Bucs Are Mad At Vacation Man

June 25th, 2009

A sports scribe worth two bits cannot avoid it: At some point he is going to piss off someone. Such is the case recently with Vacation Man of BSPN.com.

As summertime filler in the waning weeks before training camps start, Vacation Man has been ranking the top ten players at each position in the NFC South. But a recently ranking of defensive backs didn’t sit well with the team that resides at One Buc Palace.

Vacation Man left off Tanard Jackson and the Bucs apparently let Vacation Man know he was, um, misguided.

Mac (Tampa): What do you think of Tanard Jackson? I thought he should have gone to the pro-bowl as a rookie but had an unsteady sophmore season.

Vacation Man: That’s what I thought too and that’s why he didn’t make my list of top 10 dbs in the NFC South, even though I caught hell for that from fans and the Bucs.

Memo to the Bucs: Worry about your players on the field first and the fourth estate will come like lost, hungry puppies at the back door.

Joe remembers a long time ago a high school basketball coach he knew scolded his team who was upset that the team didn’t get enough ink. The coach told the team, “If you win, you will get attention. Worry about winning first.”

Someone at One Buc Palace should take that to heart.

7 Responses to “Bucs Are Mad At Vacation Man”

  1. Bobby Says:

    You’re an idiot. I am pretty sure no one in the Bucs front office or players really got on him. “Gave me hell” could mean a lot of things. Those rankings are done to promote conversation…including disagreements with the author. Is this really what this sh*t site is about…blogging on a chat that took place on another blog? Some real hard-hitting journalism there.

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Bobby, thanks for visiting JoeBucsFan.com. We are happy to have you among the thousands who come here daily, despite your unfounded venom. JoeBucsFan.com breaks news, floats theories, interviews players, covers the lead-up to the NFL Draft like no other and gives you different perspective. And, of course, JoeBucsFan.com writes about commentary made on credible Bucs blogs, such as the one you’re referencing on ESPN.com.

    See you again soon.


  3. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Gee Bobby thanks for that insight and uplifting comments.

    Maybe you should read some of the EXCLUSIVE pieces Joe did starting with his interview with Captain Winslow.

  4. Bobby Says:

    Interviews? Outside of the brilliantly worded Winslow interview that served to inflate your ego by calling him captain, what other interviews have you secured from Bucs players? How often do you actually attend practices etc., or secure interviews over the phone?

  5. Joe Says:


    There’s a search function for Joe’s archives in the left column. Feel free to use it.

    As far as phone interviews with players: ROTFLMAO!!!

  6. Bobby Says:

    How often do you actually attend practices etc.?

    I notice that question went conveniently unanswered. How about games? Do you cover the games for the website and get post game interviews?

  7. Joe Says:

    OK Bobby, here’s the scoop:

    Longtime JoeBucsFan.com readers know that Joe has done many interviews with players inside and outside of the locker room. Yes, the locker room. Again, the archives are there for you.

    For 2009, Joe will be covering the team in even greater depth. An exciting announcement on that will be coming in July.

    Lastly, if one thinks Joe has never covered football before, Joe first covered an NFL training camp when he was in college. And yes, Joe has been to a Bucs practice before and the Bucs media relations department is very accommodating to Joe.

    Thank you for your support Bobby and Joe is happy you are a loyal reader.