Would You Gamble With Peter King?

September 17th, 2010

peter king shoveling popcornNow one of the Joe’s is not much of a gambler, the second Joe enjoys a wager now and then.

Even the non-gambling Joe would jump at any NFL game, no matter the combatants, if Joe was getting 20 points.

That’s the kind of spread Sports Illustrated columnist Peter King is giving to the Carolina Panthers. In his weekly picks, coffee-slurping, popcorn-shoveling King believes the Panthers will beat the Bucs this week by nearly three touchdowns.

I’d make the argument that, with Cincinnati and New Orleans on the schedule in the next two weeks, no 0-1 team with the playoff prayer has a bigger game on the docket this weekend than Carolina. Because if you can’t beat Tampa Bay at home, you know you’re going absolutely nowhere this year.

King believes Carolina wins 33-13. Maybe King is still bitter at the Bucs for serving salty oatmeal?

Now before people start piling on, please note that there is a difference between a handicapper and a writer. A brilliant writer could be the worst sucker at a casino and the greatest gambler sometimes couldn’t put three coherent words together.

Never confuse the two.

Still, Joe hopes to wager with King — at anything — the next time he crosses paths with the Red Sox lover.

And yes, Joe admires King, likes King, and King has been more than kind to Joe in the past.

Update 10:39 a.m.: King has more gambling advice today. He has his beloved Ohio Bobcats beating The Ohio State by a field goal.

23 Responses to “Would You Gamble With Peter King?”

  1. Pete Dutcher Says:

    My prediction is that when the Bucs win this weekends game, only a few media guys will jump on the bandwagon…but at least there will be those few.

    More important…that we get the fairweather fans back on the wagon so that they attend games. I don’t really care if they are true fans or not at this point….just buy the stinkin tickets so handicapped people like me can watch the game at home.

  2. safety Says:

    I like Peter King, but I like Jenny Dell, and her predictions, more.

  3. j lynch Says:

    Lets see if our D.C. is up to the task

  4. AllMaddenMonkey Says:

    This guy just wants attention and he’s a crappy journalist who spews the same BS as ESPN does all day.

  5. Buc_Em_ALL Says:

    HAHAHAHAHA the “king’s” credibility towards the Buc’s is dissolving. 33-13 King? Really? And this coming from someone who predicated we will only win 2 games all season. HEY KING, one game in and were half way proving you wrong in your prediction LOL.

    Not to mention the bucs D looked pretty good last week and is either facing a rookie quarterback or one that will need MAJOR protection for his bruised melon. Either way the kitty cats have an issue at quarterback this week.

  6. oar Says:

    “..please note that there is a difference between a handicapper and a writer.” Don’t you mean “handi-crapper”? Lol

  7. Ash Says:

    j lynch Says:

    September 17th, 2010 at 7:34 am
    Lets see if our D.C. is up to the task

    Always about Raheem. Dude you need to check yourself and stop reaching to hate on him for anything and everything. Jeez!

  8. DieHard Bob Says:

    I heard last night that the Panthers are actually one of the only teams that has a younger roster than the Bucs. Funny that you don’t hear the media harping on them about not being able to win because of a lack of experience. Also don’t know who will start at QB for them, could be the rookie . . . so I like our chances.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    Those that do not follow the Bucs, or watch the Bucs shouldn’t judge the Bucs. That is Peter King in a nutshell, along with 95% of the other National Sports Crappers.

    Jamie Dukes (NFL Channel last night) picked the Bucs as his upset pick of the week.

    I personally think Dukes knows more than King about Football in general.

  10. Dew Says:

    I hope Rah posts this prediction in our locker toom. I think the Bucs will win this game myself.

