Jameis Winston’s Dad: “Can’t Lose With That”

July 14th, 2016
Jameis' dad was talking this morning. Joe's got highlights.

Jameis’ dad was talking this morning. Joe’s got highlights.

The sire of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, is one colorful guy brimming with personality.

This morning, he took to the WDAE-AM 620 airwaves to talk about his son.

Antonor Winston joined Pat & Aaron for a chat about all things James. The full audio is below.

Highlights included the elder Winston saying how much Jameis needed to work on his weak hips and roundhouse throwing motion coming out of college. And Mr. Winston emphasized that so much of those issues were a function of Jameis spending half his energy on baseball.

Other nuggets included Mr. Winston saying only two days before the draft did he learn the Bucs would pick Jameis. But even then, Mr. Winston said, he still wasn’t confident based on media reports and Jameis’ perception.

Mr. Winston also shared stories about his discussion with Jameis when he was drafted by Major League Baseball out of high school, in addition to a horrific recollection about how Jameis nearly lost a finger as an 11 year old. Interesting, Jameis’ dad thought Jameis would be a pastor or a preacher when he was a boy.

The interview closed with Mr. Winston delivering a message for the non-believers: “I just want to just tell [all] Tampa Bay fans. If you not a fan, if you don’t believe in Jameis now, you will believe in him in the near future because he’s a team-oriented guy. Can’t lose with that.”

10 Responses to “Jameis Winston’s Dad: “Can’t Lose With That””

  1. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Jameis is still very young. I would not be surprised at all if he ended up in some kind of ministry when his playing days are done.
    Athletic careers are short. Jameis could be another Reggie White.

  2. Bob in Valrico Says:

    There was also an insightful article about Jameis through his dads eyes on Pewter report a fab five a couple of weeks ago. it would probably allay the skeptics fear about Jameis falling out of line.

  3. D-Rome Says:

    Joe, I don’t think I’ve told you this before but I think that picture of Jameis you use is one of the my favorite photographs of an athlete in journalism history. I rank it up there with “The Catch” and Ali’s “Phantom Punch”.

  4. Strider ....Sec 147 Says:

    Jameis still became a preacher he preaches on Sunday’s 🙏🏽

  5. Joe Says:


    Ha!!!! 🙂

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo doesn’t know his padre and many of Pablo’s (accidental) children don’t know Pablo…..Hamus is lucky to have a padre that loves Haboo….Pablo loves Haboo too. Everyone should love Hamus by now…..the Hoes have been very good to keep the Hamus stories coming”

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    Pablo… So a jam or jelly sandwich would be a ham or helly sandwich.

  8. Bucsfanman Says:

    You can tell where Jameis gets his personality from. His dad was fun to listen to.
    He’s preaching to the converted here. I was one of the Mariotta people prior to the draft (for the record, it was more about his mobility than anything else, before you beat me up!). Not any more! This dude is infectious!

  9. DemBoyzFromDaBay727 Says:

    Preach it strider!! He lays it down on sundays. Just ask all his teamates, what do u think all those pre game speaches are??

  10. Onetrickpony Says:

    cant you use a different picture of Jameis?
    That one looks like he just cut one or crapped his pants with that expression.
    Or maybe he did?