Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel made history last Saturday night when he took home the 2012 Heisman Memorial Trophy, edging Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o by about 300 points. It was the first time the Aggies had a Heisman winner in over 50 years, and College Station is buzzing more than it has in some time.
So much so that Hungry Howie’s Pizza AggieLand in College Station is selling Johnny Heisman Pizzas.
I think this is the coolest thing I have ever seen. Then again, I must admit I am a former student of Texas A&M University and a die hard Aggie fan. I lost my mind when Johnny Football was rightfully awarded with college football’s best individual award.
If you know anything about college football, Texas A&M has had little to cheer about over the past decade. Their last conference championship came in 1998, and they never really challenged Texas or Oklahoma for the Big 12 South title in the 2000s.
We had to suffer through the days of Coach Fran, who was about as useless a coach as they come, and go through Mike Sherman who couldn’t make second half adjustments to save his life.
I will give Sherman credit for being a fantastic recruiter. For all the flak he took as a coach, it was his players that new head coach Kevin Sumlin took to a 10-2 record this season, including the aforementioned Heisman winner.
Whether or not you agree with me that Johnny Football was the obvious choice to win the Heisman, I think it’s safe to say you find that pizza picture funny. If you don’t, you must be a Texas Longhorn fan.