Ask Johnny

Posted on August 20, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

While everyone was trying to get through the last Monday before college football officially returns, the folks at Bleacher Report set up an AMA with Johnny Manziel. You may remember him as the guy who looked really unhappy while waiting for his NFL Draft Pick to come through in 2014 (as pictured above), just one more Cleveland Browns QB to completely flop, or as the guy who couldn’t seem to stay out of trouble no matter how hard he tried. Either way, you know him, and the results of his AMA were pure gold. Some of the important things we learned about good ol’ Johnny Football are:

  1. He thinks he can out-chug Baker Mayfield (honestly, so do we)
  2. He thinks Kyle Shanahan (San Francisco) is one of the best coaches in the NFL
  3. He hasn’t ruled out a return to football 👀
  4. He’s got either Clemson or Alabama winning it all this year
  5. He’s picking the New Orleans Saints for this year’s Super Bowl Champions

It’s been about a year since we last had the Co-Founders sit down for an AMA on Twitch, and are planning on doing another one in the near future. But who else would the fans be interested in hearing from? The obvious answer is our Team Owners | Fan Captains, which certainly isn’t out of the realm of possibility, but what about the athletes trying out for the league? We think the fans would love the opportunity to pick the brains of some of these guys ahead of our draft, just to make sure they are the right fit for their team. We’re not going to throw out a Field of Dreams “if you build it, they will come,” reference, but… we want to give the fans what they want! Let us know what you think!


FAN Take: Memphis Makes Room for Money Manziel

Posted on March 20, 2019

By Annalece Anhalt-Slaughter

FAN Take is a series that highlights trending events, issues, and decisions in the world of sports and analyzes how they may or may not factor into the Fan Controlled Football League. We would love to hear your feedback, so let us know what you think about each FAN Take!

You may have heard over the weekend, but former Heisman winner Johnny Manziel signed with the AAF. Yes, that Johnny Manziel. The one everyone called Johnny Football. The one that quickly went from a starting position to third string quarterback for the Cleveland Browns. The same one that played 8 games in the CFL and threw 7 interceptions.

But it’s okay everyone, because according to what he told ESPN, he’s confident he can play ‘at any level.’ Please, contain your laughter to the best of your ability. He elaborated, saying, “My confidence level is high. I believe I still have a unique skill set and still have the ability to play at any level anywhere.” We’re glad he has so much faith in himself though, considering he is playing for the Memphis Express, who boast the league-worst record at 1-5.

Aside from the legal troubles following Manziel, would the fans want him – or someone with a similar background – in the FCFL? Someone that has proven talent but a bad attitude? Someone that will 100% be entertaining to have around, if only for all the memes that will come out of it? Or do you want someone that wouldn’t be such a distraction to the players on your team?

Power To The Fans!