Hana’s Huddle: Jameis, LeBron continue to spark media frenzy
As the old saying goes, "you have to take the good with the bad." Leave it to Florida State fans to do just that.
After the 38-20 victory against Syracuse on Saturday, head coach Jimbo Fisher approached quarterback Jameis Winston about allegations that he was signing autographs in exchange for money. While Fisher has said Winston told him that he has not been paid, the media has been quick to point fingers.
Fisher set off a firestorm, going off on the media for their coverage of Winston and reminded the press that his Heisman Trophy winner is innocent until proven guilty. Seminole fans didn’t hesitate to have Fisher’s back, as they took to Twitter to mock the media’s microscope.
I have to tip my hat to Florida State fans, who were successful in getting the hashtag #BlameJameis trending in the United States.
Some of the "blames" were so hilariously ridiculous that I had to share.
— One Florida Dynasty (@OneFLDynasty) October 14, 2014
— Joseph Johnson (@JOENOLES) October 13, 2014
— Danielle Lyn (@DLynReports) October 14, 2014
AROUND THE STATE
Lebron James’ final game with the Miami Heat was only a couple months ago, and on Saturday he played against them for the first time since 2010. Apparently he’s still getting used to the whole thing because some in the media say he set a screen for his former teammate Norris Cole while playing defense.
James defended himself to ESPN when he said, "for non-basketball people, they like to critique everything that I do. It’s stupid."
Maybe we’ll see more James blunders on Christmas Day, when the Cavs take on the Heat in Miami.
Miami Heat Week is still under way, so be sure to tune into Sun Sports to catch some behind the scenes footage of what’s to come this season.
As for the rest of the week’s battles, the Heat are off to Kansas City where they’ll meet the Golden State Warriors on Friday (8:30 p.m., Sun Sports). Then they have a quick turnaround with a game against the Spurs in San Antonio on Saturday.
The winless Florida Panthers have some catching up to do, but I’m hoping a few games away from home will do the trick. The Panthers hit the road for the next four games, starting with the Buffalo Sabres (1-3) on Friday at 7 p.m. on FOX Sports Florida.
Up in Tampa Bay, the Lightning are off to a 2-1-1 start. On Monday night, center Steven Stamkos took 12 shots against the Montreal Canadians — the most by a Lightning player since their 1992-93 season — en route to a hat trick in a 7-1 victory. This weekend starts a five-game road trip for the Bolts, first against the Vancouver Canucks at 10 p.m. on Sun Sports.
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
— The NHL debut for Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin has been put off a bit longer. Drouin, who has been out since Sept. 18 with a right thumb fracture, was assigned to Syracuse of the AHL on Thursday. His thumb is healed, but the Syracuse assignment will help prepare him for game speed.
— Panthers top overall pick Aaron Ekblad had his first NHL career point, picking up an assist on the Huberdeau goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning last Thursday.
— The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday that running back Knowshon Moreno is out for the season due to an ACL injury. Moreno was out for four weeks after he dislocated his elbow in Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills, and was back in action Sunday vs. the Green Bay Packers. It’s unclear when exactly he suffered the injury.
VIDEO OF THE WEEK
The University of Miami and the Make-a-Wish Foundation came together to help support 8-year-old Carter Hucks and his battle with Fanconi Anemia, a rare disorder that causes bone marrow failure. Watch as the Hurricanes welcome Hucks onto the field and as part of the team.