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    Troy Aikman once said: "Perception is reality", and meant it in context of Manziel's gesture. It's distracting and brands himself very badly.

    This is worth a skim > Browns Need Hoyer to Get Them Through a Few Weeks, Then It's Manziel's Team | Bleacher Report

    Says Hoyer needs to start the first few game - he already knows what to do as an NFL QB. Goes on to state Manziel will be their QB, BUT the system is far more complicated than in college. Start Manziel the first game against teams like Pittsburgh, the Browns will quickly be in the cellar and everybody will pile on the dumb stuff Manziel has done. Article thinks Manziel will be good, just don't start him right away...time will tell if that faith is justified.
     
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    ^ P.S.
    Read: there is more than one clown in this equation.
     
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    After watching that game, thank god we have TB.

    I think this was a good game for Johny, it was his welcome to the NFL moment. Hopefully this pushes him in a positive manner. As for the finger, it was immature, but at least he has a fighting spirit. It's probably best that he sits and learns a bit. He is a polarizing figure, but exciting to watch. I personally think that he can play, but not in year 1, he has to dominate practice first and let the pro game slow down. The worst thing he can do is play early and become RGIII. RGIII got hit like 5 times in a preseason game, that's pretty bad.
     
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    Seriously? Please all raise your hand if you wouldn't verbally or with a gesture say FU to someone busting your balls?
    We can have Rex Ryan throwing 50000000 FBombs on Hard Knocks, but somehow a finger offends our sensibilities?
    Seems people who don't like Manziel are reaching to find reasons to convince others not to.
    I couldn't care less either way about the guy.
     
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    Dude is just not making quality life decisions. There is something innate in him that causes him to act like a dikbag. Its not his age either. Plenty of guys come into the league with class and humility.

    He is wired to be a complete dik. The kind of guy you'd probably want on your team.

    He's also the kind of guy dudes like Chandler Jones want to decapitate.

    good luck with that Johnathan.
     
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    I wouldn't call this a horrible life decision. Maybe career and publicity decision but he is still earning his rookie 1st round paycheck which is pretty high. his life is fine
     
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    So everyone who gives the finger or say FU to someone needling them is making a bad life decision?

    Interesting that giving the finger to a player you are playing against is a 'dik' but the guy who is a good guy in your view wants to decapitate him.
    Something just isnt right there.
     
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    Im not saying that giving the finger is what pushed him over the dik cliff, hes been a dik since the jump off. Rolling up Hundred dollar bills, and doing his $$$ thing in people's faces makes me think the dude makes poor life decisions.

    ALL Qbs are targets, he is just making his own target bigger. Chalk that up to another poor life decision. I'm sure I'm not the only one who thinks Johnathan Football's road is gunna be tough and paved with challenges of his own creation.

    Chandler Jones' decapitation isn't literal, its figurative. We both know that. Come on?
     
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    thanks for the feedback.
    have a nice day :)
     
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    It would be a bad life decision (potentially) to give the finger at a corporate picnic for example.

    And add up photos of rolling bills in the mens room and giving a finger while NFL cameras are rolling and you could conceivably cost yourself a few million off the ceiling of what teams might have been willing to pay you.

    Advertisers and sponsors also tend to pay less for chip on the shoulder rich boy images.

    But then again, after a certain point once you have a certain amount of money whats the fun of having it you cant say f-u once in a while.

    James Clavell called it exactly that in Noble House "f-ck you money".
     
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    to be honest, I think he is going to be a Bust in the NFL. and I hope he is...because the guy is just a major @-hole
     
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    As a general principle, I'd agree with that and honestly never have anything to say about a lot of the stuff that goes on when players in the NFL or any sport really are in the heat of battle. It's an intense environment and they're not auditioning for the church choir.

    But, I think that Manziel has gone out of his way to call attention to himself off the field by acting like a jerk (as TB implied at one point), so I guess my position comes down to something like, I think he should be a bit more careful than the average player about how he acts on the field. He's already created an impression. For all I know, he just wants to live up to it, but I don't think it's doing him or his teammates any good.

    Is that fair or even internally consistent? Probably not, but it's what I think and consistency ain't all it's cracked up to be.
     
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    Its 2014, giving the finger is not a big deal.
     
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    I passively enjoy seeing (or would, hypothetically lol) the Browns do well, and I'd like to see Manziel do well there solely because he was an entertaining football player in college, and it would be cool to see him do that in the NFL for awhile.

    I gotta' be honest: I don't really care that he's flipping the bird to people.

    At this point in the progression of society, I'm more annoyed with seeing the feigned outrage over it. It's always something, and it's just so, so tiring. I would rather you come over for dinner and just give me the finger than come over for dinner and tell me all about your phony moral outrage.
     
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    Wow, buncha people with their panties in turmoil over what happens to most of us a few times every day driving around the area. Nothing to see here ladies, move along. :rolleyes:
     
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    I give you the finger, which is a disgrace to you, if you bear it. :)
     
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    Apparently the NFL cares about people flipping the bird. Remember this?

    Why the NFL Is Suing Singer M.I.A. for $16 Million - ABC News
     
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    You consider the finger disgraceful?
    OK. No point discussing further we are in differnet hemispheres on this

     
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    Disrespectful is the word I choose. Ever see all those pictures of younger folks with their fingers all disjointed? There's always one flipping the bird. For what?

    Didn't Richard Nixon flip the bird?
     
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    The finger thing wouldn't be that big a deal if he was, say, in his fourth year and had actually done something. But he isn't. He's a rookie who frankly has been pretty mediocre and has a history of pretty high order douchebaggery.

    On top of that, I'm really REALLY sick already of espn trying yo push this guy as some sort of superstar.
     

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