Texas, Texas, Texas

June 29th, 2011

Yes, that's a Longhorn logo on Roy Miller's t-shirt.

Roy Miller lives in Texas. He grew up in Texas. He played for the Longhorns. And he’s even doing some phenomenal charity work in Texas in July.

He’s a Texas guy.

And, as Joe stuffs his face during lunchtime at the Bucs player-only minicamp today, Joe wants to share this nugget from an interesting interview Miller recently did with the Longhorns official football website. It seems Miller loves teaming up with his Texas buddies on the Bucs to spew annoying Texas love all over the locker room.

What is it like playing with Tim Crowder and Frank Okam in Tampa?  

At first it was just me and I saw Tim, and he said that they had just worked him out. And then when he jumped on board me and him started talking to everybody about how the Longhorns are better than everybody in the locker room. Then Hunter [Lawrence] came and now Frank is there. So that is all we do. We talk about how great this place is and people get tired of it, and on game days we wear our Texas shirts around and always try to do a good job of promoting this great place. We are proud of Texas and being part of this organization. Just to have those guys out there, it feels more like Texas. It made things a little bit easier for me. 

Joe’s got nothing against Texas. And surely Joe doesn’t want to upset the Texas courts, which hold Texan Aqib Talib’s fate in their hands. But Joe’s a Florida guy. Hopefully, all those Gators and Seminoles and Florida natives on the Bucs can beat down all the Texas love in the locker room.

12 Responses to “Texas, Texas, Texas”

  1. Tuggz Says:

    Appropriate picture. I’m sure McCoy being a Sooner loves to hear how much Texas is “better than everybody in the locker room.”

  2. David Says:

    *and Bulls*

  3. Patrik Says:

    I guess Roy didn’t notice the Longhorns went 5-7 last season. I would imagine Geno Hayes and Dekoda Watson will start getting loud about the Noles this year. They’re on their way up.

  4. Gary Says:

    Someone should tell him only two things come from Texas and I don’t see any horns on his head.

  5. Mauha Deeb Says:

    McCoy looks a lot more cut up than during last season.

  6. Espo Says:

    I went to the Texans game (in Houston) a few years ago and it was their “homecoming game.” They had banners and videos saying “I am a Texan.” Yes, we know you’re Texans. You know you’re Texans. They kept saying it throughout the game. It was the most annoying thing I’ve come across from the 7 away games I’ve been to.

    Still a big Roy Miller fan though!!

  7. Funky Munkey Says:

    I’ve always liked Miller and didn’t understand the Brian Price pick because of him. And, I’m a huge Mack Brown supporter being from North Carolina. But Texas has nothing on the Noles!!! IF our DLine can stay healthy this year, watch out for them Noles!!!!

    Back to Miller, him talking trash to McCoy might motivate the guy and piss him off. His happy go lucky attitude is getting old. Stay healthy and produce. Then you can smile ALL you want!!!! I guess he can still smile no matter what with a 35 million dollar contract! but other than that, get some sacks this season. 3.5 doesn’t cut it for that amount of money.

  8. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Being born & raised in Florida (Tampa Bay area with all my family still living there), but having lived the past 8 years in Dallas, unfortunately I have to agree with Roy. This area blows every city in Florida I’ve ever lived in or visited away (except for not being close to a beach). Stronger economy, more developed infrastructure, more educated but yet down to earth people, stronger sense of community. Just stronger character in general.

    Beats Florida where there’s just a motley collection of white trash, 1st & 2nd generation carpetbaggers from up north, the barely educated, and those mostly lacking in culture or community. And I’m an everything-Florida-fan-through-and-through type of guy saying this.

    Oh, and the sense of independence here is awesome. Who’s the only state passing an anti-TSA anti-grabbing-my-balls-and-frying-my-brain-in-an-xray-machine bill making it illegal to grope someone just because they’re getting on a plane? Yeah…Texas.

  9. BigMacAttack Says:

    I grew up in Splendora, Texas (at least tried to, still haven’t really, grown up) and I love it there, lived all over the State. But I love it here more, at least on the West Coast of Florida. The other coast of Florida is like a different world. I guess being an old Red&White (as in Budweiser), German, Scottish, Indian, trailer trash, born in a barn, gun toting, Red Neck, I would like it more on this Coast. Honestly, both States are “God’s” country, and if I couldn’t be here, I’d surely be there. But I’ve been around the World, lived in Colorado for a short stint and it’s a real nice place too. My neck wasn’t quite as Red there as it is here.

    What’s the difference between a Texan and everybody else?????

    Everybody else walks up and sticks it in, where as a Texan sticks it in, and then walks up.

  10. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Texas Sucks

  11. FLBoyInDallas Says:


    I guess I grew up in Florida at a time when it wasn’t crowded in the cities and when immigrants (of all colors including white) weren’t a major part of the population. I loved the Old Florida lifestyle. Sadly that’s been slowly passing away for about the past 30 years or so (I’m 40). In order to live that way now, you’d have to move to a small coastal town. Problem is, with the economy the way it is now in Florida it makes it difficult to do that. Florida’s been ruined as far as I’m concerned and it’ll never be the same. At least Texas still retains much of it’s old character.

  12. BigMacAttack Says:

    I hear you bro, and Dallas is loaded with beautiful women. I think Dallas has more beautiful women per square mile than anywhere in the world. And the best bass fishing by far. We used to fish Lake Fork when I lived in Husrt, and my favorite lakes are Lake Bridgeport and Possum Kingdom. I miss it there.