Here Comes The Bandwagon

January 3rd, 2011

Now that the Bucs have beaten a playoff team and wrapped up a 10-6 season with two big wins, it’s no surprise that the bandwagon is filling up quickly.

After Sunday’s games were over, the FOX studio crew of Jimmy Johnson, Howie Long, Michael Strahan and Terry Bradshaw were all fighting to talk about how great the Bucs are.

Johnson’s out there hyping Raheem Morris as NFL Coach of the Year. Strahan’s rambling about the Bucs needing to stave off a let down (imagine that) and maintaining their work ethic, and Bradshaw looked like he was about to tear up trying to express how much he thinks of Josh Freeman.

Of course, all this means about as much as Peter King and nearly all the pundits picking the Bucs as garbage bottom-feeders for 2010.

However, this hype surely will lead to the Bucs snatching themselves a couple of night games for next season. (Joe can only smirk at the thought of a Thursday night NFL Network road game forcing locals to leave their Out House.)

Joe hopes the Bucs marketing team is ready to pounce immediately. Joe suspects a lot of season tickets can be sold on the heels of the hype and excitement surrounding the 10-6 Bucs.

14 Responses to “Here Comes The Bandwagon”

  1. Number 41 Says:

    Bucs would be a STRONG candidate for a “Hard Knocks” season as well:

    Quotable head coach? Check.
    Budding superstar the NFL marketing machine will want to push? Check.
    Good storylines for young players? Blount, Check. Williams, Check.
    Hungry young team with something to prove after just missing playoffs? Check.

    You’d think the Glazers would be thrilled to get free pub for the team as well. Ball is in HBO & the NFL’s court now.

  2. MichiganBucsFan Says:

    love the picture on this one joe

  3. gitarlvr Says:

    No thanks on hard knocks man. Thats a big no thanks. Not a distraction this young team needs.

  4. gotbbucs Says:

    Yep, get ready for a ton of ass kissing this offseason. I’m sure the talking heads will all be in love with the Bucs when it comes time to make next years predictions. Personally, I liked it better when these morons didn’t like us.

  5. The White Tiger Says:

    Have to agree with gitarlvr – no thanks on Hard Knocks…pass on that.

    We need to keep our focus and our momentum – decline all distractions.

  6. gotbbucs Says:

    Don’t worry though. Unless a bomb drops on Dallas or Foxboro they’ll hop right back on that wagon before you know it.

  7. gitarlvr Says:

    For real White Tiger. Im sure J-Freeze would make it through the whole thing without losing one iota of focus and intensity but the last thing we need is stuff like our goofball publicity seeking left tackle spending training camp more concerned with a being a reality TV star than he is with becoming a better player…lol

  8. Rican Says:

    Joe is there a way to pull up the old prediction threads from august or so. I cant find it for the life of me lolz. I wanna see if my 10-6 is there or if it was 9-7

  9. Rican Says:

    here more lolz, yea baby!

  10. Brad Says:

    The only problem I have with this article Joe is you picked the Bucs to lose yesterday and Howie Long picked the Bucs to win. Someone was selling the race to 10 short.

  11. Troxell8t8 Says:

    I can see the Bucs with four prime time games: 1 Sunday night, 2 Monday night, and 1 Thursday night game. Imagine that. The Byron Leftwich era feels about ten years ago.

  12. Brad Says:

    Worse than not picking the Bucs to win yesterday, Pewter Report has an article saying the Bucs went 6-2 at home… Huh?

  13. JD Says:

    I just hope we have a 2011 season to play those prime time games in.

  14. d-money Says:

    “(Joe can only smirk at the thought of a Thursday night NFL Network road game forcing locals to leave their Out House.)”

    Wont happen Joe.

    NFL network games are shown on local stations in the two teams home markets.