Glazers Giving Jet Lag Guidance

October 19th, 2009

"Bill Belichick is licking his chops," Raheem The Dream said.

Some quality ridiculousness at Raheem The Dream’s Monday news conference.

After telling the media, “Bill Belichick is licking his chops,” Raheem The Dream went on to explain that one way he prepared to face the New England Patriots in London on Sunday is by consulting with the Glazers on how to deal with jet lag.

“We got some ownership that’s really familiar with going over there a lot and traveling over there and how you deal with jeg lag and all those things. So we took a lot of advice from our ownership and took a lot of advice from people that go over there often,” Raheem The Dream said.

Joe finds this bizarre. The Bucs are playing at 1 p.m. EST on Sunday, their usual time, and they have a daytime flight on Friday to England.

Why would there be jet lag issues?

It’s not like the game is in Tokyo, or Hawaii for that matter. London is five hours ahead. Keep your regular schedule and play the damn game.

As for what the Glazers could offer up for advice, Joe can only imagine. Last Joe checked none of them are professional athletes, unless you consider hiding from the media a sport.

10 Responses to “Glazers Giving Jet Lag Guidance”

  1. PetetheHat Says:

    That’s like Britney Spears giving singng lessons.

  2. sgw94 Says:

    Look up the record for west coast teams coming east to play a 1pm game. It ain’t pretty. Jet lag can definitely be an issue in games like this one.

  3. Joe Says:

    What will be the excuse for the Patriots?

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Those west coast teams playing east at 1 p.m. are playing at 10 a.m. their time. That’s a legitimate challenge. Plus they’re going against a home team that doesn’t have those issues.

    In this case, the Pats and Bucs are playing at a familiar time with no home team.

  5. Jared Says:


    Actually there is a significant amount of jet lag when coming over to London. I lived in Virginia the past 3 years and just arrived here in England 4 months ago. We were messed up with jet lag for about 3-4 days before we were actually able to stay on a normal sleeping schedule. You can’t assume it won’t make a difference if you haven’t experienced the trip overseas here.

  6. Jorge Says:

    I feel bad for Raheem, what the hell is he supposed to say anymore? He should just come out and say what him and the rest of the staff is thinking…

    This your Tampa Bay Bucaneros, and they SUCK!

    I didn’t think it was possible to run the ball for 8 and whatever minutes for 16 plays consecutively against an NFL team no matter how bad said team is…

    The pats are going to embarrass us…It’s going to be ugly…

  7. BigMacAttack Says:

    The only Jet Lag I can see, is Tom Brady to Moss & Welker with Sabby and Mack 2 steps behind. Let’s hope not, but 59-0, AYFKM? I wish we could have played Brady in Week 1.

    What is the answer to stopping Brady? How do you upset their Modis Operand I? Is it Blitz? Cover 2? Can we just use them as Bates?

  8. Mark Says:

    Well the Pats will be flying out tomorrow so they’ll have the whole week to acclimate and rest up for the game, but they might get too relaxed. I just hope the short visit will give us an advantage.

  9. George C. Costanza Says:

    Our guys are leaving kinda late. Why? Save on hotel/meal expenses? Wouldn’t doubt it, Joe.

  10. Inigo Says:

    Jet – from the Old English combination of ‘mangini’ and ‘rex ryan’, meaning ‘coaches hailed as the next big thing’. A portmanteau. Rather like the Kitchen Sink the Bucs had better throw at the Patriots if they want to keep this thing within 30.

    Lag – from the French ‘lage’, meaning ‘beer’, not unlike the drinks the Bucs fans will need to sit through this game. Caybrew!