Grand Marshal Jameis

January 14th, 2017
High honor

High honor

Yes, Joe has been a regular at the giant Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade in St. Petersburg for many years.

Downing cold beverages in Straub Park next to The Vinoy resort and enjoying lots of bands has been a great ritual to help eradicate memories of a Bucs season gone bad.

But the parade was losing luster the last couple of years. So thankfully, it’s getting a big shot in the arm Monday.

America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, will be the grand marshal, per the Tampa Bay Times, and A-list marching bands have returned from Florida A&M and Tuskegee University.

Major props to Jameis for sharing his time in what likely will be an all-day affair for him.

Presumably, Jameis will be in the lead parade car for the two-plus hour parade that will reverse its route, start closer to Central Avenue and end at Tropicana Field. The parade begins at 11 a.m.

Joe hopes Jameis rallies some teammates to join him in this great event. Joe could see this becoming a regular thing for Jameis and growing significantly bigger if the Buccaneers serve up resources in future years.

What a great way to celebrate America!

13 Responses to “Grand Marshal Jameis”

  1. Trubucfan22 Says:

    Well theres the parade for the “special” season. And people thought GMC was out of line with his words. Enjoy the participation parade.

  2. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    Thanks for the info Joe. Been awhile since I’ve seen a parade…I think I’ll have to check out #3 and the marching bands on Monday. Only a ten minute drive for me anyway.

  3. Dewey Selmon Says:

    And all the candy he threw to the children went 10 feet over their heads…lol

  4. Pick6 Says:

    good on Jameis, but not the parade i’m looking forward to him leading….looking for a repeat of the parade starring Brooks, Sapp, Alstott, Barber, Lynch, et al

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    Dewey that was funny!

  6. Dewey Selmon Says:

    I love me some #3 just like everyone else, but no one is exempt from a good joke. lol


    Love Jameis – but Dewey you made me lol with that one.

  8. Stpetebucsfan Says:

    I think even #3 would appreciate Dewey’s joke. One of the great things about #3 is he is very, very, very well aware of what he needs to work on.

  9. Rrsrq Says:

    It’s not Jameis, it’s the return of the Marching 100, but we still like Jameis

  10. mesh Says:

    If there was a comment like button I would be hitting it for Dewey right now. That was funny. =)

  11. firethecannons Says:

    LOL–Winston throwing candy like he threw the ball to ME behind and high, good laugh Dewey!

  12. Charles Stevens Says:

    Number 3 is growing up and learning his craft ,I wish him all the best .Awesome Buccaneer! In the mold of other great bucs,Leroy and Dewey selmon,Batman woods ,mark cotney Jeri’s white,Doug Williams Paul Gruber,David Lewis,Jimmy Giles,Ricky Bell,John McKay,and all the recent great bucs.barber,Lynch,Sapp,alstott,Brooks ,rice.keep it going 3 you will have a spot in the ring of Honor!!!

  13. Lunchbox Says:

    Good for you Jameis. I for one, believe you have a good heart, and when you clear away all the other sports publicity, celebrity b.s., I believe you’re a very good person. So enjoy this day, and keep up the hard work!! You’ll achieve all the things that you, and all of us fans, are hoping you will!!