Friday, August 2, 2013

Johnny Football Problems

I guess growing up is hard no matter who you are...

By Joe Parello  @HerewegoJoe

If you haven't already read Wright Thompson's piece on Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel for ESPN the Magazine, trust me when I say it is the most insightful thing you will read about Johnny Football this week.

In the piece we learn about Johnny, a 20-year old whose world has been turned upside-down by the instant fame of becoming the first freshman to ever win the Heisman. We read about the mobs of people trying to get a piece of Johnny Football, the bikini model girlfriend he broke up with after she ranked too high on a blog's "hot girlfriend/wife" list, his use of alcohol to detach himself from it all, and the family that is concerned for his well-being.

Basically, he's a 20-year old dude living the dream.

If you don't feel like reading the whole article (And trust me, it's a long one), I've got you covered. While I was reading it, I couldn't help but think that Manziel's problems, while real and surely somewhat difficult to deal with, made "First World Problems" seem downright rugged.

So, naturally, I've made memes of all the "Johnny Football Problems" the article covers. You're welcome.

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