I didn't believe I would live long enough to see a Duck win the Heisman trophy. But, here he is, Marcus Mariota, a nice kid who has stayed out of trouble and goes out of his way to accommodate fans. We should all thank his folks, Alana and Toa for letting their son attend Oregon. He is the contradiction to the idea that nice guys finish last.
Gotta slam Cam. After scoring on a run play in the Panther's game with Atlanta, Newton went into a prolonged TD act. Can't figure out why he wasn't flagged for excessive celebration - oh yeah, that's right Cam doesn't have to play by everybody else's rules. He is special.....ask the NCAA. I'm still waiting for the investigation at Auburn, get ready to give back the Heisman, unless your Dad has sold it already.
The Lions. We have seen huge progress moving their 7-9 record of a year ago to 11-5. It has even prompted me to buy my first Lion's fan gear. I just don't see progress in QB Matthew Stafford's consistency. OK, maybe one more year under new coach Jim Caldwell will do the trick, all Lions fans have their fingers crossed. I know the season isn't over, but their playoff game with the very hot Dallas Cowboys could turn into a laugher unless the Detroit offense comes back to life.
The Red Wings. Picked to be near the bottom of the NHL, the Wings have been putting together a solid year, even leading the Atlantic Division for a time. A side note: Wings Legend, Gordie Howe, is on the mend from a stroke he suffered in October. Way to bounce back Gordie!
Ndamukong Suh. Is this guy ever going to get it? His fines now add up to over $200,000! The latest for his Lion Two Step on Aaron Rogers.
Hate to admit he is an Oregon born kid, Suh attended Grant H.S. in Portland. The University of Nebraska must have corrupted him, you know, with all the night life and distractions that Lincoln has to offer....
Hroniss Grasu. The All-American center may make his return in the Rose Bowl, something that could provide a lift to the team. Another kid easy to root for, Hroniss has kept his nose clean and responded with with two All-American nods and two first team All Pac-12 honors. Welcome back to the middle of it all!