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(USA Today)   Most popular player in college football "can't wait to leave... please walk a day in my shoes." Tears start to the right   (ftw.usatoday.com) divider line 59
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2013-06-16 01:21:59 PM  
o/
 
2013-06-16 01:46:19 PM  
He's surrounded by aggies. I understand.
 
2013-06-16 02:23:07 PM  
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2013-06-16 03:15:36 PM  
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2013-06-16 03:25:15 PM  
I can't wait for him to be pounded into the turf in the NFL either.
 
2013-06-16 03:31:26 PM  
He's not going to make it out of college before he goes full Ryan Leaf.
 
2013-06-16 03:31:33 PM  
The best part is that he's crying about this less than a week after getting tickets to watch the NBA Finals, which I'm totally sure he paid for out of his own pocket.
 
2013-06-16 03:45:41 PM  
It's a perfectly normal feeling to want to leave College Station.

And I guess if I were the biggest celebrity in a medium-sized town with literally NOTHING else do than obsess over the local football program, it might be difficult to live a normal life. I just can't subscribe to the notion that if one aspect of your life is amazing, then you can't possibly have any other problems.
 
2013-06-16 06:03:09 PM  
emotibot.net

Is the door locked or something?
 
2013-06-16 06:24:18 PM  
I don't blame him. College Station, TX is a hole.
 
2013-06-16 06:27:26 PM  

Di Atribe: It's a perfectly normal feeling to want to leave College Station.

And I guess if I were the biggest celebrity in a medium-sized town with literally NOTHING else do than obsess over the local football program, it might be difficult to live a normal life. I just can't subscribe to the notion that if one aspect of your life is amazing, then you can't possibly have any other problems.


I can imagine that suddenly being in the public eye can be stressful.  He likely has reporters and paparazzi skulking about waiting to catch him doing something dumb, a lot of people offering him stuff that he has to be careful about because the NCAA is on a bit of a kick cracking down on minor rule violations lately, and any number of women fawning over him, some of which likely have nefarious intentions to either ride his coattails to some sort of fame themselves or to have an 'encounter' that they can change the story about years later when he has a hefty NFL contract and they can cash in with spurious claims.

Not to mention after setting the bar as high as he did last year, with three years still left to play, has got to weigh pretty heavy on him.  It's easy to astound people when they don't expect anything from you - when they're expecting brilliance the standards are a lot tougher.
 
2013-06-16 06:29:02 PM  
Every time he plays (or even practices) he's giving it away for free-- and he runs the risk of getting an injury that will end his NFL career before it even begins.

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Yes, there are far worse injustices going on in our fine country right now, but it's farking crazy how much money college sports (especially football) brings in, and the guys doing the actual work and risking their necks each time they go out get almost none of it.
 
2013-06-16 06:31:09 PM  

Kyosuke: He's surrounded by aggies. I understand.


It could be worse.  He could be a sheep.
 
2013-06-16 06:31:47 PM  
Oh it's going to be funny when the Jets take him with a top 5 pick next year.
 
2013-06-16 06:35:59 PM  

Riche: Every time he plays (or even practices) he's giving it away for free-- and he runs the risk of getting an injury that will end his NFL career before it even begins.

=========================

Yes, there are far worse injustices going on in our fine country right now, but it's farking crazy how much money college sports (especially football) brings in, and the guys doing the actual work and risking their necks each time they go out get almost none of it.


They get the chance to earn a degree for free, which for the majority of college athletes, is what they'll make their living with, only a small percentage ever go pro.

For those who do go pro they get exposure, and the resources and coaches to develop their bodies and talent.
 
2013-06-16 06:43:34 PM  
What a whiny little biatch.  Gonna be hard for him when he flames out and is competing for a backup spot to Tim Tebow in the AFL in a few years.
 
2013-06-16 06:45:39 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: a lot of people offering him stuff that he has to be careful about because the NCAA is on a bit of a kick cracking down on minor rule violations lately,


Nah, he's in the SEC now, the NCAA isn't going to do squat.
 
2013-06-16 06:46:03 PM  
i'm sure alabama is ready to hasten his departure
 
2013-06-16 06:47:09 PM  
Ah for the good old days when children were seen and not heard.  Thank you twitter for shattering the illusion.

Come on people, spoiled college brats have always been spoiled.  There are just far more mechanisms available now for their stupidity to leak out to every corner of the planet instead of just being confined to their own small section of the country.
 
