The Heisman race tends to get covered like a horse race, or the presidential election.
Week by week, we make a judgment about who is "in the lead," as though that's actually how it works, as though there are actual Heisman votes being cast and added up on a weekly basis, so that one player could actually be ahead of another.
But that's not it, of course. There's only one vote, and it comes at the end of the year, so rather than discuss whether or not Texas A&M quarterback Johnny "Football" Manziel is the frontrunner for the Heisman Trophy or not, it is probably time to take inventory of just exactly what Manziel has accomplished this season.
Once we do this, it will be impossible to argue he is not as serious a candidate as anybody else.
We will start with his statistical production, which has been enormous. Only one player in college football has been responsible for producing more yards than Manziel, and that player is Baylor's Nick Florence, who averages 394 yards per ga...