Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 11/13/12
A headline in a Dallas paper leading up to Saturday’s Texas A&M-Alabama game proclaimed the following regarding Aggies QB Johnny Manziel: ‘Johnny Manziel’s chances of winning the Heisman – Not good, unless he beats Alabama…’ Well, Johnny Manziel – just beat Alabama. Hello!!! Johnny Manziel celebrates with teammates after he led Texas A&M to a stunning victory over then-#1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. (Image credit: Dave Martin / AP via NBCSports.com) Never mind that he is a redshirt freshman, and not even allowed to talk to the media per policy by the TAM-U SID. He has won at the very least a trip to New York as a finalist. He is certain to have taken the seat of Bama QB A.J. McCarron at the dinner table. That is the floor of his Heisman chances right now. Incidentally, Manziel does interact in the social media world via Twitter. He was at 20,000 followers pre-visit to Tuscaloosa. As of Sunday morning, he has ballooned to 41,000+ followers, and climbing. And a word of warning for when
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