It's Manziel and Dude Perfect mash-up
January, 25, 2013
By Bill Speros | Special to ESPN.com
The latest "Dude Perfect" trick shots video.
This video posted on YouTube Thursday will be the best five minutes and 51 seconds of your day.
Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is still living the good life and is able to wow fans with his football moves even when there's no one in the stadium. In this "Johnny Football Edition" video, he one-ups the best shooters from "Dude Perfect" with his own "laser" shots. He sinks baskets with the football from various spots at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, including the last row of the upper deck with his "even longer ball" at the 4:21 mark. He shows us "popping the balloon" (2:31), tries his foot at an extra point (3:06) and sinks his own version of a three-pointer on the Aggie practice court (3:19). Viewers are also treated to a re-enactment of one of Manziel's "Heisman winning" moves against Alabama, complete with "Dude Perfect's" panda playing right guard (3:44).
After you watch and are truly amazed -- at both the video and Johnny Football's continued awesomeness -- check out the backstory photos on the "Dude Perfect" Facebook page or Twitter feed (@DudePerfect), where they spent the better part of this week teasing their 63,000 or so Facebook fans and 19,000-plus Twitter followers with photos of their visit to the Texas A&M campus earlier this week.
"Dude Perfect" consists of Tyler Toney, Cody Jones, Coby Cotton, Cory Cotton, Garrett Hilbert and the panda. They call themselves "the proudest members of the fighting Texas Aggie class of 2010" on their You Tube page, where they also thank "the man, the myth, the legend Johnny "Football" Manziel.
Even when Manziel isn’t trying to “go big” with the Dude Perfect crew, he can’t escape the spotlight. This Facebook post alluding to a speeding ticket Manziel received in Ennis, Texas, has earned Judge Lee Johnson an official reprimand:
Johnson posted on Jan. 17: "Too funny. So it seems that a certain unnamed (very) recent Heisman Trophy winner from a certain unnamed 'college' down south of here got a gift from the Ennis P.D. while he was speeding on the 287 bypass yesterday. It appears that even though the OU defense couldn't stop him, the City of Ennis P.D. is a different story altogether. Time to grow up/slow down young 'un. You got your whole life/career ahead of you. Gig Em indeed." He also commented on his own post by adding: "I meant to say 'allegedly' speeding, my bad."
The Ennis City Commission met in a special executive session Tuesday to discuss “personnel matters” concerning a municipal court judge. According to The Daily Light of Waxahachie, Texas, the city attorney said Judge Johnson “has apologized to the commission, Mayor [Russell] Thomas, the defendant and we have received confirmation that a letter of apology was sent to the Texas A&M Athletic Department.” No further action was planned. Ennis City Manager Steve Howerton apologized last Friday for the judge’s remarks, according to WFAA-TV, calling them "insensitive and inappropriate" and adding “it is not the policy of the City of Ennis to indiscriminately publish the identity of traffic ticket recipients or to publicly lecture them.”
Johnson has been a judge since 1987 and is a Baylor graduate.
Bill Speros is an ESPN.COM contributor. He can be reached on Twitter @billsperos or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.