THE PESSIMIST: Brainless Fans All Over Town

December 23rd, 2010

THE PESSIMIST is a diehard Bucs fan whose negative writings appear occasionally on His views surely do not necessarily reflect those of Joe. However, Joe sure gets a kick out of them.

By THE PESSIMIST’s count, the Bucs will have a prayer for the playoffs by this time next week if they can beat the crappy Seahawks on Sunday and the Saints lose to the Falcons on Monday night in Atlanta.

That’s supposed to be exciting. That’s supposed to have the town on the edge of its seat. That’s supposed to have men turning down the spirit of giving from their wives just to go to the game. That’s why we’re all fans and deal with the Bucs’ shenanigans — to get in the playoffs and have a shot at the Super Bowl. Even THE PESSIMIST wants victory every day.

So this is why THE PESSMIST is furious at all the fans he hears on sports radio and around the water cooler, and those spouting off in comments sections and message boards, flapping about next season already.

Some even say there’s no point to the Bucs making the playoffs because they’ll get crushed. “We’ve accomplished so much this year already. No good will come of a first-round playoff beating.” 

Yeah, keep watching BayNews 9 and fixing your makeup.

THE PESSIMIST is sure that only in this retard,  wussy, we-have-blackouts-with-a-winning-record town would such a thing go on. Even the media is asking Raheem questions about next year when they should be focused on what real fans care about.

Next year? The freaking owners are committed to this lockout garbage, which while it might not kill the season, it’s got a great shot of eliminating OTAs and minicamps and cutting short training camp. With all the Bucs rookies and young guys, this team could be screwed next year without all that offseason structure and training.

Forgetting about that, wait-til-next-year doesn’t fly in the NFL unless a team sucks. (And the Bucs don’t suck. Not yet anyway with an 8-6 record and a shot at the dream.)

Ronde Barber could retire in March. Aqib Talib could punch a meter maid in April. Josh Freeman could really break his thumb in the preseason, not whatever the hell he did last time. Barret Ruud’s replacement could be worse than he is. The Bucs may run out of miracles on the offensive line. …There’s no guarantee.

This is it. The Bucs are right on the cusp after Christmas and they’re being written off by their own fans. Shame on you brainless idiots. You know who you are.

And where’s the official team pep rally for this weekend’s monster game? Where’s Gasparilla-killing Mayor Pam Iorio and the rest of the yentas running the city staging a huge “Go Bucs” event on Sunday morning? Show up at a park with a bullhorn. Do something!!

What about all those government types trying to bully the Glazers this week? Why didn’t they draft a motion to sign Julius Peppers? Go abolish hunger and homelessness, you timewasters.

Where’s the damn excitement? The 12th man at the stadium Sunday? What a joke. You’d struggle to find 12 dudes in a bar who care.

26 Responses to “THE PESSIMIST: Brainless Fans All Over Town”

  1. justin f Says:

    instead of blaming the fans how about blame the owners who have not cared about the bucs for over 7 years now maybe thats why the fans are not going to the games almost every single person i know that likes the bucs hates the owners

  2. The D Says:

    Wow I agree with the pessimist again! People (apparently like Justin) think that just because the owners dont spend like Dan Snyder that they dont care about the team. Look at the Colts, Steelers, and Pats- none of them ever sign free agents and do their fans bitch and moan about that as much as we do? No. Would everyone rather win while not spending money on big name players, or get big name players and be mediocore? I personally would rather winning.

  3. The White Tiger Says:

    ummm…that is the most moronic artcle I have ever read on joebucsfan.

    Want to know how I know?

    If we get excited, and go to the games, will it give us jobs?

    If we go to the game, should we not buy groceries, or just not pay the rent/house payment (again)?

    In conclusion – the writer of this rant must be a local sports writer who has never paid the price of admission (repeatedly: i.e. season tickets) and obviously must live in his car…(you know who you are, Eye-Rah).

    Goofy article – somewhere in England, a communist village is missing their political officer.

    P.S. – do YOU think they would win more, if more people went – or would it just make you FEEL better?

  4. Larry Says:

    Up here in Detroit – the “rebuilding since 1957” Lions who have won 4 whole games are generating more frenzy and selling out Ford Field than the miracle Bucs! Sad but true.

  5. The White Tiger Says:

    and I would have to state that the truth is – the fans here in Tampa are in fact more intelligent than those who post silly, vaccuous, fanzine articles.

