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Johnny Football

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    June 27, 2014

    Summer Of Johnny II: Hall of Famers Not A Fan Of Johnny Football

    Johnny Manziel's last two summers, the one we are in now and his post-Heisman summer of 2013, have not been drastically different in terms of extracurricular activity. Lots of travel, lots of booze, lots of really good looking women, and plenty of Instagram moments, some fairly innocuous and some ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    Summer Of Johnny II: Johnny Manziel Spotted In Houston On The "Money Phone"!

    It's hard to really ascertain anything from OTA's. Players aren't wearing pads, depth charts for some of the scrubbier teams are still being formulated, players rehabbing from injuries aren't even taking part. So the whole structure is not really conducive to enlightenment. In Cleveland, Mike Pe ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Floating on an Inflatable Swan With a Champagne Bottle

    I am an unabashed Johnny Manziel guy. You know

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    June 2, 2014

    Summer Of Johnny II: Johnny Football Goes To Hollywood

    "Suspect intangibles -- not a leader by example or known to inspire by his words. Carries a sense of entitlement and prima-donna arrogance seeking out the bright lights of Hollywood. Is known to party too much and is drawn to all the trappings of the game. ... Has defied the odds and proven to be a ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Five Reasons Why Sports Talk Radio is Ignoring the Rockets

    I am and have always been an avid listener to sports talk radio. I enjoy the banter with callers, the analysis and I even manage to make it through the randomly juvenile antics that occasionally make their way across from morning shock jock-ery on other stations. Listening during the past few months ... More >>

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    March 28, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Redefines The NFL Pro Day

    Aside from a wrinkle here and a wrinkle there, NFL Pro Days for quarterbacks are by and large the same thing -- a bunch of scripted plays thrown to familiar receivers against cones and air, with the quarterback wearing gym shorts and t-shirts. Ultimately, even on a subpar Pro Day, quarterbacks wind ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Gets Paid (And is Allowed to Acknowledge it)

    All right, I'll admit it. This feels weird. Over the last year and change, we've become so used to casting a skeptical eye toward everything involving Johnny Manziel and any sort of renumeration or benefit. Courtside tickets to NBA playoff games? Must be some booster behind it, right? Golf in ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Pro-Manziel Billboards by Local Attorney Eerily Familiar

    Back in 2006, local furniture purveyor Jim "Mattress Mac" McInvale -- before he was doling out $7 million in refunds over a Super Bowl "bet" -- was a big fan of Vince Young. So much so, he took out a full-page ad in the Chronicle extolling the virtues of Young and encouraging (to just this side of d ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Wade Phillips: "The Texans Should Draft Johnny Football"

    With the annual "Hey, it's that time of year from February through NFL Draft, so take it with a grain of salt" caveat firmly attached, dare I say that the Johnny Manziel Express train to Houston in early May is picking up steam? We asked several of our guests (whose opinions matter) on Radio Row la ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    Winter of Johnny: Manziel Takes a Twitter Vacation

    Last year, once the 2012 college football season was over, the 2013 Johnny Football season began, and for those of us in the blog and radio business, life was good. You could count on it. Almost weekly, there would be at least one episode of Johnny Manziel going to Cabo, or going to Austin, or appe ... More >>

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    January 9, 2014

    Winter of Johnny: Manziel Announces He's Going Pro

    Since about the time he led Texas A&M to an upset of then-number one Alabama in Tuscaloosa back in November of 2012, speculation on where Texas A&M quarterback and eventual 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel might get drafted has been varied and the debate has been furious. Well, now we will ... More >>

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    January 8, 2014

    ESPN's BCS Megacast Was Awesome: 5 Other "Casts" I Would Add

    If we ever sat back and thought about how much of our sports thinking is shaped by ESPN and its programming, it would be a little bit frightening. The facts are, by and large, when people need sports news, they go to SportsCenter. When they want to get ready for a Saturday of college football, they ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Johnny Watch: Manziel Says "We'll See" On Going To The NFL

    Johnny Manziel's flair for the dramatic over the last two years is well documented. In 2012, road wins against Ole Miss and Alabama came down to plays made late in the game by the eventual Heisman winner. In 2013, Manziel had to figuratively carry A&M's defense on his back just to will his team to a ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Winter of Johnny: Johnny Football Is Back and Partying In Hollywood!

