Jimbo Fisher: Sunday ACC Games “Scary”

May 14th, 2011

Yeah, this is a Bucs site in particular and an NFL site in general.

So when the lords of the NFL decide they are going to lock out players, which limits any worthwhile news from seeping out of NFL team headquarters, Joe has to do some stretching.

This is one such example.

In recent weeks, PAC-12 commissioner Larry Scott has made no secret of wanting to move some PAC-12 games to Sunday in the event NFL warden commissioner Roger Goodell either cancels games or delays the start of the NFL season, thereby taking advantage of a potential Sunday football void left by the NFL.

If Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher has any say, he’d likely pass on Sunday games if ACC leaders have similar plans as Scott.

Fisher, who made an appearance in Palm Harbor today, referred to playing Sunday games as “scary” when Joe asked him. Fisher’s main concern is the academic aspect of Sunday games.

“Not sure if you have seen what these guys go through after a game, but they need a day off,” Fisher said. Sundays are normally reserved for players to deal with the bumps and bruises of a game whether that is time with trainers or medical personnel.

If there was a Sunday game, players would have to limp off to class on Monday.

Fisher noted that the NCAA is ever increasing academic standards and requirements, such as number of hours spent in a classroom each week. A player missing classes on a Monday because of punishment absorbed from a football game the previous day isn’t worth playing on a Sunday, despite the increased exposure, Fisher said.

Joe can only imagine how many eyeballs this year’s Oklahoma-Florida State game, which BSPN is already suggesting would pit — in theory — the No. 1 Sooners against the No. 3 Seminoles, played in Week 2 of the NFL season calendar would pull in if played on a Sunday night with no other football programming on TV.

16 Responses to “Jimbo Fisher: Sunday ACC Games “Scary””

  1. RastaMon Says:

    James Wilder Jr.

  2. Tuggz Says:

    I still ache hard, wishing USF picked him up.

  3. Macabee Says:

    If there is money to be made they will do it – monday classroom attendance be damned. Let’s face it, college football is pro football.



  5. BigMacAttack Says:

    Go Lightning!!!

  6. llama palooza Says:

    BOSTON BRUINS SUCK…. they can cheapshot us but they know they blow, so sit on it suckface.(referring to thomas)

  7. Tom Says:

    What a shame Joe didn’t get his wish and St. Bobby got to keep coming back thanks to a ridiculous lifetime contract in which pinheads like Joe thought he earned.

    Instead of FSU being in the 2nd tier of Div I football like was common in the lost decade with an elderly head coach patrolling the sideline, it’s risen back to national prominence and title contention with a consensus top 3 recruiting class, a 10 win season, ACC Championship game appearance and state bragging rights. Only took a year too, but I guess Joe still believes he was right on that one. Grandparents should retire when they darn well want to, production be darned. I’m sure Gator and Hurricane fans agree.

  8. Tuggz Says:

    Damn Tom; get laid.

  9. espo Says:

    No Tuggz, he will not.

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    Tom, do you have a son named Thomas?

  11. Tom Says:

    I’ll let you in on a little secret guys…I get two things out of JBF. One, great Bucs content. And two, the ability to call Joe out for his blowhard and commonly short sighted views, one of which he made a point to transcend his ramblings to college football a year ago. And Joe knows he’s a blowhard, it’s good for business. But if he wants a legion of follows to eat up his bull every time he spouts it, then maybe there’s a cable news network he can align himself with. I hear he’s a fan.

    But seriously, a message board poster telling another one to get laid and posting it at 11:54 pm on a Saturday night? Classic.

  12. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Tom – You’re always weclome to call Joe out on any topic. But please don’t tell Joe what he’s thinking or what he knows.

    Blowhard is defined as someone who is very talkative and a braggart. Is Joe a “blowhard?” Possibly, in theory, anyone with a third person website would be a professional blowhard.

    In all honesty, Joe doeesn’t care whether you or anyone else “eats up his bull,” as you call it. Joe’s not here to shape public opinion or gain followers. Joe simply covers the Bucs, has some fun, and hopes he does enough each day that his readers find this place to be a daily must-read.

  13. espo Says:

    Tom, Tuggz posted that while getting laid. Now that would be classic.

  14. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    Damn, that tom guy is negative.

  15. Tom Says:

    Stern fan Joe? Posting opinions on topics of sports both covered by your site, not covered by your site and even delving in the dirty sport of politics?

    If you aren’t aware that your site is a walking op-ed that posts a number of topics to incite fans to respond to your stated beliefs and drive up readership then I gave you significantly more credit then you deserve. So don’t play the innocence game, if a guy walks out of the bar and staggers while slurring his words would it be inappropriate for me to call him drunk because it’s possible he just had a stroke?

    Half of your sites content is your opinion. And congrats, your internet competitor seems to be really struggling right now, and their lack of relative content and straight laced appeal is starting to do them in. Free pizza anyone?

  16. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @Tom — You’re cracking Joe up. Honestly, Joe doesn’t write to incite fans. Joe’s just being himself and giving his takes. Luckily, that works. It’s really that simple, and that was always the plan from the start. If you went into the archives here, you’d see nothing has changed from Day 1, other than Joe not using a pile of nicknames and Joe getting more access to players.

    As far as Joe’s “competitor,” they’re in the rearview mirror at this point. It’s not a competition anymore. Joe has bigger fish to fry.