    We know, for instance, what the rest of America knows…

    The only division the Bucs would be leading right now is the NFC West. Even when the division lands a team with a losing record in the playoffs – they won’t be there long.

    Compared to the teams who make it to the playoffs – these Buccaneers are mediocre at best.

    You, Mr Pessimist, are the only one that deluded himself into cheering for something that wasn’t ever real.

  6. BmMahoo Says:

    Best article I have read on here in two years.It goes to show you that casual/bandwagon fans like White Tiger are idiots.

  7. gotbbucs Says:

    So White Tiger, are you not rooting for the Bucs anymore then? What real fan isn’t cheering for this team to make the playoffs? It’s the entire reason why every fan watches the regular season, the hope that thier team makes the playoffs. Have the Bucs lost some heartbreaking games? Yes. Have they lost to teams they should have beat? Of course. Just because they haven’t been the most polished team in the league doesn’t mean that they couldn’t make some noise if they make the playoffs.
    Those that don’t want them to make the playoffs don’t have to watch these next two games if you don’t want. Nobody is forcing you. Just sit at home and look at mock drafts on your computer.

  8. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    When the piss poor Minnesota Vikings have no problem selling out a game with a less than zero degree wind chill and Tampa Bay can’t come close it makes me sad. I understand the economy is bad down there but there are plenty of Bucs fans down there that do have jobs but choose not to go for various other reasons. I wish I lived down there and could go. I can’t believe how many people hate the administration here because I am so excited about the direction we are headed.

  9. lightningbuc Says:

    The 12 dudes in a bar who care are at the leroy Selmons in Ft Myers.

  10. DCBUCSFAN Says:

    Based on my daily readings on Joebucsfan, I can see why RayJay doesn’t sell out!

  11. gitarlvr Says:

    You don’t have to be a bandwagon fan to realize this team isnt beating Drew Brees and the Saints in a win and your in game. What’s ridiculous is to even be talking about that possibility when in all likelihood Matt Hasselbeck is going to carve up this defense on Sunday. Your not being a bandwagon jumper just because your not deluding your self into thinking this defense can stop ANYBODY right now without its three best players.

  12. eric Says:

    The pessimist makes a good point.

    The same folks that werent excited when the bucs played the Giants in the last home playoff game are not going now.

    The bucs had a pretty good run there between Tony and Jon and there is a bit of a spoilage factor going on.

    But didn’t the owners sort of feed into this with their “lasting contenders” super bowl challengers every year BS?

    How can you blame fans for holding the team to the standards the owners have set?

  13. gotbbucs Says:

    eric, you are blind as a bat if you cant see the progress these young bucs have made. i hope you are long gone when these same players are making deep playoff runs because you still wont have any credability at that point, just like right now.

  14. chris Says:

    Let me explain why we still have a shot at the playoffs. This week we’re going to beat the Seahawks. The Falcons will beat the Saints. Next week, we will also beat the Saints. Last year I took a road trip to New Orleans to watch my then 2 win team beat the eventual Super Bowl champions. The Saints are worse now than they were last year, and the Bucs are much better than they were at that point. Its simple logic that you fake fans can’t seem to grasp. I don’t want us to ever sell out another game. I like my elbow room in the north endzone and you don’t deserve to watch the games on TV, much less be there.

  15. eric Says:

    Well year three ought to be plenty of time for a deep playoff run, right? Heck the expansion bucs made it to the NFC Championship game in year four.

    Smith in Atlanta tok over a decimated team, now in year three got the Division just about sewn up.

    Why should we demand any less from Rah?

  16. lakeland bob Says:

    Good post Pessimist.If we beat Seattle sunday and the Saints lose,all the pressure shifts to the Saints.We will obviously be big underdogs but anything can happen.I seem to recall getting beat down last year then stealing one on their field.Go Bucs.

  17. HIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    H.G.O. – Representing section 123 since ’93

  18. Lucas Jackson Says:

    Eric — the comparison to Smith is laughable on so many levels that it stands as a testament to your hatred of Morris. (Still cannot figure out why, but it is obvious). Here are a couple OBVIOUS flaws in your comparison:

    1. the 2008 Falcons were hardly “decimated.” You cannot have Roddy White, trade for Turner, Babineaux, veteran Grady jackson, Anderson, Abraham, Brooking,Norwood, Malloy and Michael Jenkins and be consider “decimated.” The 2007 Falcons were an underperforming team that added the No 3 overall Matt Ryan and Turner (the #1 FA running back).

