The constant attack of sports "reporting" agencies in recent days - and yes, I use the term loosely - has only furthered the notion that September 14, the much-anticipated red-letter date on this season's football calendar, is being painted as Armageddon for the college football world. Good vs. Evil... Bama vs. TAMU... Sumlin vs. Saban, McCarron vs. Manziel, Jesus and the Chosen against the nefarious uprising that is Texas A&M and Johnny Manziel.
Ridiculous? Yes. But it's the narrative being hoisted on the masses.
Playing the role of Football Jesus is Nick Saban, and his many Disciples in the form of AJ McCarron, Tahj Boyd, Jadaveon Clowney, Teddy Bridgewater, and others. In the other corner, Johnny Manziel plays the role of Johnny Satan, Sumlin the role of some poor sap who signed a deal with the devil and lost control (if you believe the narrative), and the organization who sold its soul for money, fame, and a few extra marks in the Wins Column: Texas A&M University.
Jesus and Satan, Good and Evil... sure whets the appetite for what ought to be a showdown of apocalytpic proportions, doesn't it?
Perhaps it's time we just accept our fate. After all... isn't it more fun to play the bad guy from time to time? And as a wise man once told us, Evil will always triumph over Good... because Good is dumb.
So grab your forked tails and pitchforks, Ags! Let's get behind our team 100% for the game that should mark the end of the world.
Gig 'Em, Johnny Antichrist!
(This decidedly uninformed opinion brought to you by the warped mind of a frustrated Aggie by heart. And sleep deprivation.)