They’re usually good. And I know fans always say this, but yesterday was a bad day for them. They came into it planning on hyping Corral for the Heisman all day and that’s what they did.
But for mentioning KJ being from nearby a few times, he was largely an afterthought—an afterthought that ended up with over 400 yards and 6 TDs and had some absolutely eye-popping plays.
They finally mentioned him being up to the challenge about midway through the 4th quarter, after ignoring him most of the day in favor of Corral (they were even running Corral’s stats on the bottom line when we had the ball, and even though KJ’s were as good or better).
If he didn’t outplay Corral, he at the very least played right with him. He missed the one big throw but was otherwise great. Much of Corral’s production came on 2 huge busts. I’m not saying he would not have still scored on those drives—just that they were gift-wrapped.
But, the announcers were kind of ridiculously over-the-top with the Corral stuff. We’ve seen it before. They helped Tebow to a Heisman-not those specific guys, but that network. Dmac lost one because he was an underclassman and his team didn’t win enough. Then he lost one to a younger underclassman whose team won the same number of games or less.
It’s a hype machine. I guess the trick is to be one of their hypees. We have gotten a little of it with Sam.
Yesterday was just silly, though.