    Johnny Football is back! No, not the Johnny Football that hops through defenses like a jackrabbit and throws downfield frozen ropes. Not that Johnny Football. I'm talking about the Johnny Football that flips over Twitter, that breaks the internet. I'm talking three in the morning Johnny Football. ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: 1. Johnny Manziel

    With the prism of social media through which we can now consume the daily lives of our sports heroes, the question is continually asked "What would so-and-so have been like to cover/watch/root for in the age of social media?" If you're looking for doppelgängers for old time athletes (a more length ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    Countdown to 2013 King of Content: The One Hit Wonders

    When it comes to crowning the King of Content for the year 2013, quantity is the basis on which the kingdom is built, and rightfully so. Maintaining a consistent flow of excellence/criminal behavior/bizarre work/belligerence is what gets you the ultimate reward. But the extravaganza that is an over ... More >>

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    January 1, 2014

    It Begins, O'Brien/Manziel: New Year's Eve's Perfect Texan Storm

    At around 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday night, about the time that my girlfriend Amy and I were leaving small, Washington-area Italian joint Patrenella's after a quiet New Year's Eve dinner, that's the time my iPhone started to buzz. The deluge of tweets and texts (mostly positive) confirmed it -- Penn Stat ... More >>

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    November 19, 2013

    Rice No. 7 On List of America's Smartest Universities

    Everyone in Houston knows those kids at Rice are a smart lot. Sure, Valhalla might have a weird dress code issue, but otherwise, it's a nice place with a lot of generally intelligent people. So, it should come as no surprise that Rice University made Lumosity's list of the smartest colleges in Ameri ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Gambling! 2013-2014 NBA Season Win Totals Are Out!

    Amidst the hoopla of "Johnny Football, Part Two" and the carnage of the box set of back breaking turnovers that Matt Schaub is assembling, the Rockets quietly opened training camp this week with arguably their best assembly of talent since the mid 90's. Indeed, a new age of Rockets basketball begi ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    For His Next Trick, Johnny Manziel Will Try To Will A&M To An 11-1 Record

    "For us, this wasn't the end of our season. This wasn't the Super Bowl. This wasn't the last game of the season. Alabama lost a game last year and still went on to win the national championship, they lost to LSU the year before and still went on to go to the national championship. Our season isn't o ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Johnny Manziel 's Judgment Day: All Roads Lead To Wrestlemania (I mean, the Alabama Game)

    After nearly ten months of talk, the rematch is finally here. Alabama. Texas A&M. College Station. Saturday. And while, in the grand scheme of things, we still know relatively little about either team , one thing has been immutably hammered home, starting with my column from the Monday after the Ri ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    It Returns! BATTLE-DRINK, The Houston Texans BINGO Drinking Game, Monday Night Opener Edition

    I am banging out this post in the dewey sweet ocean air of San Diego on Sunday morning. Since I make it to California like once every couple years, at best, I plan on spending Sunday watching football near the water somewhere (which I call "show prep" to you IRS auditors out there when I go to claim ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    World's Largest Volcano Named After the Aggies. What Other Geographic Landmarks Might Texas Schools Be Named For?

    As if Texas A&M, with Johnny Manziel, the move to the SEC and the first real winning team in forever, wasn't insufferable enough, now comes word that the world's largest (inactive) volcano has been named Tamu Massif (massif is the French word for "massive" which must thrill Aggies to know the stinki ... More >>

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    September 5, 2013

    Johnny Manziel on Time Magazine Cover for Article Advocating Paying College Athletes

    For its September 6 cover, Time could not have picked a more appropriate approach if it wants to sell magazines. On national, regional and local sports networks, radio stations and magazines, as well as the sports section of every newspaper, the debate has raged on about Johnny Football. But, the ar ... More >>

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    September 2, 2013

    Johnny Manziel's Monster Heel Push Is Underway

    Growing up a wrestling fan, I always rooted for the heels (wrestling parlance for "villains"). While my friends patriotically thanked their maker that Hulk Hogan saved us all from the Iron Sheik's reign of terror in early 1984, I was rooting for "Rowdy" Roddy Piper to hit Jimmy Snuka with another c ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    College Football Week 1 Best Bets: Gambling Season Begins

