This is a commentary submitted by Charlie Russo, a Savannah resident and businessman and lifelong Georgia Bulldog fan.
I do not gamble. So I put in a cellphone name to my greatest good friend, Denny, in the summertime earlier than the school soccer season kicked off to ask him to verify and see what the odds have been on Stetson Bennett successful the Heisman Trophy. Denny rapidly referred to as me again and instructed me it was 100-to-1. Wow! So I stated we must always put down $1,000 with an opportunity to win $100,000.
In my thoughts, it was a lock. Stetson was coming off a nationwide championship, and the season arising for the Georgia Bulldogs appeared difficult however achievable with our sort of expertise. So, we jumped on the Bennett bandwagon and Denny and I every put up $500.
So, now comes the opening sport towards Oregon and we’re favored by 17 factors; we received 49-3. And once more we thought – wow! Stetson has a terrific sport, and now we’re considering if we hold successful large, Stetson goes to New York in December.
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Darnell Washington is appearing like Superman, not leaping over tall buildings however over tall defensive backs. Wow! Brock Bowers is a quarterback’s dream – two of the most gifted tight ends in the nation. The coaches are the greatest on each side of the ball – defensively and offensively. And Offensive Coordinator Todd Monken has by no means had a lot expertise to work with. The instruments Stetson has at his disposal are unbelievable.
Denny and I are loving the method that Georgia and Stetson are taking part in and we’re licking our chops like Uga X ready on his subsequent meal. Now, I’m waking up at 3 am questioning how I’m going to spend all of that cash. I’ve been speaking to Stetson Bennett’s father, Stetson Bennett III, and I instructed him I’d see him in New York, considering as soon as once more, it is a lock.
My son, Charles, and I discover our tuxedos and fly to the Big Apple. We plan on leaving New York to run to Atlantic City and acquire the winnings. We didn’t have a clue about the politics concerned, and now I’ve so many questions:
- How might Stetson not be a shoo-in?
- Did any school soccer participant do extra for his group than Stetson? (Be sincere.)
- If the Heisman is awarded to the most excellent school soccer participant for the 2022 soccer season, why does not voting occur in spite of everything of the video games are performed somewhat than after 85% of the season? (No sporting occasion is ever determined till the closing whistle is blown.)
Why not wait till after the title sport?
If the voting occurred after the nationwide championship sport, then we’d have an actual 2022 Heisman Trophy winner. If the finalists are evenly matched, neck and neck, and one participant has two nice video games and goes on to win the nationwide championship, in my thoughts, that sport can be the choice maker.
Wow is admittedly all I can say.
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Now, the season is over, and the Bulldog Nation is ecstatic. It’s onto one other chapter of Stetson’s profession – professional soccer. What a terrific story: Stratton Leopold, let the cameras roll for a film titled, “UnderDAWG.”
Stetson completed this yr as the new Georgia chief for passing yards in a single season. He broke the report set by Aaron Murray a decade in the past. Stetson’s 4.5 velocity in a 40-yard sprint to associate with his 150 IQ and his passing accuracy is solely exhausting to beat.
I by no means thought anybody would cross Herschel Walker, however right here we’re. Stetson ought to get the consideration of the Falcons, not just for having a successful season however for at all times filling the stands. And wanting ahead to 2024 if Brock Bowers goes to Atlanta – we’ll be watching a dynamic duo – right here we go once more!
Now, Denny, go verify to see what the odds are for Stetson Bennett taking part in in the NFL…