Lions Won’t Be Weather-Ready

July 25th, 2011

Joe is aching for football season. The mere thought that Joe could be sitting at a Bucs training camp practice with his binoculars this weekend (not to gawk cheerleaders) is enough to get Joe through a Monday morning.

For kicks yesterday, Joe dove into all things Lions, the Bucs’ opening day opponent. And it stood out for Joe that the Lions’ training camp is in Michigan, hardly a tropical climate, even in the summer. And they play home games in a dome, and their final preseason game in September is in Buffalo, where it can be downright cool that time of year.

How could the Lions possibly be ready for the stifling heat that should hit them at 1 o’clock in Tampa on opening day? They won’t be.

Of course, they could get a rain-cooled day at The C.I.T.S., but the odds are against it. Bring on the 105-degree heat index. The Bucs absolutely should have way more in the tank in the fourth quarter of that critical game.

There’s no way these Bucs can lose two straight at home to the typically dreadful Lions. Can they? And please don’t try to sell Joe on Lions being more than a mediocre young team.

21 Responses to “Lions Won’t Be Weather-Ready”

  1. flmike Says:

    Someone just needs to breath heavily as they walk by Stafford during pre-game warm-ups that ought a put him out for at least 4 games.

  2. K2theSoldier Says:

    Stafford will be out by the 2nd half. The Lions have no chance against a completely healthy Buc squad that’s sure to have 100 degree weather and a raucous crowd behind them.

  3. Gary Says:

    Ah it feels good to get back to football again. I will be there opening day. Lions won’t know what hit them, and we will get our revenge.

  4. Matt Says:

    “And please don’t try to sell Joe on Lions being more than a mediocre young team.”

    Don’t kid yourself. With a healthy Stafford, the Lions compare pretty darn well with the Bucs.

  5. HFXBUC Says:

    This is a big test for both teams and maybe as big of a first game of the season there is in the league This is going to tell us if the Bucs are for real and if they are well prepared well coached team

    One has to wonder if GMC has this one circled….I mean if he is ok being overshadowed by Suh andbeing the second best DT from his draft class then he doesn’t….but if he does, I’d say 2 sacks and a big pep talk to his OL team mates is in the making.


  6. justin Says:

    game will be blacked out and all those websites to watch them on got shut down wish they would change this blackout rule so i can watch a home game at my house

  7. Tommy Boy Says:

    Whatever edge we need to beat them. They put a dagger in our hearts last year.

  8. Garv Says:

    Can’t WAIT! A REAL home field advantage against the team who took us out of the playoffs last year. Well, them and the refs………

  9. Eric Says:

    Were a young mediocre team also.

    Strike is over, let the embarrassments begin…………..

  10. Pwnasaurus Says:

    Let the eric disappearing act begin when the bucs have a fast start.

  11. Eric Says:

    As we are entering the “dynasty” phase, a loss to the lions is unthinkable.

  12. PWNASAURUS Says:

    To Eric a loss is a sure thing

  13. K2theSoldier Says:

    @Eric, mediocre teams don’t win 10 games. Suck it.

  14. Larry Says:

    Hmmm its been pretty hot here in Motown as of late. Upper 80’s and 90’s and it hit 100 last week. Not sure it’ll continue but its been hot. Just saying …..

  15. Eric Says:

    Wonder how long the “were a young team and the lockout really hurt” excuse will take to be trotted out after the slow start…………….

    Mediocre teams lose to the lions at home, with them playing their third string QB and a few other guys from car washes.

  16. espo Says:

    @ Justin

    Good. Stay home. I can’t stand when bandwagon fans crowd the Ray J.

  17. espo Says:

    Joe, gotta believe in the term “any given Sunday.” These guys are very capable of beating us. We just need to execute. Execute our playand their soft QB and for the love of God please execute our run gaps.

  18. Angelo Says:

    @ justin Those sites aren’t closed down, they just had to change names, if you look around a bit you’ll find it.

    As for this topic, I’ve seen the Bucs disappoint against similar or worse talent teams in hot Tampa weather, post 2002. I can’t remember too many games where the other team just didn’t have it in them in the 4th quarter. Not to mention up North has had really hot weather this year, if they’ve been doing any kind of conditioning outside, they would be ready.

  19. K2theSoldier Says:

    Erik, you clown, this is not the same team that lost last year. We wont be ravaged by injuries in week one. Stop being an idiot.

  20. BigMacAttack Says:

    I love the Heat. Bring it on, Thomas, Chump. Your Lions are going to get blasted out of Tampa.

    Bucs 42 – Lions 13

  21. real Says:

    With Stafford playing they will be very good. hopefully he goes down by halftime