2013-06-16 06:48:05 PM  

Representative of the unwashed masses: What a whiny little biatch.  Gonna be hard for him when he flames out and is competing for a backup spot to Tim Tebow in the AFL in a few years.


If there is anyone in the NFL that thinks this kid will be anything but a receiver when he comes out next year, they are crazy.  There are already questions about his arm strength, decision making on throws and his size.  NFL teams would rather draft the 6'5 kid our of Delaware than a Heisman Trophy winning, undersized QB.   On the other hand, with his running ability, he would make a fine slot receiver for someone, and maybe a 'wildcat' type back on certain plays.

Teams are going to learn from the Tebow mistake and not even let these guys near the QB position going forward.
 
2013-06-16 06:58:05 PM  
Well, a lot of otherwise inconsequential things can happen late on a weekend night that for a time being could really piss me off. My only question to him would be "why the hell are you even accessing your Twitter account that hour?"
 
2013-06-16 06:59:58 PM  
If he sticks around in college one minute longer than he has to he's dumb.
 
2013-06-16 07:01:57 PM  

Incorrigible Astronaut: The best part is that he's crying about this less than a week after getting tickets to watch the NBA Finals, which I'm totally sure he paid for out of his own pocket.


Thats kind of the prob.  The NCAA is constantly up his ass about him constantly being at premier events.  Thing is that he's also a multimillionaire trust fund baby who can easily afford those things.
 
2013-06-16 07:07:24 PM  

Di Atribe: It's a perfectly normal feeling to want to leave College Station.


bronyaur1: I don't blame him. College Station, TX is a hole.


Kyosuke: He's surrounded by aggies. I understand.


This, this and this.

/Aggie
 
2013-06-16 07:10:14 PM  

bluenote13: Representative of the unwashed masses: What a whiny little biatch.  Gonna be hard for him when he flames out and is competing for a backup spot to Tim Tebow in the AFL in a few years.

If there is anyone in the NFL that thinks this kid will be anything but a receiver when he comes out next year, they are crazy.  There are already questions about his arm strength, decision making on throws and his size.  NFL teams would rather draft the 6'5 kid our of Delaware than a Heisman Trophy winning, undersized QB.   On the other hand, with his running ability, he would make a fine slot receiver for someone, and maybe a 'wildcat' type back on certain plays.

Teams are going to learn from the Tebow mistake and not even let these guys near the QB position going forward.


Uh...  Maybe RG3 and Cam Newton and Russell Wilson and Collin Kaepernick have shown it can work if they can actually throw a football.  Even Tebows "magical" playoff win shows that he too can do it IF he has a really strong running game and a top notch defense.  So yeah dont bank on those guys going away they're kind of the new paradigm.
 
2013-06-16 07:26:25 PM  
The kid is from Kerrville, TX.  If anything, he has the same amount of fun available now that he did in high school.  There's nothing to do in College Station.  And there is nothing to do in Kerrville.  He could possibly drive the 90 miles to Houston if he needs something to do at night/weekends, other than fark college girls.
 
2013-06-16 07:37:14 PM  

TuteTibiImperes: Di Atribe: It's a perfectly normal feeling to want to leave College Station.

And I guess if I were the biggest celebrity in a medium-sized town with literally NOTHING else do than obsess over the local football program, it might be difficult to live a normal life. I just can't subscribe to the notion that if one aspect of your life is amazing, then you can't possibly have any other problems.

I can imagine that suddenly being in the public eye can be stressful.  He likely has reporters and paparazzi skulking about waiting to catch him doing something dumb, a lot of people offering him stuff that he has to be careful about because the NCAA is on a bit of a kick cracking down on minor rule violations lately, and any number of women fawning over him, some of which likely have nefarious intentions to either ride his coattails to some sort of fame themselves or to have an 'encounter' that they can change the story about years later when he has a hefty NFL contract and they can cash in with spurious claims.

Not to mention after setting the bar as high as he did last year, with three years still left to play, has got to weigh pretty heavy on him.  It's easy to astound people when they don't expect anything from you - when they're expecting brilliance the standards are a lot tougher.


I'm kinda with you here.  Problem for him is he can't really pay "handlers" to keep all of this at bay.

