To say that the final 2012 Heisman Candidate List left a lot to be desired would certainly be putting it nicely. The Candidate Selection seemed forced, which in fact is another way to put it nicely. The Heisman isn’t like the Baseball HOF voting, meaning if there’s a year where no one is standing out in an attempt to earn the coveted trophy or separating themselves from the others, we simply can't have a season in which NO ONE wins it. There must be a Heisman trophy winner every season no matter how lack luster or boring the candidates are or appear to be. This really isn’t a knock on this past season’s winner; Johnny Manziel who I think was a perfect candidate and certainly earned the award as he epitomizes what the Award stands for. It was the candidates outside of Manziel that no one seemed to get excited about for more than one reason. Sure the “numbers” the other candidates put up were “respectable” numbers but nothing that defines what the Heisman trophy really is.