Bucs Are Not Moving To London

April 4th, 2010

Longtime JoeBucsFan.com readers know there are two “Joes” who operate this here spot on the Interwebs. Often the Joes discuss editorial policy and direction. Last week , Joe came upon an outrageous comment from a two-bit carnival barker at Lightning and South Florida home football games who tries to pass himself off as a respected member of the local fourth estate. He spouted on a local morning news show that he thought the Bucs indeed would play an annual game in London if not move there.

Based on what exactly? Did the low-rent carnival barker call or e-mail anyone to see how much legs this rumor may have? Did he even bother to call anyone at the Bucs to get feedback? It’s not like said low-rent carnival barker doesn’t know anyone at One Buc Palace.

The low-rent carnival barker — who collects a paycheck from the Bucs no less as a worker in the CITS press box on game days! — said this days after the rumor was shot down by virtually anyone with a piece of common sense. Apparently, the low-rent carnival barker doesn’t read or consult with any other media outlet in the area or do a modicum of research, which is disgraceful for anyone who claims he’s a reporter and an insult to any thinking Bucs fan.

Joe shouldn’t be surprised.

This same low-rent carnival barker has for years hosted one of the most vapid Saturday morning radio shows Joe has ever heard, where the low-rent carnival barker whores out his studio to anyone willing to cut a check, no matter how ill-informed or unsuited they may be to be behind a microphone, and accepts advertising dollars from an auto shop that is hostile to Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and all other non-Christian faiths.

The two Joes disagreed about torching this low-rent carnival barker for helping spread these wild rumors — on a news show of all things — because said low-rent carnival barker is a nice guy. This Joe writing this post doesn’t care how nice of a person someone may be if they are that unethical, and to look the other way just because someone is a nice guy is in and of itself, unethical because it is preferential treatment.

The two Joes disagreed about this post, so this Joe writing this post decided not to use the low-rent carnival barker’s name. But this Joe just could not stay silent any longer.

The unmitigated gall that someone who considers himself a reporter and is also in the employ of the Bucs (conflict of interest, anyone?) would go on a news radio show and spread such unfounded rumors is simply beyond the pale on so many levels!  

12 Responses to “Bucs Are Not Moving To London”

  1. zech Says:

    Joe I wouldn’t doubt him he may be unethical but there’s probably one of the bucs brass telling him this stuff and he just makin us aware of it but maybe he’s tryn to sture the pott! I’m just sayn I hope he’s wrong but y open ur mouth!

  2. Scott Says:

    If the Bucs owners are as greedy as I think they are they are planning for future leverage. They are after all almost half way through the lease. Never too early to plan for another taxpayer raping.

    BTW: Just because the NFL likes Tampa for the SB so what? What’s to stop them from having the game here if the team moves? It’s not like they will blow up the stadium on their way out of town.

  3. Joe Says:


    Just because the NFL likes Tampa for the SB so what? What’s to stop them from having the game here if the team moves?

    The NFL enacted a rule years ago that they will only play a Super Bowl in an NFL stadium which is why you never see the Super Bowl any longer in Pasadena (Rose Bowl) or Stanford.

    When the Super Bowl is played at a non-NFL stadium an NFL owner doesn’t get the windfall. The monies don’t stay inhouse.

  4. Mr. Lucky Says:


    When a profession doesn’t police itself then it’s up to the Government to step in and enforce some standards.

    True professionals will point out the erors in their collegues behavior – first to the offender, then to the public if said defender doesn’t change their unethical behavior

    To the Joe who wrote this post – kudos. To the other Joe – shame, shame, shame…

  5. Eric S Says:

    I did not know about that rule. Interesting. I also didn’t know about the 2 Joes. My illusion has been shattered. My life will never be the same. 2 new things learned today.

  6. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Mr Lucky – your support for Obama is pure and refreshing. 😉

  7. Eric Says:

    At least the guy didn’t run with falsified National Guard Documents.

    Perhaps the two Joe’s can distinguish themselves? One could be “little Joe” like from Bananza, and the other “Big Joe” as in the Sgt. in “Kelly’s Heroes”.

    Otherwise, we don’t know who were talking to!

  8. Joe Says:


    Otherwise, we don’t know who were talking to!

    You’re always talking to Joe!

  9. Radio Mushmouth Says:

    “Mr. Lucky Says:

    April 4th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    When a profession doesn’t police itself then it’s up to the Government to step in and enforce some standards.”

    ..and what part of the constitution says that again ??

  10. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Joe1 & Joe2

    I am a libertarian by nature BUT the government has a responsibility to protect it’s citizens – hence the armed forces.

    If I create a pill that will cure cancer and sell it to people the government comes down on me for false advertising.

    We have tons of governmental regulation – some necessary lots of it isn’t. But if you don’t self-police your own profession there will be a cry for a governmental intervention – NOT something I advocate.

  11. Mr. Lucky Says:

    @Eric I hate to further burst your bubble Eric but in addition to their being Joe1 and Joe2 there is no Santa Clause or Easter Bunny and

    The Bucs won’t post a winning season with Rah-Rah in charge.

  12. Eric Says:

    @Mr. Lucky

    Not sure what could possibly have given you the impression that I think they will……………..