I'll fully admit it — at this point, I'm watching the Johnny Manziel train wreck solely for two purposes. First, I want to see how many more little "douche bro" notches he can add to his bedpost, because it seems like lately Johnny is trying to singlehandedly win the "douche bro" decathlon.
Second, the same way I'd binge watch any series on cable television, I need to see how this all ends. I need to see the Manziel series finale. Because it's likely going to end badly. Put it this way — the happiest ending this saga can have is Manziel's checking into rehab and somehow finding sobriety, because I don't think there's any way he ever plays football again.
Hell, if the latest pictures of Manziel are any indication, he's going to have to spend at least three years eating just to put enough weight back on to where he can take a hit without disintegrating...
Yes, the latest episode takes place in Sin City, which right now has a far better chance of getting a Manziel statue than College Station does anytime soon (even though A&M should build a statue as tall as Kyle Field for him, considering how much he meant for fundraising). Once Johnny was done scaring everyone at the pool into thinking that tattooed White Walkers were attacking, he went out to the clubs. And that's where the fun began.
We cut to Jewel Nightclub at the Aria, courtesy of TMZ, where it appears that some patron there has an issue with Manziel. The video picks up after the scuffle has already started...
A few thoughts on this:
1. I need to know why there is a Canadian flag prominently involved in this kerfuffle. Was Johnny on the same side as the Canadians? Is this how he intends to announce that he is taking his talents to the Canadian Football League? Is Drake somehow involved? DID SOMEONE SAY SOMETHING MEAN ABOUT JOHNNY'S BOY, DRAKE?!?
2. According to the TMZ story, Johnny was asked to leave the club after this dust-up, which raises the question — how close is Johnny to being on exactly zero VIP lists? He doesn't play football anymore. I can't imagine that these places are going to make exceptions and bend rules for some drunk/stoned/wired bro who is starting fights with other patrons.
3. How random would it be if the thing that forced Manziel to rock bottom and a re-evaluation of his whole life was a punch from some pudgy stockbroker or accountant out in Vegas for a bachelor party? Staying with the White Walker analogy, that would truly be like Samwell (the equivalent of the pudgy stockbroker of Westeros) killing a White Walker...
When will it end, Johnny? More important, how will it end?
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