Gameday Tampa Bay

October 20th, 2013

Falcons cheerleader

Game 6

Bucs (0-5) at Dixie Chicks (1-4)

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

TV: WTVT-TV, Channel 13, locally. Outside the Tampa Bay area, DirecTV Channel 704.

Radio: Buccaneers Radio Network (in Tampa WFUS-FM 103.5, and WDAE-AM 620); SiriusXM Channel 134.

Weather: Per, though the game will be played in a soulless dome, Bucs fans tailgating for the game will experience true fall weather (which is known as bitter winter conditions in the Sunshine State). Morning temperatures will be in the mid-50s with virtually no wind under crystal clear, sunny skies. After the game, it is expected to be a pleasant 69 degrees outside the Georgia Dome.

Odds: Per, Dixie Chicks -6.5.

Outlook: How ugly has this season become for the Bucs? Consider that today may be the last great chance until December for the Bucs to record their first victory of the season. December! The Dixie Chicks limp into the Georgia Dome ripe for a loss. Down is Julio Jones. Down is Roddy White. Down is Steven Jackson. With the exception of Matt Ryan future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez, the Dixie Chicks are starting a bunch of scrubs.

The offensive line? Ha! Jeremy Trueblood of all people, the human turnstile, is the Dixie Chicks’ starting right tackle. Yes, really!

And the Dixie Chicks defense? How does being 26th in the NFL in pass defense? Yikes!

Not only is this likely the last good opportunity until December for a win, this game is a chance for the Bucs’ big-named stars to shine and play to their expected level. If Da’Quan Bowers can’t beat Trueblood, it may be time to turn the page on the Clemson product. Scrub wide receivers? Time for Darrelle Revis, Dashon Goldson and Mark Barron to take over. Rotten pass defense by the Dixie Chicks? Time for Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams to run a track meet with the ball.

If the Bucs lose today, it will be time for Bucs fans to become familiar with Jake Matthews and Jadeveon Clowney.

(Vic Beasely of Clemson? Stop! Did the guy even dress last night against Florida State?)

If the Bucs can’t take advantage of a team teetering on the brink of collapse, Joe suspects brisk alcohol sales late this afternoon in the Tampa Bay area.

12 Responses to “Gameday Tampa Bay”

  1. Mr Lucky Says:

    Hey Joe, you found a picture of a cheerleader with some meat on her bones!

  2. Meh Says:

    More like Bridgewater/Mariotta than Clowney/Mathews.

  3. MadMax Says:

    Matthews and Taylor Lewan…..all day long!!

  4. Chef Paul Says:

    Ha Joe. The only two times I’ve drank in the last two years have been the last two Bucs games. I’ve got my booze ready for today. Something tells me, if the Bucs got me to drink, the alcohol sales are already sky high.

  5. Eric Says:

    Brink of collapse vs already collapsed.

  6. D-Rome Says:

    If the Bucs lose today, it will be time for Bucs fans to become familiar with Jake Matthews and Jadeveon Clowney.

    It was time to get familiar with those two with the loss against the Cardinals.

  7. netto Says:

    If the Glazers keep Schiano on contract, at THIS rate we will be in the running for Famous Jameis in the years to come…. and Teddy bridgewater uh, no thanks.

  8. Surf Buc Says:

    Why do you call the Atlanta Falcons ‘the Dixie chicks’??

  9. aj Says:

    we definitely have to be getting a qb in this draft or i will start to seriously question this franchise

  10. dan Says:

    Bucs loose. 24 21 sad to say this. I

  11. Splengo Says:

    I’ll bet Crotch Fan….errr Couch Fan really likes the Dixie Chick in the picture. I do too! Lol.

  12. Joe Says:

    Why do you call the Atlanta Falcons ‘the Dixie chicks’??

    Think about it.