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(The Big Lead)   Barry Switzer says Johnny Manziel is a prince among men, a shining beacon of integrity, honor, faith, and purity of soul and spirit. Just kidding. He called Manziel "an arrogant little prick"   (thebiglead.com) divider line 55
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2014-02-26 12:35:38 PM  
What's the "dumbass" tag for?

Seems like "Obvious" would be more accurate.
 
2014-02-26 12:38:59 PM  
I wonder how he will do when he no longer has the "arm punt to Evans" option to fall back on.
 
2014-02-26 12:40:48 PM  
As opposed to Barry Switzer who was an arrogant prick, period.
 
2014-02-26 12:42:15 PM  

Rwa2play: As opposed to Barry Switzer who was an arrogant prick, period.


Takes one to know one.
 
2014-02-26 12:47:31 PM  
He's right.

/ Browns: "This is not the quarterback you are looking for ... move along, move along. "
 
2014-02-26 12:54:44 PM  
This coming from a man who made a career out of being a prick, so yeah...
 
2014-02-26 12:59:10 PM  
Shinning bacon?
 
2014-02-26 01:00:24 PM  
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2014-02-26 01:00:59 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: What's the "dumbass" tag for?

Seems like "Obvious" would be more accurate.


That was my thought exactly...I have heard nothing about the kid that makes me think otherwise.
 
2014-02-26 01:02:34 PM  
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2014-02-26 01:04:49 PM  

iamskibibitz: Takes one to know one.


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CSB:
SOB (Barry) parked in my yard at least every other day on his way to his favorite restaurant. First time anyone ever someone said "Do you know who I am?!" to me. I was renting at the time and the landlord said I was responsible for the grass. They do this because I lived very close to campus and the people around me sold parking space on game days. Got a visit from the owner of the house I was living in and he read me the riot act and told me that Barry could park his little white Lexus anywhere he wants. Bad move on is part. He should have never told me who he was. Now when I had a problem with my apartment I never went to management (Coltrane the Slum Lords of Norman) I just went over to Othellos and told him about it. Nice dude once he got calmed down.

FYI If you every want to meet Barry he still goes to Othellos often.
 
2014-02-26 01:13:05 PM  
Arrogant assholes?  In my billion dollar child's game?

Peshaw.
 
2014-02-26 01:14:51 PM  
So he is a prince among men?
 
2014-02-26 01:15:58 PM  
More damning is Ron Jaworski saying he wouldn't take Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft, imho.
 
2014-02-26 01:17:53 PM  
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-02-26 01:20:16 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: iamskibibitz: Takes one to know one.

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CSB:
SOB (Barry) parked in my yard at least every other day on his way to his favorite restaurant. First time anyone ever someone said "Do you know who I am?!" to me. I was renting at the time and the landlord said I was responsible for the grass. They do this because I lived very close to campus and the people around me sold parking space on game days. Got a visit from the owner of the house I was living in and he read me the riot act and told me that Barry could park his little white Lexus anywhere he wants. Bad move on is part. He should have never told me who he was. Now when I had a problem with my apartment I never went to management (Coltrane the Slum Lords of Norman) I just went over to Othellos and told him about it. Nice dude once he got calmed down.

FYI If you every want to meet Barry he still goes to Othellos often.


Here in DFW there is an insanely good fried chicken/chicken fried steak place called Babe's. You get either the chicken or chicken fried steak, plus all you can eat creamed corn, mashed potatoes, salad,  and biscuits. All of it is the best you can find, period. Barry was a frequent customer when he coached the Irving Whizbangs - after he was fired, he went back to OK and opened a restaurant that blatantly copied everything about Babe's, except that since Barry was involved, the food sucked as bad as he did and it went belly-up. He is a no-good sorry SOB. Manziel's just a spoiled little rich kid who still has a chance to mature into a decent human being - Barry's going to be a turd till the day he dies.
 
2014-02-26 01:31:52 PM  
A former coach of Zero U says an aTm qb is a prick?  The hell you say....
 
2014-02-26 01:39:25 PM  
Well, Switzer did coach Bosworth, so he has some experience spotting that in players.
 
2014-02-26 01:39:55 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Coltrane the Slum Lords of Norman


That's no lie.


Lt. Cheese Weasel: Zero U


It must have taken tens of brain cells to cobble that together. Bravo.
 
2014-02-26 01:53:33 PM  

SigmaAlgebra: I wonder how he will do when he no longer has the "arm punt to Evans" option to fall back on.


