That's what makes the sequence of events of December 3 all the more unlikely.
Just as my school day was ending on Monday, December 3, I received a forward from Jeremy with the simple words *jaw on floor*...It turned out that the people from the Heisman Trophy Trust were looking for me. They wanted to talk to me about a piece I had written in October to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Charles Woodson's Heisman Trophy win (and specifically the interception against Michigan State). They wanted to use it in the Heisman Journal, essentially the program given out at the Heisman Trophy Awards dinner the Monday following the presentation of the Trophy itself. Naturally, I said yes, as I was thrilled. They offered me a ticket to the dinner (which I had to decline due to the logistical difficulties of trying to get me to New York in less than a week and the horror of me in a tuxedo.) and they also sent me a bag's worth of Heisman Swag.
(Not pictured, in part because I couldn't get it into the photo, is the Heisman mini-backpack.)