Bowden Reponds To Jameis Uproar

May 13th, 2015


Joe isn’t sure how much former Florida State head coach Bobby Bowden, 85, noodles around on the Internet, but the man sure knows how to set the Twitterverse ablaze, as if he was calling a digital puntrooskie.

Yesterday, Bowden threw lighted matches on the Internet gas can by claiming America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, was considered an “embarrassment” to Florida State University due to his immature pranks. Bowden’s remarks were made on the notorious “Paul Finebaum Show,” seen on SEC Network and heard throughout the southeast on select radio stations.

After the interview, Safid Deen of the Tallahassee Democrat caught up with Bowden for further feedback. Bowden claimed he was only being upfront with Finebaum.

“No. 1, Finebaum called me and asked me my opinion,” Bowden said. “And I think my statement was … that I felt like a majority of the alumni and boosters were probably embarrassed by some of the things that happened.

“Now that’s no different than it was when I was coaching. Every time one of my boys got into trouble, I’m sure it embarrassed our people. So I don’t see anything strange about that. I think all alumni, when they read the paper and see one of their players do something way out of line, I’m sure it’s a little embarrassing if they have any pride in the university.”

Again, Joe had zero issue with what Bowden said — he was right — with his original comment and Joe has no issue with Bowden’s follow-up comment. Even Jameis would agree.

Once again, Bowden has had harsher words for Jameis.

21 Responses to “Bowden Reponds To Jameis Uproar”

  1. JabooBuc Says:

    Such a nonissue. More food for the trolls I guess. Most people are not the same person they were when they were 18/19. Judge him by what he does going forward.

  2. Anthony Liga Says:

    I’m an FSU fan and I think the world of Coach Bowden however, I don’t understand his statement at this time. Jameis has been doing everything including going directly to the Commissioner to try and turn his image around. Its not very motivating for a former head coach to NOW say that you were an embarrassment to the school. Jameis actions are an embarrassment, however he and his teams have done a great deal for the University. I don’t seem to recall him suspending any of his players right before a big game the way Coach Fischer suspended Jameis before the Clemson game last year. Also I didn’t hear Bowden take off on his players in this way when he was coaching them

  3. ChanEpic Says:

    THIS is what media assassination looks like. This kid is getting it hard and I hope he finds solace in a successful rookie campaign. It seems to me that, much like Cam Newton, the media is not reporting on what is news but rather, engaging in muckraking to the point that they’ll use anyone’s word, this time coach Bowden’s, to berate, speculate, and castigate this guy. Its like they want him to screw up and since he has not they’lll look for something, anything. Living well is the best revenge… Live Well Mr. Winston.

  4. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Well spoken ChanEpic.

  5. Buczilla Says:

    Well said ChanEpic…

  6. DallasBuc Says:

    I am struggling to understand why this is important. Didn’t Winston also apologize for his poor decisions? Who the hell cares and why? This is way over with.

  7. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    This means trouble for the rest of the league,if you don’t think these story won’t act as a driving force for this young man you’re fooling yourself. This young man will have the ultimate last laugh I assure you. And I’ll be standing in his defence for any body that want it the rest of my days.

  8. WS99 Says:

    Next topic….moving right along.

  9. BuccaneEric Says:

    Unfortunately these stories will take a while to go away. If he makes more mistakes they never will. Hopefully he’s only in the news for winning games from now on.

  10. Captain Doom Says:

    it’s like lindsay lohan imploding and then everyone crying when it’s brought up.

    stop with the character assassination crap. he’s a high profile guy. the higher you go the more scrutinized you’ll be. he brought this on himself and i’m sure he doesn’t need the nut huggers to defend him.

    don’t worry, if he implodes you can always watch an old FSU game or mean girls.

  11. mac Says:

    Plain and simple… If Winston can learn to not be a jerk off all this crap will dry out and die… Let’s hope Winston can keep his head out of his arse…

  12. LargoBuc Says:

    Im just glad that Jameis is mentally tough. He will go out and give his all for us despite the media bull spit.
    Now since Jameis plays for the Bucs, the media can say whatever wheras if Jameis went to New England or Pittsburgh the media might be a little more cautious about defamation of character. But its Tampa so …
    Look screw the media. I just stopped watching bspn recently. NHL playoffs are the most intense of any sport but all bspn talks about is Lebron. Over and over and over! I just kind of accepted that bspn will never have anything good to say about Tampa, especially the Rays. All we can do is wait for the season to begin and hopefully many great memories will be made, regardless of what the national media has to say.

