Johnny Manziel mania is going to reach another level on Saturday whenever CBS breaks out their “Johnny Cam” that will follow the reigning Heisman Trophy winner every second of the team’s highly anticipated rematch against the two-time defending national champion Alabama Crimson Tide.
We all remember whenever Manziel marched in to Tuscaloosa a year ago to shock Alabama, but now the rolls will be reversed and Alabama will look to spoil the party in College Station.
With Manziel seemingly always doing something to garner attention, CBS thought it would be a good idea to dedicate one of the cameras to following the A&M star, so the “Johnny Cam” was born.
No matter where he is and no matter what part of the game it is, we will have a shot of it. If he is anywhere in sight of that camera, we will catch it,” Craig Silver, coordinating producer of college football for CBS Sports, per Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated.
The good news is that they will still show some actual football.
By the time we get to kickoff, this thing will have been talked about ad nauseam throughout the sports world. We are not judge and jury. It is not our place, especially within the body of the broadcast, to state whether he should or should not be playing, should have been suspended or should not have been suspended. The way I approach it is how has all this stuff affected him as a football player and affected his team.
During the team’s season-opener against Rice, Manziel went ahead and signed the air after being suspended for the first-half of the game because of his autograph scandal that dominated the offseason headlines and CBS will make sure they don’t miss any of the wild moments that you can almost guarantee Manziel will be a part of.
It’s game week and the Texas A&M – Alabama match up will be the marquee game this weekend, so buckle up and get ready for the wild ride.