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Johnny Football’s Legend Strengthens in Petco Park
The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 17, 2013 | Robert Charette

Posted on 05/18/2013 7:48:36 AM PDT by nikos1121

Johnny Manziel’s offseason has been epic.

Just off the top of my head, he has rocked it courtside at Dallas Maverick games, kicked it in the champagne room at the hottest clubs, and can name Drake as a friend and role model. He is also planning a bromantic getaway with heterosexual lifemate A.J. McCarron.

Now we can add jacking homers in one of the MLB’s most cavernous ballparks:

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: johnnymanziel
About the only thing that can sideline this guy's career is if he admits he's a Christian.
1 posted on 05/18/2013 7:48:36 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Hey, he’s right there in my home town!


2 posted on 05/18/2013 7:55:51 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: nikos1121
Agree. LSM no more left wing than among sportswriters. Their ideal player would be a black Muzzle convert who hates America and has a girlfriend dressed in a burka.
3 posted on 05/18/2013 7:58:10 AM PDT by twister881
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To: nikos1121

He is fast losing the hungry look. The sycophants will ruin him.


4 posted on 05/18/2013 8:02:22 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: nikos1121
About the only thing that can sideline this guy's career is if he admits he's a Christian.

Even that's doubtful. Watch one of his highlight reels. Manziel is so good that he could be al-Quaeda and I'd probably root for him....

5 posted on 05/18/2013 8:07:34 AM PDT by freebilly
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I have. The one I like the most, is where the defensive back gets the ball and starts running down field. In just about every instance when this happens, pro or college, you NEVER EVER see the quarterback try to tackle or even chase after the guy. In this instance, Manziel runs after the guy, catches up with him, strips the ball, that’s picked up by another defensive back....AND HE TACKLES HIM TOO!!!!!!

I think they had the no 1 team last year. They lost early because their coashing staff was too stupid to unleash Manziel.


6 posted on 05/18/2013 8:13:48 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Mack Brown would have developed this young man into an All-Conference defensive back! Sad to think what might have been.


7 posted on 05/18/2013 8:14:22 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: nikos1121

But for the moment, his career will be defined on September 14.

Roll Tide.


8 posted on 05/18/2013 8:44:02 AM PDT by where's_the_Outrage? (Held my nose to vote.)
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Wow! All that is left now is his epic fall from grace. Stand by 3...2...1...Headline starts now:

NCAA investigates multitude of events Heisman Trophy Winner Johnny Football has attended in off season and if they may constitute a violation of NCAA gift rules.

***Sarc alert***

9 posted on 05/18/2013 8:59:36 AM PDT by vg0va3
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"catches up with him, strips the ball, that’s picked up by another defensive back....AND HE TACKLES HIM TOO!"

Is there a highlight film of that play that you know of?

10 posted on 05/18/2013 9:34:51 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: nikos1121

As a former college football player with NFL sights, I can tell you that he is but one injury away from falling into the obscurity of what all of us call ... real life. I shredded my knee and that’s all she wrote (ACL twice, MCL, and have no cartilage left).

Ask Daunte Culpepper, Joe Theisman, Sterling Sharpe and any one of thousands of other players how quickly the spotlight can fade.


11 posted on 05/18/2013 9:48:08 AM PDT by RobertClark (My shrink just killed himself - he blamed me in his note!)
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To: Baynative

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG7VMdvNPLA

I think it’s around 1:30 mark. This doesn’t show the whole play. I don’t know how the defense got the ball, probably interception or something, but you see Manziel over take the guy, strip the ball, that’s picked up by another defender and he tackles him too...God, I pray that he stays healthy. He reminds me of Fran Tarkington. I hated him. He’d beat the bears just about every time.


12 posted on 05/18/2013 9:54:05 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

good stuff, thanks.


13 posted on 05/18/2013 10:10:03 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep one hand on my shoulder and the other over my mouth.)
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To: RobertClark

What was your position?


