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What to make of Johnny Manziel's 32 score on the Wonderlic?
CBS Sports ^ | April 11, 2014 | Jeff Reynolds

Posted on 04/11/2014 11:28:15 AM PDT by C19fan

Texas A&M redshirt sophomore quarterback Johnny Manziel reportedly scored a 32 on the Wonderlic intelligence test, tops among the highest-ranked prospects at the position in the 2014 NFL Draft.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: football; manziel; texas

1 posted on 04/11/2014 11:28:15 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan
Evidently it means he should be a systems analyst.
2 posted on 04/11/2014 11:31:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The best way to control opposition is to lead it ourselves." -- Vladimir Ilyich Lenin)
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To: C19fan

It means he’s a smart guy? Just guessing.


3 posted on 04/11/2014 11:36:44 AM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

My son plays lacrosse with grandson of guy who created the wonderlic test. His last name is Wonderlic..


4 posted on 04/11/2014 11:38:54 AM PDT by scbison
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To: C19fan

He may be too smart for his own good?


5 posted on 04/11/2014 11:39:11 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: C19fan

Mazeil succeeded in part on athletic ability and partly on smarts. I would have trouble drafting him high as an owner or GM because there’s no real certainty he’s going to be an immediate franchise player. That said, I suspect there’s a much better than 50% chance he will be a real success somewhere in the league as long as he works at it and is in the right situation.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 11:53:08 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: C19fan

Ryan Fitzpatrick, formerly of the Rams, Bengals, Bills and now Titans scored a 48 out of 50 on this test.

I don’t see any SuperBowls, or even any playoff victories for those teams.


7 posted on 04/11/2014 12:10:26 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: C19fan

What’s the civilian comparison? The Postal Exam!


8 posted on 04/11/2014 12:10:34 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: PGR88

I don’t see any SuperBowls, or even any playoff victories for those teams.

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Hold it, you mean one starter out of 22 is not going to win you a super bowl.

Alert the media!!!


9 posted on 04/11/2014 12:19:50 PM PDT by dmz
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To: C19fan

I bet Johnny Football did not score as high on the Wonderlic as Tim Tebow.


10 posted on 04/11/2014 12:20:49 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: ilgipper

I think he will do very well - Russell Wilson was drafted with the 12th pick in the third round (75th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He’s not bad.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 12:26:31 PM PDT by dainbramaged (Don't tell me, I'll tell you.)
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To: Oliviaforever

Tim Tebow scored something like a 21.

I figured Johnny was smart. He finished high school a semester early so he could go to spring practice. He’s almost done with his degree, and he says he will get it.

He got his Aggie Ring yesterday!

Gig ‘em Aggies ‘84


12 posted on 04/11/2014 12:28:21 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: luckystarmom

“He got his Aggie Ring yesterday!”

Wow! That is impressive that Johnny Football earned a degree from A&M in just two years.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 12:38:45 PM PDT by Oliviaforever
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To: Oliviaforever

I bet Johnny Football did not score as high on the Wonderlic as Tim Tebow.

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You’d have lost the bet.

Tim’s score was 22.

You can look it up.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 12:53:05 PM PDT by dmz
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To: PGR88
Ryan Fitzpatrick, formerly of the Rams, Bengals, Bills and now Titans scored a 48 out of 50 on this test. I don’t see any SuperBowls, or even any playoff victories for those teams.

Fitzpatrick went to Harvard, a school that -- for all of its prestige -- doesn't teach a lick of common sense. As a leftist indoctrination center, it does a stellar job of churning out educated fools.

As I've stated several times here on Free Republic, Harvard can be rehabilitated once it becomes a branch campus of Hillsdale College or Liberty University.

15 posted on 04/11/2014 12:53:58 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: C19fan

32 is good? I scored in the 40’s...


16 posted on 04/11/2014 12:56:00 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: C19fan

I guess it means he MIGHT be smart enough to change his playing style to one that would work in the NFL without getting him killed. He’s still way to small be to a scrambler getting hit a lot.


17 posted on 04/11/2014 12:58:10 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: dmz
Tim’s score was 22. You can look it up.

Yes, that 22 is the number reported by the leftist media. I'm sure that Mr. Tebow actually scored much higher. But, if not, it clearly indicates that Wonderlic methodology is flawed. I will add that Vince Young scored a 6 the first time and had to retake it. The second time around, he got a 14, which was probably generous.

