I'll say the same thing I said last year about this time regarding Matthieu: it's amazing how much mileage a kid can get from a catchy nickname.
I couldn't stand Texas A&M when Fran was their coach. But now I am fine with them.
Personally i think the nickname is really juvenile. I also think the player(manziel)is overhyped and overrated. Johnny football is going to learn that defenses in this league dont stand pat,they make adjustments. Yep johnny football may have set the world on fire this year but its not gonna get any easier for him next year and with the defenses in this league making the necessary adjustments,i have a feeling he will come crashing back to earth this year. I look for him to be exposed as an average qb on a below average team next year. The aggies are losing a lot of key personnel this year. I wouldve thought a lot of you bama folks wouldve resented the brash,disrespectul way they bragged after they got lucky(and thats all it was,pure luck)and won in tuscaloosa.
Texas A&M may have been similar to Auburn in the sense of a little sister school, but they have done something Auburn will never do: step out from under big brother's shadow. They will become their own man while Auburn still eats the scraps thrown by THE University of Alabama.
Well a Bama player has one of the all-time greatest nicknames! GUESS WHO!!
Paul William 'BEAR' Bryant.........
‘"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." - John F. Kennedy’Rom 8:38-39
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Isn't Johnny Football what they called Anthony Michael Hall in that movie he starred in, in the 80's? I can't remember the name of it, but I remember the movie. In the movie he was supposed to be a heralded qb do it all coming out of high school into college...and that's probably where they got it from.
As far as the nickname, Manziel even thinks it is funny. It started on texags about a year ago and just kinda took off! When he played the first game it really took off.
I have no problem with the nickname when done by fans, etc. My only real problem is, like with any other adopted nickname, the media wears it slap out, ad nauseum. Cough, cough, Honey Badger.
"We just gotta stop that lil' inside trap." - Joe Kines
I didn't care for the nickname, but what can you say... He won a Heisman as a Freshman...
He earned it.
Outstanding athlete, danged lucky to boot.
Now he might become MR. JFF. I respect his accomplishments.
(Now lets see them try to duplicate next year... NOT...)
Last edited by Ole Man Dan; December 14th, 2012 at 12:07 AM. Reason: format