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Tuesday afternoon, shortly after Cleveland Browns OTA’s, Johnny Manziel was spotted in a McDonald’s drive thru on the west side of Cleveland. Ordinarily, this would not be news, but it seems that the former Heisman trophy winner was ordering off the dollar menu. The dollar menu is not nearly complex enough to test the ordering skills of an NFL quarterback. I mean, really! Everything is the same price, so it’s super simple to add the total up in your head. Plus, all the dollar items are located in a small box on the bottom of the menu board. He didn’t even have to scan the entire menu in order to see what he wanted to drink! He just ordered a value sized Diet Coke. NO dessert. Unbelievable…

Browns fans are starting to lose patience with the highly touted gunslinger from Texas A&M. Forget about trips to Vegas and parties in New York City, Manziel better start getting it together in his own backyard. He needs to challenge himself constantly. No more trips through the ‘ten items or less’ lane. He HAS to use the self check out line. Everything done with a purpose… bringing a championship to the great city of Cleveland.

As a transplanted Texan now living in the the state of Ohio, I can appreciate the necessary fan and media scrutiny that it takes to bring home the Lombardi trophy. When Troy Aikman arrived in the DFW area, much was made of the fact that he spent his first night roaming the country side with Michael Irvin tipping cows. I didn’t even know that pushing a sleeping bovine to the ground was that big a deal. My dad explained to me that what’s acceptable in Oklahoma isn’t always kosher in the Lone Star state. Never the less, Aikman couldn’t make a move without feeling the heat from the locals after that stunt. And we all know how that turned out.

It’s time for the media in Northeast Ohio and the national media to start really keeping an eye on Johnny Football.  Manziel has already announced that he plans to have his Decision show in five years be broadcast  on pay-per-view, with proceeds going to help build a statue in his honor in front of Kyle Field. This can not be allowed to happen. If another super star is going to publicly humiliate the city of Cleveland, it has to happen on broadcast TV, free for all of us to watch. I’m still steamed that I had to go to a friend’s house to watch Lebron give us the finger. The Amish community I live in doesn’t allow satellite or cable.

I find it interesting that with all the coverage out there of Mr. Manziel, no one has been able to sift through layer upon layer of crap and tell us what we really want to know. Is he going to be any good? Of course, nobody knows. What often happens when the media doesn’t know something? They scream anything. That’s what we’re hearing now, noise. I’ve heard a hundred reasons why he will fail or be a success, and he hasn’t even taken a professional snap. It’s ok to be entertained by the coverage of Ohio’s favorite son, but don’t confuse entertainment with information. We still don’t know a thing.

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  1. Mike

    Mike says:
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    I wonder if Manziel uses BBQ or Honey Mustard…

    Nice article. I don’t even like football but this made me laugh.

    • walt

      Walt says:
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      He’s a ranch guy… Thanks Mike for reading.

  2. Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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    just joined a football dynasty where we pick a real life team and have to have at least 12 players on roster at all times from that team. we play
    1 QB/ 1 RB/ 2 WR/ 1 TE/ 1 flex/ 1 kicker on offense, and 3 LB/ 2 DE/ 2 DT/ 2 CB/ 2 S on defense. so we field an entire team except offensive linemen. we have a million scoring categories. but it boils down to non-big play IDP type (only 2 pts for sacks/fumble recovery/3 for pick/ 6 for def TD). i picked SEA at first (their defense is sick).
    we CAN keep up to entire 30 players pre draft of whatever team we picked. for fantasy purposes is SEA the best option? (STL,CIN,BUF,DET,SF,CHI,GB,MIA,NYJ already gone). I could conceivably keep their entire defense.
    comish is trying to get 20 owners, but could have less total. 10 so far. any other ideas welcome, esp as to where to find info on IDP’s, since that stuff isn’t nearly as easy to find. thanks.

