“Resistance Is Futile”

April 22nd, 2015


With everything Joe hears near and far, everything Joe is reading, everything Joe is watching, it is hard to believe — barring some general manager losing his mind — the Bucs won’t draft Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.

All sights and sounds point to Jameis coming rescue a dormant Tampa Bay franchise. One such sign came last night: It’s now official that Winston will not visit the Jets. In other words, he doesn’t seem to be making more visits. What’s the point?

Cue the “Custodian of Canton,” eye-RAH! Kaufman of The Tampa Tribune. He finds it funny (“Funny, how?”) that there are still those who peddle Marcus Mariota coming to the Bucs.

For argument’s sake, some team could really blow the doors off of Bucs general manager Jason Licht’s office with a trade offer, or Winston could do something really stupid in the next week.

Notice one of the loudest voices of Mariota-to-the-Bucs is helmet-head Mel Kiper. Remember, without suspense, BSPN loses viewers of its draft content.

84 Responses to ““Resistance Is Futile””

  1. Tom Says:

    Great goodfellas quote. “Funny like a clown? What, do I amuse you?”

  2. Louis Friend Says:

    Wrong Sci-fi poster – that quote is actually from Star Trek, the Borg: Resistance is futile. Arnold looks pretty badass though.

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    I think the pick is going the be Mariota!

  4. Clodhopper Says:

    I’ve got a friend. Yes, it’s true, I do. Anyways, he always says the most far fetched predictions he can think of just so when something crazy does happen he can say he called it and will look like a genius. Unfortunately he is never right. Not once. It always makes me think of him when an “expert” talking head says Mariota. So they can claim to have called it if something nuts happens. But they know deep down, something nuts will have to happen for them to be correct.

  5. bucs4lyfe Says:

    the bucs draft board was set before the combine just as they said you don’t draft like the raiders and change your board because someone runs faster than you thought….40 times mean nothing in the game of football, Winston was the pick before the season ended which is why lovie pulled all the starters at the end of the last game

  6. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Resistance is FUTILE!!!

    Jameis is coming to rescue us from suckery. Winston haters, accept your fate and cheer with the rest of us as he throws bombs to Mike Evans and shreds defenses like cheese.


  7. Brion Says:

    “ResIstance is futlile” is a Borg catchphrase from Star Trek, not the Terminator. Get your nerd refrences straight, Joe.

  8. Ray Rice Says:

    They have as much resistance as Sapp does with hookers!

  9. Pat Says:

    Yes, it is Star Trek…

    “We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.”

    NEVER!!! Go Bucs!

  10. DallasBuc Says:

    I got a real bad feeling about this. After all, incompetent Lovie Smith and his bobblehead lapdog GM made Josh McCown the starter this time last year. We could very easily find ourselves without Winston at the close of the first round with these bozos in charge.

  11. Barry Says:

    No team in the NFL is interested in drafting an accused rapist as their Franchise QB except TB. Which tells you why they’re the #WorstOrganizationInTheNFL

  12. WS99 Says:


    Can you say jay cutler? Lmao. Wouldn’t put it past him.

  13. Kevin Says:

    If they draft Winston this one is Buc fan that will pack it in. I’m not fair weather fan either. I’ve been on the bandwagon since 1989 and travel with the team on the road. But if you think I’m going to cheer for a team that makes the face of the franchise a “twice accused rapist” and a confirmed “knucklehead” you have another coming… Best of luck Glazers.

  14. Luther Says:

    One Buc Place will be known as “The Collective”. Lots of “Number 9’s” will be hanging around Jameis for sure.

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    Abuh bye Kevin…you won’t be missed the stadium is empty as it is.

  16. PocketPirates Says:

    Kevin Google Jameis Winston Chapter 3 and read the entire first article listed and come back here with a straight face still saying he’s guilty.

  17. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Jameis will single handedly take down L&L and the ownership…….

  18. Luther Says:

    @Kevin, he was accused once and is this the America that we have become that someone gets accused and everyone hates him even though evidence supports his version?

