Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa is the best player on the best team in the nation. The south paw has mesmerized crowds with precision passing that helped Alabama put every game of the year away in the first three quarters except for one. Unfortunately for Tagovailoa, that one game was the biggest of the year and when he left the game with an injury, his team was behind.
The backup quarterback, Jalen Hurts, came in to win the game for the Crimson Tide.
Kyler Murray hasn’t had a bad game all season. Even in their lone loss to Texas (which they avenged in the Big 12 Championship Game), Oklahoma’s offense wasn’t questioned. Their defense is horrible, but Murray has overcome his teams inability to stop the other team by scoring more than they could regardless of the defense he faced.
Between the two, Murray deserves the Heisman Award. Here’s why:
Stepping up in close games
If Georgia hadn’t come close to beating Alabama, this would be a moot point. You cannot penalize someone for not being challenged; Tagovailoa had thrown just three passes in the fourth quarter all season. But he did get challenged. He faced a tough Georgia defense. He finished 10 for 25 with 164 yards, a touchdown, and two costly interceptions. What’s worse is his statistics for the game look better than he actually performed. One throw accounted for nearly 1/3rd of his total yards and the lone touchdown. That throw was a 4-yard crossing pattern that Jaylen Waddle broke for a 51-yard score.
Murray found himself in close games all season thanks to his defense. In a four-game stretch, Oklahoma’s opponents scored 46, 47, 40, and 56 points… and Oklahoma won all of them thanks to heroics in the air and on the ground by Murray. Even in their loss to Texas, he threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns while running for 92 yards and another touchdown.
Murray is ahead of Tagovailoa in completion percentage, yards, touchdowns, and QB rating. Tagovailoa had three fewer interceptions. It’s close until you look at the rushing statistics as well.
Murray ran for 892 yards and 11 scores. Tagovailoa had five touchdowns and 190 yards rushing.
Last year, Baker Mayfield broke his own record for the best passing efficiency rating in a single season. This year, both Tagovailoa and Murray will break that record, but Murray’s will be higher.
Importance to team
Another negative for Tagolaivoa from the Georgia game is that when Hurts came in to lead Alabama to the win, he reminded everyone that the “backup” quarterback is a former SEC Player of the Year. We shouldn’t take away from Tagolaivoa’s accomplishments because he has an exceptional backup, but we should note the supporting cast on both sides of the ball favor him. Obviously, his defense is worlds better than OU’s, but it can be argued that his offensive weapons are better as well. Other than the offensive line, which is close, Tagolaivoa’s offensive teammates are slightly better than Murray’s.
Without Tagolaivoa, Alabama likely finishes the season undefeated.
Oklahoma is in a completely different situation. They have one of the best offensive lines in college football and two strong receivers, but their running backs are good while looking great behind that big offensive line. But it’s Murray’s ability to make each of his teammates better with good decisions and improvised plays that separates this Sooner’s offense.
Without Murray, OU could have been 6-6 with potential losses to Texas, Army, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, West Virginia, and Iowa State. Even Kansas scored 40 against them.
Tua Tagolaivoa had arguably the second best season for a quarterback in college football history. It’s a shame that he had it in the same year Kyler Murray had the best one. Murray should win the Heisman.
Joy Villa on being called the ‘N-word’
“The only time I’ve ever been called the N-word derogatorily is from other people of color or White liberals.”
– Joy Villa
Joy Villa made a huge splash when she came out as a Trump supporter. She’s an African-America in the entertainment industry, making her a rare conservative demographically. As a result, she has been relentlessly attacked for her views by those who believe she’s not on the proper side of the race debate.
But even if she weren’t a conservative, being a pro-life woman who gave up a child to adoption a decade ago should be enough to eliminate her from being a Democrat. The pro-abortion party has had many in its ranks declare there is no room for pro-life people in the Democratic Party. Villa wouldn’t be welcomed even if she denounced President Trump based solely on her adherence to the belief living human beings have rights at all stages.
I admire Villa’s courage and willingness to speak out. On Twitter, she’s a rockstar.
The only time I've ever been called the N word derogatorily is from other people of color or White liberals.
Because I dare to vote Conservative. I dare to stand up for my president, @realDonaldTrump.
