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Michael Sam sacks Johnny Manziel, Internet falls apart

Rams rookie Michael Sam sacked Browns rookie Johnny Manziel Saturday night and the world exploded. We think.

Every once in awhile you get a confluence of two much-talked about stories and the Internet can't contain itself.

It happened once again Saturday night as Rams rookie Michael Sam sacked Browns rookie Johnny Manziel. For the record, that's Sam, who announced he was gay in February, and Manziel, who announced he was partying pretty much every weekend this summer.

Sam was picked in the seventh round in May despite being the SEC Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 2013. He's a bit of an in-between player in the pros, but he's looked solid so far this preseason.

And he picked up one of his two sacks against 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Manziel in the fourth quarter.

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So of course after doing so he took out a little time to mock Manziel's "money fingers" sign he adopted while tearing up SEC defenses at Texas A&M.

I doubt Manziel, who actually celebrated a touchdown with his usual sign earlier, will really care. The Browns rookie quarterback has been very humble about losing out to Brian Hoyer in the QB competition this week.

After the game, Manziel said Sam played "pretty well," and said they only spoke briefly.

Oddly enough, ESPN's Adam Schefter actually predicted Saturday morning the Internet would melt down if Sam got a sack of Manziel.


But he was apparently too busy reporting Rams QB Sam Bradford's knee injury during the game to gloat about the sack.

The rest of the Internet had fun with the sack and Sam celebration though.





ESPN broke into "Sportscenter," cutting off Herm Edwards mid-sentence, for Manziel's live postgame presser of course.

No one died.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. He's a Browns fan. Feel sorry for him.

 
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