The Bucs Are CoronaSeptember 6th, 2013
Yeah, this is a silly little time-waster as we all drink beer, watch college football, if not high school football, and count the minutes until the Bucs and Jets kick off Sunday.
It seems like craft-beer loving Mike Tanier, of SportsOnEarth.com, has beer in mind as well. Tanier, a good guy Joe chatted with at the combine last winter, decided to compare each NFL team to a beer.
For the Pewter Pirates, Tanier writes the Bucs are Corona.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Corona
Most fans only pay attention to the Buccaneers when they fly down to watch them host a Northeast corridor team when the weather gets cold. (Eagles at Bucs October 14th, visit Uncle Carlo in Clearwater while you’re there! Bills at Bucs December 8th; no one will blame you if you don’t book a return flight!) The half-frozen Baltimore-to-Bostonian emerges from the plane, sees palm trees, hears the words “Gulf of Mexico,” and thinks, “say, what is that flavorless watery nonsense they always serve at silly luau parties and Cinco de Mayo night at Tipsy McStereotypes? The stuff with a edge of lime in it to give it some taste and smell? Corona! Give us a bucket of those!” When the Yankee arrives home sunburnt and hung over, his only memories are of a pirate ship, two or three interceptions, and conch fritter barf.
Joe isn’t quite sure what “conch fritter barf” is like, and to be honest, Joe really doesn’t want to find out.
Joe does know one thing: Fruit and beer do not mix. Not ever. No way, no how. Just the thought of a Bud Light Limarita makes Joe’s stomach turn. Yick!
Maybe that nasty taste of lime juice in a bad beer is what interceptions are supposed to taste like?