DALLAS -- The TIME magazine Cover Club is an exclusive one. It serves as undying evidence of fame (or infamy). It is generally reserved for Presidents and kings, for winners of Oscars and Nobel prizes, for movers and shakers across the nation and around the globe.
And once every 50 years, for an individual college football player.
This week, it's Texas A&M quarterback and reigning Heisman winner Johnny Manziel.
Our new cover: It's time to pay college athletes, featuring Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) http:t.com0k2pKx731 pic.twitter.comXlRDo66wlb TIME.com (@TIME) September 5, 2013
On Oct. 18, 1963, it was Navy quarterback and reigning Heisman winner Roger Staubach.
"I do understand some of what Johnny is going through," Staubach told me Thursday morning when I informed him of Manziel's cover presence as part of a story entitled, "It's Time To Pay College Athletes." "When they put you on the cover of TIME magazine that means they know people want to buy that magazine. He's in t...