Welcome to the Deadspin 25, a college football poll that strives to be more democratic and less useless than every other preseason poll. Leading up to the college football season kickoff, we will give you previews of the 25 teams that you, the readers, voted to be most worthy of writing about. Now, No. 21 Texas A&M.
Texas A&M is known for promoting both football and its brand to the point of absurdity, and so it was more than fitting that they won the competition to land Daylon Mack, a coveted recruit from the Class of 2015. Mack, you see, managed to come out of the recruiting process not only with a scholarship, but with his…
The Liberty Bowl sure has been eventful! We've already had a Texas A&M student assistant go on a smackin' spree, and now we've got West Virginia kicker Josh Lambert taking a slap right to the dick and balls.
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The Johnny Manziel-Drake bromance continues apace. "Draft day, Johnny Manziel / Five years later, how am I the man still?" begins Drizzy's newest song, giving rarely seen prominence to the athlete-shout-out portion of a rap song (poor Andrew Wiggins gets second billing).
Johnny Manziel will get much of the credit, and deservedly so since the Texas A&M defense allowed 38 points in the first half, but Johnny Football doesn't do what Johnny Football did unless his D tightened up in the second half.
Police issued a warrant Thursday for a suspect in a rape that occurred on LSU's campus during the Tigers' football game against Texas A&M.
Man, those kids are gonna get druuuuuunk on Friday night.
Despite what looked like a fairly painful shoulder injury, Johnny Manziel did return to the game and was effective almost immediately. He came back in and lead a 12-play 75 yard scoring drive, capped off by a one-yard rushing touchdown. And then whatever they likely shot him up with started to wear off.
Manziel was hit on a tumbling scramble on second-and-goal and immediately grabbed his right shoulder after it was driven into the ground. He got to his feet, tried walking to the bench and crumpled to the ground.
In one series, in the less than two minutes, Johnny Manziel made Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide both seethe and clap stone-facedly with delight.
Tracy Wolfson: How do you plan to control Johnny Manziel?
Johnny Manziel returned to action this afternoon after his half-game suspension and quickly started making noise. After a 23-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter—which put A&M up 38-21—Manziel seems to celebrate by counting theoretical (spiritual?) cash.
Texas A&M will hold a press conference tomorrow in anticipation of Saturday's season-opener against Rice and Johnny Manziel will be noticeably absent, in body and spirit. The Aggies will not make Manziel available to reporters and the athletic director, Eric Hyman, has instructed the coaches and players to avoid…
At SEC Media Days, Johnny Manziel blamed his cell phone and A.J. McCarron for oversleeping and arriving late to a Manning Passing Academy last Saturday. The site that broke the original story is now reporting McCarron couldn't have woken Manziel up—because Johnny Football didn't sleep in their room on Friday.
Johnny Manziel was one of many college quarterbacks to attend the Manning Passing Academy over the weekend. But he's the only one who was reportedly kicked out of it for being hungover.
There was almost no Johnny Football. No Heisman Trophy. No two-loss season culminating in a Cotton Bowl win for the Aggies' successful SEC debut. After being suspended for the entire 2012 season, Johnny Manziel started making plans to transfer from Texas A&M. That's when the coach stepped in.
Thanks to the few tipsters who passed along this since-deleted tweet from Johnny Football early Sunday morning. Don't sweat it though, Johnny, whatever the bullshit was, it sounds like it was straight up bullshit. Still, don't be so quick to get out, you're the king of the world in college.
The screenshot on the right is from the Facebook account of Ennis, TX judge Lee Johnson, who apparently had a speeding ticket issed to Johnny Manziel come across his desk and apparently couldn't help himself. It's not easy deciding the best part between the solemn, beard-stroking "Gig Em indeed" and the addendum, "I…