Johnny Football: Rock Star
By John Dyer
Johnny Manziel has taken the world and state by storm. I don’t mean the college football world, or the sports world, or SEC world, I mean the world. It all started with the coolest nickname since Stan “the man”, Johnny Football. It’s so simple, yet so brilliant. This name was given to him early on in the season, and make no mistake, it helped with his Heisman promotion. Second, he did what no aggie has been able to do since John David Crow (google him young fans), win the Heisman. Johnny Football brought the Heisman trophy to college station and with it a huge spotlight on “little brother”. 2012 belonged to the Aggies, (sorry UT), from the move to the SEC, to the big win vs bama, and of course all the attention Johnny Football brought. And third, just to top it off, Johnny Football had a classic Cotton Bowl as he led the Aggies to a beat down of hated Oklahoma, on national TV, in the crown jewel of Texas football, Cowboys Stadium.
All these accomplishments have made this past season the greatest in Aggie football history. And even though the Aggies were loaded with top NFL talent, Johnny Football is looked at as the guy that made it all happen. By now you’ve seen the pictures of Johnny Football celebrating the Cotton Bowl win in Dallas, with fireworks shooting out of his mouth, looking like a redneck Diddy. You’ve seen the picture of him wining a few bucks in an Oklahoma casino, and you might’ve caught him courtside at a Mavs game, or on David Letterman.
Now the question, can Johnny Football handle all the attention for the next 2-3 years. He is the king of College Station, the man that is suppose to lead the Ags to new heights, an SEC title, perhaps a national title. It’s ok to act like a rock star, as long as you’re winning. Nobody cared that Babe Ruth and Mickey Mantle painted the big apple, as long as they hit a home run the next day. But if the Aggies hit a rough patch in their new SEC home, make no mistake, some will question Johnny Football’s choices off the field. He seems ready to handle it, after all after making the Heisman rounds he showed up to Cowboys Stadium and had a Cotton Bowl for the ages. So sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the Johnny Football roller coaster.