Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Covering Dixie: Johnny Manziel's family tree, Jadeveon Clowney's shoulder injury, Paul Finebaum, and more.

Covering Dixie Like Mildew - The SEC. Is it August 31 yet?

Family Ties. 
A looks at the somewhat shady family tree of Texas A&M starting quarterback Johnny Manziel, as provided by Deadspin writer Timothy Burke. The article details the family's connections to shady oil deals, cockfighting, and drug trafficking. Also, the reason why Timothy Burke will probably not be welcome in Texas anytime soon. (Just sayin')

This is the song that never ends. It just goes on and on my friends...
ESPN's Darren Rovell with more allegations about Johnny Manziel autographing stuff without physical evidence. At this point, I think an Bigfoot walking into FOX News' studios carrying Obama's birth certificate from Kenya is more likely to happen than ESPN finding proof Manziel took money for autograph signing.

Your story has become tiresome.
How does Texas A&M blog Good Bull Hunting respond to ESPN's latest JFF story? Like you expect it would.

On actual football related news...
Good Bull Hunting provides a autograph-free review of Texas A&M's first week of fall practice. 

Meanwhile, back in reality...

Clowney to miss season opener?
South Carolina Jadeveon Clowney's recent shoulder injury could result in the top defensive end in the country having to sit out of the Gamecocks' season opener against North Carolina. This according to SCAR head football coach Steve Spurrier. (ESPN)

Five Finger Death Punch.
Pat Forde places five SEC QB's in his list of  "College football's 25 most intriguing quarterbacks of the 2013 season." Least intriguing part of the list? Johnny Manziel takes the top spot, with BFF A.J. McCarron of Alabama holding down the second place spot. Most intriguing part of the list? Forde places LSU's Zach Mettenberger just ahead of Georgia's Aaron Murray in the seventh and eighth spots. Underrated South Carolina QB Connor Shaw comes in at #23. (Yahoo! Sports)

This space reserved. 
The SEC has tied down spots in ten 2014 season bowl games. That's on top of any SEC teams that make the inaugural College Football Playoff.  (ESPN)

Faster, Pussycat! Kiehl! Kiehl!
Auburn's Kiehl Frazier had decided to switch positions from QB to safety. (ESPN)


Triple Threat Match.
Florida lands three of the ESPN 300's top prospects with 2014 commitments from Florida high school seniors Ermon Lane (wide receiver), Chris Lammons (athlete), and Quincy Wilson (defensive back). (ESPN)

Insanity (Well, where would you put this next item?)

The Return of the King.
SEC media gadfly Paul Finebaum ended his exile from the airwaves on Monday with his new syndicated program on ESPN radio. And all was declared right in the world. (USA Today)

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