With Jameis Winston destined to play in the NFL in 2015 (if he’s no longer willing to be exploited by the NCAA) or 2016 (if comes January he is), he continues to be a relevant and polarizing presence in football.
He was extremely relevant and polarizing on Sunday, as proven by the latest misguided effort to control Twitter.
Like other hashtags beginning with “ask” (for example, a disastrous “#AskGoodell” effort hatched by the NFL in May), the “#AskJameis” campaign launched by Florida State went off the rails quickly. And it has remained one of the top U.S. trending topics throughout the day.
Deadspin has a collection of the more creative efforts. The broader lesson is that, while Twitter has plenty of valuable uses, it’s impossible to get it to do what you want it to do. Especially when using a hashtag with the word “ask” in it.