If you already put down some money on one of the many prop bets, especially the one on Johnny Manziel starting the first game of the CFL season for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, we have some bad news for you. It ain’t going to happen.
Manziel was unlikely to do so anyway since sportsbooks had him starting the first game at +200, but now, according to Tiger-Cats head coach June Jones, it’s official. There is no doubt about it either.
That’s because as Jones was meeting with reporters to talk about the team’s upcoming preseason game, one of them asked him, “Is there any scenario that Manziel could push Masoli for the number one job? Like if Jeremiah’s healthy week one, is he going to start regardless?”
Jones’ response? He laughed at the question and said, “Absolutely, absolutely.”
When the reporter tried to follow up, all he could get out was, “So there’s no scenario that…” before Jones cut him off with a “No.”
Jones did speak on what he’d like to see from JFF during the first preseason game, saying, “That’s going to be fun to watch. For you guys and for me. Cuz I think he knows, but some things, and I think he’s still feeling his way on others, but he’s a football player and he makes plays.”
Damn right, he does!
So, there you go, it looks like Johnny Canada’s #COMEBACKSZN will be getting off to slightly delayed start once the real CFL games start being played.
Side note: Isn’t Tiger-Cats kind of redundant? I mean, a tiger is a cat. It’s not like there are any tiger-dogs or tiger-giraffes. You weird, Canada.