Jameis Winston owns Clemson's Memorial Stadium, according to Jameis Winston:
Our house 😌 pic.twitter.com/XuMGQWK0k5— Jameis Winston (@Jaboowins) March 22, 2014
The tweet came around the time Winston and the Florida State baseball team took a doubleheader at Clemson Saturday, but it got us thinking: What would Winston's real estate portfolio look like if he took possession of every opposing stadium in which he wins?
Last season, Winston would have added Pittsburgh's Heinz Field, which would obviously call into question Pitt's lease agreement and probably get the Steelers' lawyer fired. He would hold prime real estate on Chestnut Hill and at Wake Forest, both of which could be demolished and replaced with a Jimbo's Diners franchise without anyone noticing. And he would own The Swamp, which isn't that valuable given that it's a swamp. His holdings at Clemson are probably the most valuable of the group.
It doesn't get much better in 2014. Even if Florida State were to run the table next season, the takings would be lackluster. Winston would own N.C. State's Carter-Finley Stadium, which could become the most lucrative Jimbo's franchise yet when it gets the postgame crowd from the nearby basketball arena. The Carrier Dome is reduced in value for its proximity to Buffalo (location, location, location!), Louisville's Papa John's Stadium would be more valuable as an actual Papa John's, and Miami's stadium exists only in theory.
If Winston really wants to make a career out of annexing opponent's stadiums, he needs to take a lesson from Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany: Add overmatched programs in metropolitan locations for purely financial reasons. Nothing says "real estate bubble" like Piscataway.