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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Johnny Manziel--Bust of Epic Proportions?

The Cleveland Browns drafted Johnny Manziel with their second pick of the first round of this year's NFL draft, if nothing else possibly getting their quarterback of the near future, and definitely assuring more coverage than in years past on internet sports pages. As a Browns fan, I really don't care much about the silly "news items" that detail Johnny's latest trip or indiscretion, but I did read an article in which Doug Flutie compared Johnny Football and Andrew Luck, the Colts' quarterback. Besides Flutie having had a great NFL and CFL quarterback career, he played a lot like Manziel, so I thought his views would be interesting and insightful, as indeed they were. You can read the article here.

For the purposes of this blog, one of the comments was quite pertinent, and very funny in the bargain. Andrew Luck is probably about three or four inches taller than Johnny Manziel, in case you aren't familiar with the two players in question.
July 9, 2014 Ted, the commenter, gave his opinion of the differences between Andrew Luck and Johnny Manziel: "About 2 feet in height, and that's just for starters! Johnny Football will be a BUST of epic proportions!"

Given that a bust can mean a sculpture, the comment could mean that Johnny will have a bust in Canton (where the Pro Football Hall of Fame resides) commemorating his Hall of Fame career, though I suspect not. Anyway, I think the comment is a nice juxtaposition of pointing out Manziel's relatively small stature (he's actually about six feet tall, so we're not talking about a small person here), with claiming he will be will be a huge football bust (that is, a big disappointment, of gargantuan size).

Tell us what you think, either about the pun or about Johnny Football. Heck, every other internet page has debated his merits or lack thereof!

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