This is how Johnny Manziel will be judged.
Unless he leads the #6 Texas A&M Aggies to the SEC Title game, and later a BCS berth, this is the standard. Manziel obviously did it last year, he was the only QB1 to beat the #1 Alabama Crimson Tide; even as the Tide went on to win it all yet again.
Saturday is what all the Johnny Manziel hype is all about. He’s the biggest college athlete alive; bigger than multiple Tim Tebow s. And fueled by people catching all his exploits on social media. He single-handedly got us sports media people through the summer dead zone: that awful lull where there are no sports except baseball for three months, and every day is potentially a very slow sports news day.
Manziel, with all his rascally misadventures, got us through that desert. Sports news was just Manziel. Manziel. Manziel. Manziel. Manziel.
Now let’s see if he delivers the goods on the field.
TV: CBS 2:30 CDT
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