  19. Dreambig Says:

    Dallasbuc – I hear you, last year was a disaster, last year we were looking at a bunch of incoming free agents, most of which had never been extremely successful with their prior teams but somehow we expected they would come her and live up to their unfound greatness. Feels different this year. Less BS out of L&L and things seem better managed and more stable. Were stuck with them so they get the benefit of doubt, at least until mid point of the season.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m so fancy
    You already know
    I’m in the fast lane
    From L.A. to Tokyo
    I’m so fancy
    Can’t you taste this gold?

  21. Dreambig Says:

    Bye Kevin! Should we extend the plank for you or would you just like to be dropped off at the next port?

  22. Clodhopper Says:

    “is this the America that we have become…”

    Yes. Because people like Kevin don’t want to know the truth. They’ve make their opinions based on the first headline they read. Only the headline. Reading facebook for a few seconds proves that over and over and over again.

  23. Clodhopper Says:

    Dag Gonnit. What word that I used is banned?

  24. jb Says:

    Kevin Says:
    April 22nd, 2015 at 11:47 am
    If they draft Winston this one is Buc fan that will pack it in. I’m not fair weather fan either. I’ve been on the bandwagon since 1989 and travel with the team on the road. But if you think I’m going to cheer for a team that makes the face of the franchise a “twice accused rapist” and a confirmed “knucklehead” you have another coming… Best of luck Glazers.
    Hey Kevin,
    I suggest you take you’re holier-than-thou, uninformed attitude up to Atlanta.
    The Falcons love boring, uninformed fans, one reason they have to pipe in Crowd Noise. They can use a fan like you. Oh, and don’t let the door hitcha in the butt on the way out.
    And don’t come back when Jameis has helped us get in the Super Bowl in 5 or 6 years.

  25. bucs4lyfe Says:

    JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    April 22nd, 2015 at 11:52 am
    Jameis will single handedly take down L&L and the ownership…….

    OR…..it’s just not smart to see one scenario of someone that has never taken an NFL snap, I don’t do that about mariota and he’s not a sure thing because he’s a nice guy off the field. more than likely the chances are Winston is a franchise quarterback or he’s not a franchise quarterback….im more worried about him being a wasted pick and not a franchise player than the off field issues. look what legarrette blount did to the steelers every franchise has their issues with players that were successful elsewhere.

    Nostradamus you know so much about whats going to happen in the nfl you need to be betting in las vegas.

  26. Bogeyking Says:

    I do agree that Winston is coming.
    However, I disagree that he will save us from anything except more Sucking.
    One player does not turn a team around and I worry that so many of my fellow devoted Bucs fans will be so highly disappointed and devistated when he doesn’t live up to expectations and losing continues

  27. Joe Says:

    Arnold looks pretty badass though.

    Which is why Joe used that photo. #SarahConnor?

  28. Mike10 Says:

    I mean bogeyking (lol great name) voiced my concerns… We gotta heck of a lot of needs on this team… including the OL which directly affects Winston’s development. Our worst unit last year, wasn’t improved – arguable was made worse. How can anyone say Winston is going to be our savior?

  29. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    “Well, a week before was my buddy’s birthday and we had got a cake,” Winston said. “We met a dude that worked inside Publix and he said, ‘Hey, anytime you come in here, I got you.’ So that day, we just walked out and he hooked us up with that. And when I went to get crab legs, I did the same thing and he just gave them to me and I walked out. And someone from inside the store had told the security that I didn’t pay for them and that’s how the whole thing started.”

    So Jameis Winston thinks that it is perfectly acceptable for a Publix to steal merchandise and give it to him; sounds like his moral compass is broken. From his statement, it appears this wasn’t the first incident of this nature that occurred. Where did he learn that stealing was acceptable

  30. DallasBuc Says:

    87- I wish I shared your confidence in the leadership of this ball club to do the right thing and draft Winston. If past is prologue we can expect another failure in talent evaluation and decision-making from LovieDovie and the bobblehead.

  31. robert 9 Says:

    newsflash: the borg lost

    as will the JW crowd. when has joe been right on a QB.

    heck last year he proclaimed himself a general in the MGM

  32. WS99 Says:

    I got the hook up, holla if you me, uuuuh. – master p

  33. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    @Buc1987 Says:
    April 22nd, 2015 at 11:07 am
    I think the pick is going the be Mariota!