I'd love the money that comes from being famous.  Who wouldn't.  But everything else- not so much.  But because of the way the NCAA cartel works... he gets the worst of it, and not anything close to the best of it.
 
2013-06-16 08:21:34 PM  
I sympathize with him. It would suck to have to spin my wheels wasting time playing college football for a couple of years until the powers that be would allow me to do what I ought to be doing. Football players only get so many plays out of their bodies and I'm sure he's going to regret having to waste so many of them playing meaningless games for A&M.
 
2013-06-16 08:28:03 PM  

Palmer Eldritch: I sympathize with him. It would suck to have to spin my wheels wasting time playing college football for a couple of years until the powers that be would allow me to do what I ought to be doing. Football players only get so many plays out of their bodies and I'm sure he's going to regret having to waste so many of them playing meaningless games for A&M.


The NFL isn't like the NBA or MLB.  If you don't spend a few years strength training and bulking up, you would get absolutely destroyed on the field very quickly.
 
2013-06-16 08:46:01 PM  
I have a feeling this coming season is not going to be fun for Johnny Football.  I harbor no ill-will towards him and actually enjoyed watching him play last year.  That being said, making comments like this are not the kind that make you popular with your fellow students of fan base.

Hopefully Coach Sumlin pulls him aside and explains to him how the real world works and the need for him to act older than  his years.
 
2013-06-16 08:54:54 PM  

Torese: He could possibly drive the 90 miles to Houston if he needs something to do at night/weekends, other than fark college girls.


You act like farking college girls isn't great in and of itself (especially when you're 20). And I say that as a regular guy - I imagine it's even more fun when you've just won a Heisman and can probably arrange some kind of orgy centered around 5 chicks fighting over your junk.
 
2013-06-16 08:59:42 PM  

Occam's Disposable Razor: Torese: He could possibly drive the 90 miles to Houston if he needs something to do at night/weekends, other than fark college girls.

You act like farking college girls isn't great in and of itself (especially when you're 20). And I say that as a regular guy - I imagine it's even more fun when you've just won a Heisman and can probably arrange some kind of orgy centered around 5 chicks fighting over your junk.


You're assuming they'd put out.  This is the most conservative public university in the country we're talking about.
 
2013-06-16 09:57:36 PM  

Torese: if he needs something to do at night/weekends, other than fark college girls.


that's super entertaining though
 
2013-06-16 10:21:21 PM  

Ken VeryBigLiar: Oh it's going to be funny when the Jets take him with a top 5 pick next year.


MANCHISE
 
2013-06-16 10:31:47 PM  
He could always drop out of school, wait for his 'draft class' to graduate and then see who still wants him. He doesn't have to stay there.
 
2013-06-16 10:43:35 PM  

elguerodiablo: Incorrigible Astronaut: The best part is that he's crying about this less than a week after getting tickets to watch the NBA Finals, which I'm totally sure he paid for out of his own pocket.

Thats kind of the prob.  The NCAA is constantly up his ass about him constantly being at premier events.  Thing is that he's also a multimillionaire trust fund baby who can easily afford those things.


I fully believe he paid for those tickets out of his own pocket.  The question is how much did he pay and who did he buy them from.  Probably face value, when he bought them from a booster.  The problem is the going rate on the secondary market was several thousand dollars, and there's no way the seller would give that price to you or me if we called and asked.  If he bought them from someone who knew who he was for anything less than fair market value it's an illegal benefit.  Of course, every blowie a football player gets just for being a football player is too, and that happens every day.  I'm still waiting for the NCAA to start investigating that.
 
2013-06-16 10:54:57 PM  

bronyaur1: I don't blame him. College Station, TX is a hole.

 
2013-06-16 11:19:02 PM  

ariseatex: Occam's Disposable Razor: Torese: He could possibly drive the 90 miles to Houston if he needs something to do at night/weekends, other than fark college girls.

You act like farking college girls isn't great in and of itself (especially when you're 20). And I say that as a regular guy - I imagine it's even more fun when you've just won a Heisman and can probably arrange some kind of orgy centered around 5 chicks fighting over your junk.

You're assuming they'd put out.  This is the most conservative public university in the country we're talking about.


You don't think 20-somethings have sex at A&M?
 
2013-06-16 11:48:55 PM  
I'm wondering when Sumlin is going to call Manziel into his office and make him delete his Twitter and Facebook accounts. "Boy, you just keep your mouth shut for a while.  Just a few more months."
 
