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The Heisman trophy

When I was in grad school, we would say that one of our buddies got "The Heisman" when he was hitting on a girl and she overtly shot him down with the metaphorical stiff-arm denial. Just for fun, I feel like there should be a "Heisman" badge for a case when someone is denied or falls short of a badge or other reward in some annoying or embarrassing fashion. For example:

  • When one of their answers is accepted, but then unaccepted in favor of another one.
  • When they have the highest rated answer (and greater than X upvotes) for a question asked by someone who deleted their account before accepting an answer.

Any other interesting "Heisman" badge ideas?

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closed as off topic by Jeff Atwood Jul 1 '09 at 2:57

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I have another word for that. Epic Fail. – Thomas Owens Jun 30 '09 at 20:15
+1 for mentioning something football-related. – mmyers Jun 30 '09 at 20:18
They look pretty hard to measure... – Marc Gravell Jun 30 '09 at 21:06
dubious. not implementable, at any rate. – Jeff Atwood Jul 1 '09 at 1:27
So, should I close/delete this? – gnostradamus Jul 1 '09 at 1:30
Jeff: Shouldn't you post that comment as an answer, so it can be accepted? – dbr Jul 1 '09 at 2:36
up vote 6 down vote accepted
  • Your answer is +50, but an answer with +1 is accepted.

  • You send an email to and they don't respond back (have no idea how this would be awarded)

I would also propose renaming the badge to "Son of a..."

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But if it gets voted up to +10, you get a gold badge. I don't see how that's so terrible for you. – mmyers Jun 30 '09 at 20:19
If only they had a badge for you being the first to respond, and then two others response with your response, and the third gets the cookie. Maybe a "WTF...Lame." badge? – Sampson Jun 30 '09 at 20:21

Don't you know that recently the Heisman trophy winners have been busts in the National...Football..League (Had to say it like Ron Jaworski).

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Not all of them. Some of them didn't even get there. – mmyers Jul 1 '09 at 2:26
Example...Charile Ward was a point guard for the New York Knicks in the mid-1990s. – Michael Kniskern Apr 2 '10 at 0:31

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