Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 9/3/13
By nature, magnificent artistic debuts carry an overwhelming sense of immediacy. A brilliant moment can be anticipated, expected even -- but when it arrives, there can be some sort of sense that it sprung from nothing and landed fully formed. Take Jameis Winston's performance Monday evening. It was his first collegiate football game. He started at quarterback for Florida State -- and what he did to Pitt was something like art. He chucked 27 passes, completing 25 of them, and dropped 356 yards and four touchdowns on the Panthers without throwing an interception. He also ran for a touchdown of his own. Winston played so well that he did not have to finish the game. Not long after Florida State finished off Pitt, 41-13, the ACC posted Winston's highlights to YouTube: This served as an accelerator to the social media spin cycle that instantly creates stars. However, Winston's rise to national prominence wasn't a surprise; "Jameis Famous" signs were sprinkled throughout FSU cheering ...
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