    Back in my married days, my then wife was from Louisiana (she still is from Louisiana, actually, and still alive, we are just not married anymore) and around late October or early November is when duck hunting season would begin. At least, I think it was around that time, I just remember being cold ... More >>

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    August 30, 2013

    The Owls And Cougars Are Ready For Some Football

    Tonight's the start of a new college football season. The Houston Cougars hosting Southern at Reliant Stadium at 7:30 p.m. as the Coogs try to erase the horrors of last season by moving into a bright shiny new conference. But the media spotlight's about 90 minutes away in College Station where the t ... More >>

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    August 23, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Revenge Of The Chancellor

    I'm not gonna lie, I miss Johnny Football. No, not Johnny Manziel, the risk taking, free wheeling beast of a quarterback that tortured SEC defenses last season to the tune of over 5,000 yards of total offense. We've heard rumblings of his existence at Texas A&M's practices, and I know someday (like ... More >>

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    August 20, 2013

    Another Day, Another Houston Athlete Commercial (w/ J.J. Watt VIDEO!)

    On my radio show a couple months ago, I posed the question to my co-host John Granato "What if there were a list of '25 under 25' for sports?" Granato, as he does most of the time, wondered what in the hell I was talking about, so I explained it. You know how they have those lists in business jour ... More >>

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    August 15, 2013

    Congrats To The University Of Texas On An 8th Straight National Title In...

    ....merchandise royalties! Indeed, while the on the field product for football has regressed to "decidedly average with hope this season" and the on the court product for basketball has devolved to "just plain bad," one thing the University of Texas does really well -- TWO things, actually -- cash ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Within 24 Hours Of Each Other, The Best And Worst Johnny Manziel Pictures

    The autograph broker feeding frenzy is now in full swing on Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, as Tuesday sources told ESPN.com of at least two more autograph sessions that Manziel partook in back in January, including one right here in Houston. It feels like we've offi ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Johnny Manziel's Lawyer Is Awesome, Wears A Cowboy Hat

    The Summer of Johnny started innocently enough. Truth be told, Johnny's extended summer really started well before the actual summer, beginning around February with Johnny posting pics from Mardi Gras on his Instagram page. From there, the saga of our hero took twists and turns through Cabo (spring ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Summer Of Johnny: Adventures In Austin, Lessons In Trolling

    Saturday night, I went to a live podcast recording for some standup comedian buddies of mine. The show was at Outlaw Dave's bar over on Washington and my buddies are four very funny guys collectively known as the "Whiskey Brothers," or as I call them "The Four Horsemen of Dick Jokes." At one point ... More >>

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    July 17, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Mark May Is The Worst

    Let me preface this post by saying that I don't know Johnny Manziel personally, but from what I know of him, I like Johnny Manziel. I know the same things about Johnny Manziel that most of you know. I know everything that he tweets, Vines, and puts up on Instagram. I know the second hand accounts t ... More >>

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    July 16, 2013

    SEC Media Day Preview: Johnny, Jadeveon, And 6 People Who Would Draw A Crowd

    In recent years, SEC Media Days in July have been the breeding ground for some of college football's more memorable quotes and soundbites. In 2009, there was Clay Travis' (founder of outkickthecoverage.com and recently named pregame and postgame analyst for Fox's college football coverage) asking T ... More >>

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    June 17, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Looks Like the Haters Got to Manziel

    Every hero has his setbacks. Nothing is forever, and no story is just a perpetual arrow pointing upward, with puppy dogs and gumdrops (or, in this case, bikini-clad coeds and Jell-O shots) 24 by 7. Rocky had to get his brains splattered by Clubber Lang one time, Luke Skywalker had to get his hand c ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Zapruder Analysis Of Johnny Manziel's Music Video Debut

    Here are two immutable truths: 1. Athletes all want to be actors and/or singers, and actors/singers all wish they could be athletes. It is well known that, despite many of them making millions in their respective vocations, the grass is always greener in the other celebrity category. 2. Johnny Man ... More >>

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    May 28, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Manziel Says, "Get Your Guns Up!"

