Originally written on Down and Distance  |  Last updated 11/18/14

Joe Flacco knows a thing or two about being a hated man on the football field. Up until he silenced the critics by becoming a Super Bowl MVP, people would bash him left and right. Still, a few months removed from that Super Bowl win, people talk about him as if he’s really not “that guy” to lead them to multiple championships. Johnny Manziel has a new fan in Joe Flacco(photo credit: abclocal.go.com Many, like a colleague of mine, doesn’t believe that Flacco is truly a franchise quarterback – they say he got lucky and the defense bailed him out – I call bull ish on that one. The defense didn’t win them a Super Bowl last season, it was Flacco and the offense. Enter Johnny Football, a man that took the college football world by storm, becoming the youngest player in history to become a Heisman Trophy winner after a historic season. What goes up must come down, and shortly after his acceptance of the Heisman, people started coming out of the woodwork, bashing him for his personal life, trying to uncover any and everything they could. From partying with NBA Stars to alleged payments for autographing several thousand items for so-called memorabilia agents. Things haven’t been easy for Manziel, and it seems like he’s gone from hero to zero pretty quick, and Flacco is pulling for the kid. “I feel like now everybody hates him. He’s quickly becoming my favorite player in college football” Flacco said, via Matt Zenitz of the Carroll County Times. The underdog pulling for the underdog, I like it. For me, I’ve always liked both Flacco and Manziel. I don’t get why either of them get knocked for being themselves.   Follow us on Twitter @DownandDistance Down and Distance Editor-in-Chief – Justin Arbogast @NFLGuy_SK The post Joe Flacco: Manziel becoming my favorite player in College Football appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE - Presented by Sports-Kings.

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  • Flacco, don't get it twisted...it's not that many don't "like" him as a person. Most, inluding yourself, don't really know him. What is insulting is how he is able to do "whatever the hell " he wants and have the parents---with money--to back him up. After his so-called "half off punishment games," his arrogant, cocky, accidently "running" into my coach who is telling him to cut the antics, yet he still is allowed to play. That, Mr. Flacco, is why people don't like him. Just like when he won the Heisman, it USE to be a freshman could not win it...but once again, Johnny was able to break that "unwritten" rule.
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