Arm punt to Josh Gordon seems like a good option.
 
2014-02-26 01:53:41 PM  
Barry Switzer is basically a butthole, but he is a pretty funny old man.
 
2014-02-26 01:54:26 PM  
Well..he is. Can't wait to see his shocked face if he doesn't get picked first in the draft.
 
2014-02-26 01:55:42 PM  

abhorrent1: Well..he is. Can't wait to see his shocked face if he doesn't get picked first in the draft.


I wonder if he can go full Brady and cry for us.
 
2014-02-26 02:03:25 PM  
Switzer is still one of those guys that is approachable (if you are friendly to him, he will be too).  He also very much still cares for his old players.
 
2014-02-26 02:20:36 PM  

abhorrent1: Well..he is. Can't wait to see his shocked face if he doesn't get picked first in the draft.



Pfffft.  Telegenic, "can't miss" QBs never fall in the draft.  And they certainly are never shown grimacing and slowly stewing in anger at every pick that isn't them.

Go Fighting Irish,

B. Quinn


twistedmetal: Switzer is still one of those guys that is approachable (if you are friendly to him, he will be too).  He also very much still cares for his old players.


I know this story sounds like the infamous "what's up Knight?" story, but my parents saw it with their own eyes......A few years back, maybe a decade or so, they were going up to the ASU ticket office at the south of the football stadium.  They see an older gentleman walking up, and realize it is coach Frank Kush, who built ASU into a national powerhouse in the 70s. Another guy maybe in his 40s sees him, and goes, "Hey, Kush, how's it going?" or something like that.

Kush grabbed the guy by the collar and sternly said, "young man, you can call me 'Coach' or you can call me 'Mr. Kush', but you cannot call me 'Kush'."
 
2014-02-26 02:30:25 PM  

rickythepenguin: I know this story sounds like the infamous "what's up Knight?" story, but my parents saw it with their own eyes......A few years back, maybe a decade or so, they were going up to the ASU ticket office at the south of the football stadium.  They see an older gentleman walking up, and realize it is coach Frank Kush, who built ASU into a national powerhouse in the 70s. Another guy maybe in his 40s sees him, and goes, "Hey, Kush, how's it going?" or something like that.

Kush grabbed the guy by the collar and sternly said, "young man, you can call me 'Coach' or you can call me 'Mr. Kush', but you cannot call me 'Kush'."


Well, in Mr. Kush's defense, he kind of had a point.
 
2014-02-26 02:34:03 PM  
If I were that talented I'd be an arrogant prick, too
 
2014-02-26 02:41:42 PM  
Johnny D-Bag says he's 6 feet tall, so he's not really little
 
2014-02-26 02:41:51 PM  
If I were that talented I'd be an arrogant prick, too

As much as I hate arrogant pricks I must say I agree. I have no talent for pretty much anything so if I found out I could be that good at anything nobody around me would stop hearing about it. Human nature I suppose
 
2014-02-26 02:43:27 PM  

walkingtall: Human nature I suppose


I don't know.  I was just thinking about that.  It sure would be nice to be in the top tenth of a percent in a skill that pays a sh*tload of money, but I don't think I'd trade being a decent person for it.
 
2014-02-26 02:44:25 PM  

Rwa2play: Well, in Mr. Kush's defense, he kind of had a point.



and speaking of Knight,  I saw him at an ASU basketball game, some holiday tournament (with Dick Vitale;  what, me drop names?) a few months after Indiana fired him, meaning this was circa 2000 or so, 2003, whatever.  he had just been let go a few months earlier.  He was sitting in the cheap seats with his wife, no one within 40 feet of him.  just taking in the game.  as fans start entering the arena, a few recognize him, and in mere seconds there's like, 40-50 people clamoring around him asking for autographs.  His face made it clear he wasn't in the mood, and he called security over and was escorted to a VIP area.  as he left, Dick Vitale shows up and they all walk out.  Knight was pissed.

Dick, however, stopped to shake hands and sign autographs.  he was small.  He turned it on for the fans, though, i remember him with the "ohhhhh, Arizona in winter, can't beat it baby, it's the best, the valley of the sun, it's fantastic, its super, ohhhhh...."  tiny, tiny man though.
 
2014-02-26 02:45:11 PM  

twistedmetal: Switzer is still one of those guys that is approachable (if you are friendly to him, he will be too).  He also very much still cares for his old players.


He stopped paying most of them, so he can't care too much.
 
