The Rotten 2013 SeasonJune 20th, 2014
There was this thing in Tampa the other night called “Sneaker Soiree” that Joe isn’t quite sure what it is all about. On face value, it seems its only purpose is for folks involved in local sports to backslap each other over a scotch on the rocks.
What Joe does like about the event is that his good friends at WDAE-AM 620 broadcast this black tie/sneakers-required affair, which always includes a live interview with some Bucs big shot.
Then, there are crafted categories up for grabs with the winners getting some sort of plaque while the audience orders another scotch on the rocks. Each local team gets an award for best moment of the year.
Apparently, whoever is behind the voting (?) had to think long and hard what was the best moment of 2013 for the Bucs. For the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, that moment demonstrated how miserable of a season the Bucs had.
How bad were the Bucs in 2013? Their No. 1 moment of the year, announced at the Sneaker Soiree last night, was the unveiling of new uniforms
— Ira Kaufman (@IKaufmanTBO) June 19, 2014
Yeah. New uniforms, which are not universally welcomed, was the “moment” of the year. Let the record show those new uniforms debuted long after former Bucs commander Greg Schiano cleaned out his office.
But when a team is wracked by the MRSA, has a franchise quarterback melted down worse than an ice cream cone on a Florida summer afternoon, and an offense so impotent Connie Chung would hide her face in shame, it goes to show why Team Glazer cleaned house only hours after the 2013 season came to a close.