PLACT

December 8th, 2012
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Manti Te'o represented not only Notre Dame and college football but Hawai'i as well. He represented what a Heisman candidate should be and while he fell just short being named the 78th recipient of the Heisman Trophy - college football's highest honor - he's done us all proud. Placed on a national stage and embraced by tens if not hundreds of thousands of fans, he's worked hard to get to where he's at and it'll only get better.

It was the first time I've actually watched the Heisman and it was nothing but chicken skin. I can't say I was impartial since he's a local boy, he plays for my team - besides Hawai'i - and we played the same position. You could say I was living the moment vicariously.

This year was one of the closest finishes in quite some time and some say he actually should have won, had the voting district he was actually in fully voted for him.....

Wassup Wit Dat!

In any case, there's nothing he could have done about that and he carried on as he's always done with humbleness and pride. He was steadfast and carried on the Notre Dame locker room mantra,

Play Like A Champion Today.

You always be a champ to me numbah 5.











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9 Responses to “PLACT”

  1. wafan:

    Really? 1st? No one posted yet?

    What happened?


  2. wafan:

    I use BALE with my SkillsUSA kids.

    Be A Leader Everyday.


  3. M:

    Howzit BL,

    He's still a winnah without the trophy. He made the state proud!


  4. 9thIslandGirl:

    Manti is a classy guy and a role model. that was the first time I ever watched, too.


  5. king katonk:

    Hey BL,

    Manti exemplified the true attributes of a scholar athlete; hard work, commitment (4 years), and dedication, not only to his team but to the university. Without him Notre Dame would have finished 9-3 and on their way to a middle-tier bowl game. His leadership in those close games made all the difference. Throughout this emotional season he revealed the strength of his model character. And to quote John Wooden, “Sports does not build character, it reveals character.”

    No doubt, he should have been the favorite to win the Heisman. He embodied the spirit of the award as the best college player. The presenters should just be honest and state this trophy recognizes the best offensive player in the country. Besides, earning the Butkus Award and the Lott Impact Trophy has more meaning than winning a popularity contest.

    See you in the NFL Manti.


  6. M:

    Howzit BL!


  7. PFP:

    The time has come for the Heisman's Mission Statement to be revised so it more accurately reflects what the Heisman voters and organization are seeking in a Heisman winner - an offensive player who plays well without regard to his character or integrity. The word integrity should be stricken from the statement.

    Otherwise, like you BL, I am proud of Manti and how he has carried himself in all of these activities. Manti, you are da man!!! Malo, Uce.


  8. M:

    Howzit BL :)


  9. Braddah Lance:

    wafan:
    Really? 1st? No one posted yet? What happened?

    Well it was a weekend post, not too many sports fan hea and there are only about 14 readers.... do da math. :lol:

    I use BALE with my SkillsUSA kids.

    But can you use it in a sentence? :lol:
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    M:
    He's still a winnah without the trophy. He made the state proud!

    Yes he did!
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    9thIslandGirl:
    Manti is a classy guy and a role model.

    Rogah dat! I tink he left hea a boy and grew into a man.
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    king katonk:
    Manti exemplified the true attributes of a scholar athlete; hard work, commitment (4 years), and dedication, not only to his team but to the university.

    Big time Rogah Dat! A 3.3 GPA, community service up da ying-yang and all da intangible attributes he has shown.... he is da man!

    Throughout this emotional season he revealed the strength of his model character. And to quote John Wooden, “Sports does not build character, it reveals character.”

    Love dat quote!

    The presenters should just be honest and state this trophy recognizes the best offensive player in the country.

    No doubt about dat.

    Besides, earning the Butkus Award and the Lott Impact Trophy has more meaning than winning a popularity contest.

    No fo'get he also was honored wit da Maxwell Award and da Walter Camp Award amongst da nearly dozen oddahs.

    See you in the NFL Manti.

    No doubt about dat.
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    PFP:
    The time has come for the Heisman's Mission Statement to be revised so it more accurately reflects what the Heisman voters and organization are seeking in a Heisman winner

    Well, just like anything else, it is a subjective mattah but it says a lot about da voters dat while defense wins championships........... offense gets all da glory.