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On IGN's list of the 100 Greatest Superheroes, Spiderman's entry begins with the following description:
Peter Parker is the everyman. He’s the common, average, middle-of-the-road guy that just happens to be endowed with amazing powers when he’s bitten by a radioactive spider.
Sound kind of familiar?
Johnny Manziel is a common, average, middle-of-the-road-looking dude who just happens to be endowed with amazing powers on the football field. He's the everyman among a group of superhuman athletes, the guy who looks like the rest of us, a reminder that we could have made it past one year of JV basketball had we cared enough to try.
Maybe he wasn't bitten by a radioactive spider (as far as we know), but like Peter Parker, his skills seemed to have come out of nowhere. One day he was just another 5'11'' loser, fighting for a shot, however unlikely, to start at quarterback for Texas A&M. Then, in the blink of a mystifying eye, he morphed into the mutant we saw play last season: The Amazing Johnny Football.
His descent into "club life" has been hard to watch this offseason. But it isn't unlike those asinine, emo, "Spiderman! at the Disco" scenes from Spiderman 3.
And just like Peter Parker when real danger beckoned, Manziel should snap out of it in time to save the Aggies.