December 8, 2012

Freshman wins Heisman.

A first.

28 comments:

Leland said...

Gig'em!

Jake said...

Well, he's actually a sophmore.

ndspinelli said...

The kid is a ballplayer, plain and simple..a ballplayer! Congrats to him.

Lem said...

In a sport where one game can force a rules change... a first is tantamount to a hill of beans.

But... maybe thats why is popular... and I dont get it.

Kit said...

Johnny Heisman.

edutcher said...

Hopefully, he's smarter than Theismann and more scrupulous than OJ.

XRay said...

He looks like a psychopath to me. Though I'm sure he's just an All-American boy who would have fit well in the Marines. But congrats to him on his achievement.

Lem said...

Go Patriots... Tom Brady is the second coming.

Dante said...

Should not the title be "Freshman Wins Hiesman"?

Michael K said...

I just hope he stays healthy.

Rabel said...

I've seen a few of his games. He's pretty amazing, can't think of a comparison as a freshman. Learn to like him and appreciate his skills -or- revel in the joy of negativity and defensive pessimism.

He does look a little like a Jewish Boy Scout. A really, really, really quick one with NFL grade field vision and an accurate arm.

Chip Ahoy said...

Texas A&M freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel on Saturday was named the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner, making history.

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mccullough said...

He's 20 years old. Fine season, but he's not even the youngest winner.

SteveR said...

I lived in Texas for about twenty years. Going in I had no college preference but it was hard to go for the Aggies, it was a bit weird even by college football standards. Manziel is a good football player and deserving of the award.

tiger said...

I have a feeling he is gonna be a wash-out, long term.

McTriumph said...

Te'o lost because he is a Mormon, Polynesian, Eagle Scout, but most of all a defensive player. And you wonder why linebackers hate quarterbacks.

FWBuff said...

Whooooop! Gig 'em, Aggies!

leslyn said...

Chip Ahoy, almost fell out of bed laughing.

Elle said...

Whoop!

Leland said...

Whoop! First Freshman to win the Heisman and now a mention by Althouse. That's really some day for Johnny. And A&M creates one more tradition, a Heisman winner named John.

Craig said...

I'm guessing he would have gone with the nickname Johnny Blood if it weren't already taken. Johnny Blood used the alias so he could play college football on Saturday and pro football on Sunday.

Bob Ellison said...

I just watched two highlight films of Johnny Manziel on YouTube. The first one shows him rushing like a very fast, very talented halfback over and over again. I asked aloud, "But can he throw?" Then they showed some throwing clips. Oh, boy! It's a joy to watch.

Michael Haz said...

Montee Ball wuz robbed.

Craig said...

He also got mugged.

leslyn said...

Michael Haz said... Montee Ball wuz robbed.

Yeah, TWO YEARS!!

Luke Lea said...

The Heisman highlight reel says it all. One amazing play after another after another after another after another after another after another, etc.,

Plays against Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. Only one I'll be watching besides Alabama-Notre Dame. God, BCCS sucks! A four team playoff will be good, an eight team even better: six good matchups in December culminating in New Years Day championshop game. The tv revenues alone make the mind boggle!

EMD said...

Jordan Lynch of Northern Illinois had a better season, but got 0 Heisman votes.

If A&M loses to 'Bama, Manziel finishes third or fourth in the voting.

Alan said...

But A&M didn't lose to Bama, and they beat Bama because of the outstanding play of Johnny Manziel. If you watched *all* of his games, there's no way you'd put up Jordan Lynch against him.

Just watch him play--for entire games. He makes things happen that just shouldn't.