A Word About NegativityOctober 24th, 2013
Joe often takes shots from various sources that claim Joe is too negative. Those cries are fervent now.
Joe offers a simple comeback: If the Bucs weren’t getting beaten regularly, then Joe would be much more positive.
In other words, don’t shoot Joe for being down on the Bucs for losing 11 of 12 games and extraordinarily underachieving. Joe doesn’t coach, play or select players. Like a majority of fans, Joe is happily thinking about the promise and hope for the Bucs’ future — a future that includes a new head coach. That doesn’t make Joe a villain.
Make no mistake, Joe’s hate mail and naysayers don’t trouble Joe at all. It’s ok if people are upset by what’s written on these pages.
In fact, Joe also has taken all kinds of grief for being too positive, such as supporting the ousting of Chucky, to expressing that Raheem Morris was doing a great job in 2010, despite some fans thinking that was a phony 10-6 record, citing nonsense of a lack of “signature wins.” Joe’s also is blasted routinely for sharing positives of rockstar general manager Mark Dominik. Joe took grief for not jumping on the Mike-Williams-and-Gerald McCoy-suck bandwagon a couple of years ago. Joe even is blasted for supporting keeping Greg Schiano as head coach for the remainder of 2013, assuming the team doesn’t visibly quit. Joe could go on.
There are lots of ways to be a Bucs fan. Joe doesn’t tell anyone how to support the team.
As long as you, like Joe, cheer for the Bucs when the whistle blows, then you’re a good fan. If you think Joe isn’t a Bucs fan, then you’re not paying attention.
For those who think Joe somehow benefits financially from the Bucs’ demise, well, that is thoroughly inaccurate and laughable. Yes, a controversial happening will create more traffic here on a given day, but the Buccaneers producing quality football is what truly drives the passion and interest of casual and hardcore fans, and creates new Bucs fans.
A good, beloved Bucs team is what Joe craves. Go Bucs!