Remember back before Mike Tyson became a Broadway star and a one-man show extraordinaire with a top billed-Spike Lee directed production? (Seriously, can you believe that’s where Tyson’s career has ended up? No one saw that coming)
Well, back when Iron Mike was the greatest show in the ring and the quickest knockout artist to put on a pair of gloves since Michael Jackson came out with Thriller. Iron Mike was also notorious for the craziest stories and sound-bites (pun intended) of ANY professional athlete. ANYTHING you heard about Mike Tyson, you would believe.
- “You heard Mike Tyson knocked out Marvis Frazier in 30 seconds?!?”
- “You hear Mike Tyson is dating Robin Givens!?!?”
- “You hear Mike Tyson got convicted of rape?”
- “You hear Mike Tyson got a tattoo on his FACE!?!?”
- “You hear Mike Tyson bit Evadner Holyfield’s ear off?!?!?”
And then there was the post-fight interviews, the pre-fight interviews and basically any time he opened his mouth:
Bill Simmons coined these moments as being in the “Tyson Zone”:
The point at which a celebrity’s behavior becomes so insane, that there is literally nothing they could do that would any longer shock or surprise you, or indeed any human being.
So named after boxer Mike Tyson, who at one time was the heavyweight boxing champion of world, since which time he has 1) married a semi-famous tv-star at the time, 2) alleged to have abused said wife, 3) divorced, 4) chewed off the ear of another boxer during a match, 5) received a facial tattoo, 6) owns and tends to his pigeon coop, located on the rooftop of a New York apartment building.
Our sources tell us Manziel was at a popular night club on the strip Saturday night. The QB entered wearing a blonde wig, a fake mustache, glasses, and a hoodie.
Manziel introduced himself as “Billy.” He was there into the 3am hour and when it came time to pay the bill, he asked to have it comped because he didn’t bring cash and also didn’t want to put it on his card.
However, the sources tell us he ended up paying with his card and signing the check.
Not only did he sneak away to Vegas and dress up like an ass-clown in order to hit the strip in pure incognito mode, but he also faked a photo on Instagram Saturday night claiming to be home in Cleveland hanging out with his dog, like a good boy should be the night before a game…..while you’re going through the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Welcome to the club Johnny, you’re now officially more ridiculous than Mike Tyson.
On a serious note, can we all just admit now that this kid needs serious help? He’s obviously an alcoholic and can’t handle his own shit. The Browns need to tape an episode of “Intervention” on the 50-yard line of Cleveland stadium right now. Get the kid some help.