“I Played With MRSA”

October 10th, 2014
Bucs CB Johnthan Banks (27) believes he is can play with the MRSA, he can play with a sore neck.

Johnthan Banks (27) believes if he can play with the MRSA, he can play with a sore neck.

One of the walking wounded in practice this week has been starting corner Johnthan Banks. The second-year pro hurt his neck in the loss to the Saints.

A neck injury is nothing to fool with. Those can be dangerous and, in some cases, have ending playing careers. Banks doesn’t seem concerned.

Prior to practice today, Banks told the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, that he believes he will play Sunday, and scoffed at being held out due to a neck injury.

Think about that for a moment. Most people with the MRSA wind up on IVs and hospitalized. Banks toughed it out and played. That’s a man.

So Joe can understand why Banks doesn’t think a neck injury will keep him on the sidelines when he played through the MRSA.

As an aside, Joe was speaking with another member of the Tampa Bay pen and mic club earlier this week and wondered — not that it is a shock– why so many Bucs fans across the board have checked out already on the season. The unnamed typist writer told Joe that despite the awful record last year, the season was full of drama. There is no drama this year, hence, why Bucs followers are disengaged. “We need drama,” the writer told Joe.

Joe agrees. With a 1-4 record, it is awfully vanilla out there in Bucsdom.

28 Responses to ““I Played With MRSA””

  1. Espo Says:

    Well this fan is tuned in and would prefer no drama.

  2. meh Says:

    What we need is quality football.

  3. DB55 Says:

    Banks will probably get benched with an “injury” just like Martin did. What is more probable to me is that he’s being benched for the penalty he committed in OT last week.

    Don’t understand all the hate towards banks he’s in his second year and outperformed Revis last year and has as many ints as Verner this year and both those guys went to the probowl.

  4. OB Says:


    We will be fine we can lose any worse that the Thursday Night Massacre. Based on the last two games we might even win, so just sit back and enjoy the show.

  5. SteveK Says:

    C’mon Banks! Get a take away!

  6. Hawk Says:

    Vanilla?? Your blog, alone, should be proof that anything to do with Glennon can get ALL fans riled up.

  7. Teacherman777 Says:


    Does that mean boring? Like uptight white guys?

    Ooh! J/k. Im not racist.

    Im not black or white, im “bright.”

    Lighten up fellas.

    Go Bucs!!

  8. bucbucbuc Says:

    joe – its being reported that banks, evans, AND foster are on track to play this weekend. looks like we will be much closer to full strength than we originally thought

  9. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    Tampa bay sports must really suck for the media to manufacture drama, You guy’s are insane. I could see if you guy’s had a team like the Bengals, Bronco’s, Packers, Bears, Seahawks, Cardinals, Redskins, Eagles, Chargers but your team is the Tampa Bay BUCS! A few of the teams mentioned above aren’t doing what was predicted but their fan bases aren’t calling for the head coaches but the BUCS fan base wants playoffs or bust, LOL. Three proven players on D and rooks on the O but its still amazing how they aren’t winning like you would like, hahahahah goodness. You know what, I think that the people complaining are trolls from chicago who hate coach smith and want to see him fail in tampa c’mon Bear fans you are better than that. I thought the fan base and media was different out there in Tampa but I guess not, sad. I wish coach Smith would have went to Detroit where he would have been appreciated. It’s amazing how this man doesn’t pay my bills but I feel the need to defend him on this comment section, anyway COOL IT BEAR FANS!

  10. kevin Says:

    Joe… I was happy to see your post Time to throw on first down the other day. Anyone watch the colts texans game last night. LOTS of throw on first downs by both teams. Even throw on first down by the colts with a four score lead. The bucs continue to run it up the middle on first when they are down by three scores to start the third quarter. Thats what has me down as a fan. This team never engages in a shootout. Its boring to watch. Im a die hard bucs fan and always will be but after so many years of the same thing its hard to get excited about something I already know is not going to happen. This team needs to join the majority of the league and play some real football. They are showing imporovment but I still see them being way to conservative . Maybe one day but not holding my breath. I think if Tedford were here it would be much different right now

  11. knucknbuc Says:

    I’m excited as a fan actually we’ve improved these last 2 weeks and if not for the refs calling phantom calls last week on us and barely any on the saints Wed be 2-3 and signing a whole different tune were going to win I don’t need fake drama and shitano.

