Braxton Miller Captures Massive French College Football Fan Demographic

June 8, 2014 at 5:30p    by Nicholas Jervey    
Braxton Miller domine tous les ennemis! / Braxton Miller dominates all foes!
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I don't know French from a frying pan, but when a list of the top 20 quarterbacks in college football – including Braxton Miller – makes it to France, je parle le français very much.

A French site called The Blue Pennant, which is dedicated to college football, made a list of the top 20 quarterbacks in the game. Here's what they had to say about Miller, the No. 4 quarterback on their list (thanks to Reddit's college football subreddit for the translation):

4. Braxton Miller, Sr, Ohio State - dual-threat

If he had not suffered an injury at the end of last season, he would have been a serious contender for the Heisman Trophy in 2013. With a total of 36 TDs (24 passing, 12 rushing) last year, in 2014 he will attempt to be named the best offensive player in the Big Ten for a third consecutive year. (!)

A basic summary, but accurate and reasonable within a list of the game's top QBs. As far as I know, this is the first time a French site has covered Ohio State's quarterback situation.

Is American football taking over Europe? Yesterday, Germany and Austria played a gridiron game to determine the winner of the European Championship of American Football (Germany won 30-27 in double overtime), and now this. Clearly, these events have been timed to overshadow the upcoming World Cup. Très bien!


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BrooklynBuckeye's picture

Braxton's saying, "Let's get some f***ing French toast!"

Didn't embed because of the profanity.

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Earle's picture

Mais oui!

Just say no to italics abuse.

Whoa Nellie's picture

Mi-laire!  Mi-laire!  Mi-laire!

 

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

ISURVIVEDCOOPER's picture

I know that there are a lot of rugby fans in the EU who snub American football, but many of my French friends who enjoy rugby (France being a perennial powerhouse) enjoy American football so vive la American Football!

"I don't apologize for anything.  When I make a mistake, I take the blame and go on from there." - Woody Hayes

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Doc's picture

"I'm intercontinental when I eat French toast",  Adrock.

"Say my name."

Squirrel Master's picture

Peroo.

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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Earle's picture

Loved that movie.  That clipped reminded me of this:

 

Just say no to italics abuse.

Squirrel Master's picture

Well, if we are going to mock the french, lets do this right...

 

I saw a UFO once.......it told me to have a goodyear!

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GVerrilli92's picture

Wee are the Knights who sayy...   NI!

And we require one herring.

How many cheeseburgers are you gunna drive into that dirty old cheeseburger locker Brady Hoke?

GoBucks713's picture

This may be the second best thing in France, after the Maginot Line...

-The Aristocrats!

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