Yahoo! Sports: Bucs Are “Winners”

October 13th, 2010

In his weekly NFL wrap-up column, Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports breaks down the winners and losers.

He has the Bucs as winners, but he seems to be in a state of disbelief.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman
The Bucs are 3-1. I keep blinking and looking at that record and can’t believe it. Freeman is the reason why. The guy can make some unreal throws and keep drives alive in the clutch. His sideline pass to Michael Spurlock setting up the game-winning field goal against the Bengals was so good it was absurd. Once again, I point to the Ben Roethlisberger comparison made by CBS analyst Gus Johnson. Freeman’s team is nowhere near as talented as the ones Roethlisberger had early in his career, but it is a good comparison.

Well, Joe’s well aware that it didn’t take an imbecile like Hollerin’ Gus Johnson to figure this out. Joe quoted no less an authority than Kellen Winslow, Jr. during the summer prior to Freeman’s rookie training camp who compared Freeman to handsy, horny Roethlisberger, comparing the pair’s football skills, that is.

And what exactly is this fascination with Hollerin’ Gus Johnson? Since when is a hyena screaming into a microphone a good thing? The absolute only time that’s a good thing is if said person screaming has ample breasts and a firm arse, neither of which Hollerin’ Gus Johnson possesses to the best of Joe’s knowledge.

Why, if some carnival barker walked in your living room and brayed like Hollerin’ Gus Johnson after every friggin’ play, you’d punch him in the jaw or have the cops drag the moron off. But Hollerin’ Gus Johnson, who gins up fiction to make it sound cool, is a good thing? In what civilized world?

The only time Joe ever wants to be screamed at like that is when Joe is consummating a long, intense, sweaty, heavy-breathing, late-night tryst with Rachel Watson.

7 Responses to “Yahoo! Sports: Bucs Are “Winners””

  1. Leighroy Says:

    Couldn’t disagree with you more Joe on Gus Johnson. Dude is the man. You can have your comatose Joe Bucks and Jim Nantz’s and I’ll take Gus any day of the week. He should be the number 1 announcer for march madness, although I will admit those games are more his forte than football.

  2. Gary Says:

    I agree, Gus gets just as excited as the people watching on TV and its fun.

    I guess the nicknames are back huh Joe? Or does the no nickname rule only apply to our players?

  3. Travis Says:

    Agreed Leighroy, Gus Johnson is the best announcer in football

  4. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I disagreee with the quote. Sorry.

    Basically, it claims that Freeman is carrying the team, that the rest of the players suck.

    Mike Williams has been rookie of the week 3 of 4 weeks. He doesn’t suck. Our kicker doesn’t suck. Stroughter does not suck. Talib does not suck. Ronde does not suck.

    I could go on and on.

    I love Freeman, don’t get me wrong…but he is only one piece of a much bigger puzzle. The rest of this team deserves credit as well.

  5. BamBamBuc Says:

    Let them keep saying that Free is carrying the team. When other teams start to believe that, the run game will open up. When teams feel Josh will beat their blitz, they’ll back up and let Caddy/Graham/Blount/Huggins run. Defenses are designed to take away the “best” aspect of your game, and make you beat them with your worst. So far, no one has believed Freeman will beat them. They’re finding out different. I think there will be holes opening up for the run game in the near future.

  6. Buddhaboy Says:

    Joe, dude, why dont you just ask Rachel Watson out on a date. For real. You dont want to have any regrets in life, so give it a shot. I am rooting for you, we just want sordid details of course. 🙂

  7. Eric S Says:

    I like Gus Johnson as well. He can liven up the most boring games. I would take him over Joe Buck any day of the week. Some weeks I don’t think Buck is even alive.