In an explanation, editor in chief Jake Silverstein writes:
No, Manziel is not the paragon of idealistic virtue represented by the original DC Comics Superman. That character, with his Boy Scout morality and regal bearing, belonged to a simpler era. Johnny Football is something far more interesting: the brilliant but catastrophic superhero our decadent world deserves.
For those Alabama fans who aren't sure of the date - as if! - Bama plays Texas A&M on Sept. 14 at 2:30 p.m. in College Station, Texas.