2014-02-26 03:15:15 PM  
FTA:

Switzer: "Manziel is an arrogant little prick. He's also the Michael Jordan of CFB QB's. He should be drafted at #1 or #2."

So basically, Switzer doesn't care for his attitude, but thinks he is immensely talented.

Great article.
 
2014-02-26 03:38:29 PM  

HaywoodJablonski: If I were that talented I'd be an arrogant prick, too


Really.  Maybe he isn't the physical specimen that NFL scouts are looking for, but I don't anyone can deny that he has that rare quality where he seems to play his best when the lights are brightest.  He shows up in big games.  Case in point - the chicken sandwich bowl and the Alabama game in 2012.

Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are/were considered arrogant as well.
 
2014-02-26 04:09:22 PM  
Hell, damn, crap.
 
2014-02-26 04:13:20 PM  

AdmirableSnackbar: SilentStrider: More damning is Ron Jaworski saying he wouldn't take Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft, imho.

That's making me re-visit my thoughts on Manziel.  I get nervous when Jaws says something that I agree with even though in Manziel's case it's pretty farking obvious.



Jaws did admit that he hadn't watched all of Manziel's tape yet, so it's possible his opinion could change.
But Jaws is a pretty good judge of quarterbacks, and if that's his first impression, I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.
 
2014-02-26 04:18:56 PM  

rickythepenguin: Rwa2play: Well, in Mr. Kush's defense, he kind of had a point.


and speaking of Knight,  I saw him at an ASU basketball game, some holiday tournament (with Dick Vitale;  what, me drop names?) a few months after Indiana fired him, meaning this was circa 2000 or so, 2003, whatever.  he had just been let go a few months earlier.  He was sitting in the cheap seats with his wife, no one within 40 feet of him.  just taking in the game.  as fans start entering the arena, a few recognize him, and in mere seconds there's like, 40-50 people clamoring around him asking for autographs.  His face made it clear he wasn't in the mood, and he called security over and was escorted to a VIP area.  as he left, Dick Vitale shows up and they all walk out.  Knight was pissed.

Dick, however, stopped to shake hands and sign autographs.  he was small.  He turned it on for the fans, though, i remember him with the "ohhhhh, Arizona in winter, can't beat it baby, it's the best, the valley of the sun, it's fantastic, its super, ohhhhh...."  tiny, tiny man though.


Had a similar experience. Back in probably '84 Knight came to our local community college to recruit a couple of players. No one went near him. I'm not sure if people were stopped when they got near him or what, but he was sitting by himself in an otherwise packed gymnasium. The next week, Larry Brown showed up and he was the nicest guy. We must have talked to him for 10 minutes. I'm sure he and Ed Manning were annoyed by us, but he was polite. I had him sign my program that night. Keith Smart was in town playing for Garden City Community College. If you don't know, Smart hit the game-winning shot to win the championship for Indiana in '86. He also coached an NBA team a few years ago.
 
2014-02-26 04:39:48 PM  

The Muthaship: walkingtall: Human nature I suppose

I don't know.  I was just thinking about that.  It sure would be nice to be in the top tenth of a percent in a skill that pays a sh*tload of money, but I don't think I'd trade being a decent person for it.


Tom Hanks
 
2014-02-26 05:14:53 PM  

SilentStrider: AdmirableSnackbar: SilentStrider: More damning is Ron Jaworski saying he wouldn't take Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft, imho.

That's making me re-visit my thoughts on Manziel.  I get nervous when Jaws says something that I agree with even though in Manziel's case it's pretty farking obvious.


Jaws did admit that he hadn't watched all of Manziel's tape yet, so it's possible his opinion could change.
But Jaws is a pretty good judge of quarterbacks, and if that's his first impression, I'm inclined to give him the benefit of the doubt.


What have his (Jaws') past draft predictions been like?
 
2014-02-26 05:22:27 PM  
How many of you think he's a prick.  Raise your hand..........be honest!
 
2014-02-26 07:39:59 PM  

SilentStrider: More damning is Ron Jaworski saying he wouldn't take Manziel in the first three rounds of the draft, imho.


I believe he had a similar sentiment about Russell Wilson.
 
2014-02-26 07:43:30 PM  

rickythepenguin: abhorrent1: Well..he is. Can't wait to see his shocked face if he doesn't get picked first in the draft.

Pfffft.  Telegenic, "can't miss" QBs never fall in the draft.  And they certainly are never shown grimacing and slowly stewing in anger at every pick that isn't them.

