“State Of The NFC South” Ignores BucsFebruary 18th, 2013
Joe knows many Bucs fans are outraged when the team is disrespected by national media.
Sometimes it’s hypersensitivity; sometimes not. Joe’s rarely annoyed by such things, though Joe must confess he was somewhat pissed when highlight shows across major networks, including the Man Channel, NFL Network, focused on how Cam Newton lost in Tampa last opening day, rather than on how the Bucs and the New Schiano Order burst onto the scene.
For those who track such things, NFL Network delivered a puzzling State of the NFC South segment last week. The seven-minute video completely ignored the Bucs, except for a brief graphic display (gee, thanks) and a joking reference to Mike Shula, who’s now the Panthers’ offensive coordinator.
Knowing how these features are thoroughly are scripted, Joe’s rather surprised the NFL Network producers said, essentially, screw the Bucs.
Joe wonders whether this who-cares attitude will be adopted by TV executives when it comes time to decide whether to put the Bucs on national TV in 2013.