Redemption of the Money Man

There hasn’t been a fall from grace to demise like the one we’ve witnessed from Johnny Manziel in quite some time.

The former Prince of Texas officially reached rock bottom this past spring when the one thing he could always depend on was taken away from him, Johnny Football was no longer able to play football. The Cleveland Browns had reached their boiling point and cut the former Heisman winner like a coupon in the Sunday ads.

Who could blame them they saw what we saw, or so we thought a rich kid given a multitude of chances but believed he was above it all.

It’s easy to interpret it that way with images of the partying, the lax attitude, and the domestic abuse. But have you ever considered the slightest possibility that Manziel could be a victim of his own celebrity and outside influencers. Think back to 2012 the year the legend was born.

Arguably the most thrilling and celebrated college quarterback in the history of NCAA football resided in College Station, Texas. One 19 year old freshman revived a forgotten program in the heart of football country, and made them a power player in the sport’s toughest conference the cut throat SEC.

You can’t put a price on the impact Manziel had at Texas A&M. He came out every Saturday and laid it all on the line in front of thousands of fans and millions of home viewers. Question the man’s character sure but watching him perform on the field you can’t question his heart, unleashing his sauciness on vulnerable defenders in the open field and turning breakdowns into touchdowns on the reg.

And now four years later after the most successful run Gigem has seen in decades everyone has turned their back on the greatest Aggie ever. Rich boosters and drunken college kids pack the house “That Johnny Built” every Saturday, guzzling down fried foods and overpriced beer dreaming that number two was still leading their mediocre football team.

This isn’t the end of Johnny Football though the 23 year old gunslinger has barely scratched the surface of his football career. After washing out of the NFL his first go around the redemption story will be much greater than the fall.

Somewhere out there Johnny is prepping for a return to the gridiron to remind us why we all rocked with him in the first place.

I’m not sure about you but when the day comes I’ll be watching for the second coming of the Money Man.

There hasn’t been a fall from grace to demise like the one we’ve witnessed from Johnny Manziel in quite some time.

The former Prince of Texas officially reached rock bottom this past spring when the one thing he could always depend on was taken away from him, Johnny Football was no longer able to play football. The Cleveland Browns had reached their boiling point and cut the former Heisman winner like a coupon in the Sunday ads.

Who could blame them they saw what we saw, or so we thought a rich kid given a multitude of chances but believed he was above it all.

It’s easy to interpret it that way with images of the partying, the lax attitude, and the domestic abuse. But have you ever considered the slightest possibility that Manziel could be a victim of his own celebrity and outside influencers. Think back to 2012 the year the legend was born.

Arguably the most thrilling and celebrated college quarterback in the history of NCAA football resided in College Station, Texas. One 19 year old freshman revived a forgotten program in the heart of football country, and made them a power player in the sport’s toughest conference the cut throat SEC.

You can’t put a price on the impact Manziel had at Texas A&M. He came out every Saturday and laid it all on the line in front of thousands of fans and millions of home viewers. Question the man’s character sure but watching him perform on the field you can’t question his heart, unleashing his sauciness on vulnerable defenders in the open field and turning breakdowns into touchdowns on the reg.

And now four years later after the most successful run Gigem has seen in decades everyone has turned their back on the greatest Aggie ever. Rich boosters and drunken college kids pack the house “That Johnny Built” every Saturday, guzzling down fried foods and overpriced beer dreaming that number two was still leading their mediocre football team.

This isn’t the end of Johnny Football though the 23 year old gunslinger has barely scratched the surface of his football career. After washing out of the NFL his first go around the redemption story will be much greater than the fall.

Somewhere out there Johnny is prepping for a return to the gridiron to remind us why we all rocked with him in the first place.

I’m not sure about you but when the day comes I’ll be watching for the second coming of the Money Man.

There hasn’t been a fall from grace to demise like the one we’ve witnessed from Johnny Manziel in quite some time.

The former Prince of Texas officially reached rock bottom this past spring when the one thing he could always depend on was taken away from him, Johnny Football was no longer able to play football. The Cleveland Browns had reached their boiling point and cut the former Heisman winner like a coupon in the Sunday ads.

Who could blame them they saw what we saw, or so we thought a rich kid given a multitude of chances but believed he was above it all.

It’s easy to interpret it that way with images of the partying, the lax attitude, and the domestic abuse. But have you ever considered the slightest possibility that Manziel could be a victim of his own celebrity and outside influencers. Think back to 2012 the year the legend was born.

Arguably the most thrilling and celebrated college quarterback in the history of NCAA football resided in College Station, Texas. One 19 year old freshman revived a forgotten program in the heart of football country, and made them a power player in the sport’s toughest conference the cut throat SEC.

You can’t put a price on the impact Manziel had at Texas A&M. He came out every Saturday and laid it all on the line in front of thousands of fans and millions of home viewers. Question the man’s character sure but watching him perform on the field you can’t question his heart, unleashing his sauciness on vulnerable defenders in the open field and turning breakdowns into touchdowns on the reg.

And now four years later after the most successful run Gigem has seen in decades everyone has turned their back on the greatest Aggie ever. Rich boosters and drunken college kids pack the house “That Johnny Built” every Saturday, guzzling down fried foods and overpriced beer dreaming that number two was still leading their mediocre football team.

This isn’t the end of Johnny Football though the 23 year old gunslinger has barely scratched the surface of his football career. After washing out of the NFL his first go around the redemption story will be much greater than the fall.

Somewhere out there Johnny is prepping for a return to the gridiron to remind us why we all rocked with him in the first place.

I’m not sure about you but when the day comes I’ll be watching for the second coming of the Money Man.

 

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