Can we call you Johnny? You’re the most important person in college football now, so we weren’t sure if we were still on a first name basis with one of the starting quarterbacks of this year’s Cotton Bowl or if we needed to show reverence by calling you Mr. Manziel. Anyway, we just wanted to congratulate you on winning the 2012 Heisman Trophy. It’s always a remarkable achievement, but for you to win it as a redshirt freshman is even more impressive.
It was a pleasure playing against you this season, and we hope you found us to be welcoming and accommodating during your visit to our house. Now, we don’t want to dampen your glory by bringing up paperwork, but we are looking forward to receiving your “thank you” note to add to our collection. No rush, really. We’re still waiting for one from Cam Newton, after all. We hear he’s too busy counting his money from the bag man to pick up a pen. We’re not even sure he can count that high, so it could be a while. And you know, we even thought we might get one from Peyton Manning. Had the frame all ready for it, but that Charles Woodson had to horn in and ruin everything. We’re still a little bitter about that one, but we digress.
We look forward to hearing from you, and congratulations, again.
The Alabama Defense
P.S. We hope you will remember our hospitality when we come visit you next year in College Station. We know Coach Saban will. Roll Tide!