Go Fighting Irish,

B. Quinn


Dear, Brady:

I'm in your boat, man.  I couldn't understand why I wasn't a top 10 pick, either. And then I faded into obscurity in a small town in the northern Great Lakes.

And then I won a Super Bowl and proved the doubters wrong.

I'm wondering why you didn't do the same.

Sincerely,

Aaron Rodgers
 
2014-02-26 08:28:35 PM  

Bermuda59: Johnny D-Bag says he's 6 feet tall, so he's not really little


Consider Switzer's perspective. By NFL standards, that isn't very big. Besides, I saw somewhere he measured slightly less than 6' at the combine. I'm bigger than Manziel, and pro linemen dwarf me.
 
2014-02-26 08:32:30 PM  
Johnny Manziel gives me the same impression I got from JaMarcus Russell.  Lots of natural talent, but a questionable work ethic and decision making needed for success at the top level, especially at the QB position, isn't there. I get a strong sense he will be a bust, especially if the Browns were to take him.  Sure Russell had the Raiders to ruin him, but I don't know if he would have ended up differently on a slightly better team. I could be completely wrong since I don't haven't been observing Manziel like some, but I just don't get a good feeling about him and I wouldn't draft him high.
 
2014-02-26 08:56:25 PM  

forgotmydamnusername: Bermuda59: Johnny D-Bag says he's 6 feet tall, so he's not really little

Consider Switzer's perspective. By NFL standards, that isn't very big. Besides, I saw somewhere he measured slightly less than 6' at the combine. I'm bigger than Manziel, and pro linemen dwarf me.


He measured at 5'11" & 3/4 at the combine. I think he was "listed" as 6'1" prior to that. No one ever believed he was 6'1" though. But Brees and Wilson have proven you don't have to be 6'6" to be a QB.
 
2014-02-26 09:09:39 PM  

Daedalus27: Johnny Manziel gives me the same impression I got from JaMarcus Russell.  Lots of natural talent, but a questionable work ethic and decision making needed for success at the top level, especially at the QB position, isn't there. I get a strong sense he will be a bust, especially if the Browns were to take him.  Sure Russell had the Raiders to ruin him, but I don't know if he would have ended up differently on a slightly better team. I could be completely wrong since I don't haven't been observing Manziel like some, but I just don't get a good feeling about him and I wouldn't draft him high.


He seems to me like a less athletic weaker armed Vick.  I think despite all the read option stuff it's still hard for a running QB to translate to the NFL.  Russell runs but he can put the ball on a dime if he needs to, and he's playing with a historically great defense.  Newton is farking huge and a real athletic freak and he's got a pretty solid defense too.  Romo and Favre show that the gunslinger mentality doesn't keep you from being a pretty good QB but Manziel throws too many jump ball prayers for my liking.
 
2014-02-26 09:21:25 PM  

abhorrent1: forgotmydamnusername: Bermuda59: Johnny D-Bag says he's 6 feet tall, so he's not really little

Consider Switzer's perspective. By NFL standards, that isn't very big. Besides, I saw somewhere he measured slightly less than 6' at the combine. I'm bigger than Manziel, and pro linemen dwarf me.

He measured at 5'11" & 3/4 at the combine. I think he was "listed" as 6'1" prior to that. No one ever believed he was 6'1" though. But Brees and Wilson have proven you don't have to be 6'6" to be a QB.


True, but you do have to be coachable, and make consistently good decisions. Those may be weak points for Manziel. I wouldn't be picking him in the first round, were I a GM.
 
Oak
2014-02-26 10:13:46 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: HaywoodJablonski: If I were that talented I'd be an arrogant prick, too

Really.  Maybe he isn't the physical specimen that NFL scouts are looking for, but I don't anyone can deny that he has that rare quality where he seems to play his best when the lights are brightest.  He shows up in big games.  Case in point - the chicken sandwich bowl and the Alabama game in 2012.

Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods are/were considered arrogant as well.


You're absolutely right.  Manziel is the white Vince Young.  You can't go wrong drafting him.
 
2014-02-26 11:28:01 PM  
I used to hate Barry, but since he's no longer coaching, I will give him this: Barry is more honest and more fun to listen to talking than 99% of coaches at any level.
 
2014-02-27 06:27:44 AM  

SigmaAlgebra: I wonder how he will do when he no longer has the "arm punt to Evans" option to fall back on.


When his NFL receivers are clobbered a few times after trying to catch his arm punts...Manziel will go Adam Muema
 
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