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Manziel mania: Why the phenomenon?


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I hope Manziel is great in the pros. It's not often you get to see a small white guy juke world class athletes out of their shoes.


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Don't know why this is hard to admit. Similar to why Lin was popular. The best thing that happened to Lin was getting outta NY. Now he's building a nice niche for himself as a respected basketball player in Houston. Not some one hit wonder hype.

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Same thing happened with RG3 and Luck and Cam. Johnny Football just gets bonus points for his NCAA money controversy. Cam had one of those too.

Cam has faded to the background in part because the most controversial thing he's done since coming here is put a towel on his head. Not a lot to drive ratings.

That's completely untrue. There was no phenomenon with Cam. Cam never sold the combine number of jerseys of Tibow, RG3, and Luck combined. The only attention Cam got was that of a potential #1 overall pick, same as anyone else in history. People who don't even follow football or follow other teams buy Manziel's Jersey.

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I think a catchy nickname goes a long way in popularity too.

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I'm tired of seeing the same highlight reel.  He's scrambles around before tossing an egg in the sky.  Mike Evans then jumps up and grabs it.  It worked for Delhomme though.

 

This guy's downfall will be his ego.  Cleveland will crush him.

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However, I do love the highlights vs Missouri where Ealy keeps putting him on his ass.

 

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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.

 

You have clearly never watched him play...  /smh

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Can we please stop the Manziel dick sucking????

 

Cam is a (100x) bigger, faster, stronger versions of what he is yet everyone denounces him as a sure failure in the NFL

 

Even Cam who is just as quick yet more explosive and faster than Manziel has had to adjust due to the closing speed of NFL defenses

 

What do you think is going to happen to Johnny?

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who really cares? If he winds up being a good QB, fine. Nothing wrong with another good QB in the NFL. 

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Can we please stop the Manziel dick sucking????

 

Cam is a (100x) bigger, faster, stronger versions of what he is yet everyone denounces him as a sure failure in the NFL

 

Even Cam who is just as quick yet more explosive and faster than Manziel has had to adjust due to the closing speed of NFL defenses

 

What do you think is going to happen to Johnny?

 

Lighten up, it's sports, you are supposed to be entertained by the players. It's not "dick sucking" to be entertained by an athlete.

 

Cam isn't 600 ft tall dude.

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I hope Manziel is great in the pros. It's not often you get to see a small white guy juke world class athletes out of their shoes.


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I think that's the gorilla in the room that everyone is trying to avoid. This is the only logical reason for his popularity. Being a small white guy, as you stated, juking all those big black guys in college, people are curious or even praying that he's able to do the same in the pros. I, for one, don't think he'll be able to juke those monsters for a prolong period, but one has to be curious whether he can or awaiting the time he fails. Most people know he'll fail but hoping on the slim chance that he doesn't. Very similar to T3bow.

One thing that doesn't work in Manziel coming out with all the hype is that not only his teammates try a little less hard for him, the opponent take it personal and go at him harder. One thing I remember hearing a lot of during the Linsanity period is that the black players would go at him extra hard so he would struggle at time. Right now Lin is just one of the guys. If Manziel can overcome the first wave of personal vendetta, not crumble and disappear into oblivion, he can create a nice career for himself.
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You have clearly never watched him play... /smh

If that's the way of saying you disagree, ok. He didn't do anything that hasn't been done before.

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