For a lot of reasons, though, he will go down in history for another reason.
No player I ever saw had more talent but accomplished less.
(Most interesting reader retorts, radio rabble, tangy tweets and message-board mockery of the week):
On NCAA's half-game suspension of Johnny Manziel: "The weather delay in the North Carolina-South Carolina game lasted longer."
"Scam Newton got off so why not Johnny Paycheck? Why do you think the $EC wins championships?"
On the Heisman chances of South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney, who appeared gassed in the season-opener and only recorded three tackles: "He wouldn't be able to make it to the stage (where the Heisman is presented) without resting halfway up the steps."
(In celebration of the beginning of high school football season, three of my favorite motivational quotes from high school coaches):
"There's no traffic on the extra mile."
"Teamwork makes the dream work."
"The only time success comes before work is in the dictionary."
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