Flogging Draft Night

I went to last year’s Buccaneers Draft Party.  After all, it was a big event. The lowly (for far too long) Tampa Bay Buccaneers had earned the dubious distinction of drafting first in 2015.  I say dubious because the rights Continue reading

This week in As The Coaching Carousel Turns…

What a bizarre few days this has been for football coaches, more so than normal even.  If neck braces, nepotism, runway dismissals and billionaire babblings don’t scream made-for-television drama, I don’t know what does.

Field goals count for three points and other important lessons in football

A friend and I were driving around town last week listening to the local broadcast of the Outback Bowl.  Even though I live in Tampa and he was just visiting, he and I determined that bowl game, which featured neither Continue reading

Botched calls not the only problem with the NFL these days

The controversial ending to Monday night’s Packers-Seahawks contest got me thinking, as it did most football fans, but not about how replacement officials have negatively affected this NFL season.  It’s safe to say we can all agree the return of Continue reading

The NFL Playoffs: A study in poor sportsmanship

* I wrote this piece three years ago after attending the Buccaneers’ first round playoff game against the New York Giants.  Things were different back then.  Jon Gruden roamed the Tampa sidelines, Jeff Garcia was still taking snaps and the Continue reading

Chumpservations, Vol. 11: Jon Gruden’s QB Camp, an NBA Playoffs update and would you trade for Ben Roethlisberger?

Chuckie Strikes Back

Your New Look Buccaneers

A friend texted me the other night.  I was playing poker at my local house game while tipping back a few.  His text read simply  “Cutler a Buc!!!”   I read the text with mixed emotions.  The Jay Cutler sweepstakes Continue reading