If this is indeed Johnny Manziel's last Heisman Trophy ceremony, he's making sure to go out with a bang, wearing a fluorescent pink tie.
CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman channeled his inner Joan Rivers and made note of some of the fashion statements the Heisman finalists are making on Saturday night. Among them was Manziel's tie.
#Heisman finalists making some fashion statements tonight: McCarron & Tre Mason with bow ties. Johnny Manziel with a bright pink tie.— Bruce Feldman (@BFeldmanCBS) December 14, 2013
Texas A&M snapped a photo of said tie as Manziel was talking with former Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie. You may want to shade your eyes or wear sunglasses so as not to be blinded by the brightness of the pink.
Some may be dismissing any sort of talk about a dumb tie. But with ceremonies like these, fashion can't go unnoticed. You can't show up looking like a slob. You have to be dressed for success.
That tie is a fitting touch for a player who's attracted almost more attention than any other college football player in history.
When you're Johnny Manziel, you're not going to wear a simple suit and tie or go with the bow tie like everybody else.
You gotta be different.
There won't be too many players like Manziel down the line in college football. He's unpredictable both on the field and off it. Being such a talented player and having such a large personality, you would hope he isn't content to blend in with the crowd during such a major event. He's going to find some way to be unique.
The chances of Manziel winning the Heisman are slim. Jameis Winston is the heavy favorite, and the Texas A&M star will be lucky to finish anywhere in the top three.
However, he's found a way to get people talking, even in the event he doesn't win.
The pink tie is also a nice bit of continuity from Manziel, as he wore a lighter pink tie to last year's Heisman ceremony.
Ashley Zavala of Comcast Sports Southeast wonders how much superstition played into the decision.
I see Johnny Manziel might be a little superstitious. Wearing a pink tie, again, in hopes of a repeat at Heisman ceremony.— Ashley Zavala (@ZavalaA) December 15, 2013
It's kind of fun imagining what kind of wardrobe progression Manziel could make in the event he returns to college and is again invited to New York in the next two years.
Does he find an even brighter pink tie?
Does he go with a different fluorescent color? Electric yellow would look good.
Maybe he goes the Lloyd Christmas/Harry Dunne route and wears some ridiculously colored suit. That would be a classy touch.
After all, when you're Johnny Football, you do whatever you want.