brings up a few concerns. First, how the hell does Nissan have a vote for the Heisman? It seems kind of arbitrary to give a vote to an inanimate object, and doubly so when you know what they're going to do with it (i.e., auction it off).

Secondly, the Heisman committee seems to be demonstrating an unshakable faith in the Internet Poll thhat, franky, I feel is unwarranted. I guess they're not up-to-date on these stories, but it was an online poll that voted They Might Be Giants frontman and accordion player-extraordinaire John Linnell one of People Magazine's 10 Sexiest People (ten sexiest people, mind you. He was competing with both men and women). Never, ever doubt the power of throngs of nerds on the Internet and their ability to conquer logic and reason through voting.

It looks like Chris Leak is enjoying a John Linnell moment right now, as he is in a very comfortable second place right now. That's right, the same Chris Leak whose own fans gave him the torch & pitchfork treatment after his collapse against Auburn. Yay Democracy!

Anyway, fight fire with fire and stuff the box for Brady.

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6 Comments:

At 5:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Things must have drastically changed since you posted this, because I didn't even see Leak in the top 20. Slaton was 1st by a lot (they have internet in Morgantown?), then Smith, then Brady.

 
At 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can stuff the box by voting with a different browser. I'm on a mac, so by using firefox, safari and camino I can vote 3x/day.

Do the same thing (with different browsers) on windows.

Or, if you're really hardcore, do the cookie deletion dance and you can use the same browser as many times as you want.

 
At 10:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you want to delete the

.go.com and r.espn.go.com cookies

 
At 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ah, gotta love ballot box stuffing. Them there Mountaineers seems to have figured out how to do it, as Slaton is getting like two thirds of the vote right now. I tried to delete cookies and vote for Brady three times, but the vote count didn't change...so maybe they're just making up the vote totals as they go or something.

 
At 4:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, reading the other comments made me realize that "stuff the box" doesn't mean what i thought it did.

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger gwzimm said...

I was in West Va. once. I was standing in the lobby of the Motel 6 and a guy says, "I'd like to introduce you to my wife andd sister." I turned around and there was one woman standing there.

 

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