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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Jameis Winston postgame speech – inspirational or confusing? (Video)

Jameis Winston postgameJameis Winston put together a heck of a fourth quarter to lead Florida State to the national championship over Auburn 34-31 on Monday.

After starting off the game shaky, Winston finished 20-of-35 for 237 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions. He threw for both TDs in the fourth quarter, including the game-winner to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left. Winston really put together a heck of a close to the game to show everyone why he was the deserving Heisman Trophy winner.

But Jameis turned as many heads with his speech after the game as he did with his play during the game.

Winston spoke with ESPN’s Tom Rinaldi and shared the emotional message he gave his teammates on the final drive. Though notable athletes like Reggie Bush and LeBron James enjoyed the speech, others, like myself, found it confusing.

Another knock for me — and this is just personal taste — when a player references religion as much as Winston did, I’m turned off.

[Related: AJ McCarron’s mom asks if Jameis Winston is speaking English]

Many people noted that Winston sounded a lot like Ray Lewis with his speech, and he did. Some people balk at religious speeches while others embrace them. In the end, all that matters is that whatever Winston did or said on the field worked, because he walked away as the champion. Congratulations to him and Florida State.

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