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The Long Con: How The Manziels Conquered America

The saga of Johnny Manziel and his family just got a little more bizarre.

In a fabulous profile of the Manziels’ family history of troublemaking on Deadspin, author Timothy Burke points out that Johnny’s great-great uncle, Bobby Joe Manziel, was such a legendary cockfighter in Texas that he even has a type of cock fighting rooster named after him, the “Manziel grey.” It’s fittingly known as “fast and hard to raise.”

Doesn’t this just feel like a story out of “The Onion” in which they describe a prize fight that’s about to take place between the Manziel grey and “Little Jerry Seinfeld”?

At this point in the most drama-filled offseason ever for a college football player, we’re expecting Johnny Football to be exposed for running the biggest cockfighting ring in Texas before the Aug. 31 opener against Rice.

We’re kidding. Kind of.

[Deadspin]

The Long Con: How The Manziels Conquered America

 
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