This election year, Texas A&M fans are showing what it looks like to form a powerful voting bloc.
The Tennesseean’s Heroes of the SEC bracket allowed fans to vote on the greatest football player in SEC history. The results of the final round were released Monday, with former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel defeating fellow former Heisman winner Bo Jackson of Auburn.
The margin wasn’t even close. Manziel took 95.3 percent of the vote, by far his largest victory in the entire tournament. Even one of the greatest athletes of all time had no chance when his opponent was backed by the Aggies.
The Tennesseean’s David Ammenheuser was dumbfounded by the result.
“Johnny Manziel made a mockery of The Tennessean’s Heroes of the SEC fan-balloting contest. … And, frankly, it’s embarrassing,” Ammenheuser wrote.
Those in Aggie landd, of course, were very pleased with themselves.
Aggies never lose a poll.
— TexAgs (@TexAgs) August 15, 2016
Manziel’s margin of victory grew in all but one round of balloting. He narrowly defeated Alabama’s Derrick Henry by getting 51.5 percent of the vote in the first round. He got 55.7 percent against Florida’s Steve Spurrier.
Then the Aggies really made a point to stuff the ballot boxes. Manziel beat Florida’s Jack Youngblood (67.9 percent), Tennessee’s Reggie White (67.6), Georgia’s Herschel Walker (75.8) and Jackson in landslide victories. The lesson is clear: any candidate running for any office this November need only win the affections of Aggie fans.