FanPost

Worst College Football Narratives of 2012

Since we’re in a bit of a lull, I thought this would be a fine opportunity to reflect back on the 2012 season and mock some of the sillier storylines that the media pounced on this year. Feel free to chime in below with your observations about other terrible narratives.

USC IS BACK!!!

People on this site that thought USC was legit were few and far between, but the media bought the sales pitch for these damaged goods. Hard. It took all of three weeks of play for the glaring weaknesses discussed here to show up in force and cost USC its first loss (of an eventual 5 losses). It seems like it would be difficult for the national media to whiff on a national champ pick so badly.

AJ as a Heisman Contender

Look, I’m an AJ fan. He’s a local guy and he’s been a fantastic quarterback. But the fact that he was ever considered a likely finalist is almost laughable. It was great that he was throwing no interceptions, but that is not nearly enough to win you the Heisman trophy.

Johnny Football Love

Ah, the game of which we do not speak. Johnny Football was already making a name for himself in CFB, but on this day he launched himself to the top of a muddled list of Heisman finalists. He’s a fine enough football player, but he basically had one fantastic quarter in his three toughest games. Otherwise he was largely shut down (1 rush TD, 0 pass TD against FL; 0 rush TD, 0 pass TD, 3 INT against LSU).

THE SEC IS GOING TO BE BLOCKED OUT OF THE NCG

Lulz.

Give T’eo ALL the Awards

I’m sure that this T’eo fellow is a nice enough guy, but no way is he the best defensive player in the country. We’ve already discussed how Mosley’s stats all compare favorably to T’eo, and how other players (Jones, Clowney) appear to be better talents, so there doesn’t seem to be much more to say about this one. Congrats on all the statues, T’eo. I suppose now you’ll have somewhere to hang all the necklaces.

FanPosts are just that; posts created by the fans. They are in no way indicative of the opinions of SBN and the authors of Roll Bama Roll.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Roll 'Bama Roll

You must be a member of Roll 'Bama Roll to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roll 'Bama Roll. You should read them.

Join Roll 'Bama Roll

You must be a member of Roll 'Bama Roll to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Roll 'Bama Roll. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker