Game Of The Week?

September 5th, 2014
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Peter King of has deemed the Stinking Panthers-Bucs game the game of the week.

Usually, unless it involves Matty Ice and the Dixie Chicks or Drew Brees and the Saints, higher-ups in the NFL fourth estate don’t refer to any NFC South game as a “Game of the Week.” Part of that has to do with teams’ success and part of that has to do with TV market size.

The Bucs do not reside in a large TV market (not small, but not large) and, of course, the team has stunk for so long that Joe doesn’t know what a clean scent near a football field smells like any longer.

So when pedestrian-bumpingolive oil-lappingpopcorn-munchingcoffee-slurpingfried-chicken-eatingoatmeal-lovingcircle-jerkingbeer-chuggingcricket-watchingscone-loathingcollege football-naïvebaseball box score-reading, NPR-listeningfilthy-hotel-stayingfight-instigatingbarista-training Peter King, of and NBC Sports fame cut a video this week suggesting the Bucs hosting the Stinking Panthers Sunday is the NFL game of the week, Joe nearly fell over.

King explains why in the video below.

22 Responses to “Game Of The Week?”

  1. Rob Says:

    Saints / Falcons
    Packers / Seahawks
    Colts / Broncos
    49er’s / Cowboys

    All bigger and better match-ups.

  2. Evan Says:


    None of them involve the Bucs. Your point is invalid.

  3. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Rob I hate you

  4. andres Says:

    I hate Rob too.

  5. Stanglassman Says:

    Bigger match up(s) maybe but not a better Game of the week. This could be two of the top Def in football for years to come.

    I want Josh McCown to be successful as much as anyone but to say he had a fantastic preseason is a bit of a stretch.

  6. RastaMon Says:

    Perspective and perception…SAD…Less than an hour ago I went to my local Bealls store to pick out a new shirt for Sunday..what I had in mind was one of those “fishing” shirts with collar & sleeves and back shoulder ventilation,white, because it will be cruel hot,even at 4:30..the store had only dedicated a 5 foot circular display…..Gators…Noles and all other football was about 25′ x25’….Sad..Sad..Sad….

  7. Uncle Albert Says:

    Maybe Rob should be reading a different teams blog.

  8. RCH Says:

    I need what Rob is on if he thinks any game the cowboys are in is worth watching.

  9. Seattle Buc Says:

    I feel you Rasta, compare that to here in Seattle where every gas station has a back wall with hats, player jerseys and just about all things Seahawks. But it wasnt like that untill the Hawks reached the playoffs last year. The Bucs need to win! Go Bucs!

  10. MadMax Says:

    They got us last year….but that was then, and THIS IS NOW! Man Im fired uP!!!!

  11. flmike Says:

    Dude, you’re watching way to much BSPN, why would the 49rs/Cowboys game be a bigger game than the Bucs/Panthers, that game has a foregone conclusion, the Cowboy are awful and not just a normal sorta sucky awful they literally have the worst D in the league and Romo/Dez/Murray are it for the O, their line is awful and will most likely not give Romo enough time to make those long downfield throws to Dez, they’re also liable to get Romo KO’d early from a few games this season.

  12. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “The Bucs do not reside in a large TV market (not small, but not large)”

    Better than I thought. 14th place. Ahead of Miami, St. Louis, Denver, Baltimore, San Diego….

    Feel free to correct me if I am using incorrect data. I was curious as to exactly what the market size is, so, this was surprising.

  13. SteveBucsFan Says:

    I also hate Rob

  14. Joe Says:

    LW Dunn:

    Feel free to correct me if I am using incorrect data. I was curious as to exactly what the market size is, so, this was surprising.

    You are correct. Unless a team is in a huge market (say, Giants), they must be able to pull in a consistently large audience nationally or have a national following (like the Packers or Steelers) to get a lot of prime exposure. Bucs fit neither criteria.

  15. PanthersSuck! Says:

    Rob’s a no talent a$$ clown.

  16. DWE Says:

    Lets face it, no one likes Rob.

  17. KeithInTampa Says:

    No “Rob Fan” here either, but I am now coming around to like the “Pedestrian Bumping-Fried Chicken Eating-Barista Training” Peter King!

  18. mpmalloy Says:


  19. Hawk Says:

    I thought Rob was cut.

  20. Rob Says:

    Seriously guys? I’m talking national audience here. It’s the only game I give a crap about, but no one cares about Bucs / Panthers outside of the South the way that people would care about Packers / Seahawks or Broncos / Colts, etc…

  21. PRBucFan Says:

    lol damn Rob they stoned you…

    I’m sorry.. lol

  22. Hawk Says:

    Seriously, Rob. It’s nothing but love. We’re getting ‘punchy’ from football withdrawal. And you’re right, no one (outside our two areas) is going to be excited to see this game show up on their TV. Hopefully, by the end of the season, they’ll be calling their local station and asking how to get a Bucs game.