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Dawg Sports Poll Results: Reggie and Redheads

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Time never flies faster than it does during the Christmas season (if you're an adult, anyway), so I suppose it should come as no surprise that I have allowed not one, but two, poll questions to be voted on and decided without reporting the results. I apologize for this oversight, which I now will attempt to rectify.

The most recent settled question concerned Dawg Sports readers' favorite Reggie Ball moment. Although a 101st vote was allowed to slip in undetected (in traditional Peach State political fashion), the outcome was not affected, as it was a runaway for the Georgia Tech quarterback's decision to throw the ball out of bounds on fourth down in 2004.

What's a little electoral intrigue among friends?

The famous fourth-down brain-freeze garnered 68.3 per cent of the votes cast, claiming a commanding victory over the second-place finisher, Ball's game-ending interception in this year's in-state showdown, which came in at 12.9 per cent of the vote.

The Yellow Jacket freshman signal-caller's "concussion" in 2003---sustained when he used his hand to shove a Georgia trainer out of bounds and treated by having him stand on the sidelines cheering and waving a towel for the remainder of the game---finished third with 9.9 per cent of the vote, leaving his game-ending interception in last year's in-state showdown (is there an echo in here?) to finish last with 8.9 per cent of the ballots cast.

Four more years! Four more years!

The previous poll question also involved some surreptitious stuffing of the ballot box---to the tune of 109 total votes being cast---and likewise produced a clear frontrunner, albeit one that won with only a plurality, not a majority.

That question, of course, was this: "Who's the hottest cartoon redhead?" Jessica Rabbit of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" fame finished first, claiming 44.0 per cent of the support of the electorate and ending up well in front of Ariel from "The Little Mermaid" (26.6%).

Underappreciated "Scooby-Doo" meddling kid Daphne Blake ran a disappointing third with 11.9 per cent of the vote, but still she finished ahead of Kim Possible (7.3%), the Pussycats' Josie James (5.5%), and Wilma Flintstone (4.6%).

Given the success currently being enjoyed by "Heroes" and "Casino Royale," I would have thought Kim Possible's cheerleader/spy combination would have fared a bit better. (Image from All Posters.)

Since college football's postseason is upon us, I figured now was as good a time as any to ask how this year's national championship should have been settled. Let me know what you think.

Go 'Dawgs!