Wednesday, October 16, 2013 , Updated 9:11 p.m., October 17, 2013
UPDATED: What should Johnny Manziel be for Halloween?
A sports blog is taking suggestions via #johnnyhalloween.
Surely you didn't miss Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel's Halloween costume in 2012: He dressed as Scooby-Doo, and stories and photos of his costume "almost broke the Internet" according to sports blog Outkick The Coverage.
That same sports blog is daring its readers to pick Johnny Football's costume this year. (Asked OKTC reader Scott S.: "Is there a bigger national story on Halloween than JFF's costume choice?" Fair.)
According to blogger Clay Travis, Manziel agreed to wear the costume that readers pick -- within reason. Twitter is going mad with suggestions on #johnnyhalloween. "It's pretty much everywhere," Travis said.
The top 10 costume suggestions go up Thursday morning, he said, and the No. 1 choice will likely be published Monday.
Some of the most amusing suggestions from readers so far on Facebook are Johnny Cash (because of that whole autograph thing); University of Texas football coach Mack Brown; Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin, famous for his bowtie and glasses; and Heisman Trophy winner and former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow.
Some of Travis' favorite costume ideas are John Hancock; Nick Saban (or Nick Satan); the $100 bill; and AJ McCarron.
Travis said Manziel seemed on board when they discussed #johnnyhalloween Tuesday night. "It's smart for him," Travis said of the contest. "When you're in that fishbowl, you don't get the opportunity to express yourself. ... He's a really funny guy, and I think this is just kind of reflective of that."
What do you think Manziel should be for Halloween?
UPDATE: Outkick The Coverage picked the top 12 costumes based on reader suggestions. Vote for your favorite here.
- 1. Scooby Doo
- 2. Zombie Mack Brown
- 3. AJ McCarron
- 4. A $100 bill
- 5. Kenny Powers
- 6. Nicky Satan
- 7. Johnny Hancock
- 8. Kliff Kingsbury
- 9. Archie Manning
- 10. The wrecking ball from the Miley Cyrus video (Explanation: "The number of you who want Manziel to be a large wrecking ball because you believe every girl would want to climb all over him and get her picture taken is both horrifying and astoundingly brilliant at the same time.")
- 11. Tim Tebow
- 12. Sharpie Pen
Twitter suggestions for Johnny Manziel's Halloween costume this year
If Johnny is trying to go unnoticed, he should dress as t.u.'s defense #johnnyhalloween— Maroon Out (@MaroonOut) October 16, 2013
Parents want him to be a role model, so I see Jesus as being the only logical costume choice #johnnyhalloween— Adriana Jenings (@realslimshadri) October 16, 2013
although us Aggies wont want to see it, #1 draft pick #johnnyhalloween— JH (@GatosLocosAg) October 16, 2013
Scooby Doo should NOT be one of the 10 choices. Unless that blonde agrees to be in all the pics again. #JohnnyHalloween— Chris Gerwig (@Wiginator) October 16, 2013