CBS to have Texas A&M; QB Johnny Manziel covered with ‘Johnny Cam’

Texas A&M; quarterback Johnny Manziel celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against Sam Houston State on Saturday.
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For those of you who aren’t sick of all the coverage Texas A&M; quarterback Johnny Manziel has been receiving, has CBS Sports got the gimmick for you.

You know who you are, Aggies fans and folks who just can’t keep their eyes off a train wreck (or a heckuva good college football player). Apparently the folks at CBS think there are enough of you out there (and they’re probably right) that they will have an extra camera on hand during Saturday’s much-anticipated Texas A&M;/Alabama showdown to follow Manziel’s every move.

And they’re calling it “Johnny Cam.” For real.

“No matter where he is and no matter what part of the game it is, we will have a shot of it,” Craig Silver, coordinating producer of college football for CBS Sports, told Sports Illustrated. “If he is anywhere in sight of that camera, we will catch it.”


As hideous as it might sound, it’s actually not a bad idea (except for the name -- that really is hideous). But you never know what Johnny Football is going to do at any given moment, so the folks at CBS might as well be ready.

Still, let’s try not to encourage them too much. After all, you never know what Manziel is going to do at any given moment off the field too -- and we certainly don’t want “Johnny Cam” up and running 24/7.

Or do we?


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