Summer of Johnny: Within 24 Hours of Each Other, the Best and Worst Johnny Manziel Pictures
The autograph broker feeding frenzy is now in full swing on Texas A&M quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, as Tuesday sources told ESPN.com of at least two more autograph sessions that Manziel partook of back in January, including one right here in Houston.
It feels like we've officially reached the "Tiger Woods" stage of this whole autograph saga, doesn't it? Much like skank after skank emerged from the woodwork to disclose that she indeed had indulged in Tiger's woodwork when his extramarital affairs became public back in 2009, dealer after dealer of memorabilia is now coming forth with tales (fairly traceable ones, when you think about it) of Johnny plunking himself down at a table and scribbling his name hundreds of times.
Sniffing out the actual money trail will be the difficult part for the NCAA, and time is running out if they hope to slap Johnny (and, in effect, the Aggies) with any punishment.
In the meantime, the Johnny Football worship continues unfettered, and within a matter of hours in the last couple days, the world saw the unveiling of the best and worst Johnny Manziel pictures.
(For copyright reasons, the pictures can't be posted directly here, but click the links below and they will take you to the pics. Internet magic!)
I suppose I shouldn't be so harsh in calling it the worst Johnny Football picture ever, considering that it was done with the scalp of some maniacal Aggie fan being used as the canvas, his greasy hair as the paint and presumably some version of hair clippers as the brush. That's not an easy combo to pull off.
Also, it is known that "the worst picture of Johnny Football" is actually every picture that includes Uncle Nate; they're all tied for the worst. But for purposes of this blog post, we will stay with this little work of hair art.
While the degree of difficulty in executing such a piece is high, you are still judged on the final outcome. There is no ignoring the fact that this drawing of JFF has a nose that looks like it was steamrolled by an 18-wheeler, and a left eye that makes it look like he is somehow related to Tracy McGrady. That said, in terms of pure looks, it still might qualify as an improvement over the actual Manziel.