Please Don’t Call Vincent Jackson “Bo.”

March 14th, 2012

When Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik landed a top-flight wide receiver seconds after the gun sounded opening the free agent frenzy, Bucs fans were almost giddy in unison over the first solid wide receiver aquisition since Chucky’s days.

But the signing of Vincent Jackson brought to mind not a celebration for Joey Johnston of the Tampa Tribune, but perhaps the worst moment in Bucs history.

@JJohnstonTrib: For 2nd time, Bucs acquired guy named Vincent Jackson. First time was 1986. 1st overall pick. Went by his nickname – “Bo”

Yup. That would be Bo Jackson. The worst moment in Bucs history was when then miserly owner Hugh Culverhouse (and Bucs fans call Team Glazer “cheap,” ha!) wouldn’t re-sign Doug Williams; the freefall was quick and swift.

Four years later Jackson, a true beast of a running back, stood up Culverhouse, as if Jackson was Tuna Parcells himself.

It took the Bucs a full decade to recover from that debacle.

So please, for Joe’s sake, don’t call Vincent Jackson “Bo.” Please.

24 Responses to “Please Don’t Call Vincent Jackson “Bo.””

  1. raphael Says:

    I would call Vincent Jackson Rich but not Bo

  2. Buddhaboy Says:

    possibly the best athlete ever outside of Deion Sanders. I saw deion sanders in high school once run back 5 punt returns against my high school in venice….it looked like a video game.

  3. BOb Says:

    Jo dont know diddly! Lol

  4. eric Says:

    Man that Bo thing hurt bad for a longgggggggggggggg time.

    He wouldnt even sign after Scott Brantley took him snook fishing.

  5. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Bucs land Carl Nicks, as expected. Agrees to terms for 5 yrs, $47.5M.

  6. Pete Dutcher Says:

    I think we should nickname him “Bo” as a slap to the real Bo.


  7. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Watch out though…La Canfora is reporting it.

  8. SensibleBuc Says:

    @ Scotty

    Schefter’s on it too! We got him!

  9. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Bucs got Nicks.;_ylt=Ai65_a11HF.V6l3NPYY76rRDubYF?slug=ys-nfl_free_agency_twitter_tracker_031312

  10. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Hell yes!

  11. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Tolbert is next, hopefully

  12. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    So…anyone else not getting work done today besides me…LMAO!

  13. Have A Nice Day Says:

    47.5 mil with 31 mil guaranteed. I hope he proves worth it!

  14. bucfaithful Says:

    bucs sign carl nicks!!!!! hell ya

  15. raphael Says:


  16. Juewon Says:

    We just got Carl Nicks.

  17. J 2.0 Says:

    Ok I’m in! Seasons tickets will be purchased.

  18. Fernando Says:

    We just signed man beast Nicks!!!!!!!
    Oh hail the Buccaneers!!!!

  19. raphael Says:

    holy crap..I just heard they are going after Loften next…. WHOA
    F yeah ROCK STAR !!!!!

  20. Theodore Says:

    LeGarrette Blount can pick up that one yard now.

  21. e350benz Says:

    BUCS just inked Carl Nicks, go baby go

  22. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    1 PM presser at OBP.

  23. Anthony Says:

    that was a good pick

  24. Cannon Says:

    Who needs passing game, just line up and run the dang ball.