T.J. Rives: Gutless MouthpieceJanuary 3rd, 2010
Joe may have heard the most irresponsible thing ever from a guy who masquerades as a member of the fourth estate.
There’s a reason Joe has avoided ever using the name T.J. Rives on this blog. Joe has met the guy once. Seemed like a pretty nice fellow. But any shred of journalistic decency, integrity or credibility as a member of the fourth estate he may claim to possess was thrown down the toilet this afternoon on the Bucs radio network.
Joe understands guys like Rives and Jack Harris are employed by the Bucs. But they are also paid to inform the listening audience. Joe totally gets that there are some lines these guys cannot cross.
The absolute biggest question on the mind of every — and Joe means every – Bucs fan is the status of Raheem the Dream. With Bill Cowher rumors swirling like a tropical storm and the Bucs losing their last game of the season to fall to 3-13, Rives had Raheem the Dream for his weekly postgame interview.
Not once did Rives ask Raheem the Dream about his job status. Not once.
This is so beyond irresponsible Joe doesn’t know where to begin. Explain yourself, T.J. Rives, why you thought it was so gravely important NOT to ask Raheem the Dream about his job status, to totally ignore it. Feel free. Joe will even provide this very site an open, unedited forum for the tens or thousands of Bucs fans that visit this site each month for you to try to explain your shameful act.
Joe is confident you, T.J. Rives, will not take Joe up on this offer because you will be too ashamed, as you should be. You have no excuse. There is none.
Look, even Dave Moore talked about Raheem the Dream’s status. Like you, T.J., he is also employed by the Bucs. Wanna bet he returns?
How can you look in the mirror in the morning?
Joe remembers seeing Rives wearing a Dave Moore jersey during the Bucs throwback game against the Packers. Only the lowest radio hacks wear jerseys of the team they cover — while on the job no less!
Joe thought that was beyond low rent but kept his mouth shut. After hearing Rives whiff today with Raheem the Dream, Joe will not remain silent any longer.
Joe now knows why Rives cannot hold a job on local sports radio. He came across terribly pompous and arrogant when he did work. If he has another shot at a sports radio gig in this area, he better not ever get high and mighty again after the gutless stunt he pulled today.
Rives currently works for XM Radio on the golf channel (after getting bounced from channel to channel by that network) which is about his speed, and works for various local teams where he plays suckup-for-pay.
Hey T.J., next time the Bucs have a throwback game, why don’t you instead wear Rachel Watson’s skirt rather than Dave Moore’s jersey? She has more balls than you.
Again T.J., if you want to try to explain yourself for this disgraceful act, you can reach Joe at firstname.lastname@example.org and the floor is yours.
What you did today was slap loyal Bucs fans in the face much worse than Jim Bates’ abortion of a defense ever did.