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Stop Before You Start, Aggie Fans

Some Texas A&M fans are dead set on making their entire fanbase look downright silly.

For weeks they’ve screamed, shouted and cried that ESPN is out to get their school and its hero, Johnny Manziel.

Now, however, folks are retweeting ESPN’s Tom Luginbill as though he just walked down from Mt. Sinai with a piece of stone featuring 140 Hebrew characters or less.

So why is ESPN now to be trusted?  ‘Cause Luginbill is saying what Aggie fans want to hear, of course… that Kevin Sumlin didn’t ask Manziel a question on the sidelines Saturday:

 

luginbill tweet

 

Ah, ha!

Or not.

For some reason, this tweet is being hurled back at this site as a response to something we wrote earlier today.  Problem is, this tweet doesn’t refute a single, solitary thing in that piece.

No one at MrSEC.com suggested that Sumlin asked his quarterback a question.  We stated that Sumlin was trying to dance around the topic by suggesting that the media wanted Manziel to say something to him.  That’s not what anyone anywhere said.  What every-frickin’-body said was: “Manziel bumped into his coach and walked right by him without ever stopping to listen or to acknowledge his superior’s admonition.”

It’s no surprise that that point was totally missed.  The A&M fans who respond via Twitter and in comment boxes and with nasty emails — and they are likely a very small portion of the school’s fanbase — don’t ever bother to read what’s actually written.  So it’s no wonder that they view Luginbill’s tweet as a rebuke of all those who’ve been saying that Manziel should’ve responded to his coach… even though that’s not what anyone is saying.

The Manziel Situation (like “The Bonnie Situation” in “Pulp Fiction”) could go South at any time.  Hell, even the QB’s own father suggested as much in an ESPN “The Magazine” article.  Of course, some Aggies don’t believe Papa Manziel ever actually said, “It could come unraveled.  And when it does, it’s gonna be bad.  Real bad.”  That was an ESPN piece.  And everyone knows ESPN can’t be trusted.

Except when they back say something an Aggie wants to hear.  Then?  Gospel!

 


7 comments
Eagle78
Eagle78

Relax people .... can't you see that John is (pardon the pun here) gigging you?  He surely knows, as well as everyone else who looks at this objectively, that people are trying to make mountains out of mole hills when it comes to Manziel.  A tweet about leaving College Station due to a perceived unjustified parking ticket.  Leaving a camp as a volunteer counselor early. Getting tossed from a frat party at a rival school. A taunting call when he let his emotions get the best of him.  

Sumlin as right when he said "people have got to talk about something."  But really, does this reflect jack squat on Manziel as a player or a person?  No way ... they reflect about what I would expect from a 20 year old college student-athlete.  Basically, Manziel is pretty typical.  Would I prefer it if he were super mature at 20 like a Jordan Spieth type who has the poise to shoot a 62 in a PGA tournament? Yes, but people like Spieth are one in a billion.  He's 20 years old with the maturity level of a 40 year old.  No, Manziel is pretty typical IMO.  People need to give Manziel some slack.  Its not as if he cheated or robbed someone.  Unbelievable that he has been subjected to this type of character assassination for such comparatively minor things. 

StanTxAg
StanTxAg

Arrogance is an unflattering trait, especially the inability to admit you're wrong.  Manziel DID NOT bump Sumlin, it's plain to see.  Rather than admit your err when told the truth, you call the coach and reporter liars.  Don't bother responding, I won't ever be back to this site to see it.  Lack of credibility is not a trait that draws one to a news site. 

Leon Despair
Leon Despair

Whoa, Mr. SEC! If I read the other comments correctly, not only has Manziel done nothing wrong, it will be your fault if he ever does, because you drove him to it! Welcome to the wonders of Aggie Logic.

oldarmy1
oldarmy1

If we're going to all Zapruder film on Johnny with Sumlin then slow it down and you clearly see it is Sumlin who gives Johnny a body bump to emphasize what he said.  Nice try spin-meisters.  The only "bomb" Johnny will have is the ones he drops over defenders waiting for him to implode.  You lose....again!

Aggie02
Aggie02

Mr SEC sez:


Manziel keeps walking and never looks at his coach.  In fact, he actually bumps him out of the way and never turns his head back to Sumlin to apologize or acknowledge what his coach is saying.

That is a sensationalized biased view of what happened.  It was overblown by ESPN on Saturday and you are perpetuating it.  Sumlin addressed it and it has been corroborated by a 3rd party (one who has no reason to side with Sumlin or A&M).  You just can't criticism and hate being pointed out that you are wrong. 

strickinms
strickinms

Why is it that Manziel actions have to be explained. Sooner or later and I think sooner, the bomb will explode and then it will be interesting to see who gets the blame for it happening. Are you Manziel supporters going to drive him to finally do something wrong? Are you Manziel haters going to finally get your undisputable proof. Let play football !!!



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