  3. walt

    Walt says:
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    That sounds like a crazy league. That thing will be decided by the drafting of the teams. There are very few actual teams loaded with multiple IDPs that can are any good. If you can get Seattle, do It. St. Louis is another team that is loaded. Good luck with that league.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Walt: that’s the weirdest part ,we aren’t drafting the teams, simply picking them as we join the league. i was the 5th or so in and nobody had SEA yet. STL was gone (also i’m from and in STL) now at 10 teams. we only HAVE to keep 12 (minimum amount of forced team name players) players pre-draft, but SEA defense (and some of it’s offense) so sick probably just keep whole thing, or maybe try to replace weaker parts.
      1. how should the 12 bench spots be used in league like this? i assume
      a. no extra kickers (in event SEA’s kicker gets hurt i could just pickup their backup, or a worse starter somewhere else)
      b. 1 extra QB (whether i keep RW3 or not)
      c. probably 1 extra at each type of defensive position (so 5 spots)
      d. at least 3 total RB, if not more (could only start 2, if flex was used as RB)
      e. 1 backup TE
      f. 1 or 2 backup WR’s (1 could flex)
      g. leaving one backup left at least .
      not having played IDP’s before i don’t really know which spots get injured less or have more value as backups. probably RB/WR, but any other suggestions there. maybe certain defensive positions are so deep don’t need backup spots?
      2. any ideas as to where to find decent IDP rankings spots? i know Razzball has a guy, but his ranks aren’t gonna do deep enough for a league like this i think.
      thanks. large learning curve coming up before AUG 31st (draft)

      • walt

        walt says:
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        You’re getting into uncharted territory. Ur going to have to do some of your own research. Make your own rankings based on the appropriate stats.

        • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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          @walt: looking at yahoo defensive player projections right now, yr right STL defense expected to be huge, in sacks/tackles anyway (which are basis for all IDP’s in non big-play leagues like this). you do agree with those amounts of backups per position i guess though?

          • walt

            Walt says:
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            Yes… But be flexible. You may need to make changes in week 3 or 4. Follow me on twitter and u can msg me. Easier than using comments.

            • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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              @Walt: you mean changes based on the crazy amount of injuries that go on with IDP’s i suppose.

  4. Clint says:
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    I’ve been living through all the Johnny Football nonsense down here and honestly it feels like Tebowmania Part Deux to me. The guy is getting a massive rep while not leading his alma mater to anything close to a national title and even though he beat Alabama, it just feels way too hyped to me because of the massive size of Texas football media coverage.

    Now, he’s going to a team devoid of receivers who’s already openly admitted they’re going to be more run-based while a Shanahan (let’s hope Kyle carries on the rich Shanahanigans fantasy tradition) claims he’s RG3-like? Not buying, sorry. The fact he couldn’t handle on campus attention at A&M tells me when the Cleveland fans turn on him (and they eventually will if he doesn’t perform quickly) he’s going to go the same route as The Sanchise who still believes he’s awesome but has no job last I checked.

    • Montezuma's Revenge... right now says:
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      @Clint: wonder whether like sanchise he’ll get three or four years of rope, since not every coach has a huge enough ego/stomach to refuse to allow themselves to be wrong like Ryan with sanchise. at the same time i find it impossible that manziel is near as bad as sanchise.

  5. walt

    walt says:
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    Thanks for reading. I know this is off topic, but u brought it up. Im shocked Tebow hasn’t landed somewhere. Too bad the media attention he gets is keeping him from getting a job.

    • Clint says:
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      @walt:

      I think the unspoken truth of the Tebow situation is that the NFL is becoming very PC in its direction & allowing outside influences to steer its once-dominant product. From spygate to concussiongate to the coverage given to guys like Michael Sam (who may not even make the team), it’s joining the chorus of popular opinions as opposed to standing up for them by maintaining the quality of the product on the field. And the players are beginning to rebel a bit from it as evidenced by the backlash toward getting rid of celebrations and the fines in the interest of safety that may or may not work, along with any potential “bullying.” It may still be at the top of the ratings heap but the quality of the NFL is reaching a saturation point where viewers are going to start turning away if quality guys like Tebow are shunned for their views simply because they choose to express them openly & they’re not pc enough to stomach.

  6. Good Will Hunting 2: Hunting Season says:
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    what did the CLE media pretend was bad about using dollar menu? unless they actually noted that they somehow found out he actually did have trouble adding up his bill, in which case that is scary. seems made up that they would’ve known he was having that trouble, if true.

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