You may ask yourself “What award could possibly be named after Chris Rix?”. No, it’s not for consistently mediocre QB’s, or for guys who seemed to lose their job 292 times but somehow regained it every time. You see, we here at straitpinkie are all about honoring unique talent. In this case the unique talent is the ability to seem like you have played a college sport for 7-10 years and make fans say “oh my god, he’s still in college?!?!”.
The key to winning this award is to gain playing time very early in your college career, and play for consecutive years for a high profile team. Your case can be helped by a few things: 1) redshirt year due to injury 2) playing point guard at Duke 3) being particularly annoying/obnoxious 4) being white (note that 2, 3, and 4 usually coincide).
There have been countless Chris Rix’s throughout my time watching college sports, and we need a place to honor them (YES WE CAN) and make fun of them (YES WE CAN), and straitpinkie is that place (YES WE CAN)
. The award was originally to be named after Brian Cardinal, but I didn’t want people to think this was an award for garbage basketball players who managed to get an absurd contract from an unbelievably dumb organization. With that said, the namesake of the award is up for consideration, and if a better namesake shows himself, he will be honored.
I’m going to start things off by naming a few of the charter recipients, and open things up for nominations. Also, please note that all UK players are ignored, because I don’t think a fan has proper perspective to evaluate membership of players in his/her team.
Eric Devendorf (who is simply Gerry McNamara part II, so it seems like he’s been around for years, plus, he redshirted so HE’S ONLY A JUNIOR, albeit soon to be suspended. If he had gone to Duke he would be the most significant honoree)
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