Bucs Happy With Win… Over Roger Goodell

August 29th, 2011

When news got out about a week ago that troubled Bucs cornerback Aqib Talib was summoned to the chambers of NFL warden commissioner Roger Goodell, it didn’t look good for Talib.

Then, when good guy Maoist Michael Silver published a report on Yahoo! Sports revealing that in the final minutes of the asinine lockout, NFLPA frontman DeMaurice Smith sold out Talib and a handful of others in a last-minute cave in order to bring the asinine lockout to an end, it looked even worse.

So when Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik broke news in the press box of The CITS Saturday that Goodell had decided not suspend Talib for the 2011 season, it was very much a surprise to many if not all Bucs fans.

While the Bucs beat the Dolphins just hours later, the Bucs were celebrated the win. No, not on the field, but for Talib’s newfound freedom, so reports Anwar Richardson of the Tampa Tribune.

“It’s good for Aqib,” cornerback Ronde Barber said. “How the legal system plays out next year, I’m sure we’ll revisit it then. Aqib is a heck of an asset to our football team.

“You hate that he gets in trouble sometimes. It being over helps everybody. We can stop talking about it, though I’m sure (the media) will find a way to continue talking about it. We just want to get moving on. I know he wants to get moving on.”

The key issue is that Talib will not be suspended this season. If Talib skates in his court case in Texas, he likely will have nothing to worry about. If he is found guilty, he not only will have to face a Texas judge but Goodell again, who at times makes a Texas judge look like a priest in a confessional.

7 Responses to “Bucs Happy With Win… Over Roger Goodell”

  1. Macabee Says:

    It’s not a win, at best an injunction, or as the anti-Talib crowd would call it – a stay of execution!

  2. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Will Talib be playing in the final preseason game Thursday night to knock off some of “HIS” rust before going up against Megatron in the season opener?

  3. CalicoJack Says:

    The ABBA star sings, “Watch Out”…

  4. Capt.Tim Says:

    It’s good that Talib didn’t get suspended. It’s good for the team. I hope for his sake, that Aqib decides to “straighten up and fly right” from here on out. That would be the best news! I hope so. But honestly will be surprised if it happens. I’m thinking that this is just another” I got away with it” senerio, which means it will only encourage further destructive behavior.

    I hope not.

  5. Eric Says:

    I hope the young man straightens out and has a pro bowl type season.

    He has all the tools to do so.

    The powers that be at the NFl must have recognized a huge legal pitfall if they suspended the man, and then he was exonerated.


    Lets hope the “dog” can piece together a decent pass rush for Mr. Stafford.

  6. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    People who post ABBA songs = Dancing Queens.

  7. SkookumSmitty Says:

    FlBoy: “People who post ABBA songs = Dancing Queens.”

    I think you just handed them a smack down worthy of Waterloo. Waterloo baby oh Waterloo. Ohhh Whoa whoa oh…