This week, FRIDAY FIVE! celebrates the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy… Johnny Manziel, aka “Johnny Football.” Manziel emerged as a national phenomenon after he led the Aggies in a victory over top ranked Alabama (Yes, the same Alabama football team that recently demolished Notre Dame). Then he picked apart Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl, winning 41-13. “Johnny Football” is fast, strong and damn fun to watch!
We now present the top 5 awesome, hilarious and outrageous tweets about this near mythic figure. Which are truth and which are simply the desires of fanatical followers? Well, the real question is: Does it matter? Hit the jump to find out.
5.) #JohnnyFootball once saved a kitten on Wellborn Rd. in front of Kyle Field.
There are several variations on the “Maziel saved a kitten” theme… usually involving multiple cats and burning trees. But this one is a classic. One thing all the kitten saving tweets have in common is the location — Johnny Manziel always performs his acts of feline heroism in front of Kyle Field (the Texas A&M stadium). So maybe there is a nugget of truth in there somewhere…
4.) I once saw Johnny Football outrun a cheetah.
Johnny Manziel is fast… but I don’t know if he’s THAT fast.
3.) I once saw Johnny win a game of connect 4… in just 3 moves.
This one is awesome on so many levels. Yeah, Johnny Manziel threw over 3000 yards and rushed over 1000 yards this season, but winning connect 4 in 3 moves? That is legendary!
2.) I once saw Johnny Football get approached by Nick Fury about joining The Avengers.
This one might actually be true…
1.) I once saw Johnny simply walk into Mordor.
YES! College Football/Lord of the Rings mashup! This one speaks to my love of football while simultaneously tickling the super-nerd inside me. And that is why this tweet is number one… levels, internet. Multiple levels.
- Johnny Manziel Is Right, He Does Have a Lot to Learn About Handling Fame (bleacherreport.com)
- College Football 2013: 10 Quarterbacks Who Could Be the Next Johnny Manziel (bleacherreport.com)
- Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel wins Heisman Trophy (kansascity.com)