Crisis Mode Running WildSeptember 13th, 2011
There’s nothing Joe loves more than the rollercoaster ride of a football season. It’s glorious. It’s a man holiday every week all week, when the fire rages over what happened on the field, the team’s reaction, and what’s coming up next.
Joe could walk into Mugs Grill & Bar or any fine establishment around town tonight, sit at the bar and find someone to debate Bucs football into the wee hours.
But even jaded Joe is amazed by how many Bucs fans out there already have a sky-is-falling attitude about the 2011 Bucs.
True story: This afternoon Joe talked to a guy wearing a Bucs shirt who started making a case for the Bucs going winless. Winless! So Joe asked the dude what his preseason prediction for the Bucs was. He said, “8-8.”
Joe also hears all the craziness burning up sports radio.
Look, Joe’s as passionate as the next guy, but it was just one game on Sunday. The Bucs looked ugly. Absolutely. They were outplayed and outcoached. But Joe’s not about to lose his mind unless the Bucs somehow aren’t 2-2 after their first four games.
If that happens, you’ll find Joe among the raging lunatics, as well.