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Johnny Manziel

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Hanging Out With Marshall Henderson in Dallas (Uh Oh! )

    If you're one of the few who has managed to catch the new Kevin Costner film Draft Day (featuring guest star Arian Foster!) at a sneak preview, and you take it as being authentic, then you remember the pain staking efforts that Sonny Weaver (Costner's Browns' GM character) went to in order to gather ... 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 25, 2014

    The Johnny Manziel Dunk Show (w/ VIDEO)

    When Central Florida quarterback Blake Bortles conducted his Pro Day last week in Orlando for virtually every NFL team, it was on the heels of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's less than stellar Pro Day the week before. So when Bortles went out and tore it up (he was reportedly pretty damn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2014

    Johnny Manziel Is in New McDonald's Commercial With LeBron James

    I have no idea what kind of NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is going to be. I think he's going to be good. Really good. But the fact of the matter is none of us know. Well, if corporate partnerships are any indicator of how good a player is going to be, Manziel is probably going to throw for 5,000 y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    2014 NFL Draft: Unveiling The Texans Tracker

    Isn't it fun living in the city with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft? Seriously, I think sometimes the fervor surrounding the speculation on who the Texans will take is part of the punishment of going 2-14, like a residual aftershock. We are only a few weeks into the NFL Draft process (comb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2014

    Technology Tries to Embarrass Johnny Manziel in this 40-Yard Dash Video

    The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine ends today, but for all intents and purposes (Texans related, at least), it ended on Monday. Four whirlwind days going back to last Friday, and when all was said and done, ostensibly very little seemed to resolve itself (although behind closed doors, who the hell knows ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    NFL Draft 2014: Nolan Nawrocki's Annual "Character" Salvo Hits Johnny Manziel

    There are parts of the NFL Draft process that can be a lot of fun. The chess game between front offices, the study and analysis of game film, and the leaks of really horrible Wonderlic scores at the combine -- I love those things! Then there's the overanalysis, the portion of the player study that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    2013 Heisman Finalists Named, How Did The Preseason Oddsmakers Do?

    Despite the arctic (for Houston) temperatures outside, September feels like it just got here yesterday, because in the blink of an eye, the 2013 college football season is now over. With all but one (salute Army, salute Navy) of the regular season games now behind us, the next item on the agenda is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2013

    College Football Recap: Miami Exposed, Much To Degenerate Gambler Brent Musberger's Chagrin

    Sports fans like to say that "sports" is the best reality television. Perhaps I'm nitpicking at semantics, but when it's at its heart-pounding best, sports are more like a fantastic suspense drama, with storylines and characters in whom we emotionally invest. For me, it's that way, at least. In ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Texans-Chargers: 4 Winners, 4 Losers, Matt Schaub Is Mr. September!

    The way that the construction of each season's NFL schedule works, every team already knows 14 of the 16 teams they will play every season from now until such time that the NFL a) expands, b) realigns, or c) gets bored and changes the way they do the schedule. Simply put, right now each team's sche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2013

    Aggies Demolish Owls As Johnny Manziel Returns From His Half Game Exile

    So the Rice Owls went up to Kyle Field and took on the Texas Aggies on Saturday. And of course it didn't go too well, with the Owls losing 52-31 before 86,686 Aggies. Just looking at the score you wouldn't know that the Owls led 14-7 after the first quarter and looked to be in control of the game, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2013

    Johnny Manziel Suspended for One Half...of First Game at Rice

    In the world of college football scuttlebutt, Rice University normally ranks somewhere just below one of the military academies and just above other Ivy League schools. It's a fine institution with very little football tradition. But, the first game of the season will bring with it a level of intrig ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2013

    It's College Football Quiz Time (for Houston and Texas)

    Another college football season kicks off this weekend. The national media focus, as always, is on Alabama, LSU, and the schools of the SEC. There's a bunch of interest just up in the road in College Station, with the Aggies being relevant to the world of college football for the first time since R. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    August 15, 2013

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  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Johnny Manziel Las Vegas Odds, Real And Invented

    When news broke Sunday about Johnny Manziel and his alleged five figure payday for affixing his signature to 1,600 Aggie football items, the sports world went back into overdrive. Kevin Sumlin prepped for Aggie media day, the university hired attorneys, bloggers wrote, screamers yelled, and Vegas we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: The NCAA Finally Comes Knocking

    Earlier this year, Texas A&M's two Heisman Trophy winners, Johnny Manziel and John David Crow, autographed six helmets together. The helmets were auctioned off by various Aggie alumni groups throughout the state of Texas and combined fetched a tidy sum of $81,600, which helped subsidize several A&M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • News

    July 25, 2013

    Growth at All Costs

    Heights residents say infrastructure can't support another Trammell Crow property.

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Summer of Johnny: Manziel Sent Home From Manning Camp For Hangover Dehydration

    Every year around this time, former Saints quarterback Archie Manning oversees the Manning Passing Academy. For those not familiar with the Academy, it is a four day, annual camp conducted in Thibodeaux, LA on the campus of Nicholls State University where the Manning patriarch, along with his Supe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 8, 2013

    Spring Break! Johnny Manziel Is Exhausted From Being Johnny Manziel

    "The media don't understand the pressures $42 million come with." -- Random sobbing professional athlete in the movie "Jerry Maguire" They say the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Certainly, on a bad day, as we grind through life, it's easy to look at the lives of others, esp ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 29, 2012

    Johnny "Football" Manziel: How Badly Did Vegas Miss On The 2012 Heisman?

    Any way you slice it, the "Johnny Manziel for Heisman" story (covered ad nauseum in this space over the last few days) is one of the most unlikely sports stories certainly of this calendar year and perhaps in the history of college football. Lightly recruited, undersized redshirt freshman quarterba ... 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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