He saved a stray cat from being hit by a car. He nearly wrestled down an alligator. He took down an elephant with his bare hands. His name is not Steve Erwin, though. His name is Johnny Manziel, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner.
The story of Johnny Football is one for the ages. He wasn’t a highly touted recruit out of high school, but Manziel grew to a larger than life symbol being a stud in high school. He played three sports but was only recruited by a handful of major FBS schools for football.Manziel decided to sign with Texas A&M over Baylor, Oregon and Stanford as an early December graduate.
Just before the start of summer workouts, Manziel was arrested. He was charged with disorderly conduct, failure to identify and possession of a fake identification card. The College Station Police Department charged Manziel with misdemeanors, which put Manziel in the negative spotlight before he started his 2012 Heisman campaign.
At the start of the season, many Texas A&M fans didn’t even know who Manziel was. Rivals ranked the future Heisman winner at the end of 2011 season as the 14th best dual-threat quarterback.
“Congrats to the Arizona State Sun Devils on defeating Penn State for their first ever win over a D-I program, proving that along with being a bro-tastic party school where academics take a back seat to butt-chugging, ASU also has a hockey team.”
ASU hockey got the Puck Daddy blog’s “Gold Star Award” this past week on Yahoo Sports’ website. The quotation above is the write up ASU got for winning this award.
How about that? ASU hockey getting national coverage! That’s awesome! And boy do they deserve it! An ACHA team beating a NCAA D1 hockey program on the road is unheard of. For ASU to march into Penn State’s barn and take game two of their series really goes to show how good ASU really is.
I do, however, have a problem with how this writer portrays my university.
A “bro-tastic party school” where scholarly work isn’t as important as “butt-chugging”? First of all what in the world is butt chugging?! I digress; I don’t really want to know the answer to my last question.
It started in 2004, when Miami and Virginia Tech made the move to the ACC.
Since then, Boston College, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and now Louisville have all jumped ship from the Big East to join the ACC. That’s not to mention TCU, West Virginia and Rutgers who left for the Big 12 and Big 10 respectively.
Louisville is the latest team to join the realignment craze, as they will be moving to the ACC.
With all these teams leaving, who will replace them so the Big East doesn’t become the “Little East”? Well I have your answer right here: Tulane, East Carolina, Navy, Boise State, San Diego State, SMU, Memphis, UCF and Houston will all be joining the Big East between the 2013 and 2015 seasons.
A football conference that once was competitive and fun to watch has diminished in the past few years.