*Imagine the latter is an Oregon national championship ring (of course).
Which would I rather have... a Heisman Trophy winner, or a national championship? Bob Rickert's blog in the Oregonian talks about how Dennis Dixon hasn't had a Heisman moment yet. Frankly, we need to beat ASU, win out this year, be in the Top 2 of the BCS (so we're in the national championship game), and let Boston College's Matt Ryan take home the Heisman Trophy (or possibly, anyone else). We don't need it.
Why? Because fans around the country remember championships, not Heisman winners. Besides Charles Woodson and Reggie Bush, who has two thumbs and thinks players who win the Heisman turn out to be duds in the NFL over the last decade? This guy blogging here.
I think it's much more important for Oregon to win a championship. After getting screwed by the BCS in 2001 and 2005, our time is NOW to crash the BCS party. With College Gameday here again, if we don't start by bringing our loud fans early in the morning, and then dismantling ASU, Dixon for Heisman or national championship won't be discussed for the Ducks anymore, if we don't win Saturday.