Too Good To Look Away

Johnny Manziel is better than you, and he knows it.

College Station is the setting, Kyle Field is where the action happens and the world is Manziel’s playground.

Manziel has been more than just one thumbs up since coming to Texas A&M. He has been captivating on and off the field. ©WGNO  

Manziel has been more than just one thumbs up since coming to Texas A&M. He has been captivating on and off the field.

©WGNO

 

The bad boy star of college football has taken a Texas A&M program from Big-12 scab to a SEC darling in a matter of one game.

Manziel’s stats speak for themselves. He is a riveting player.

What makes Manziel so interesting is not his off field arrests or his privileged upbringing, but how he holds college sports in the palm of his hand.

With the thought of college athletes getting paid, Manziel stands to be a figure head of making something like that happen.

The reason I write today about the 20-year-old star is not because of NCAA sanctions or TV contracts, but because you can’t take your eyes off him.

If it is on the field, in a press conference or on Twitter, America can’t get enough of Johnny Football.

Personally, I can’t stand him. I don’t like the Aggies, don’t like the SEC and don’t like hotheads.

But I can’t stop watching. I found myself tuning into the A&M versus Rice season opener. I found myself cheering for 14 yard gains. I found myself following the phenomenon.  

I am not the only college football fan ready to see a different face on every sports channel, but at the same time, how can you stop watching someone play at a level above the rest?

Manziel is must see TV, and he knows it.