Talk Of Bucs Playing, Moving To London Nonsense

March 30th, 2010

Yesterday Joe brought word that Mike Florio, the creator, curator and overall guru of, would “bet” that the Bucs would not only play more games in London, that they would pull up stakes and move to London.

Joe noted on face value the assertion was outrageous and he e-mailed Florio to see how he came to this conclusion.

Joe heard nothing from Florio.

If Joe didn’t know any better, Joe would have thought such tripe would have come from the former colorful yet environmentally hostile magazine now web-only outfit that covers the Bucs.

Later in the day, Florio had his weekly appearance with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, “The Big Dog,” Steve Duemig, when “The Big Dog” point blank asked Florio how he came to that conclusion.

Florio, a former lawyer, was off his game Monday. He had some convoluted logic to explain why he thought the Bucs would move to London; Joe had a hard time following it.

In short, it was gobbledegook.

Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune actually detailed how this notion of the Bucs moving to London is nonsense. It was such a throw-it-against-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks ca-ca that the Bucs wouldn’t even respond to it.

The report also suggested the Bucs could eventually end up re-locating from Tampa Bay to Europe on a permanent basis, playing home games at London’s Wembley Stadium.

The Glazer family owns both the Buccaneers and Manchester United, a Premier League power that boasts of being the world’s most popular soccer club. The Bucs faced the Patriots at Wembley last October, sacrificing a home date at Raymond James Stadium.

The Bucs declined to comment on the unsourced report.

Joe respects the hell out of Florio but yesterday morning was not one of his better moments. Joe hopes he wrote that piece before he has his daily requirement of caffiene, thus, his brain wasn’t functioning properly.

6 Responses to “Talk Of Bucs Playing, Moving To London Nonsense”

  1. zech Says:

    I hope the bucs never move it would be desaster but in the same sense alott of elder people don’t really want any sports in florida they want florida to be a retierment state!

  2. Eric Says:

    “throw-it-against-the-wall-and-see-if-it-sticks ca-ca”

    Kinda like what the Glazer boys have been doing?

  3. Slappy Says:

    Would have like to heard Big Dog give other examples of teams in worse shape to Florio like our neighbors 4-5 hours to the northeast who have to cover 10,000 seats with a tarp and still can’t sell out games.

  4. up the gut Says:

    throw a piece of Glazer on the wall and see if it sticks…….

  5. tampa2 Says:

    Good, I hope Eddie DeBartolo applies for a franchise quick. So that it will be in place when the 3 Scrooges move to London. I will be the 1st one in line if DeBartolo becomes a Tampa Bay Owner, because he knows how to field winning teams year after year.

  6. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    Florio is the National Enquirer of sports.

    Must have been a slow news week to come up with this goofy-ass story…