PHOTO: Johnny Manziel on cover of Time Magazine

Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe, George Patton and Eleanor Roosevelt. These are just some of the historical figures to appear on the cover of Time Magazine in the past.

And now we can add Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to that list.

That's right, think about everything that's going on in the United States and the world right now, and Johnny Manziel is on the cover of time because of a story on paying college athletes. 

Now, I think paying college athletes is certainly something that should be discussed on a national level, but at the same time, I hardly think it's the most important news story in the country at the moment. Then again, you have to do what you have to do to get people to buy your magazine, and in the United States putting Manziel on the cover will do a better job of that than photos of what's been happening in Syria, that's for sure.

And I'm sure it'll make somebody on television mad.

Photo courtesy of Time Magazine/Andrew Hancock

CBS Sports Writer

Tom Fornelli has been a college football writer at CBS Sports since 2010. During his time at CBS, Tom has proven time and again that he hates your favorite team and thinks your rival is a paragon of football... Full Bio

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