September 26th, 2013

josh freeman ticket

Now Joe understands this is a pure coincidence. For the debut game of rookie third round pick Mike Glennon, supplanting franchise quarterback Josh Freeman as the Bucs’ starter, the actual ticket for the game is very interesting, thanks to a catch by Jason Lisk of

Josh Freeman was benched yesterday by head coach Greg Schiano. If you have a game ticket for this week’s home game against the Arizona Cardinals, you might just have a picture of Josh Freeman, in the orange creamsicle uniform, looking at you as you enter the game to see Mike Glennon’s first career start.

You can see that the ticket also markets this as the “Throwback Game”. That would make this ticket 0-fer Sunday.

Last week, it was announced that the Buccaneers would not be doing the throwback game this year, because of a new league policy that players should wear the same helmet all year. Switching from the pewter helmet color to the all-white background Bucco Bruce swashbuckler would have been too difficult, and the team didn’t want to go with the same helmet while wearing the throwback uniform.

Joe finds the irony funny. The Bucs want Bucs fans to move past Freeman. After all, Schiano refused to even touch the subject today, claiming he spent sufficient time discussing the issue on Wednesday. Yet there Freeman will be in the hands of thousands of fans.

And like he did with DJ Toes on the Line, the moment Freeman leaves and Schiano is asked about the transaction, Schiano will say he doesn’t discuss players that are not on his roster.

And the door to the Josh Freeman Era in Tampa Bay will be shut, slammed, dead-bolted shut.

77 Responses to “Irony”

  1. Tye Says:

    How symbolic is that…. The 1st time he took the field he was in the throw-back uni and now the last pic of him in a Bucs uniform is on the ticket for people to remember.

  2. Splengo Says:

    I remember the last time we played the Cards, Legarette Blount literally hurdled onto the scene. What a game. Where is that guy now? It’s a shame. Our beloved team is in the hands of a megalomaniac madman intent on driving this team into the sea. SMH.

  3. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    LMAO @ Revis comparing MG to Napoleon Dynamite!

  4. bucs4lyfe Says:

    all the issues this guy had with aqib talib he never once put him down on his off field issues, even with da’quan bowers never once said a bad thing about the guy….michael bennett, israel idonije, blount. He’s only come out in publicly abused one player, even when ryan lindell missed that field goal for the win he came out and supported that guy so i really wonder what it says about schiano

  5. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    AND Revis has got a tape!! of Glennon doing the Vote for Pedro dance! classic!

  6. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    “And the door to the Josh Freeman Era in Tampa Bay will be shut, slammed, dead-bolted shut.”

    As it should be…Josh has no one to blame but himself…he regressed as a leader and as a Quarterback. There is a reason why he wasn’t voted Captain…and there is a reason why he was late to the team picture.
    Apparently the Bucs wanted him out before the season started. It is a shame…but it happens….thank goodness the $$$ end this year.

  7. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    All I know is before Freeman was benched a lot of callers disagreed with Big Dog. Now they suddenly agree with him.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    “Schiano is asked about the transaction, Schiano will say he doesn’t discuss players that are not on his roster.”

    Joe…I still can’t find where he said that in the presser.I’ve listened to it twice Joe. When exactly does Schiano say this? Ho hum I guess people will have to go and hunt it down themselves. Perhaps someone else can confirm that Schiano said that.

  9. RBellBuc Says:

    You want IRONY? How about if Josh Freeman wins a Super Bowl with another team before we get to the playoffs. Now that would be IRONY! lol

  10. Eric Says:

    Does this mean that the twirl move practices didn’t work?

  11. Eric Says:

    If we don’t beat the cards next real chance at a win is buffalo.

    It’s not unthinkable we could go 0-16.

  12. RBellBuc Says:


    He has said that in the past if I recall. I think in his first year PC after he released Winslow.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    RBellBuc …but Freeman hasn’t left yet. So why bother with all that stuff right now? Oh well. More TMZ.

