Johnny Manziel

Behind the Scenes |
August 14, 2013

The Making of Our Johnny F—ing Football Cover

  From a ladder, contributing photographer Randal Ford pointed his camera lens down at Johnny Manziel in his maroon Aggies uniform, instructing him, as before, to look like a superhero. On the count of one…two… He was not flying enough.  “You need to look like you’re really going,”…

Editor's Letter |
August 12, 2013

Why We Put Johnny Football on Our Cover

By nine p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the second Saturday in December last year, we knew exactly who would be on the cover this month. That was the night that Johnny Manziel became the first freshman ever to win the Heisman Trophy. As soon as the holidays were over, we began…

Sports |
January 21, 2013

Meet Johnny Football

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel finally speaks, UT-TCU, the Cotton Bowl, UTSA-Texas State and other highlights from the college football week that was. …

Politics & Policy |
January 7, 2013

The Aggies and the Ecstasy

I attended the AT&T Cotton Bowl game on Friday, which is no longer played at the Cotton Bowl but rather in Jerry Jones’ mammoth Cowboys Stadium, often referred to in extraterrestial terms like “The Death Star” or “the mother ship.” The place to be during the game was the Chancellor…