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Manziel mania: Why the phenomenon?

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#1 Thal

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:53 AM

Ever since the Manziel phenomenon I have been asking myself why this guy is so popular. He's just a football player and an average one at best. Unlike T3bow who had a religious following this guy have nothing. I was also listening to mike&mike and boom that was the exact topic. I'm not following. Doesn't make sense at all the national reaction.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:54 AM

yes.

 

no.

 

 



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:56 AM

He's someone you can love to hate. If you want to see him take the Browns to the Super Bowl or if you want to see him decapitated, he puts butts in seats.

Personally I cannot stand him.

Everyone's always looking for the next big thing, and he almost has an "underdog" feel to him.

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:58 AM

The thing about Manziel is I actually like the kid and I really can't grasp why people are so negative about him. I notice, especially in sports, how people can have an emotional attachment to a player whether it's negative or positive. I've seen post about how people hate him, wishes that he becomes a bust and so so. What I really don't understand is why. Does people have money invested whether he succeeds or fails? People tend forgot that these players,more so younger athletes are still young. They are out there enjoying themselves and why not. Life is too short.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 06:59 AM

Because ESPN needs a golden calf.  He's been a lightning rod for criticism, there was his "questionable" investigation and pathetic suspension by the NCAA, and the money signs he throws up, Heisman, you name it.  He's a story, but once the games start, no one will care.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:00 AM

I hate media hype

 

ESPN forgets the rest of the world when certain guys are in the spotlight.

 

Brett Farve  took over their airwaves for years when he was on his continual goodbye tour

Tiger Woods is the only one in any tournament, even if he is tied for 56th

Lebron James is the NBA according to ESPN, the other teams are just there to support him

Johnny Manziel is an overhyped machine in my opinion, on par with the RGIII mania, with one exception, he has achieved zip in the NFL

 

Personally, I just want to see what all teams did the night before when I tune in to ESPN, but I am the exception as "personalities" are what they pedal, not the coverage of sports



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:02 AM

best way to stop the mania is to not contribute to it



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:04 AM

Speaking of taking the Browns to the Super Bowl.....

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:05 AM

Average at best.

Heisman Trophy (2012)
Davey O'Brien Award (2012)
Manning Award (2012)
Chic Harley Award (2012)
AP Player of the Year (2012)
Sporting News Player of the Year (2012)
Consensus All-American (2012)
SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2012)
First-team All-SEC (2012, 2013)
SEC Freshman of the Year (2012)
College Football Performance National Freshman of the Year (2012)
Cotton Bowl Offensive MVP (2012)
SEC Male Athlete of the Year (2013)
Chick-fil-A Bowl Offensive MVP (2013)

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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:19 AM

Speaking of taking the Browns to the Super Bowl.....

 

lol.  Just think, Manziel could go down in history as the best QB in the storied Browns history if he leads that cursed team to a SB title.  And yet, his greatest accomplishment will forever be akin to an average joe taking a dump.



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:20 AM

Great college QB, questions on whether or not his game will translate to the NFL. He's a polarizing figure due to his personality and ESPN eats that crap up. 

 

I personally don't expect much from him in the NFL, specifically because he doesn't seem to make quick decisions on his reads while in the pocket and his first instinct is to run when pressured.

 

Also, he just seems kind of like a douche to me. Just my opinion though; I've been wrong before. 



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Posted 15 May 2014 - 07:22 AM

In a couple of years Manziel will be traded and Connor shaw will be the starter.