  14. Splengo Says:


    This is the last time I’m going to help you out because I still like you even though you are the king of all flippers.

    Go back read what Joe said – the moment Freeman leaves , ie, in the future if and when he leaves. Sheesh!

  15. biff barker Says:

    Love the Free Willy posse banging on Schiano. Joe’s on board now too!
    And the Keep deflecting from the issue that Cap’n Freeman, (err, that’s right, his own team wouldn’t even vote for him) is a bottom feeder in many NFL QB rankings. The Franchise QB misses his own camp, slurs badly on a live daytime radio broadcast and misses team photo’s? Leader!
    Blame Schiano and hate Glennon all you want but Freeman has very obvious troubles inside and outside the chalk. Own it you chicks.

  16. Patrick Says:

    I just hope Schiano isn’t married to Glennon the way Raheem was married to Freeman. Glennon doesn’t have much potential; the quarterbacks in the 2014 draft do!

  17. stratobuc Says:

    When asked who was backing up Glennon, Schiano said Freeman. That puts him on the roster, and makes a comment on Freeman – so, wrong on both counts.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    stratobuc…it’s tricky wording you have to read it again… Joe is forecasting what Schiano will say AFTER Freeman is gone. Though I have NO idea why..well I kind of do know why, but I’m not getting into it.

  19. Splengo Says:


    Do you believe anything Schiano says. Monday he said Freeman was the starter. Next time you talk to him, ask him if Freeman is the back-up to Glennon, why is Orlovsky taking up a valuable roster spot?

  20. Couch Fan Says:

    Freeman was the starter Monday…. whats so bad about that?

  21. Couch Fan Says:

    Glennon didn’t take over til Wednesday. See if you just listen and not let your hate get in the way… it would all make sense.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Hate on JBF? No way!

  23. Splengo Says:

    No Couch,

    Not hate. Distrust. You should know better. As King of all Mobbers, you know hate when you see it. If Schiano puts his hand over his brow, he’s telling the truth. If he looks you straight in the eye, he’s telling the truth. But if he ever opens his mouth……..

  24. MakaveliTheDon Says:


    just a warnng, ’87 and couch are immune to logic and reason. Theyre equipped with a logic defying force feild, powered by air. So it never goes out.

  25. RBellBuc Says:

    Even Carson Palmer thought Zona was better than Tampa. Unless Glennon can miraculously play better than his preseason debut, we’re in for a long season, again. If Glennon shows no better than Freeman this season what college QB do you think Schiano would want in the draft? AJ McCarron? Who out there would be considered a Schiano mental guy?

  26. lightningbuc Says:

    “why is Orlovsky taking up a valuable roster spot?”


    Splengo’s right. We could use that for a backup long snapper or a 6th string running back.

  27. RBellBuc Says:

    or a TE ^^^

  28. SteveK (MGM) Says:

    Go Glennon!

    This offense *could gel* and play up to it’s potential with Napoleon Dynamite. One just hopes he can throw the ball like Uncle Rico.

    #Victory Bound

  29. Splengo Says:


    Only a low ranking mobber would make such an idiotic statement. Where is your slot WR? Where is your pass-catching TE? If you persist on doing your business in the street and blaming it on dogs, I’m going to have to report you to PETA. Lol.

  30. BucoBruce Says:


    Do you or does anyone else know the best seats were your in the shade at a 1 oclock game.I have been to a lot of games but I never paid attention until now because of my kid.

  31. Buc1987 Says:

    Go Glennon!

    “This offense *could gel* and play up to it’s potential with Napoleon Dynamite. One just hopes he can throw the ball like Uncle Rico.”


  32. lightningbuc Says:

    Idiotic statement? Each team makes seven guys inactive every week. If Orlovsky were cut and another player signed, they would be inactive every week.

    Splengo, you were the one a few weeks back who told us to take it easy on your boyfriend JFro because the negative comments could hurt his psyche and feelings, as if Freeman reads the posts on JBF. Talk about an idiotic statement!

