Johnny Manziel: More a Sympathetic Character than You Think

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Editor’s note: this Johnny Manziel feature article is by guest contributor Crissy Froyd

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was recently indicted on Class A misdemeanor charges. Ever since he began his NFL career, Manziel has been a victim of the media sensationalism, as all of mistakes have been magnified. If many of us were put to the same scrutiny that Manziel experiences, we might likely find ourselves in similar situations.

Countless athletes are just as “bad” as, or perhaps even “worse” than Manziel, but they simply do not find themselves brought forth into the limelight by the media. Therefore, their lifestyles are never exposed and criticized like Manziel’s is. 

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Van Gaal Mentions Sexual Masochism in Postgame Interview (Video)

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Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal is certainly a character, and his press conferences are often “colorful” to say the least. Earlier this season, he called a reporter “a fat man” and labeled another reporter “pathetic” on a different occasion.

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Van Gaal Insists He’s Returning; Despite Jose Mourinho Narratives

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Manchester United have advanced to the FA Cup Final where they’ll take on Crystal Palace at Wembley Stadium in twenty days time. The Red Devils could well be on their way to the first trophy of the Louis van Gaal era, but will that be enough to save the Dutchman from the sack?

No, according to reports that we’ve heard and seen all season long as United’s Champions League chances for next season continue to dissipate. Van Gaal himself though insists the opposite. He says he’ll return for the third and final year of his deal, whether there’s an FA Cup triumph or not.

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Tottenham Hotspur Injury Report vs Chelsea FC

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Interim Manager Guus Hiddink have made it known that they do not want Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League title this season. That talk certainly adds some spice to this London Derby. The Blues will get their wish as Spurs will officially be eliminated from the title race with the very next Leicester City win.

If the Foxes win at Manchester United on Sunday, then the title race will be officially done.

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Tottenham Hotspur Starting XI Projection vs Chelsea

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Chelsea star Eden Hazard and Interim Manager Guus Hiddink have made it known that they do not want Tottenham Hotspur to win the Premier League title this season. That talk certainly adds some spice to this London Derby.

The Blues will get their wish as Spurs will officially be eliminated from the title race with the very next Leicester City win.

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Twitter Users Rip Apart Man United’s Jesse Lingard, Marcos Rojo

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Manchester United drew 1-1 today at home versus Leicester City, putting off the Foxes Premier League title celebration for at least a day. However, the Red Devils really needed to take all three points today in order to stay in the race for top four and UEFA Champions League qualification.

Arsenal won yesterday, so United need to keep pace with the Gunners by continuing their trend of playing very well against the top of the table. (At least, that’s the narrative we’ve heard much of this season, that United excel against the best, and with Jamie Vardy out, three points were there for the taking on paper)

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Marouane Fellaini Elbows Robert Huth; Faces Potential Suspension (Video)

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Why Manchester United Manager Louis van Gaal loves to play Marouane Fellaini so much, over the likes of better, more efficient players, we’ll never know. Your top 10 trending terms on Twitter this morning included: Fellaini, Rojo, Lingard, #Leicester and Vardy.

Why Fellaini? Because he once again made a dirty play that could lead to a match ban, and Twitter users ripped him to shreds over it.

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Daniel Sturridge Admits Doubt on His Future at Liverpool

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Liverpool forward Daniel Sturridge could be moving on from Anfield this summer, and Paris Saint-Germain has been a rumored destination. Sturridge has reportedly been considered a potential replacement for Zlatan Ibrahimovic at PSG, should Ibra move on, according to the Sun.

Today Sturridge made some comments that cast doubt on his future with Liverpool.

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Oakland Raiders 2016 NFL Draft: Mixed Bag, Mixed Opinions

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It’s hard to concisely summarize the fifth draft of Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie, because it was such a mixed bag. Their first round pick, Safety Karl Joseph of West Virginia was definitely a big reach, right?

Or was it?

Not really when you find a guy who fills a need to solidify the pass defense. We knew coming in that Oakland was going to prioritize DB, and that’s exactly what they did. Likewise with the two Big Ten Defensive Ends, Jihad Ward of Illinois and Shilique Calhoun of Michigan State.

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70 AWFUL, HORRIBLE NFL Draft Scouting Report Cliches

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By this week, all the soundbites for every NFL draft prospect now run together into an indecipherable word salad. Actually, it all becomes gobbedly-gook well before this week, due to the over-usage of cliches. All the Draftniks do it:

Mel Kiper Jr., Todd McShay, Mike Mayock, and Jon Gruden most of all. Gruden speaks with a much higher buzz word/NFL draft catch-phrase per sentence percentage than anyone. If I sat down and watched Gruden’s “QB Camp” show again, this list would be four times as long.

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Man United Starting XI Prediction vs Leicester City

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Louis van Gaal said at his match preview news conference yesterday that he believes a Leicester City Title would be great for the Premier League. He also said that Manchester United will try to delay that from happening of course on their own turf.

Yes, that’s the main story line here- a Leicester City win at Old Trafford gets them the Premier League title.

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Man United Injury Report: Januzaj, Shaw, Keane, Schweinsteiger, Jones

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It’s Man United injury report time. Set your fantasy and daily fantasy lineups accordingly. Manager Louis van Gaal said Friday at his weekly press briefing that a Leicester City title would be good for the league, but that he’ll do everything in his power to stop it from happening on home field. When United host Leicester tomorrow, a win gets them the title.

Amazing! a 5,000-1 shot at the beginning of the season. Van Gaal said Friday that he saw their rise coming.

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