With all due respect to Herbstreit, Johnny Manziel’s issue may not be his level of intelligence, but his background. His family history reads like the back story in a James Lee Burke novel.
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That is awesome. How did Spurrier let this one get away?
Screw deadspin. They are the lowest type of sports reporting. They are internet bullies, yeah it is great when they pick on your enemy, but they are still bullies.
With the exception of the fine folks at Kotaku, the entire Gawker network should be ignored.
John Edwards and Gary Hart used to think the same thing about the National Enquirer
Dog in Fla….it’s alright to admit that you dont get it and just keep your mouth shut sometimes. Being factually accurate does not absolve someone of being a bully.
I think the Manziel family has faced much greater odds scraping out a life in Texas than what you think the internet bullying aspects in the Deadspin article happen to be. In fact, based on the way the Manziels go about doing things as described in the article (most events seem to come from public records searches not done by a Finebaum), my guess is that there has never been a single Manziel to ever claim that they’ve been bullied. It’s not in their makeup and they seem to do a pretty good job of standing up for themselves whether right, wrong or indifferent. Maybe if a Manziel has a beef about something being wrong in the article, they’ll say it’s wrong, not that they’re being bullied by Deadspin. Maybe we’ll hear about it soon or read it on Johnny’s twitter.
“it’s alright to admit that you dont get it”
Happens all the time but I make it a practice never to confess to anything, take a breathalyzer or say a word after a Miranda
“and just keep your mouth shut sometimes.”
Except for the foregoing, I find that very difficult. I even sound out the letters when I’m keyboarding them in
The guy that started Deadspin, Will Leitch, has recently moved to Athens. Not sure how he picked it and he had never been there before but I found it interesting.
He is already becoming acclimated:
“The other day some little kid started barking at me in the grocery checkout line.”
Love me some James Lee Burke!
Manziel – Gamecock. That explains everything.
Wow, that is some story, regardless of the source. So a kid named Esahiah arrives in the US and is renamed Bobby Joe, then we go to cockfighting, oil wildcatting, Louisiana justice, exploitation of Negroes, Texas Rangers, quick money scams, etc., etc. I am not giving Johnny Moron a pass because of genetics but I wouldn’t waste money on a DNA test to see if he really comes from this family. They have to be very proud of Li’l Johnny…..so much so that they still have a garage full of memorabilia for him to sign. Time to cut the cord A&M, this story isn’t going to get better.
Aww man….somebody send this piece to Jim Burke…what a story that would be, and what a movie…Tommy Lee Jones as Bobby Joe? Dave Robicheaux could be the detective that unravels it all.
Nice to hear from you SJ III. I’ve been missing you. I thought Penn Wagers had found your lair and done ill will to you.
He was busy starring in another blaxploitation epic a la 1972. Perhaps my favorite GTP handle this side of Mudcat’s Car.
PS: sorry if I oversnarked the other day.We all have our thin skinned moments. I actually LIKE the nickname “Dr. Snark,” though.
Is it even possible to oversnark?
Thank you. That’s exactly what I thought
There you are great one! Mac you are correct. What a great movie this would make. Sins of the Fathers, greed , pride all the makings of a LA-Texas saga. That acorn does not fall far from that tree. Johnny you are scum.
Interesting story, but other than that it doesn’t really have much to do with Johnny & his parents … that’s not to say he’s innocent of possible NCAA violations, but this has nothing to do with the other
What it mostly has to do is that Manziel does not have access to as much family money as has been reputed. He has more motivation for fast quick cash than the ESPN stories have lead you onto believe
He needs to get his nose fixed with some of that cash. Maybe someone on Alabama’s defense could break it for him…He is the most unatractive QB in the SEC.
“See, I come from a long line of frontiersman and-here it is, turn here dear-frontiersman and outdoor types.”
I actually like Johnny Football a little more after reading this. He can’t help it, he’s just being true to his nature.
If I were an NFL GM though, I would stay far, far away.
That gene pool needs a little Clorox.
Johnny®Football™ doesn’t look for folktales, folktales find him
He’s just carryin’ on that family tradition!
WELL, I WAS DRUNK THE DAY MY MOM GOT OUT OF PRISON
AND I WENT TO PICK HER UP IN THE RAIN
BUT BEFORE I COULD GET TO THE STATION IN MY PICKUP TRUCK
SHE GOT RUN NED OVER BY A DAMNED OLD TRAIN
yessir – David Allen Co
Having been to a few DAC shows years ago, I dont think there is a chance in hell he hasn’t played several tunes in front of every single living Manziel since the time he was released from prison (thanks to John Cash and about the time Rodriquez stole that goat.) Fact is, David probably had an entry in those cockfights.
Multiple choice: pick the end of this quote:
“He added “it would be a real tragedy” if college football didn’t see Manziel play…”
(a) another down in his career for the enjoyment of CFB fans everywhere
(b) another game in College Station to cement his legacy as more than a one hit wonder
(c) one more year in the SEC to validate his Heisman season
(d) in the Alabama-Texas A&M game on Sept. 14.
If you guessed “d,” you’re hip to ESPN memes! Good Lord their agendas are sickening.
Great JLB reference – reading that story I half expected to see where he was tied in with DiDi Giancano and eventually got his ticket punched by Clete Purcell…
“If a team can’t really run the ball on you then what’s the next thing they’re going to have to do? Pass,” (Adam) Anderson said. “So when you can stop them both ways, then what else can you do next? Gimmicks?” -- The Athletic, 10/13/21
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