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    BucoBruce …Adam L. can help you. He said he sits in the shade I think in the 200 section or so. 215 or 218. Something like that.

  34. BucoBruce Says:

    Thanks 1987,Im sure the Bucs have the sun to there backs but I need to know exactly were the shade is.Every time I here Mike glennon I think of the commercial for mennan,the deodorant one.

  35. Buc1987 Says:

    “Splengo, you were the one a few weeks back who told us to take it easy on your boyfriend JFro because the negative comments could hurt his psyche and feelings, as if Freeman reads the posts on JBF. Talk about an idiotic statement!”

    lightningbuc…you have to save that sh!t man…people want to read it.

  36. Buc1987 Says:


  37. Splengo Says:


    I’m afraid you have me confused with some other Freemanite. Ask you leader CouchFan or any other low ranking mobber and they will tell you that from day one i’ve called for Freeman to be traded or released. I couldn’t be happier with what has happened. Now Schiano will rise or fall on the success of Glennon. The table has been set, now justice will be served. Buc1987 will verify what I’ve said. As secretary, he keeps all mobber records and files. Lol

  38. JBo$$ Says:

    Does anybody have a link to the Ron and Ian interview? Not trying to hijack the comments section but I’ve heard so much about Free slurring his speech and I’ve yet to hear the interview.

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    “Now Schiano will rise or fall on the success of Glennon.”

    I don’t have it, but I’ll be your witness that is what you’ve wanted..

  40. Buc1987 Says:

    I just want a fkin win.

  41. Splengo Says:


    Don’t take everything I say seriously. Most of what I say is meant to comical. I’m no hater and neither are you. We disagree on whether Schiano is a NFL-caliber coach but that’s OK for now. I admire your loyalty to the Bucs and your desire to win. Good night I’m out.

  42. eastflatbushbuc Says:

    Please beg tony dungy to save your team and organization

  43. Buc1987 Says:

    Splengo …lol I know I caught you. Good Night. Dream of Napolean Dynamite throwing TD passes. LOL

    If Freeman does have a serious “off the field” problem. Thank you for nothing a-hole, now were stuck with stork-boy for the rest of the season.

    Who the hell knows how long the Bucs might have known about this, if there is an is?

    It has become a damn soap opera.
    Good thing we have Joe as our narrator…

    This game should be interesting…what with the rookie plot and all.

    I think Glennon better pull this off or Schiano and the Bucs might get booed this Sunday. Yikes, that might psych the poor kid out…. Stay tuned there just might be a QB carousel on the way…

    and I’ll be there live in the sweltering heat…Drama!

  44. BucoBruce Says:

    They say it will be partly cloudy all day sunday so maybe it wont be so hot.Glennon is going to throw 3 td sunday.or more or ill never come on here again that’s how much I like Glennon.BOOK IT.

  45. Chris Says:

    1. Orlovsky is on the roster bc freeman is trade bait. Does anyone want him? No. But they’re keep orlovsky here til they find out for sure. This has been in the works for a while if you ask me.

    2. For the first time since we lost to the eagles last year I’m excited. There’s new blood at qb. I was getting sick of seeing the same lackadaisical qb play week after week.

  46. Buc1987 Says:

    BucoBruce…dear gawd I hope your right. If that happens and the Bucs win. The kid will become a hero for a week amongst Buc fans. I’ll chanting his name out of RJS!

    He does have a shyteload of pressure though, good thing it’s at home, but damn a rookie that comes in at 0-3. No pressure there… Just come threw stork-boy.

  47. Buc1987 Says:

    “2. For the first time since we lost to the eagles last year I’m excited. There’s new blood at qb. I was getting sick of seeing the same lackadaisical qb play week after week.”

    Chris…I really can’t wait to get there. I’m psyched up for the kid. It’s like a breathe of fresh air.

