" Dan traveled the Louisiana roads for years as the reigning NWA Junior Heavyweight Champion and is in every Hall of Fame that includes wrestlers in the world as far as I know ... Dan was the first wrestler to appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, of which I have a copy, in 1957. The NCAA's version of the Heisman Trophy, given to the top wrestler annually, is called the Dan Hodge Award. Goggle Dan Hodge if you want to read about a legit legend whose exploits will likely never be duplicated. "
" I think anyone who is a Wisconsin fan and pays attention to the NFL knows what I’m talking about ... Heisman Trophy winners have come out of backfields in Madison and not produced [in the NFL]. It’s unfair to Ball, but I think Matt Barkley is going to receive a taste for that this year based on the way [University of Southern California] quarterbacks have performed in recent years, and it’s unfortunate, but that’s the way things go. "