    What’s this….a bit of reverse psychology?

  34. HawaiianBuc Says:

    @robert 9,

    Too bad you won’t be on this here site to remind us when Winston busts. You’ll be in Dolphin land complaining about their organization.

  35. Clodhopper Says:


    Have you never had a friend that worked at a restaurant? Store? Anything where you either got something free or greatly reduced price? I’m willing to bet you’ve had a friend hook you up with something from where they work. Or vise versa

  36. OAR Says:

    Your clothes….give them to me, now!

    Hey, I think this guy’s a couple cans short of a six-pack.

  37. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    Clod…no I have not…..even if I did… it does not make it NOT stealing….this is really really sad….

  38. bucs4lyfe Says:

    JoeJoes Fungi Nails the ex ticket scalper

  39. Ben the GA Buc Says:

    I scrolled down these comments just to see what Mariota Joe would say. Surprisingly, he’s not here.

    Mariota Joe, I am disappoint.

  40. you can't fix it Says:

    There was nobody giving him anything, he’s just a smart a$$ thief, If they did give them to him don’t you think they would have giving him a box to put the crab legs in so it wouldn’t look like he was taken them, GET REAL !!So if he is the number one pick I look for a big land side for the Buc’s. and nothing but TROUBLE !!!!!!!

  41. robert 9 Says:


    too bad the pick won’t be JW

    you and 87 are gonna have to wipe each others tears come draft day.

    I am never wrong my friend.

    always 2 steps ahead.

  42. Buc since '74 Says:

    It was nice to have you as a Bucs “fan” Kevin.

  43. BuccaneEric Says:

    I can’t believe I rooted for that thief Derrick Brooks after he got hooked up with free shoes. What was I thinking????? Sarcasm at it’s finest

  44. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    bucs4…..I’ve seen 100’s of Bucs games live…..with my own season tickets…

  45. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    “robert 9 Says:
    April 22nd, 2015 at 12:38 pm


    too bad the pick won’t be JW

    you and 87 are gonna have to wipe each others tears come draft day.

    I am never wrong my friend.”

    So, you will say you were wrong when the pick is Jameis?

  46. robert 9 Says:

    I had a girl at dunkin donuts who used to hook me up with free sammiches, but I hooked her up with tube steak on her lunch break. she paid for them though, and I paid her back.

    mmmmm she smelled like donuts too!

  47. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    “mmmmm she smelled like donuts too!”
    toasted coconuts ?

  48. robert 9 Says:

    sure, they pick jameis i am wrong. i don’t change screen names short of version 6,7 etc before i learned joes blog etiquette

  49. robert 9 Says:

    more like kispy kreme when i was done

  50. Clodhopper Says:


    Well you’re the only one. Hookups happen everywhere. I personally have been hooked up before because we had a mutual friend. Wasn’t even my friend that worked there. I do my work for family and friends for free. Are they thieves? You could call it a gift as easily as stealing, if you use the strictest definition of each word.

    All I’m saying is, it doesn’t make him a villain for taking advantage of perks.

  51. bucs4lyfe Says:

    BuccaneEric Says:

    April 22nd, 2015 at 12:44 pm
    I can’t believe I rooted for that thief Derrick Brooks after he got hooked up with free shoes. What was I thinking????? Sarcasm at it’s finest
    but it was only one time lol…..

    it’s really funny as bad is life has turned out for warren sapp, derrick brooks broke the law also….if it had happened in this area no one even in hindsight would go back and change the pick for the bucs. 3 players from 95 are in the hall of fame 2 in the first round of the draft and im sure I don’t need to say who they were. it’s all fan talk, they don’t know how silly it sounds to project someone nfl career based on off field issues instead of what he did as a football player

  52. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I gotta say…I’ve heard enough about Winston to last me years already. The relief of drafting Mariota is mighty inviting.