  48. Illuminati Says:

    Let’s look at some stats in our own conference:

    We are 5th in points allowed.
    We are 2nd in sacks.
    We are 5th in total tackles.
    We are 5th in interceptions.
    We are 4th in passes defended.

    I’d say we’re alright defensively.

    Offensively, we have not been good. But we are 6th in rushing yards.

    In the AFC, 10 teams are already either 3-0 or 2-1.
    In the NFC, only 5 teams are already either 3-0 or 2-1.

    11 teams in the NFC are either 0-3 or 1-2.

    So, as I see it, if Glennon can get our passing offense back to being even mediocre, we can win some games and get back in the hunt by mid-season.

    As Mike Williams said this week about the decision to start Glennon, “They made the decision for a reason. They didn’t make the decision for us to keep losing.”


  49. Buc1987 Says:

    Illuminati …Great take. Go Bucs!

  50. Free's A Boob Says:

    What a hypocrite(s). You know..and said as much this morning, that Freeman lost the job due to his off-field demons. It’s no secret, in fact your friend BD proclaimed it the last two days. You also, rightly, refuse to publish the detailed information and protect the man’s privacy whether for legal (likely) or moral (doubtful, you have none) reasons. Either way you are making the right call.

    Why then go out of your way to bash Schiano for taking the exact same path that you are? A real man (or should I say men) would applaud Schiano’s discretion, as I applaud yours, and wish Free the best and rally behind the team.

    You guys are pathetic

  51. Buc1987 Says:

    Free’s A Boob ..yikes man that’s the most I’ve ever seen you

  52. BucoBruce Says:

    Glennon will lead us to 3 victorios in a row cards,eagles,rams .He will get better every game and he can make every throw.Glennon will be the talk on espn and my fav. show first take.

  53. Buc1987 Says:

    BucoBruce…and if he doesn’t then what? We’ll never see you on the site again?

  54. Free's A Boob Says:

    @Buc1987 well I am pissed about the media hiding behind what they know and can’t (or won”t print) and banging on Schiano, Dom, and the Bucs for doing the same and refusing to talk about it all to attack Schiano for being a stand up guy on this issue.

  55. Buc1987 Says:

    Who else is going to be there besides Adam L and me?

  56. Free's A Boob Says:

    @Buco behind you all the way

  57. Buc1987 Says:

    Your going to be there BucoBruce?

  58. BucoBruce Says:

    Yes,Im sorry I was wrong on the game order and it will be 4 in a row cards,philly,atlanta,panthers.BOOK IT.Tampaaaaaaaaaa

  59. Free's A Boob Says:

    My son and I will be

  60. Buc1987 Says:

    Free’s A Boob…it is a VERY good point I hear you. Good luck getting a reply..

  61. Buc1987 Says:


  62. Buc1987 Says:

    Free’s A Boob…be loud please!

  63. gotbbucs Says:

    Lord I hope we can start winning so these comment sections can be about football instead of a few guys hijacking every thread and hurling insults at each other.
    Remember that, when we used to talk about X’s and O’s instead of who said what and when?

    @ Illuminati, thank you for posting something useful, and I agree, all we really need Glennon to do is be able to put the short and intermediate passes in a place where guys can catch it and do something afterword. If he can put a crossing pattern pass in front of a receiver instead of behind it will be a great improvement.

    Freeman is old news, we all knew this was coming, lets move on.

  64. Free's A Boob Says:

    I just hope that the team comes together, Glennon does a serviceable job, and we win. As many said earlier, that will calm things down. A total team win would be great.

  65. Buc1987 Says:

    Free’s A Boob..I’m telling you if all this happens I’m starting up a Glennon Chant in my section…

  66. Free's A Boob Says:

    Joe had a great idea MGM bucs t-shirts

  67. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL Joe you could sell them on the site with your site logo…good idea man.

  68. Couch Fan Says:

    Were gonna be Winnin with Glennon!!! GO BUCS!!! Let the New Era begin!!

  69. Buc1987 Says:

    Thin line your treading Joe. Hope no one in Schiano’s family has come on JBF over the last month or so.

