Oklahoma State and Florida State are set for their showdown in the Cowboys Classic on August 30th. The defending National Champions are heavily favored against the Cowboys thanks in part by their sophomore QB, Jameis Winston. So while the Pokes are busy preparing to shock the world, FSU decided to make Winston available to take some questions. In a very public way.
The reigning Heisman winner has been dominant on the field, but he's had a few questionable off the field incidents. So what could go wrong?
"They said it would be a good idea. They said it was what the people wanted." #AskJameis— Marty. (@Atwitisborn) August 10, 2014
It instantly went viral. At one point responses were coming in at almost 300 tweets a minute.
A few of the questions were innocent enough.
Can you not destroy Duke if we face each other again pls? #AskJameis— fudge (@Tristanpls_) August 10, 2014
It turned almost immediately though, and went about as well as one would expect.
Shots were taken at Winston's loose grasp of the English language.
#AskJameis how many syllables have to be in a word before you completely give up on pronouncing it?— Jay J (@el_hombre_rojo) August 10, 2014
Is it spelt "Scrong" or "Skrong" #AskJameis— TRey (@T__Rey) August 10, 2014
Then the inevitable. It went from bad to worse.
The vast majority of tweets referenced crimes Winston allegedly committed, but was never arrested or charged for.
Which sentence do you think you'll complete first, one in English, or one for a crime you've committed?#AskJameis— Courtney (@Courtney_Clare) August 10, 2014
Where would you rank to catch a predator on your all time favorite TV show list? #AskJameis— Caleb Garner (@Cgar28) August 10, 2014
Maybe the Tallahassee police can hop on #AskJameis and finally question him.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravisBGID) August 10, 2014
If you’re not reading tweets with this hashtag #AskJameis your missing a train wreck— Jeff (@C0WGUY) August 10, 2014
#AskJameis is probably the worst thing they could have did... This is going to get ugly real quick.— Dwayne Wayne (@RCHAD3988) August 10, 2014
The Florida State staff be like
the #AskJameis hashtag is the worst PR move in the history of history. like who even thought of that lol— jawb (@_Bonsell) August 10, 2014