    As best I can tell, having been a citizen (like all of us) on Planet Manziel (better known as Earth) for the better part of six months now, really dating back to his circus touchdown pass to Ryan Swope against Alabama, new and exciting chapters in the Adventures of Johnny Football generally involve ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Johnny Manziel Hits Batting Practice Home Run at Petco Park (w/ VIDEO)

    In the game of "Bucket List," Johnny Manziel is officially running up the score on all of us. Over the weekend, the Texas A&M Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback capped off a round at Pebble Beach with his parents by knocking in a birdie on 18 to break 80. About the only surprising thing about that ... More >>

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    May 17, 2013

    Johnny Manziel Officially Concocts the Most Creative First Pitch Ever at Padres Game

    Cabo spring breaks, courtside NBA seats, luxury boxes at concerts, appearances on Letterman, rounds of golf at Pebble Beach, batting practice in Major League Baseball stadiums... I'm pretty sure that soon it will make more sense to just create a Johnny Manziel-specific blog on HoustonPress.com to c ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    New Kyle Field: Ags Go from Poor House to Big House While Watching UT Flounder

    Texas A&M University announced on Wednesday that the board of regents had accepted a plan to renovate Kyle Field, home of the Aggies. The venerable stadium has been in need of a makeover for some time now. New stadiums around Division I college sports have the bells and whistles of pro stadiums incl ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    RIP, Johnny Manziel & Twitter: Johnny Football's Five Most Underrated Tweets

    Shocking news from the college football world today: Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel is "stepping away" from Twitter. Financial analysts are divided as to whether Twitter will be able to withstand this defection and still somehow stay alive. College football fans are in a panic knowing they won't get th ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013

    Cabo 2013: Your Johnny Football Spring Break Update!

    On Monday, I compared the Houston Texans in free agency to the Wheel of Fortune shopper that scooped a meager, one-letter-remaining puzzle for a few hundred bucks. That description would imply that the Texans are at least doing some shopping. In reality, thus far, they've been more like the dude wh ... More >>

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    March 5, 2013

    The Incredible, Hilarious Memo On How To Make Texas Tech & Its Coach "Cool": A Quiz

    The guys at Deadspin have gotten their hands on a piece of comedy gold -- a memo on how the school can make itself and its football coach, former Red Raider QB Kliff Kingsbury, into ultra-hip, highly cool icons that the kidz of today will flock to just so they can be hip and cool too. A tall order ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Johnny Manziel Files Suit For "Johnny Football" Trademark Infringement. Good For Him!

    It's going to be at least another several months before Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel can capitalize financially off of his nickname "Johnny Football," and if he and his family have their way it will be much longer before anybody else can. As reported back in Novemb ... More >>

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    February 13, 2013

    Johnny Football! 2013 Heisman Odds Are Out; Why I Won't Bet On Johnny

    2012 was good to Johnny Manziel, and 2013 is off to a phenomenal start. Of course, there was the 41-13 trouncing of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl on January 4, where Manziel piled up roughly a billion total yards. But there's been so much more. Lucrative casino trips, lovely ladies, and Mardi Gras! ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    2012: The Year In Zapruder, A Recap Of My Detailed Video Recaps

    I'm not sure when it happened, but somewhere along the line in 2012, the Zapruder-style analysis of viral videos became my thing. Much like you'd go to Clay Travis on SEC football or to Peter King's Monday Morning Quarterback for the weekend that was in the NFL, when you the reader needed hardcore ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Ranking The 2012 Heisman Finalists According To Music Videos

    Last week in this space, I speculated that the Vegas big board for the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner released back in June, 23 candidates in all, would actually turn out to contain no eventual 2012 finalists. If you go back and look at the list, it didn't take Kirk Herbstreit to figure that out. On M ... More >>

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    November 28, 2012

    Aggie Mailbag: "Sean, you are whats (sic) wrong with this country."

    Before I get into this post, in the spirit of having to cater to the lowest common denominator of what is a rightfully proud and mostly sane Aggie fan base, and because it's about to get a little uncomfortable up in this beeyatch once this post is done, allow me to get this disclaimer out of the way ... More >>

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    November 14, 2012

    Zapruder Video Analysis Of Drunk, Racist Aggie Fan Starting A Fight In An Airport

    In the wake of Texas A&M's landscape-changing 29-24 win over the Alabama Crimson Tide this weekend, with his fame escalating from "local cult hero" to "full fledged Heisman candidate," Johnny Manziel and his family began the process on trademarking his catchy "Johnny Football" moniker. Their motiva ... More >>

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