The Unabashed Blogorrhea stirring and shaking through the latest big campus All-American while recommending Sam Adams Stoney Brook Red for quality liquid Thanksgiving Day refreshment.
Into the college gridworld's third Saturday of November and if Johnny Football Rock Star isn't listed somewhere 1-2-3 by each and every Heisman voter, then that voter should be removed forever from their voting privileges.
If Manziel the season-long marvelous manic man of the improve isn't among the Heisman finalists in New York, New York (where we always recommend Clarke's at 55th & Third), then the pooh bahs should officially post among the particulars - "No Freshman Allowed."
At the present, with two Aggie games to go, if Manziel isn't the Heisman leader in the clubhouse among the kazillion electorate then they simply are paying attention. Or are collectively without a pulse.
The Unabashed punched out the pace one week ago. Manziel is out-producing SEC icons Tebow and Cam during their respective Heisman run-aways. Manziel is right out 4,000 total yards with a statarama left with Sam Houston and then Mizzou in the regular-season finale at Kyle.
Again, more total yards. Than Tebow in 2007. And can't-be-stopped Cam in 2010. In Manziel's first full contact season since Kerrville Tivy. On a team with a massive style and scheme and personnel makeover, socks to jocks. In an offense with a new super whiz coordinator (soon to be head honcho). Replacing a quarterback who was the eighth pick in the NFL draft.
But PlayStation stats aside, it's the method behind Manziel's mayhem. He's the most dynamic in college jockdom. It's not even close. He's the most fearless at the position. He's infused a confidence, a rip-and-rack swagger into a program routinely demanding the Heimlich Maneuver.
And that was before the mammoth take-down of the undefeated and defending national champ Tide in T-Town.
Most relevant to the Heisman candidacy - Manziel is the ultimate difference maker. Without him, A&M isn't within a combined eight points of Florida and Louisiana St. Hell, without Manziel, A&M isn't beating Louisiana Tech. And most certainly without Manziel, A&M isn't stunning No. 1 on the road for all the nation's eyeballs to see.
Manziel is winning in a program that wasn't won in largely forever. It's one of the grandest of all Aggie traditions that somehow goes unmentioned. He's winning in the Aggies robust introduction to the most vicious football league in all the land. He's winning and dazzling all at the same time. He's all substance and zero manufactured campaign sizzle. He hasn't performed so much as one single solitary media interview per Sumlin policy for first-year contributors.
That alone makes Manziel the most silent killer since Steve Carlton.
Manziel is the Heisman front-runner. Ray Charles can see it. Still two games yet to go. Much can change. His worthiness is not likely to shift. Anyone not in agreement simply isn't paying attention. Or is without a pulse.
1. Kansas State (10-0, 7-0): Wins over Baylor and Texas mean Big BCS Enchilada.
2. Oklahoma (7-2, 5-1): Wins over West Virginia, OSU and TCU mean BCS bid.
3. Texas (8-2, 5-2): Win over TCU Thanksgiving night means Cotton Bowl. On FOX FOX. Win out with an OU loss and it's BCS time.
4. Texas Tech (7-3, 4-3): Win at Stillwater could mean the difference in San Antonio or Tucson for the holidays. And slightly polishes Tommy Tuberville's resume.
5. Oklahoma State (6-3, 4-2): Mike Gundy's quarterback rotation includes everyone but Mike Gundy.
6. TCU (6-4, 3-4): Still believing Gary Patterson causes Boomer Sooner to go BCS bust in regular-season finale. Lose out to OU and Texas and it's the Holiday or Houston for the holidays. Fans and recruiters no doubt prefer a week at Reliant. But there is never a bad time to spend time in San Diego.
7. West Virginia (5-4, 2-4): Welcome to a league where you tested more than once a month. Fifty-five points allowed for the second time in three weeks. The Houston bowl option along with the Frogs. Dana After Dark Redux could be one of the city's holiday season highlights.
8. Iowa St. (5-5, 2-5): One win from at Kansas and WVa means Yankee Stadium for the holidays.
9. Baylor (4-5, 1-5): Bowling business requires two wins from KSt., Tech at JerryWorld, OSU. Obviously not happening.
10. Kansas (1-9, 0-7): Decided Schematic Advantage has improved Jayhawks but not enough to prevent 19th straight loss in the conference. Baylor's record of 29 likely out of reach. Then again, this is Kansas.
1. Alabama (9-1, 6-1): More mind-numbing aftermath than Manziel - Tide first-and-goal from the six in closing minutes with national title shot at stake and Saban runs it one time. Once.
2. Georgia (9-1, 7-1): Returning SEC title tilt. Will match Bama's 11-1. A knock win is not out of the question. Outside shot at Big BCS Enchilada. No one seems to care.
3. LSU (8-2, 4-2): Six of the last 12 with Ole Miss decided by single digits. Win out and it's the Cotton Bowl at the worst.
4. Texas A&M (8-2, 5-2): Party crashers. New kid on the block likely wrecks SEC's six-year BCS title run. First-ever BCS bonanza still in play.
5. Florida (9-1, 7-1): Least impressive one-loss outfit of recent times. Great escape against Sun Belt. Could be three defeats if not four with Florida St. still to come.
6. South Carolina (8-2, 6-2): One of six SEC beasts in the BCS top nine.
7. Vanderbilt (6-4, 4-3): Nine wins is not out of question. Bowling back-to-back seasons for the first time. Ever.
8. Mississippi State (7-3, 3-3): From undefeated to frauds in three weeks. Have allowed 76 points in three straight slap-downs.
9. Ole Miss (5-5, 2-4): Bowl bid likely comes down to friendly in-state hatred.
10. Mizzou (5-5, 2-5): First 15 plays against Vols good for 29 yards, three punts plus an interception. First half outgained 383-64. Won 51-48 in four overtimes in one of the most decided flips of the season. Four of the five losses to teams in top-nine BCS.
11. Tennessee (4-6, 0-6): Dooley Factor continues in full force. First SEC team to ever allow 38 or more points in six straight conference games. Ever.
12. Arkansas (4-6, 2-4): Tuberville? Charlie Strong? Gary Patterson?
13. Auburn (2-8, 0-7): Tuberville? Paul Rhoads? James Franklin?
14. Kentucky (1-9, 0-7): Tuberville? Sonny Dykes? Kliff Kingsbury? Bobby Petrino?