  12. Andrew 1 Says:

    I for one love the fact that we aren’t dealing with all the drama that we had last season. You want some more drama, then go gamble or something.

  13. Buddah Says:

    How would you be feeling if the season had started with the steelers game.?

  14. D-MAD-1 Says:

    Exactly! I’m one that would prefer not to have drama just quality football and a vanilla coach and team that is focused on trying to get better and win games in the future. Joe needs to worry about there spellcheck button, that’s enough drama in itself!!!! Tampa pin and mic club always thinking there bigger than game!

  15. WalkdaPlank Says:

    I will never get over how ugly these uniforms are. You can barely tell the difference between 21 & 27 in this photo. Bucs could win the Super Bowl for the next 10 years, you won’t catch me in those monstrocities.

  16. abdominal snowman Says:

    Walkdaplank a true fashionista lol

  17. abdominal snowman Says:

    I’ll rep my team any day. Could be worse, could be vikings purple. I hated the unis at first but they’re growing on me, but would like to associate them with winning one day.

  18. Patrickbucs Says:


    That might be the funniest joke of a post I’ve seen in a longtime:) at least I hope for your sake. Travel a lot and if you think fan bases in most if those cities are good or appreciate “their current coach” ummmm k.

  19. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Lol no no, I still rep and support my team regardless of how bad they wish to look. I still got plenty of the now “throwback” pewter and red gear. Just don’t expect to see me walking around in one of those clown suits with the built in alarm clocks. 😉

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    This site was packed with fans when Schiano was in charge and all the drama was going on. People love TMZ. I hated it.

  21. Joe Says:

    This site was packed with fans when Schiano was in charge and all the drama was going on. People love TMZ.

    And so does the NFL.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Newbucsfan…you’re driving me nuckin futs with this Chicago Bears crap. I can guarantee you 99.9% of the fans complaining about Lovie on this site were on this site before Lovie even came to town, ya silly Sally.

    Life is not one big conspiracy theory. I’m purty damn sure you’re a conspiracy nut job. Sometimes bad things happen man, it’s just the way it is.

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe Says:
    October 11th, 2014 at 12:43 am

    This site was packed with fans when Schiano was in charge and all the drama was going on. People love TMZ.

    “And so does the NFL.”

    Yessssir…the whole damn country loves drama.

  24. Chef Paul Says:

    I love drama too!!

    When it is very far away and has nothing to do with me, or any team I root for, and I can just watch it unfold from a very very safe distance.

  25. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    The unnamed (typist) writer told Joe that despite the awful record last year, the season was full of drama. There is no drama this year, hence, why Bucs followers are disengaged. “We need drama,” the writer told Joe.

    Actually, that is entirely not true, Joe. Most of the drama caused by certain media types (possibly the typist given his attitude) led to the fans giving up last year. The results were negative.

    The so-called “fans” that are giving up are simply bandwagon fans. Every team has them.

    “If you win, they will come.” is directed at bandwagon fans. Really.

    Eventually, if a team wins enough, the bandwagon fans start to become what appears to be real fans, but the moment things go bad, they moan and complain and give up.

    “Drama” would not be a good thing. Although, it would not surprise me if said “typist” tried to generate drama soon, now that he has thought about it.

  26. skelly Says:

    It’s not drama. Bucs fan are on life support after 5 years of crap teams. We are just waiting on a team and a record to be proud of and get excited about. Waiting…..

  27. Harry Says:

    I don’t believe that is the case at all. We’ve checked out because ANOTHER season went so quickly into the toilet after ANOTHER off-season of hope and hype.

    Isn’t that the definition of crazy? Doing the same thing over and over again expecting to have a different result? That is what Bucs fans are doing: believing the promises of the off-season, expecting them to be true. Promise, promise promise, then FLOP, FLOP, FLOP.

    Well, some of us realized we are crazy to continue this pattern (but I am a dumb a$$ bc I still keep following….)

  28. BoJim Says:

    I have supported and will always support my team. Da Bucs…..

    Hey newbucsfan. You’re wearing your tin-foil hat backwards. The eye holes are supposed to be in the front.