November 10, 2004

Honors accumulating for Samp

All season long Chris Samp has been dominating the gridiron from the wide receiver position, and awards are starting to pile up like compliments from a waitress at Hooters. He was recently named offensive player of the year in the NSIC, first-team all conference in the NSIC, and he received an honorary PhD in Football from Oxford. In addition to these awards for himself, Samp helped his quarterback and tight end earn first team all conference, and a fellow receiver earned honorable mention. Finally, his coach was named conference coach of the year. While these are not awards that go directly to Samp, they reinforce the commonly held belief that he makes all of his teammates better and his coaches look smarter. A suitable comparison might be to Shaquille O'Neal, who makes basketball easier for his teammates, except Samp is a much better rapper than Shaq.

As nice as all these awards are, they are not the primary goal. The goal is the Heisman Trophy. Oh, wait, team success, that's the goal. Yeah. Okay, but the second most important goal is the Heisman Trophy. And even that is very close in importance to the first goal. Posted by mill1991 at November 10, 2004 11:17 AM