  53. BuccaneEric Says:

    Hopefully Jameis gets more talked about from now on for winning football games than off field shenanigans. Evil shenanigans!!!!!! Lol supertroopers

  54. MarshallU Says:

    I guess I need to find a buddy who works at a BMW dearlership……………….

  55. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I used to go through the drive-through my senior year of HS with friends and some girls who worked there would fill up bags of fried chicken and sides and give them to us.

    I also had a friend who worked at a dunkin doughnuts/baskin robbins around that same time. MMMM, Jamocha Almond Fudge. I worked at a record store and would give a friend my discount.

    Is it legal? No. Is is ok? No. But, is it a sign someone is destined to a life of crime, and eventually prison? Of course not.

    This is especially true in any college town with a somewhat competitive football team. It happens. It has always happened, and it will continue to happen. So, let’s not pretend it’s not happening at the college you root for.

  56. Mariota Joe Says:

    Jameis….the Great Divider

  57. Clodhopper Says:

    I bet Mariota has taken advantage of perks too. We just haven’t heard about it because no one cares about him. 😉

  58. robert 9 Says:

    @ love

    i don’t think it’s as much the issue of taking the crab legs as not acknowledging it, brushing it under the rug like it’s nothing.

    also, it’s a bit more on the down low when someone throws an extra cookie in your bag and your paying for something than walking 100 yards through a store and walking out the door without paying. thats just stupid man. not condeming him for a hook up. but it is what it is. he knew he did not pay for them…so stop brushing it off on the guy that supposedly gave them to him and take responsibility.

    it’s not like it’s a local or private business where it was given to him.

  59. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I’m going to repeat my prediction. Jameis winds up with Publix and Joe’s Crab Shack endorsement deals. Not immediately, but eventually. Best way to deal with a bad situation is to face it head on and laugh at yourself.

  60. robert 9 Says:

    then you don’t know publix. their about as christian right wing as chik fil a

  61. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    Are you talking about the Harbaugh interview? I think he was asking how to clarify between the two. Neither is ok, but, I think we all can admit, there’s a little bit of a difference between straight up shoplifting and what actually happened. Not ok, but, there’s clearly a difference. As to why he didn’t say anything before? I would think his lawyer or FSU told him to STFU.

  62. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    As it is, Jameis is a Christian too. And, from what I have read, Christians are big on this “forgiveness” thing. We will see.

  63. robert 9 Says:

    there’s a difference, and I’m not saying it was straight up shoplifting.

    just another case of bad judgement on his part followed up by not taking full responsibility.

    when someone does not take ownership of a problem they are doomed to continue. not sayin the problem is stealing or he will be when he is a millionair….but the bad judgement……thats gonna continue, because he has yet to face any real consequences. we’ll see what happens when he gets in lovies face on the sidelines or gets to ybor. i don’t think it will be pretty.

  64. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    one must admit a wrong and ask for forgiveness……and I stopped going to church 50 years ago…..don’t think that has changed….however peoples perception about right and wrong and just when forgiveness is given seems to have changed. The #55 Free Shoes University incident ….well Derrick did admit his wrong doing…was forgiven…earned trust over time

  65. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I don’t specifically remember DB55 going on a public relations tour admitting wrong and asking for forgiveness. He took his suspension.

    I would think when asked in predraft interviews, he explained that an agent took them shopping. He took nothing at the store. He later accepted two sweatshirts. That night he accepted free take out from a seafood restaurant (sound familiar?) Which now seems like stealing $.05 candies, when we found out what Tank Blank was buying players in Gainesville.

    What matters is he didn’t get in trouble again, performed on the field, and did community service in the area. If Jameis does the same thing, he’ll be fine.

  66. Underdog Says:

    So when has IRA ever been right about anything? lol

  67. robert 9 Says:

    “What matters is he didn’t get in trouble again”

    it’s the “again” part that bothers me, but mainly the fact that it was not him who kept himself from getting in trouble, but his handlers, FSU etc, etc..

