Graham Harrell Snubbed By Heisman Travel Agency

Colt McCoy, Sam Bradford and The Exhalted One will be in New York City this weekend to eat fancy steaks, take one of those lame bus tours, and try hard not to mention the name "O.J. Simpson." Of course, there will be one young quarterback who won't be joining the Holy Trinity on their victory tour.

Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell was a key part of the Big 12 passing orgy that dominated college football's storylines this season, but he has not been invited to Heisman Trophy presentation ceremony on Saturday. I guess the Downtown Athletic ClubSports Museum of America is worried that they'll run out of chairs.

Obviously, no one expects him to win and the committee has invited as few as three and as many as six finalists in past years. But it seems like he's earned the right to at least get a free trip to New York and pretend-clap while some other jerk wins a stupid trophy that he didn't want anyway. Don't you agree, Mike Leach?

"If Graham is not invited to the Heisman, they ought to quit giving out the award," he said in a statement. "It is a shameless example of politics ruling over performance."

Leach then hocked a loogie into a spittoon and shoved a half-empty bottle of whiskey into his saddlebag before storming off to find a poker game. He was a little upset.

Texas Tech's Graham Harrell misses out on Heisman nod [Dallas Morning News]
Graham Harrell's Absence in New York a Flaw of Heisman System, Not Voters [Bleacher Report]