Cable TV Star?

July 27th, 2017

“How the hell am I supposed to feel with a friggin’ quarterback from Florida making a move on my turf?”

Tony Soprano, Chris Rock, Maj. Dick Winters.

The three are just a small sample of men and characters that became household names thanks to HBO. Their talents and exploits and characters will live on for decades, maybe longer, as a result.

Is America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, the next in line? That’s what “Good Morning Football” co-host Peter Schrager wanted to know.

Of course, the Bucs will be featured on “Hard Knocks,” the NFL Films-produced, HBO reality series that documents an NFL training camp each summer. The 2017 premiere episode will be broadcast Aug. 8. Already, we know DeSean Jackson will be a storyline as NFL Films was at his home filming a segment.

And no one has been pimping “Hard Knocks” this summer like the crew of “Good Morning Football,” where Jameis made an appearance this morning.

One of the biggest storylines of “Hard Knocks” will clearly be Jameis. With his personality and, of course, being a quarterback, Jameis is a natural and he has the potential to be more than just a quarterback after the series is finished in September, just days before the Bucs open the season in Miami.

So Schrager asked Jameis if he, in the tradition of other HBO relative-unknowns-turned-superstars is the next breakout TV stud. And, as Schrager asked, Will he “take America by storm?”

“(Laughs) Man, I am just thankful for the opportunity,” Jameis said about “Hard Knocks.” “I can’t compete with Jon Snow and people like that on “G.O.T.” But hopefully I can lead my team to a few victories.”

This is one reason Bucs fans have been so geeked for the upcoming season.

Training camp is more tedious and repetitive than anything. After a few practices, folks actually want a preseason game. But for the first time in a long time, the Bucs have juice, as Chucky would say, thanks in large part to Jameis. Real playoff fever is in the air. The Bucs being on “Hard Knocks” just increases Bucs fans’ appetite for football to being.

Joe senses this is the most anticipated Bucs training camp since Team Glazer traded for Chucky.

12 Responses to “Cable TV Star?”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    “You know nothing, Jameis Winston!”…………….lol (G.O.T)

    I just hope hard knocks doesn’t change the vibe,chemistry, and focus of this team because of the 24/7 cameras and the national spotlight on them.

    The Bucs must stay sharp and remain focused if they want to contend this year for a playoff spot.

  2. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Man all this GOT talk….now if we could just find a couple of dragons to play defense the Iron Throne….er….the Lombardi Trophy is ours.

    People who know the league like the hosts on the NFL Net already realize the potential of #3 to breakout. We locals are just smiling at it all…we’ve seen this show for two years now and we are even more anxious to see season three of this series than the return of GOT.

  3. Pickgrin Says:

    “King of the South”

  4. Buc50 Says:

    Winter is Coming!!! And that means Football!!!

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Pablo is hopeful that Hard Knocks covers Buc player & JBF activity away from the field……Pablo hopes they will do a feature on Pablo’s table dancing and Pablo’s elongated arc. Pablo is a star in waiting”

  6. Nole on Sat- Bucc on Sun Says:

    SkullGang man. Red Banner 1ball 3blades.

  7. NFLNut Says:

    Am I the only person that has never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones? I pan to buy the complete series when it ends and binge watch it with my wife and kids but I rather despise watching shows where I have to wait a week between episodes or months between seasons …

  8. DB55 Says:


    May I suggest hbo go. You can get it as a stand-alone if you don’t already have hbo. It’s like $10 a month. I’m sure that series on DVD will cost at least $100.

    And yes you may be the only who’s never seen the show

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    GOT is not really a “kids” kind of show NFLNUT

  10. Joe Says:

    And yes you may be the only who’s never seen the show

    Havent seen one second of it. No desire to watch either.

  11. Pickgrin Says:

    Its a cool show Joe. You would get into it for sure if you watch the 1st few episodes. Hot naked women, bad ass battle scenes, excellent character development, creative plot twists – whats not to like?

  12. NFLNut Says:

    Thanks for the tips ya’ll .. my “kids” are teenagers so I think they’ll handle it well … I’m a Christian but not a prude and could care the less about nudity or swear words … God made the body and words are just words … it always cracks me up that professing Christians flip out over something as innocent as a nipple being in a movie but don’t mind watching murder …

    Also, I don’t mind buying full shows as I pass them around to fam and friends … I have a massive library of complete shows from Andy Griffith to Breaking Bad and movies from Shirley Temple to obscure anime (Grave of the Fireflies, etc).