    2. The 2009 Buccaneers were INTENTIONALLY decimated. That is, they dropped a bunch of old players wihtout replacin them and elevated a bunch of back up who, by the way, will mostly be cut at the end of this year.

    There’s more OBVIOUS differences, but no need to pile on.

    What is it anyway that makes you hate the guy so much?

  19. bucnoleguy22 Says:

    i get what the pessimist is trying to say that w 2 gms left a 3-13 tm a yr ago has a decent chance to make the playoffs and no one in Tampa cares what so ever..i dont think hes demanding people go buy tixs just saying that there is no buzz what so ever..and he’s certainly right there..the stadium atmosphere is dreadful and the lions gm was a true example of that..i have season tixs and when the gm ended and we were going into overtime about 70% of the stadium got up and filled into the concourse for beer,bathroom,to leave or whatever they were doing…seriously, ur team is on the verge of the playoffs and we get into OT and u need a beer or a smoke break…it’s becoming tough to have a sense of real passon for this team when it seams no one else really cares….well I DO very much and will be there sunday and many more sundays to come hope the rest of the bay area catches on by nxt yr(if there is a next yr)…

  20. The White Tiger Says:

    Not sure how you could draw the conclusion that I don’t love my Buccaneers?

    Maybe when you get jobs and move out of your mothers basement you’ll know what it means to “prioritize”.

    Morons, dolts, and meatheads don’t consider that the population of Tampa Bay area is approximately 4 million…and with an estimated unemployment rate of 13% that equals 52,000…

    Kinda hard to buy tickets with unemployment checks…

    Morons, dolts, and meatheads ALSO don’t get the fact that the missing seats are predominantly (big word, means “most”) at the club level. That’s because morons, dolts, and meatheads don’t own businesses – so they don’t know that the CORPORATIONS that used to buy all the season tickets – aren’t around anymore.

    Think about it – first the businesses left, the jobs evaporated, and now fewer can afford to go the games.


    No need to take offense – only the morons, dolts, and meatheads would do that…

  21. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I don’t think there is anything wrong with expecting/wanting a division title in 2011. I doubt anyone will argue that. I can see where you are coming from with the Mike Smith comparison, even though I agree with Lucas Jackson that it is a bit of comparing apples to oranges. I personally do expect a playoff berth. I’m much more concerned with making the playoffs than winning the division, because ultimately that is what really matters. That being said, let me ask you one question. If the Falcons were to have finished with 9 or 10 wins this season, do you think they should fire Mike Smith? I don’t. So why would you expect them to fire Morris if he wins 9 or 10 next season? Now I know you are going to say “They fired Jon Gruden after going 9-7”. As I have told you on several occasions before, I don’t think Gruden got fired for going 9-7. If that was the case, he would have been fired the day after the season ended, in my opinion. I think he was fired because he refused to go young and break up the team. That has been reported by a couple different sources, so it’s not like I am just making it up. Now if I am wrong (which we will probably never know), then I am with you that he probably shouldn’t have been fired (I wasn’t really on board with firing Dungy either, but in the end that worked out pretty well for both parties). However, I highly doubt that was the case. You are a lawyer, if you had someone working for you who refused to do what you asked, would you keep him or her? I wouldn’t.

  22. Jonny Says:

    Great article. I find it funny how only Bucs fans in TB area don’t have jobs, but the bandwagoner Steelers and Saints fans living in the same area do.

  23. Buc You Says:

    Its RaheEEEEEEEEem stupid.

  24. The White Tiger Says:

    Pretty easy to figure out Jonny – we don’t live in our mom’s basements in Tampa.

    Flolrida has one of the worst unemployment rates in the nation – and Tampa has one of the worst unemployment rates in Florida.

    Our team, without question, is not as good as Pittsburgh or New Orleans.

    In fact – our current defense may not be good enough to beat the Seahawks offense – remains to be seen.

    More of us realize these things – because we DON’T live in our grandma’s basement.

  25. Buc You Says:

    White Tigger… if you lived in Tampa, your dunbass would know that homes in Tampa… DONT HAVE BASEMENTS! You jackazz.

  26. The White Tiger Says:

    It’s obvious to everyone but you, buc you – that you don’t need a basement to come to brainless conclusions about the teams competitiveness…or that I addressed local and northern dolts, morons and meatheads (…your comprehension isn’t real good).

    So which one are you Buc You – the moron, the dolt, or the meathead?

    For me, it’s a toss-up, I see traits of all three in your brilliant posts.