18 posted on 04/11/2014 12:59:38 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

22 is not actually a bad score, slightly above average (20), though slightly below QB average (24). Wouldn’t seem to be flawed in Tebow’s case, it seems pretty accurate, he was close but not quite.


19 posted on 04/11/2014 1:04:56 PM PDT by discostu (Call it collect, call it direct, call it TODAY!)
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To: C19fan

As for football ... who the heck knows. Even the people that administer it say it doesn’t mean much. Dan Marino scored abysmally low and, well . . . didn’t seem to matter.


20 posted on 04/11/2014 1:07:00 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: re_nortex

Why did I know for a fact that someone would say Tim’s number was lie?

Can you not appreciate Tim for who he is, a great college QB, a man of great faith, and a pretty decent all around guy? You need him to be the smartest guy in the room as well?

And your reluctant, well if he did score that low, the test is flawed is just funny.


21 posted on 04/11/2014 1:14:55 PM PDT by dmz
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To: C19fan

I don’t doubt that Manziel is intelligent, even though he acts like a dumbass a lot of the time. I have known a lot of very intelligent people who still do a lot of dumb things.


22 posted on 04/11/2014 1:18:46 PM PDT by CommerceComet (Ignore the GOP-e. Cruz to victory in 2016.)
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To: Oliviaforever
He redshirted as a freshman, so while a junior academically or chronologically, it is only athletically that he is/was a sophomore. Also, based on an earlier post he began attending during the Spring Semester so he was ahead by a Semester anyway.
Finally, the way I read the posts is he's close to his degree, not finished. I doubt he's done much class work this Spring Semester as preparations for the Combine and the School's/Player's Pro-Day seem to have become a full-time pastime.

Also, I don't think you have to graduate to get an Aggie Ring.

The tone of this post seems snarky for some reason, really wasn't my intent.

23 posted on 04/11/2014 1:19:37 PM PDT by thinkthenpost
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To: dmz

Tebow’s major was Family, Youth and Community Sciences.

He was clearly on the verge of a Field’s Medal...


24 posted on 04/11/2014 1:36:46 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
Tebow’s major was Family, Youth and Community Sciences. He was clearly on the verge of a Field’s Medal...

Mr. Tebow's wisdom quite probably exceeds every one of the recipients of that prize. There's "book smarts" and "common sense" and I have no doubt that Mr. Tebow is the kind of individual I'd like to have around when the going gets tough.

It's my understanding that Albert Einstein couldn't drive a car. That may be an urban myth but there are plenty of educated fools churned out by the Ivory towers of the Ivy League.

25 posted on 04/11/2014 1:49:55 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: re_nortex

He may, or may not, be wiser. He definitely seems like a great guy. It was more of a comment on his major, and a previous poster stating that his test score was some liberal lie.

I went to UF while Tebow was there, so I am a Tebow fan.


26 posted on 04/11/2014 2:03:58 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator
I went to UF while Tebow was there, so I am a Tebow fan.

I thought the "Gator" portion of your name was a giveaway! Every time I hear a radio commercial for BJU Press Homeschool, I think of Mr. Tebow's considerable accomplishments resulting from Christ-centered home schooling.


27 posted on 04/11/2014 2:10:44 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP - that's what I like about Texas)
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To: Dr. Ursus

“What’s the civilian comparison? The Postal Exam!”

Passed both in canada and the US. The canadian one was more difficult that out of 60, 3 of us passed and I was already at the elevator leaving when my name was called. USPS slightly different.


28 posted on 04/11/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: ilgipper

I think Johnny will succeed in the NFL if he doesn’t get maimed. That’s the big challenge for a mobile qb these days.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 2:17:00 PM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: re_nortex

There are certainly things far more important than test grades in life. :)


30 posted on 04/11/2014 2:43:11 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: re_nortex

Considering Einstein was 30 years old in 1909, I’m sure a lot of people then didn’t know how to drive cars.


31 posted on 04/11/2014 2:59:23 PM PDT by wrcase
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To: Oliviaforever

You don’t need to graduate to get a ring. You need 90 hours. He was a redshirt freshman, and he graduated high school in December so he could go to A&M in the soring. He needs 20 more hours to graduate which he says he will complete.


32 posted on 04/11/2014 4:12:30 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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