Bucs Hate The Panthers

December 2nd, 2011

Joe imagines he’s one of the few that listens to The Jeff Faine Show, which broadcasts out of an Orlando radio station on Monday nights.

Don’t worry. You’re not missing much. It’s essentially an infomercial for Faine’s fancy Orlando sports bar, and they broadcast live from the joint while Faine drinks a couple of cold ones and talks all things sports with an annoying host.

That said, occasionally Faine says something of note for Bucs fans.

Multiple times this season Faine has said that the Bucs’ biggest rival is the Panthers and the team has a bitter taste for all things Carolina.

Faine has said that the illegal Clifton Smith decapitation still hits home with many players that witnessed that heinous personal foul from former Panthers cornerback Dante Wesley in 2009. Faine said players recognize that the incident all but ended Smith’s career. Joe’s blood still boils that Roger Goodell saw fit to only suspend Wesley one game. Thanks, hatchetman.

The point here is Joe sincerely hopes the Bucs treat this as a rivalry game, in the sense that they bring big-time energy and hatred for 60 minutes.

 If the good guys can’t get a first-quarter touchdown against this heinous Carolina defense, then it might not happen until next year.

10 Responses to “Bucs Hate The Panthers”

  1. TheProsUseAdvoCare Says:

    I just want a win. I don’t care how pretty/ugly it may be.

  2. Architek Says:

    No one cares about this team and how they feel anymore, just play to save your coach job. Personally Carolina looks like they are going to be better sooner than the heartless Bucs and thats a shame but it is what it is.

  3. k2thesoldier Says:

    I remember chanting “A-HOLE, A-HOLE, A-HOLE” (cleaned up version) with a ton of other Buc fans at that game. Wesley is a piece of crap for that hit.
    I’ve always hated the Panthers more than ATL and NO, but the two games that truly fueled that hatred were the 250 yards rushing they put on us on Monday night and the Clifton hit. Those one’s stuck home for me and I’ve hated them more than any team since then. This is the perfect game to end this losing streak; shut down Scam Newton and finally get the offense to start clicking. One can hope!

  4. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Yep, those 2 games did it for me too. I also remember a game where we lost the game because we missed the PAT at the end of the game (I think it was the year after the SB). I hate their players, their colors, their fans, everything.

  5. k2thesoldier Says:

    Yep, everything about the Panthers is miserable.
    Although, do you remember that catch by Antonio Bryant in the Monday night game against them? I still have flashbacks to that, best catch I have EVER seen in my life.

  6. Eric Says:

    I particularly hated Jake the snake. Jack ass beat us one year on a long field goal, after our DB dropped a sure interception for the win.

    And, not sure we ever blocked Peppers.

  7. Amar Says:

    “heinous Carolina defense”….Our defense is ranked 31st right ahead of the Pats defense…..How heinous can there defense be? Or if there defense is heinous then what’s ours? Horrendous? High school? Horrible?

  8. k2thesoldier Says:

    @ Amar, both defenses are all-time bad.

  9. jvato24 Says:

    Faine is dumb … You can see these teams respect eachother .. compared to the Falcons and Saints … These teams … aside from the assault on Clifton Smith … would bloody eachother but not a lot of chippyniess … Saints and Falcons are most annoying teams in the division regardless of record.

  10. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    I have always hated Carolina, but had a hard time hating John Fox.
    In fact, I was happy for him when he landed in Denver, and I am happy to see him winning with Tebow. He plays the hand of cards he is dealt, as best he can.
    Though I want Tampa to win Sunday, I just can’t see it happening.
    In fact, with Cam Newton and Carolina’s big backs, it may get downright ugly for us. There is a “race” in the NFC South, a race to see who avoids finishing last in the division. The way I see it, Saints win division, Atlanta second, Carolina third, and Tampa finishes last in the NFC South.