Want to know what I find funny but not really funny at all? People who complain about how much media attention Johnny Manziel gets actually pay too much attention to the media themselves. We would hear nothing about Manziel from the talking heads if viewers didn't watch it all...every day, all day.
Admit it, you hate the fact I am mentioning Manziel right now. Yet you're still reading. Sure, you might click away, but you will just do yourself a disservice.
The media talks about Manziel because he is a lightning rod.
People talk about everything Manziel does. Rubbing his fingers together as if he has dollar bills between them on the stage of the draft. Trips to Las Vegas. Hanging out with Gronk. Rolling a bill in a Vegas bathroom, according to BustedCoverage.com. Wait...what the?
Manziel is made for TV. He is a walking reality show. He is also as potentially talented as Russell Wilson, Robert Griffin III...or the next Tim Tebow. It all combines to make him one of fantasy's biggest question marks heading into training camp whether you like it or not.
Odds are you cannot get enough of complaining about him. The opposite of love is indifference. We wish more of you were actually indifferent to the freak show that is Manziel.
At every turn before Week 1 of the NFL season, we will get a reminder of why Manziel is Johnny Football. He will flash his talent as much as his immaturity and recklessness.
He could wind up the Cleveland Browns' starter and a fantasy-worthy sleeper. Or he could wind up as useful in fantasy as Titus Young, Josh Gordon and Justin Blackmon. He is closer to the former, despite your hopes to the contrary.