Is it possible Johnny Manziel could have avoided his life (and football) faux pas by simply studying the path of Tim Riggins on Friday Night Lights. The legendary #33 from Dillon, Texas, was played by one of the coolest cats in the entertainment industry: Taylor Kitsch. His portrayal of the “Texas forever” lifestyle is so spot on, you’d have thought the Johnny Manziel saga came first, and he based his work on the archetype. For Johnny, if he wants to get his life back on track, he need look no further than fives seasons of Friday Night Lights.
8. Nobody Loves You When You’re Down and Out
There’s a song–an old blues standard–it has been covered by everyone under the sun, and the hook states it perfectly: “Nobody loves you when you’re down and out.” Johnny Manziel has his true fans, and family, so there is some faction of humanity who still love the guy, but the people wearing the Browns jerseys, chanting his name…calling him Johnny Football…? They’ve moved on. There is no love left. Johnny could have seen from the life of Tim Riggins that once you topple from the top of the mountain, people don’t usher you back to the top. There may be a lot of people who believe in second chances, and truckloads of societal grace, but only the bottom feeders come around looking for an autograph when you’re living life like a fugitive. If Johnny isn’t careful, he’ll soon know how lonely it is behind bars.http://www.texasmonthly.com/the-daily-post/all-sorts-of-dirt-about-johnny-manziel-is-coming-out-now-that-the-season-is-over-and-his-coaches-have-left/ Via texasmonthly.com