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Manziel's popularity plummets: Overexposed and rude

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07:29 AM ET 09.24 | On the upside for Johnny Manziel, he's become more famous, but his "likeability" has suffered in the process. Earlier this year, when the Texas A&M quarterback became the first freshman in history to win the Heisman Trophy in January 2013, he held a 97 percent favorability rating. But since then, he's seen his popularity slashed -- almost in half to 49 percent. The survey, conducted by E-Score, questioned 1,100 people of difference ages, income, education and geographic backgrounds. ... Meanwhile, more survey respondents called Manziel rude (27 percent in September, compared to 2 percent in January), overexposed (43 percent in September, compared to 5 percent in January), and insincere (19 percent in September compared to 5 percent in January).

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September 24, 2013  07:54 AM ET

He did not beat Bama

September 24, 2013  08:03 AM ET

The daily JFF thread

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September 24, 2013  08:28 AM ET

Should have given the Heisman to T'eo. He deserved it more... (i.e. the most decorated college football player for a single season in history). And please, spare us the lame imaginary girlfriend jokes...they have really gotten stale.

September 24, 2013  08:31 AM ET
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Should have given the Heisman to T'eo. He deserved it more... (i.e. the most decorated college football player for a single season in history). And please, spare us the lame imaginary girlfriend jokes...they have really gotten stale.

Better yet, the biggest game of his life and he could not tackle.

JFF was the best player in college last year.

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September 24, 2013  08:38 AM ET
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Should have given the Heisman to T'eo. He deserved it more... (i.e. the most decorated college football player for a single season in history). And please, spare us the lame imaginary girlfriend jokes...they have really gotten stale.

...er, no.

September 24, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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He's a di ck

From what my friends in the Tyler area tell me, this is pretty much accurate. And in their assessment of the nature versus nurture argument, they feel JFF's is definitely hereditary. Only exacerbated by his raising.

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September 24, 2013  08:52 AM ET
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48 of the 49% who still like him are W/NiggAhz

ROFLMAO...only suthunahs would understand that!!!!!!!! Just as many white 'ens as black 'ens! Maybe more.

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September 24, 2013  09:08 AM ET

Hmmm... JFF's stats read like a POTUS approval rating. Maybe a career in politics awaits him.

September 24, 2013  09:13 AM ET
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I stand by my statement... Pretty confident its 99.9999% accurate..Speaking as a .5er.... I love me some JFF until he plays LUS

Amaziing, everybody hates the dude, yet my phone still rings 10 times an hour w/ friends and clients looking for a ticket to the game on Saturday.

JFF ticket in higher demand than Tebow or Cam Newton ticket ever was.......popularity isn't hurting him at all IMHO

September 24, 2013  09:23 AM ET
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From what my friends in the Tyler area tell me, this is pretty much accurate. And in their assessment of the nature versus nurture argument, they feel JFF's is definitely hereditary. Only exacerbated by his raising.

Stop it. Just stop it. We all must realize that the lad simply has a healthy sense of self. Your wife said it herself, DC: JFF is the Alfred E. Newman of the CFB world ("What, Me Worry?").

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September 24, 2013  09:26 AM ET
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He's a di ck and he wasn't a freshman. He was the same year as Tebow but with a redshirt.

yeah red shirt Freshman no previous playing time, tebow played some the year before

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September 24, 2013  09:33 AM ET

That is great what the public thinks but what do the NFL scouts and GMs whose opinions actually matter think about him? There are a lot of rude, insincere players in the NCAA who are drafted solely based on their ability. JM is an obnoxious pr!ck but no one can argue that is fun to watch him play.

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