14 posted on 05/18/2013 10:16:24 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: RobertClark

You might be right, but the guys you mentioned were all slow, and not runners. This guy is like a ballet dancer. Plus, it wouldn’t surprise me if he does something else instead of football. You go all out in life, and what happens happens I guess. Right now his goal is to be the best quarterback on the best team. If he achieves that, it can’t be taken away from him. I have fun watching him as he’s totally not full of himself. A breath of fresh air. Articulate while still young. Amazing.


15 posted on 05/18/2013 10:29:10 AM PDT by nikos1121
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To: MinorityRepublican

http://gamedayr.com/gamedayr/video-johnny-manziel-batting-practice-home-run/


16 posted on 05/18/2013 11:22:23 AM PDT by nikos1121
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I think they had the no 1 team last year. They lost early because their coashing staff was too stupid to unleash Manziel.

There is a big difference between stupidity and ignorance.

Kingsbury was the first to admit that he didn't know what Manziel was capable of because practice is far different than a game.

When Johnny was red-shirted he played the part of the RG III in practice before the Baylor game. He gained about 600 yards against A&M's first team defence during the week and the D coordinaotor was pulling his hair out... If you can't stop a Fr., how are you going to stop RG III?" RG3 gained about 15 yards in the game and afterwards the Aggie defensive players told the coaches, "Our freshman is better than RG3." And that was a different coaching staff.

17 posted on 05/18/2013 11:38:18 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: vg0va3
Is it a NCAA violation to drive a Mercedes in high school and in college?

Is it a NCAA violation to be from a well-to-do family?

As Johnny has said, he doesn't do anything he hasn't always done but before nobody cared.

His great-grandfather or somebody, discovered one of the largest East TX oil fields...with a loan from Jack Dempsey, the boxer.

18 posted on 05/18/2013 11:45:22 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar
You may have missed this part: ***Sarc alert***
19 posted on 05/18/2013 1:10:58 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: vg0va3

I was agreeing with you.


20 posted on 05/18/2013 3:10:37 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

Sorry. My bad. Sometimes im not sure. Have a good weekend.


21 posted on 05/18/2013 3:57:00 PM PDT by vg0va3
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To: nikos1121

Johnny “Football” will not even be a first round draft pick as a quarterback. To start with he is billed as 6-1 and 200 pounds. That’s a joke. He’s around 5-9, maybe 5-10, and looks like he weighs about 160. He is a great scrambler for a quarterback but his arm is no where as strong as big, pocket quarterbacks. I call him the Manti Teo of college football. Teams that have never seen him have a hard time with him because of his scrambling and quickness. This was the problem when Texas A&M played Alabama last year. He dominated the Tide in the first half and basically did nothing in the second half after the Tide adjusted to his style of play. If the game had lasted a couple of more minutes Alabama would have won the game. If he plays in the NFL he will be a defensive back. He’s too small to play quarterback.


22 posted on 05/18/2013 4:27:59 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Care to put some money where your mouth is? I say A & M will win the SEC.


23 posted on 05/19/2013 7:09:48 AM PDT by nikos1121
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Alabama will start the season #1 and win their 3rd title in a roll. Johnny “Football” will leave after this year. He’ll get mad that he didn’t win another Heisman. I would be surprised if a team picks him up as a quarterback. Just not big enough. The NFL is all about quarterbacks that can sling the ball accurately half-way down the field, not little guys squirming all around the field.


24 posted on 05/19/2013 9:25:04 AM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Put some money on it hot shot......I’ll wager a $25 Amazon gift certificate that says youre wrong..


25 posted on 05/19/2013 3:17:29 PM PDT by nikos1121
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LMAO, you’re going to lose to LSU again this year.


26 posted on 05/19/2013 3:28:50 PM PDT by Despot of the Delta
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To: NKP_Vet

btw..the guy is only a sofmore, so why would he be dumb enough to enter the nfl draft now instead of breaking all records and beyond? ...and I guess you’re too young to remember Fran Tarkington.


27 posted on 05/19/2013 5:53:18 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: nikos1121

Check out the pic of his girlfriend; that’s legendary.


28 posted on 05/19/2013 6:12:27 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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