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The two most-hyped NFL rookies of 2014 faced off against each other Saturday night.
The winner was Sam, who sacked Manziel twice during the Rams' 33-14 victory over the Browns. The first sack occurred on a 3rd-and-21 with 11:02 to play in the game, throwing Manziel for a six-yard loss. The seventh-round pick then celebrated with Manziel's infamous "Money Fingers" salute.
And the internet hasn't crashed - yet.
Manziel and Sam are both popular and polarizing among NFL fans. Manziel was No. 1 in NFL jersey sales and Sam was sixth, according to figures released in July.
The two sacks by Sam should not have been too much of a surprise. Sam had recorded a half-sack against Manziel last season as Missouri toppled Texas A&M 28-21.
Of course, last year Sam was just another top-notch defensive end in the SEC, and not the first openly-gay player fighting for a roster spot in the NFL.
Manziel? Well, he was already Johnny Football and a Heisman Trophy winner in 2013. But he had not yet been photographed with a rolled up $20 in a Las Vegas bathroom, tumbled in the NFL draft, fallen flat in training camp, flipped off fans in Washington, gotten fined for being late to team meetings or lost out on a shot at a starter's job to Brian Hoyer.
Sam's decision to flash the "Money Fingers" sign Saturday wasn't a surprise to everyone, either.
Rams vs Browns tonight. If Michael Sam sacks Johnny Football & gives the money sign, drinks are on me. For everyone in the world. Forever.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 23, 2014
You might want to cash in on those drinks before the Federal Courts open on Monday.
Declaring bankruptcy in 3..2..1...— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 24, 2014
Hey, it's not like he promised that we could keep our doctors if we liked our doctors, no new taxes or peace with honor.
Today I messed up by promising mankind free booze for all eternity.— FISHER KING (@SquareKnight) August 24, 2014
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