— Joy Villa (@Joy_Villa) June 24, 2019
Exclusive: Fill out your Democrat Presidential Primary Bracket
There are 24 candidates running for nomination. But in order for them to win, they first have to establish a base of support. Now, the Democrats can be broken down into three primary bases, with other secondary divisions. The largest, most competitive base is the Confused White Men Region featuring half of the field within the Democrat Primary. The other half of the field is divided between the Socialist Region and the Intersectional Region. The Confused White Men Region is so stacked it’s the only region with an extra play-in round. The other bases begin in the Divisional Round. Download and fill out your bracket here:
Next we have the Socialist Region. Competition is fierce here and there will be no distribution of the delegates to those whose campaigns do not get off the ground. (1) Bernie Sanders and (2) Elizabeth Warren get a bye to the Big Kid Table Round, signifying their likelihood in reaching the more scrutinized debate stages. Facing off in the Hipster Divisionals are new age cult leader, (6) Marianne Williamson, and the anti-war gun grabber (5) Tulsi Gabbard. Winner faces off against (1) Bernie Sanders. In the bottom half of these base is the #MeToo Conference, (4) Kirsten Gillibrand and (3) Amy Klobuchar face off in an effort to convince us that they are not the same person. Klobuchar has her comb ready and Gillibrand has whatever vegans eat with. The winner will have to decide whether to force (2) Elizabeth Warren into a reservation.
Last but not least, unless you are running the plantation, is the Intersectional Region. This consists of every candidate who has an intersectionality claim above being a woman. Despite championing diversity, only 6 candidates qualified for this region. Sorry, Bernie, Jews aren’t really victims in the party of Ilhan Omar. In the Black Divisionals, (1) Kamala Harris will have a conversation with (6) Wayne Messam. Harris is upset that she did not get a bye. In the Still Better Than Whites Division, (5) Julian Castro faces off against dark horse (4) Andrew Yang. Intersectionality indicates that Hispanics are more victimized than Asians, but Castro is a US citizen, not an illegal alien making this anyone’s guess as to how it will go. In continuing with this migrant caravan of candidates the winners of these two divisions will face off against the winner of the Gay Divisionals. (2) Pete Buttigieg looks to claim this division against (3) Cory Booker. And while (3) Cory Booker has not officially come out of the closet, an unmarried fifty year old man with major beta male tendencies and an affinity for Spartacus is sure to set off some gaydars. Nonetheless, if he’s saving this card for a debate stage moment this might be the shrewdest coming out moment of all time. Winner faces off in the Base Championship.
Going back to the Confused White Men Region there are some interesting matchups to be had. A Massachusetts Congressman (8) Seth Moulton faces off against former Alaska Senator from decades ago (9) Mike Gravel for the honor of facing (1) Joe Biden in the Divisionals. Democrats really scraped the bottom of the barrel with Confused White Men in this one. Maryland congressman (5) John Delaney faces off against beloved NYC Mayor (12) Bill de Blasio. All for the honor of facing off (4) John Hickenlooper. In a tough northwest matchup, Montana Governor (11) Steve Bullock will face off against Washington Governor (6) Jay Inslee to see if they can stop the world from ending in twelve years. They get the pleasure of going against California’s (3) Eric Swalwell. I know you might be thinking (3) Eric Swalwell has no chance, why is he ranked so high? But he just has that John Kasich factor, an insufferable lasting power that might just see him to the Base Championship. In our last play-in, Nancy Pelosi’s challenger from the right (7) Tim Ryan faces off against the (10) Michael Bennet who is not a football player. The winner faces the Kennedy-esque (2) Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke looks to run over the competition and make them eat dirt.
Scoring is entirely subjective, since the object of this bracket is to visually present and satirize the Democrat Candidates in a way that best demonstrates their likelihood of building a base. Obviously many of these candidates won’t make it to Iowa, so many judgment calls will be made about matchup winners. Another important note is not every matchup will happen concurrently. Meaning, (1) Kamala Harris could win her base championship while (1) Bernie Sanders is embattled with hipsters. Thus, the challenge for a candidate is not simply defeating the candidate most closely aligned, but doing so more quickly than the competition. In theory, the Candidate who can win their Base Championship first has the strongest chance of winning the nomination.
Listen to every word Burgess Owens says about reparations
Former NFL player Burgess Owens delivered an amazing speech before Congress today talking about reparations. He called for them, but not from the United States government as Democrats are wanting. He wants reparation paid by the Democratic Party to the African-Americans Owens believes have been hurt by the leftist ideology espoused by today’s Democrats.
The opening minute of his speech was exceptional:
“Thank you so much for this opportunity. I’m gonna take a different tack from beginning. We are at this point, this is not about black and white, rich or poor, blue collar, white collar. We’re fighting for the heart and soul of our nation.
“We have a very, very special country instilled with the Judeo-Christian values that allowed every single generation become better than the last, and that has not ended, that has not stopped… until now. We’re telling our kids a little bit something different, that they don’t have the opportunities that we had.
“I’m going to talk about some ideologies and when I talk about them I’m not talking about people. People change. I used to be Democratic until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race. So when I talk about these ideologies, ideologies don’t change. People do.
“We are fighting for the heart and soul of our nation against socialism, Marxism, and evil that it has brought to us in distilling of our history. Karl Marx said it best, the father of socialism, an atheist, anti-semite, and a blatant racist.”
As good as his opening was, the rest of it was even better.
In our post-truth society, the words of Burgess Owens will be dismissed or ignored by the left. But hopefully some will hear them and start asking questions about Democrats as he did.
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