“Rookie” Bucs Ready For Prime Time

October 3rd, 2011

Regular readers of Joe know how much he’s rails against the practices of the Bristol Bolsheviks of BSPN.

As spectacular as that outfit is in covering college football — and Joe is quite sincere about that comment — the four-letter is equally dreadful in the rest of its programming.

The four-letter slurps Mark “Sanchise” as if he’s the second coming of Joe Namath, yet Joe is pretty sure Namath, old as he is, would have better accuracy on his passes than “Sanchise.”

Of course, the Bucs are not deemed one of the worthy teams by the four-letter, thus like many other teams, they are only afforded second-class status.

That changes tonight but Dolts defensive end Dwight Feeney, whose teammate Peyton Manning the four-letter cannot stroke enough, tried to explain to Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune why the Bucs are strangers to Monday Night Football.

Despite their recent success, that youthful makeup is one reason the Bucs have been overlooked.

“You have to understand how this league is,” Colts veteran defensive end Dwight Freeney said. “It’s like a rookie that has a good year. Everybody wants to know, ‘Can you make it two years?’ That’s why you rarely see a rookie make the Pro Bowl, because people wonder if they’re really legit or did he just dominate that year.

“So, I can see how they might feel underappreciated. But I definitely respect them. They’re a team to be reckoned with. We see that.”

Joe understands why the Bucs have not been on Monday Night Football and Feeney is on the right track. That’s not what bothers Joe about BSPN.

What irks Joe to no end is, the Cowboys could have a garbage record and there is Ed Werder doing a standup at Valley Ranch, trying his best to convince an innocent public that Tony Romo is the reincarnation of Roger Staubach. Then, no matter how awful the Beagles may be, there is SalPal at Lincoln Financial Field.

And of course, never-blinking Rachel Nichols will describe in breathless tones about how Tom Brady has cut his hair, and ever-squinting Suzy Kolber will prattle on about Eli Manning.

BSPN can have its pet players and teams. Joe will curl up on his leather couch and 42-inch HDTV and soak in all the NFL Network has to offer like real men do.

7 Responses to ““Rookie” Bucs Ready For Prime Time”

  1. KD Says:

    BSPN= a diehard’s worst nightmare. Speak of the devil, on sportscenter this morning the female anchor said something along the lines of “There’s always drama in Dallas!” Only because your network tries to create drama around that choking team every single week. Spot on Joe.

    P.S. Vick is “injured” again so let’s look forward to getting Vick’s minor injury updates every ten minutes all week long! Huzzah!

  2. Nick2 Says:

    BSPN should be called the Northeastern Sports Network. Cowherd is still this morning defending his love for Mark Sanchez and Tony Romo saying he hasn’t given up on them while neither probably will be as succesful as Josh Freeman when their careers are over. Yet they shove them down our throats week after week and the Bucs get no coverage at all. I just got BSPN the magazine and what was on the cover? A huge article proclaiming Boston as the most winning sports city. And then right after it came out they choked away the biggest collapse in baseball history in September. Good call BSPN keep propping up the northeastern sports we get it.

  3. Joe Says:


    Good Lord Nick2, you are Exhibit-A of feeding the beast.

    DON’T watch SportsCenter.

    DON’T listen to Cowturd.

    And for God’s sake, DON’T subscribe to that rag of a magazine!

    The only way BSPN changes its ways — if it ever does — is if people quit enabling them.

    There are far better ways to get NFL information (NFL Network, SiriusXM NFL Radio, countless websites) than an arm of the devil itself.

  4. flmike Says:

    Exactly, I haven’t watched SC since Olbermann left. The only thing I watch on KremlinTV is College Football & MNF, and tonight I get to do it while listening to Gene Deckeroff on Siriusxm. I cannot watch their NFL pregame show as Berman is an unmitigated self absorbed schmuck, Jackson can’t pick a winner to save his life, can anyone tell me why is Cris Carter on TV? Key and the Coach, there’s the show.

  5. Joe Says:



    Nice! 🙂


    “never-blinking Rachel Nichols and ever-squinting Suzy Kolber” I lol’d.

  7. BucFan South Tampa Says:

    Amen brother. and dont forget the Favre Watch. Besides NFL Network is just as bad. Total Access is all about Cowboys, Saints, steelers, Patriots, and whoever McNabb is with this year. Its sickening.