How polarizing is Johnny Manziel? So much so that he’s pushing a dyed-in-the-wool Auburn fan to the brink of the unthinkable.
Charles Barkley played his college basketball at Auburn before embarking on a Hall of Fame NBA career. Now one of the most popular — and polarizing, oddly enough — analysts in the hoops game today, Barkley has remained a staunch supporter of his alma mater and its athletic programs.
A true Auburn fan, of course, is pro-anything that goes up against the Alabama Crimson Tide, which would seemingly include Texas A&M this weekend in the latest edition of the Game of The Century. Thanks to the reigning Heisman winner, though, Barkley is thiiis close to getting his houndstooth on.
“Johnny Manziel, he’s doing something I never thought was possible,” Barkley said during a Chicago radio interview Wednesday, by way of al.com. “He’s going to make me root for Alabama this weekend.
“I never thought I would say those words. I am so close to saying ‘Roll Tide.’ Johnny Manziel is annoying me so much. I’m really close to saying ‘Roll Tide.’”
What it is that’s sticking in Barkley’s craw regarding the A&M quarterback is unclear, but it’s stuck so far up wherever it is that it has him mentioning Manziel in the same breath as a twerking Miley Cyrus.
And has him not really caring how a near “Roll Tide” will play on The Plains.
“They’re not going to be happy,” Barkley said of AU fans. “But let me tell you something. Johnny Manziel, oh my God, the only thing saving Manziel is Miley Cyrus.
“I just think that Johnny Manziel has done a lot of stupid stuff in the last three or four months.”
(insert glass house reference here)
So, congratulations Johnny Football. Look what you and your shenanigans and hijinks have gone and done.