OK, look. I'm not sure if Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o has a prayer of winning the Heisman Trophy, even if, in Norman, Okla., this weekend, he finds a way to actually fly.
He's a linebacker, and the last time a linebacker won the Heisman was, like, never. A strictly defensive player, as he is, hardly ever is in the mix; when Michigan D-back Charles Woodson won it in 1997, he won it as much for his kick-return ability as his shutdown skills at corner.
So, I don't know. What I do know is this: No more exceptional a human being was ever a frontrunner for the Big Prize.
I mean, unless you don't think this is particularly special.
In which case, I wouldn't even know how to talk to you.