Your Quarterback

November 15th, 2015
Proud to be an American.

Proud to be an American.

Joe rarely writes about sappy stories, but this is different, mainly because Joe wants to troll the haters.

You know who you are, you sadistic skunks, you. Unpatriotic slobs. Miserable lot, all. Yes, you. You know who you are, the folks who tried to paint America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, as the biggest scoundrel in the free world before last spring’s draft.

The way many portrayed Jameis, he was worse than that piece of human debris, Greg Hardy.

Well, check out what ran across Joe’s Twitter timeline late Friday night: Apparently, there is a little boy in the Panhandle stricken with terminal cancer. All he wanted to do before his too-short time on Earth ends was to have a chance to talk to Jameis. It was the boy’s final wish.

Joe isn’t sure who got hold of Jameis, but he found out, maybe through his own Twitter feed.

Anyway, here is what ran across Joe’s Twitter timeline. First, it was FSU assistant coach Tim Brewster and later, one of the child’s doctors.

@TimBrewster: I called @Jaboowins about speaking to a 7 year old little boy dying of cancer and he had already spoke to boy and family…Special Man!!

@sehill32: Thank you truly from the bottom of my heart @Jaboowins for your help with our terminal cancer child. You are a wonderful man.

Doing a little research on Twitter, Jameis didn’t just call the boy. He FaceTime’ed with him and offered encouragement, but also spoke to the little boy’s family.

That’s your quarterback, Bucs fans.

What a monster he is, huh?

17 Responses to “Your Quarterback”

  1. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    No ASJ today……puts great pressure on Jameis & ME13…..

    I will be very happy if Jameis spends his off-season working out and visiting hospitals…..

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Did I or did I not go to great lengths to defend this kid before the draft?

    Okay Joe now you’ve just touched my heart with this story. Yes I can be a softy, and I’m a pretty emotional guy from time to time. Tears welled up on this one. Then again anything with kids does that to me.

    Thanks Joe for this story….

  3. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    What I like about this story is that Jameis did not mention it to anyone at all. He did it and didn’t try to glorify himself for doing it.

    It actually took other people to talk about it for the story to get out.

    No one can call this kid selfish.

    Jameis deserved huge props…heck, I almost want to hug the guy over it.

  4. Dean Says:

    Let’s be honest here. Most of us in Buc’s fandom wanted Jameis, but were kinda holding our breath that outside influences and bad decisions weren’t going to be a part of what we got.
    It took Cam Newton 3 years to grow up. The Panthers had to suffer throuh “crybaby Hell” for those first years.

    Jameis has been the ultimate professional. You couldn’t wish for a harder worker or a better teammate. He has a really great future in this league, because of his “nose to the grindstone” mentality and his intelligence.

    Not many people expected what we got (or at least didn’t expect the maturity). Way to go, America’s QB….you have done us proud.

  5. RJBucnut Says:

    As far as I’m concerned he was just a kid in college that mismanaged his fame. I never thought for one minute he raped a girl. When ur a star qb for a national championship team u don’t hv to rape girls, they want to rape u. I truly feel Jamies’ heart is in the right place. I’m proud to hv him as OUR qb. He’s proving to the world y he was the first overall pick. Getting it done on both sides of the ball. Go Jameis!!!!

  6. Pawl Says:

    Cam Newton is still a crybaby, he just havent lost in 350 days, but wait when he does.

  7. Pete Says:

    I’m very happy with “our” QB!

  8. JAB83 Says:


    Pride of Tampa Americas QB Famous Jasmies Jaboo Win Some Wins ah Ton Winston at your service!!!

  9. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    But he dressed out even though he was suspended!!!


  10. Buc1987 Says:

    LWD…the protests at RayJay that were going to happen if we drafted Jameis still takes the cake…

    Mr. Patrick….where have you been? In hiding?

  11. No better way to say it Says:

    JW does this stuff all the time. Even during busy college years he still found time for charity. Never once was it talked.

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I do not give him a pass for his behavior in college. He was an adult. People keep giving him a pass, saying he was a kid…but he wasn’t.

    That said, it’s in the past and what he does now is what matters. But he’s always going to be under a watchful eye.

    So far, he’s been stellar. This off season will be the true test though.

  13. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    the folks who tried to paint America’s Quarterback, Bucs signal-caller Jameis Winston, as the biggest scoundrel in the free world before last spring’s draft.

    I think that is painting with far too broad a brush. For those that used racial slurs and called him thug…yes that was uncalled for.

    As for those who worried whether his “indiscretions” (and remember #3 himself has conceded his failures and the need to grow up) they were not paranoid. Most of the time where there is smoke there’s fire…somebody it’s just folks blowing smoke. Asking for the team to perform due diligence on a kid who did not grow up in college is not really evil or stupid it’s just prudent.

    I was certainly concerned by the smoke coming out of Tallahassee. I give 87 credit for steering to the “he’s just a kid acting out and guilty of nothing but immaturity”. I listened to 87 and others here and waited until the Bucs completed their due diligence. Once they picked him I was on board.

    Dean has nailed it. We are not just relieved that it was just immaturity and not a genuine character defect. But it goes much farther now because #3 has had a half season to impress us all.

    I’m not concerned with any pre draft disagreements. Those who STILL are low renting #3 are a different story altogether. The kid has acknowledged his need to “grow up” and he’s done just that right in front of our eyes.

  14. RustyRhinos Says:

    I really wish he could earn his moniker not have it force fed to the fan base… every article about him and those not about him all seam to overflow with this moniker on this blog,
    Yeah I know i can go read something else someplace else, and I do.
    I am all for being a fan of a rookie, but how about we let them finish their first season before we pronounce to the world they AKA as (fill in the blank) maybe they can even earn it.

  15. GerbilsGoneWild Says:

    Did Jaboo bring crab legs for him?

  16. Johnny "America's Commenter" Dejay Says:

    Lovie Smith is doing a much better job of molding Jameis into a man than Jimbo Fisher ever did.

  17. James Walker Says:

    Immanuel Kant (Philosopher) once said that if an act of good is to be moral it must be done it must be done from duty, not self-glorification or from obligation. Kwon and Jameis pass this test with flying colors. They truly did a good thing.