2013-06-17 12:42:07 AM  

bronyaur1: I don't blame him. College Station, TX is a hole.


FTFY
 
2013-06-17 12:42:23 AM  
He can always just slip down the road to North Zulch.
 
2013-06-17 12:56:34 AM  
Who?
 
2013-06-17 01:42:43 AM  
Am I the only person who hates everything to do with this prick already?  I'm developing a serious Cutler-level dislike for his douchebag attitude, over-hype, whining, etc.  Unless my home team drafts him for some reason, I will be tuning in to all his NFL games just for the pure joy of watching him get sacked.
 
2013-06-17 02:03:45 AM  

SubBass49: Am I the only person who hates everything to do with this prick already?  I'm developing a serious Cutler-level dislike for his douchebag attitude, over-hype, whining, etc.  Unless my home team drafts him for some reason, I will be tuning in to all his NFL games just for the pure joy of watching him get sacked.


I agree with you. I'm hoping for a severe Matt Barkley type downfall, would be all too hilarious. Plus after seeing him play a few times, I don't think this kid would be able to take a serious hit without whining Denard Robinson style.
 
2013-06-17 02:45:01 AM  
I'm so glad the Ducks go Mariota over this guy.
 
2013-06-17 05:57:58 AM  

SubBass49: Am I the only person who hates everything to do with this prick already?  I'm developing a serious Cutler-level dislike for his douchebag attitude, over-hype, whining, etc.  Unless my home team drafts him for some reason, I will be tuning in to all his NFL games just for the pure joy of watching him get sacked.


I agree, and I'm surprised to see so many people in here jump to the guy's defense. He strikes me as a Ryan Leaf-esque diva (well, ok, maybe not THAT bad, but he's one notch below).
 
2013-06-17 07:32:25 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Riche: Every time he plays (or even practices) he's giving it away for free-- and he runs the risk of getting an injury that will end his NFL career before it even begins.

=========================

Yes, there are far worse injustices going on in our fine country right now, but it's farking crazy how much money college sports (especially football) brings in, and the guys doing the actual work and risking their necks each time they go out get almost none of it.

They get the chance to earn a degree for free, which for the majority of college athletes, is what they'll make their living with, only a small percentage ever go pro.

For those who do go pro they get exposure, and the resources and coaches to develop their bodies and talent.


Know how else gets exposure and coaches?  Football players who get paid to play football.
 
2013-06-17 07:36:25 AM  
*Who
 
2013-06-17 10:47:16 AM  

TuteTibiImperes: Riche: Every time he plays (or even practices) he's giving it away for free-- and he runs the risk of getting an injury that will end his NFL career before it even begins.

=========================

Yes, there are far worse injustices going on in our fine country right now, but it's farking crazy how much money college sports (especially football) brings in, and the guys doing the actual work and risking their necks each time they go out get almost none of it.

They get the chance to earn a degree for free, which for the majority of college athletes, is what they'll make their living with, only a small percentage ever go pro.


Yes, how oh how would he ever find a way to pay for college if it weren't for sports.  The only people able to go to college in this country are millionaires and athletes.  That's it.

Being a college athlete sucks.  You're on the road for half the major holidays so that you can play a game in front of a bunch of asshole fans who are heckling you.  You aren't allowed to work, so you're kept dependent on the stipend and the athletic department.  You actually have to attend class (when you aren't on the road), unlike the majority of college students who can show up a half-dozen times a semester and still pass quite easily.  Most of your free time is devoted to practice.  Honestly, I don't know why the athletes at non-major schools put up with it.  I mean, it's a great ego boost and hanging out with the guys is awesome.  The Varsity Club membership is good for networking.  But the rest of it is pretty tedious.  And as for getting laid, it's college, you're going to get laid anyway.  I didn't see much of a drop off after I left the team.
 
2013-06-17 10:50:45 AM  

Riche: Every time he plays (or even practices) he's giving it away for free-- and he runs the risk of getting an injury that will end his NFL career before it even begins.


College scholarship athletes get a salary.  In fact, here's the spot where they tell student-athletes how to set up direct deposit:  https://financialaid.tamu.edu/student_athletes/direct_deposit.aspx.  Here is their payment schedule:  https://financialaid.tamu.edu/student_athletes/stipends.aspx.
 
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