If you remember the scene in “Tommy Boy” when Chris Farley’s character sets a client’s desk on fire, you’re going to love this real-life tidbit from Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston—which is just as funny. And pathetic.
And the thing is, just like “Tommy Boy,” he really meant no harm, he can just be an idiot sometimes. That’s what happened Wednesday, when the words that came out of his mouth during a school appearance were the kind he probably should’ve given more consideration to. Like, in advance.
Winston was talking to a group of third- through fifth-graders at Melrose Elementary in St. Petersburg, when a group of boys became less than focused on him. So to get their attention, he asked the boys to stand up.
“All my young boys, stand up. The ladies, sit down,” Winston said. “But all my boys, stand up. We strong, right? We strong! We strong, right? All my boys, tell me one time: I can do anything I put my mind to. Now a lot of boys aren’t supposed to be soft-spoken. You know what I’m saying? One day y’all are going to have a very deep voice like this. One day, you’ll have a very, very deep voice.
“But the ladies, they’re supposed to be silent, polite, gentle. My men, my men (are) supposed to be strong. I want y’all to tell me what the third rule of life is: I can do anything I put my mind to. Scream it!”
Winston immediately realized his misstep pointing out he was trying to get the attention of a boy in the audience who wasn’t paying attention, but realized he “used a poor word choice that may have overshadowed that positive message for some.” Uh, yeah…just like shoplifting crab legs is a poor choice for someone who’s hankering for a steak dinner.
Bottom line: worst career day speaker ever.
Source: Yahoo Sports