  13. Ray Rice Says:

    Yup! I bet that National Championship was real embarrassing for the boosters!… Boosters don’t give a FUK about the kids. Just like they don’t care if a kid excels in the class. As long as they win games they will find a way to keep them on the field. Some like Jameis are able to carry a full load and excel at both (Glennon too). All the boosters and school care about is their profit margin.

  14. cmurda Says:

    Bobby Bowden said a whole lot of nothing. Doesn’t it stand to reason that the headlines would shame the alumni etc.? Nothing to see here. Just an 85 year old stellar ex-coach saying the obvious.

  15. P'cola Buc Says:

    Going from the college ranks to the NFL is a new step for any college football athlete. New team, new uniform, new number to wear (in Jameis’ case), new city, new level of play etc. It is a fresh start for all these young men. Alow Jameis Winston this fresh start along with rest of them. Allow Jameis to earn your trust. Allow him to become the quarterback we all deserve.

  16. FSU-Buc Says:

    Exactly how long will it take for the media assassination to stop? That’s if he stays on the high and dry from here on out. And what if, he wins the civil suit? Will he ever get his name back? That’s something we ham-n eggers don’t, AND will never realize is most important to a man. IF and only IF, he is completely innocent of the sexual assault allegation, which the evidence leans towards that. At what point does Ms. Kinsman take responsibilty to give back what he has lost? Answer: She will never be able to give back his name and loss of endorsements. She will fall off into obscurity and become irrevalent while he is left to deal with fallout. Only the higher power will judge these two, not us that are ranting on a message board. I would bet half the people on here hating on him are pissed because she was a pretty little white girl, and see race thru their rose colored glasses. I am white and would bet all the vitriol is because he is black. We need to get past that at some point, just saying….

  17. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’m pretty much on board with Joe’s take.

    Bowden didn’t say anything outrageous or anything that wasn’t true. He stated the obvious! The good news is that in an interview with Fameis I saw he said pretty much the same thing. And that’s GOOD. Yes everybody makes mistakes.

    We don’t learn from trying to sugarcoat them or act like the crap didn’t happen or make all kinds of excuses. As long as Fameis was embarrassed as well and now looking in hingsight has decided to grow up and turn over a new leaf he’s going to get his chance and I for one have no problem with that. As long as he’s learned let him live.

    But this is not media assassination. Fameis game them the ammo. Until you face that you’re just going to get jerked around for another 3-6 months. This is not going to stop because the media reports what they think will sell.

    When I used to work in broadcast news I used to laugh at all the charges of liberal bias. The REAL bias in media is $$$$. If it bleeds it leads! It’s not about what is truly important…it’s always only about what gets $$$.

    Now that we have so many channels we have actual bias because the audience has become so splintered and each group gets want they want to hear whether it’s from Faux News or MSNBC.

  18. Nick2 Says:

    Saying a guy did “embarrassing things”and calling the guy an “embarrassment” to FSU are two completely different things.
    Bobby’s just jealous that Jimbo took FSU back to prominence when he never could. FSU was an also ran until Jameis got there and you didn’t hear alot of “embarrassment” talk while he was winning the national championship and going 26-1 did you?????????

  19. Bucsfanman Says:

    Why does everybody attack people for giving opinions? It’s not media assasination if it’s an opinion based on other’s actions.
    Also, can we please stop with the Winston martyrdom. Nobody’s perfect, lets leave it at that. I think that even the biggest sypathizers can agree, he brought some of this on by himself.
    I’ve got Winston sypathy fatigue!
    Lets just see what he does moving forward. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion.

  20. Eric Hernandez Says:

    That’s all Paul finebumb trying to make something out of nothing. He lead the question and only talked about that part of the conversation. When you listen you the whole interview you realize who really has the issue with Winston.

  21. mikeh Says:

    spot on bobby b. only a matter of time and jaboob will show his true colors. owners will regret the hire of them clowns. and bozo #3 overrated this is all for ticket sales. this team needs new owners. or just move them to London who cares!