  11. Teflon Don Says:

    Bucs are definitely going to pull this one off gerald mccoy will make a huge difference for us in stopping the running game. Nobody in the media will give us credit but i think we will be the suprise team of the year

  12. Capt.Tim Says:

    Like Joe, I also like Peter King, because stupid lazy people always givens something to laugh about! Didn’t this Idiot predict the Browns by 17 points! Didn’t this fat sausage predict the Bucs would only win 2 games?? On yeah, this guy is a GREAT reporter!! Lol, shows you how far that job title has fallen! King sits on his ass and does no research, just throws crap out there and Hopi it sticks. Sorry Fatboy, wrong again this weekend! But you’re doing a great job! Pathetic. Stick to sucking down oatmeal and donuts. And congratulations for tricking someone into paying your lame ass!

  13. Jbyrd Says:

    I disagree wiht that…King does his research, he talks to everybody in the league. But he’s just throwing darts wih these picks. I can’t believe he thinks the Panthers are nearly three touchdowns better than the Bucs.

  14. BamBamBuc Says:

    Doesn’t really matter. Just like last week, when it was reported that if we lost then everyone already knew we were horrible. And if we won, it was against the Browns, so it didn’t mean anything. This week, against the Panthers, if we lose then it’s expected. If we win, then it’s against the Panthers with either a backup QB or a QB with a concussion so it doesn’t mean anything. At this rate, we could be 2-0 and in the mid 20’s on the power rankings. Then we get the Steelers with a backup QB. Would you believe the Bucs could go 3-0 and still get no respect in the media because we’ve played the Browns, Panthers with a QB situation and the Steelers with a backup QB. That’s the way it is. No respect, and I don’t care. It’s W’s that matter, and if we get those then all the media can criticize the Bucs all they want.

  15. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Under the radar. I love it. Bucs win. King apologizes again. Media starts focusing on the NFC SOUTH leading Bucs. 9-7 here we come

  16. Pete Dutcher Says:

    You know…now that I think about it…maybe we WANT king predicting the Bucs will suck…that way we’ll win the superbowl!

  17. sunrisejeff Says:

    I’m not going to say it’s out of reach for us to lose this weekend but I highly doubt IF we do even lose that it would be by three touchdowns. But since we are just throwing number out there I’ll go with Bucs-20 Kittys-12

  18. New Era Bucs Says:

    All hail Peter the Queen! Bucs 24 kittens 13.

  19. jwalk Says:

    This is why I love the NFL over college football. All these guys can hate on the Bucs all season, but if we win then we’re in the playoffs! I couldn’t care less if they pick us to lose every game by 50!

    GO BUCS!

  20. Dave Says:

    20 points? Give me a break. Yes it is a young Bucs team with a big learning curve in front of them, but it isn’t like Carolina is a powerhouse. This is a game the Bucs could actually win.

    I have not seen the spreads, but my guess is about 6.

  21. RustyRhino Says:

    Using his “advice” to base my wagers on NO! Not even on a $ 20.00 bowl of oatmeal day.

  22. Will the Beast Says:

    Peter king is half a fag he’s wearing Mark Sanchez’ underwear as a Yamakuh. The guy don’t know jack about the N.F.L. him and the rest of the jock sniffers like Mike greenbergstien mike golic berger and any other front running blowhard will be yelling fire them cannons frequently when things play out for the Buccaneers in the near future

  23. BuzzSaw Says:

    I have never understood why Peter King is so respected as an NFL commentator and analyst. The guy really never seems to do his homework. He has always been a sports columnist who picks past season front runners. And he has never given the Bucs much respect over the years. If you remember, when the Bucs went to the Super Bowl, King said the Bucs had absolutely no chance and predicted the Raiders would win by 2-3 touchdowns. Remember that? Does it sound familiar … like this week’s game with Carolina? The guy is a fat know-nothing. Also, I don’t understand why Carolina is getting such national respect. Aren’t people paying attention? I believe Carolina will finish last in the division … behind the Bucs. Unfortunately for the NFC South, that means next year we’ll all have to go up against THE JAW (goodbye Coach Fox)!