November 5, 2004

Samp garners more accolades

It was a busy week for everyone's favorite football player, Chris Samp. First, he was named co-offensive player of the week in the NSIC after his illustrious performance against Wayne State. Given his history making display, one might expect Samp to be the sole possessor of conference player of the week. However, the NSIC hands out the two awards because otherwise Samp would be the only player ever to get the award. By having a co-offensive player of the week, players with lesser skills and accomplishments can still feel like they are special, even though they are not.

Next, Samp was named to the Harlon Hill Ballot for Division II player of the year. Given his front-running status for the Heisman Trophy, which is given to the best player in all of college football, it would seem he is a shoe-in. Like many other things, however, there may be some politics involved. Also, there may be some bylaws that prevent a player from winning both trophies. That's okay, Samp has plenty of other awards on his mantel.

Finally, Samp has gained an extreme amount of notoriety on the "internet." As stated in an article about this website, there is a disproportionately low number of fan sites for Chris Samp. Now, however, if you google "Chris Samp", this site is the first link to come up. In addition, if you google for "Heisman Trophy," this website comes up on only the fourth page of results. That may not sound great, but consider how many people write about the Heisman Trophy for major websites like ESPN and such. So, you might be wondering if there is anything you can do to help move it up even further. Well, there is, and it's completely painless (unless you have some kind of debilitating disease). Just go google "Heisman Trophy," and click on the link to this webpage. This tells google that this is a relevant result to that query and helps to move it up in the list. Posted by mill1991 at November 5, 2004 10:40 AM