Johnny Manziel Continues To Embarrass Texas A&M

Johnny Manziel

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After having to sit the first half due to suspension, Johnny Manziel stepped back into the spotlight for Texas A&M in the second half against Rice. In the half, Manziel threw for 94 yards and three touchdowns. However, let’s focus on the embarrassment that was Johnny Football in a matchup against an old Southwest Conference foe in Rice, a university located in Houston just a mere 90 miles from College Station.

The Aggies defeated the Owls 52-31, and once again Johnny stole the show. However, he sure didn’t steal the show in a good way. Once again, Manziel decided to grace us with his arrogant selfishness and stupidity. I have to admit that I’m a Manziel fan who purchased his jersey last season. In addition, I’ve been a huge A&M football fan since I was eight years old. Both of my parents are graduates of the fine institution, and I’ve bleed maroon dating back to my years in second grade. So, admitting my embarrassment for the school and Aggies’ fans alike is difficult, yet it must be done.

Of course, Johnny looked electrifying as always on a Saturday afternoon in central Texas. The problem, however, is that Manziel decided to make a fool out of himself, with antics that are becoming harmful to the program. A celebration of his going back to last season, Johnny continues to provide us with his, “show me the money” hand gesture after every A&M touchdown. Then, on two separate occasions, he decided to taunt Rice defenders by making an unconscionably dumb autograph signing gesture.

The first time, he scrambled for a nice gain, only to stand up after being tackled and give the Owl defender a, “here’s my autograph” taunt. The second time, Johnny did the same exact thing after connecting with Mike Evans on a touchdown pass. This time, however, the referees threw a flag for unsportsmanlike conduct. As Manziel headed towards the sidelines after the flag, head coach Kevin Sumlin got right into his face, showing his disgust with his starting quarterbacks’ ridiculous antics. Meanwhile, Johnny bumped coach Sumlin on his way to the sidelines, seemingly ignoring the lashing. Please Johnny Football, show some respect to your coach, teammates and Aggie fans such as myself. After this arrogant and selfish act, coach Sumlin was right to bench Johnny for the final minutes of the fourth quarter.

The Aggies were just fine on offense in the first half, being lead by backup quarterback Matt Joeckel. Mr. Joeckel, brother of the second overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft in OT Luke Joeckel, lead A&M on four first half touchdown drives. Not bad at all Matt, not bad at all.

Well, if Manziel continues to embarrass Aggie faithful throughout the country, coach Sumlin should consider benching him more often, as he is becoming a detriment to the program.

Randy Drautz is a Denver Nuggets writer for  Follow him on Twitter @RDrautz, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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  • billy

    Show me the humility, Johnny.

  • a b

    i’m just glad to see an aggie fan not blindly defending this guy’s behavior, and instead seeing him as the rest of the country sees him.

    • Edward Thomas

      Just my thoughts exactly. well said.

      • Elmo Fudginputz

        Folks like you are a disgrace. You get all offended by small events in college football and won’t lift a finger to save the Republic you count on for the welfare of you and your family members. You folks have serious, serious problems.

        • Edward Thomas

          Buddy, what are you doing reading about college football when you have a world to save?

  • ATM 1989

    Manziel, gonna be another Hernandez>?

    • Kasper

      Seriously? You’re comparing a super-competitive college player who was never found guilty of possibly/maybe/allegedly taking a few bucks for thousands of autographs to a grown-ass thug who DEFINITELY murdered multiple people?? That’s pretty weak.

    • BillyBob Johnson

      No, he’ll be another Tebow (on the field). Great in college, but can’t handle the NFL. And they definitely won’t put up with his BS.

  • Kasper

    Talk about blind! SOOO much “expert commentary” on Manziel’s alleged antics on & off the field by random bandwagoners with ZERO info on the subject matter. How do you non-football playing clowns comment on what you THINK is happening on the field with no sound or cameras on the other players?? Being a former ranked D1 player myself I know for a fact there was much more going on than what you armchair QB’s (or even live commentators) are aware of. From my perspective I didn’t see an arrogant QB taunting a defense on simple 12 yard gains and TD passes, I saw a hyped up, adrenaline-fueled, hand-slapped-by-NCAA-decision-makers-who-had-no-proof-of-wrongdoing team leader pumped about making plays for his squad. I also saw much jaw-flapping by undersized defensive guys who were getting run the “f” over by a very powerful offense then taunting Johnny Football with unfounded autograph jabs and him simply pointing to the scoreboard to remind them who was winning. Since when does that draw a penalty over classless, butt-kicked defensive guys talking trash to a Heisman Trophy winner??? Now maybe he responded with words that might have made his mom blush and that’s what drew the flags after the Rice idiots started the mess, and obviously a bigger man usually just walks away letting his play talk for him, but until you hacks know the WHOLE story maybe you should just keep your ASSumptions to yourselves and let these kids play ball.

    • Elmo Fudginputz

      Good take on this. These folks piling on Manziel are a bunch of chimpanzees. They are so offended and irate about nothing! Just like so many Americans these days. And I’m a UT grad. Manziel is a stellar football player and quarterback.

  • Jeanie Betts Cosper

    wow what a pathetic story-obviously you have your head in the
    sand!?!?!? just like too many sportswriters you make up your own
    story. Not sure what planet you’ve been hiding on but Manziel has been
    making those gestures since he was Johnny WHO!?!?!? Do your homework
    next time before you write a story. Typical example of what’s wrong
    with this country…….anybody can say anything and the uniformed
    masses believe it. Oh and what are the NAMES of his accusers?? oh yeah ESPN LONGHORN network!?!?!?

    • Elmo Fudginputz

      Amen to that! I’m sick of these pious, sanctimonious and self-righteous mullets in America who get offended at nothing while Obama destroys their Republic. Soon enough there may not be any college football at all.

  • Elmo Fudginputz

    This author has a President and Cabinet totally supported by the Democratic Party and RINO Republics, who, in the last 5 years have utterly destroyed our Republic, and he gets his panties in a wad about Manziel. I like Manziel, and if he wants to showboat and taunt opponents, let him. He’ll learn there’s a better way to do it. And I’m a UT Longhorn grad.

  • BillyBob Johnson

    “Meanwhile, Johnny bumped coach Sumlin on his way to the sidelines, seemingly ignoring the lashing.” So who’s in charge down there? Looks like Johnny Football can ignore his head coach and do whatever he wants. I’m also assuming Sumlin is too much of a p**sy to bench him for an entire game, or more. So he’ll start on Saturday, they’ll probably win, and he’ll be as obnoxious as ever. I blame the parents and the coaches in his life.