  70. Andrew 1 Says:

    You all may think I’m crazy for saying this but fuk it I don’t care. I still think freeman is talented but he just lacks other important qualities that make a good qb, such as dicision making. Now, I back glennon 100% now that he is our starting qb, but if I have to watch freeman take some other team to the playoff or beyond, I’ll be uber pissed, mainly at our coach. Seen it happen before and I don’t want to see it happen again. Is it stands right I give my full support to glennon so long as he is our starting qb.

  71. Tampamac Says:

    Breaking news from that 4 letter network.. Just saw an interview with Josina Anderson with Freeman and now he’s publicly asked for a trade.. This oughta be interesting.. Lol

  72. Tampamac Says:

    And can I get credit for the scoop Joe? Lol

  73. buc4lyfe Says:

    People should be banned from quoting stupid stats, our defense isn’t ok….if you think offenses won’t figure out a way to make us pay for all that blitzing under disguise of a zone or man zone then you really don’t realize how many games are left. So sad to be a buc fan and hear people getting all happy about glennon beating a team with injuries and isn’t very good. We have talent to compete with the big boys, that’s what it takes to get to postseason, low expectation havin mental midgets lol….it’s funny to me because I think glennon will play great but once again coaching Will make him lose in his debut

  74. JBSkiff Says:

    First it was “Glennon Mob” now it seems that Joe has joined BD in his campaign to run Schiano out of town. I just wonder what name BD and BM write their thoughts under. The drumbeat of Schiano hate on afternoon Sports Radio is loud and really shows who is and who is not real Bucs fans. I hope this site doesn’t help to sink what hope we have for a turnaround to this disastrous start to this season. I feel sorry for Freeman. I am no Hater! I just wish he would have been talked to -to get some help, for what ever problem or problems he had or is having. That’s what true friends do. Has it ever crossed anyone’s mind that maybe he was a bitchier and complainer in the locker room? Just maybe he might have come across as another K2.

    I just know I will be on the Bucs side screaming my heart out for my team. Do I like every player? NO but that doesn’t keep me from giving full support of MY TEAM THE BUCCANEERS! I thought Ra was over his head but the media people gave blind loyalty to him until he left, then the bottom feeders turned on him like flies on sh!t.

    Let’s keep this blog a place where we celebrate our team and root our heart out.

    GO BUCS! Let’s have a win Sunday and all have a drink to a lot more..

  75. White Tiger Says:

    There’s Schiano hate on the afternoon sports radio shows?!

    Holy cow – miss a week – miss a LOT!?

    The only thing I’ve been hearing from the morons at the ol Pen-n-Ink…is how bad they hate Freeman.

    Schiano thought he bought another year…HAH…he’s toast.

    I only wish he’d take that troll Eye Rah and Dr Propecia with him wherever he lands.

    If we’re going to blow it all up – and make no mistake we JUST did – then lets BLOW IT THE FREAK UP…

    If this moronn of a coach wants to try to force the second coming of Vince Evans out onto the field…it may be time for me to start mowing on Sunday’s.

    Wake me when they’re gone – but not until they’re ALL gone.

  76. White Tiger Says:

    …and the hinges to the door of the Greg Schiano (and more than likely, Mark Dominic) era…are creaking.

    What this man did for Rutgetrs – he’s done for the Buccaneers.

    Nothing, absolutely nothing.

  77. SteveK (MGM) Says:

    White Tiger,

    Schiano has done more than Freeman has for the Bucs.

    Dominick proclaimed: “It’s all about 5.”

    Look no further than our inept GM, Schiano has turned this ship around, while we still needed to reach rock bottom (Freeman regressing).

    The regression is all on Josh. QBs make or break teams, and our guy just isn’t an NFL QB. He is a model, a Michael Jackson dressing model.

    We have a better chance to win with Glennon taking the snaps, as he wants to be a part of the team.

    Freemadonna could only care about himself.