“I Love Those Eagles”

May 25th, 2016

JameisthinkOnly one man in the Buccaneers’ locker room can get away with saying he loves the Philadelphia Eagles.

If Warren Sapp were dead, he’d be rolling over right now.

Yes, America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, proclaimed his love for the Eagles yesterday. In fact, Jameis wasn’t even asked about the Eagles.

Joe asked Jameis yesterday for his reaction when he first saw the Bucs’ 2016 schedule. The Bucs’ franchise quarterback unleashed his passion for the Bucs’ glory days rival.

“Man, I know y’all going to think I’m crazy, but when I first seen the schedule, I just seen the Eagles and I just got instantly just excited about that because that’s my favorite team,” Jameis said.

“So, we’re definitely going to take one game at a time. You know, there’s no reason to look ahead at things. This is the beginning of OTAs. But I’m definitely excited to play against those Eagles. You know, I’m sorry. Fly Eagles Fly. But, hey, I love those Eagles.”

The Bucs open the preseason in Philly in just 78 short days. It’s safe to say Jameis is counting the hours.

Jameis’ Eagles fandom is nothing new. He explained last year, prior to throwing touchdowns to five different receivers in a November win at Lincoln Financial Field, that his father exposed him to film of Randall Cunningham with the Eagles, and that led to Jameis becoming a Philly fan.

Joe must give Jameis a thumbs-up for his honesty. He’s been billed a true football junkie, so it’s no surprise that 22-year-old Jameis has strong emotions for his childhood team. It’s so refreshing to hear a player admit it.

22 Responses to ““I Love Those Eagles””

  1. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Be careful what you ask for!!

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

    That’s why I love’em what you see is what you really get.

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    This may be the one thing I disagree with Jameis on. I absolutely despise the Philadelphia Eagles, although Randall Cunningham was pretty damn exciting.

  4. Bring bucs back Says:

    As long as he keeps throwing 5 td’s per game against them, he can love Philthadelphia all he wants…but boy, don’t wet the bed against them!

  5. Leonard Scarnesi Says:

    I don’t mind Jameis saying what he said. He is a fun-loving guy who likes to kid around. He might have even said it just to get the monkey-mass riled up. What sickens me is that JOE gave the comment a thumbs-up for honesty. If any other Buc had said that, I’m pretty sure JOE would have been so riled up and apoplectic that he would have blown a hole in the seat of his pants….Just the kind of phony JOE is. — Man, you really need a hobby other than lying about Joe. When Donald Penn talked about what a big Raiders fan he was growing up and reminisced about rooting for them against the Bucs in the Super Bowl, and shared how he still loves his California teams, Joe was all good with it. You sir, are the phony.–Joe

  6. Dewey Selmon Says:

    Ronde Barber loves the Eagles also. jus sayin

  7. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I never said he was perfect….

  8. R.O Says:

    Don’t wet the bed against them? It’s the 1st Pre season game. JW will be lucky to get in for 4 plays… SMH..🙄

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    The Eggles sure as hell don’t love Ronde.

  10. nate_tweetz Says:

    Hope the Eagles aren’t in need of a QB when Jameis becomes a free agent!

  11. Buc-a-Noles Says:

    nate_tweetz Says That is exactly what I was thinking! I hope that doesn’t lead him to leave the Bucs.

  12. pick6 Says:

    that would sting alot more if not for the 2002 NFCCG. as far as Jameis, he is obviously a buc first til he retires or gets ridden out of town. if he plays as well against his “favorite” team as he did his rookie year, i too will be hoping for annual meetings vs the team from philadelphia

  13. MadMax Says:

    Nothing wrong with it. Im a fan of a few other teams too, mainly because of Coaches and a few players I follow. Im rooting for Arizona and Houston this year….Arians is the man….LOVE that guy!

    But alas, my heart is with the cellar dwellers 🙁 (but that $hit$ changing and changing fast) 😀

  14. MadMax Says:

    ….as in we’re climbing out of the basement stat-PRONTO!

  15. Phil Says:

    As long as Jameis throws 5 touchdown passes against them every time we play them it will be OK.

  16. Buccfan37 Says:

    I’m not a fan of the Fleagles either. They once combined with the Steelers during World War 2 to become the Steagles or a similar name for lack of available players. That Bucs win over them up there that propelled the Bucs to the Super Bowl was special. Not just the Philly team, that whole division is my least favorite in pro ball. America’s team, the cowpokes are #1 hated on my list. The Gnats, another media centered darling can suck an egg also. That DC cesspool reeks also.

  17. Buc since '74 Says:

    Hey Leo Nard – did Joe piss in your wheaties? Continuing to visit a site that you clearly enjoy just to rag on the owner, makes you a jackass imo.

    You are succeeding in making a living as a jackass – for all to see. I congratulate you on your success!

  18. K2 Says:

    James loves to throw touchdown against the Eagles. If he throws another 4 or 5 touchdowns against them this year…they may still be his favorite team.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    Buc since ’74…thanks for sticking up for Joe, but I thought that was my job buddy. lol

    Why do fans come to this site daily and whine about it’s content?

    Are you people effing mental cases or what?

    Bucs fans I get it, so you’re already part-mental to begin with, but some of you are full blown mental.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    As far as Jameis and the Eaglets. I didn’t even bother to read the entire article for fear of vomiting. Give him more time with the Bucs, he’ll learn the error of his ways. He’s a bright kid.

  21. Jeffbuc Says:

    This pisses me off that our quarterback talks about another team being his favorite. Honestly he should never say anything like that. He should be a die hard bucs fan he plays for them. I really hated reading this article. And he sings there fight song. Just really irked me that all the comments were in favor of him loving the Eagles. Are you guys serious. Joe you are ok with are qb being a big eagles fan. Could you imagine if Jordan said he was a big Pistons fan. Montana said he was a redskins fan. I’m done I’m getting more pissed just writing this.

  22. Sacbuc$ Says:

    Joe ask JW how come the Eagles organization didn’t trade up to get him last year like they gave up the farm this year for Carson Wentz. Think of what we could of did with all those picks. You can have a favorite team growing up but when your get the league that kid shhh is over. Cunningham is awesome but he don’t play for the Eagles now. I almost wanted to say trade JW now for Carson Wentz, Feltcher Cox, and Thornton. I thought he would wanna finish his career in Tampa sounds like that want be happening.