Ranking Bucs High “Mistake” By Peter King

October 25th, 2011

Joe finds it refreshing when very public individuals admit the error in their ways. But this one is a bit unique.

Popcorn-munching, coffee-slurping, fried chicken-eating, oatmeal-loving, beer-chugging Peter King of SI.com always has what he calls his “Fine Fifteen” in each edition of his must-read Monday Morning Quarterback.

In this week’s column, apparently King had the Bucs ranked higher than the Bears and this caused irritation in the Windy City. Thus, King has relented, admitting the Bucs aren’t as good as he thought, so he wrote today in his Tuesday mailbag.

YOU’RE ALMOST CERTAINLY RIGHT. “The Chicago Bears’ three losses this year are to Green Bay (7-0), New Orleans (5-2) and Detroit (5-2). They have played two teams with the same record as they have (Atlanta and Tampa Bay) and beat both, crushing Atlanta in the opener and having their way with Tampa in a game whose score ended up closer than the game really was. On what basis do you have those two teams ranked in your top ten and the Bears not ranked at all?”
— Mark L., of Muscatine, Iowa

Mark, you and many others are probably right. I had the Bucs too high and the Bears should have been in the Fine Fifteen this week, somewhere. I can’t sit here and defend the Bucs so high and Houston and Chicago not in there at all. My mistake.

Joe just finds it a bit amusing how quickly the rats are racing for the starboard side of the ship.

5 Responses to “Ranking Bucs High “Mistake” By Peter King”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Well he’s pretty much right. A team will show you who they are, and the Bucs are mediocre. They beat the bad teams but lose to almost everyone else. It is what it is. No arguing that.

  2. BucsFanInSac Says:

    I always thought that we would stay right around .500 this season. But that is more about ranking the Bears too low than the Bucs too high by that logic. Our 3 looses were to the 49ers (5-1), Lions (5-2), and now Bears (4-3). We beat the Falcons (4-3) and Saints (5-2). Not saying we should have been ranked higher just that you cant justify a flip in rankings by that logic. Both teams are middle of the road this year.

  3. Dan Says:

    except the saints. who put up 62 points this week and the falcons who also have a winning record and were 13-3 last year.

  4. frige bob Says:

    >> They beat the bad teams but lose to almost everyone else.

    Outside of divisional play, of course.

  5. Pete Dutcher Says:

    One thing you can say about Peter King…he faces his mistakes.

    Not one of the local guys would have the class and professionalism to do that.