    I mean I stopped fighting years ago, because at some point your gonna lose….and mid 30’s with kids seems like a good time, but I NEVER got busted or in trouble because I never initiated it and always got the hell out of there rather quickly…not because i had handlers.

    i just think it will catch up to him. I could be wrong. it never caught up to me, but i was never a public figure. big difference

  68. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    Remember, he just turned 21 a few months ago. I’ve never said it was ok. What I have said it the level of anger and venom that some people have subjected him to is, imo, completely disproportionate to what he has done. BB guns, soda, crab legs hookup, cursing. I don’t believe for a second he raped anyone.

    To me, when I see him called a “POS felon rapist who will wind up in jail”….that’s just beyond overboard. POS? Really?

  69. tval Says:

    Nobody cares about what mariota did off the field because hes not the first heisman/natl champion..jealousy is ugly. But in fairness he still wlda been good kid and should be more mature, hes older

  70. robert 9 Says:

    I’ve softened my stance on the rape issue… BUT….with his body of work off the field and minimizing each thing like it’s nothing. IT’s real hard to take his word for it, or anything.

    combine that with an ego the size of kim kardashian, the thought he may in fact be guilty, and set the franchise back years….

    hopefully you can understand the loathing from some people. perhaps we can look past some things, but when someone still has an ego bigger than life, has not truly taken ownership, could potentially wreck the frnachise, may have raped some one and is just in your face ME, ME, ME…….before he ever steps foot on the NFL field. well, it pisses some people off, cause it’s there team.

  71. HawaiianBuc Says:

    From my experience, if you are over 50 and not a FSU fan, you are going to hate Winston. I’m sure there are exceptions, but not too many. My dad thinks he’s the biggest scum of the earth, and yet doesn’t know one detail of any of his cases. I think it’s just something that naturally happens as you get old and you need medication to have a good time. I guess I would probably be that way too.

  72. mixxx31 Says:

    BuccaneEric, didn’t Warrick Dunn get caught in the shoe scandal also? I know Peter Warrick was Dillard gate.

  73. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:


    I don’t think Dunn was involved. I think it was Tiger McMillon who was one of the ones suspended.

  74. Underdog Says:

    @ Hawaiian

    You just described about half of the Buc’s fan base and that’s why there is the division on Winston. My dad, in his 80’s, is a major FSU fan, knows the facts of all his situations, and thinks Winston is a piece of Scum. I think character is a much bigger thing with older people. You have to remember that the “original” , long time devoted Bucs fans are over 50 now

  75. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    I get why his confidence irks some. At the same time, he’s not a guy you are having beers with, or your wife’s best friends husband, who you have to listen to shitetalk at a couples dinner. That would be annoying. But, for a NFL QB, I want that attitude. I could not imagine being friends with Jordan, or Tiger, etc. They sound like ultra-competitive aholes. But, to lead your team? I love it. I want a guy who believes he will win every single game. Even at checkers.

  76. TheShaz Says:

    Will there be a headline soon saying “IT WAS A TRAP!” With Admiral Ackbar from Star Wars.

    Do you think Lovie got off the jet the 1st day in Tampa last year and decided.

    I need that #1 pick next year……I need a crap QB……who is out there? Josh? Yeah, he could use some money. Glennon, he’s ok as a backup, lets not get him too banged up – let Josh run the offense. Oh, OC? Yeah I got a buddy with a severe ticker issue, no problem.

    Tin foil is on sale now at WalMart in Valrico. Patterns to make into pretty hats are online.

    OK, I’m bored. Need to get this draft behind me. Then we can talk about OTA’s and who is REALLY on the team.

  77. BucTrooper Says:

    Someone pointed it out earlier…. why would you make a Star Trek reference in the title and use a graphic from Terminator 2?

    Might as well say, “May the Force be with the Bucs” and then show Neo from the MATRIX.

  78. Firethecannons Says:

    Maybe if the NCAA cut the players some checks they wouldn’t have to steal things. Not saying his stealing is justified just sayin’.

  79. salish_seamonster Says:

    The L&L haters are boring and tiresome and lack imagination.

  80. Buc1987 Says:

    Cause the players gonna play, play, play
    And the haters gonna hate, hate, hate
    Baby I’m just gonna shake, shake, shake
    Shake it off

  81. Warthog Says:


  82. grafikdetail Says:

    yeah right no team wants winston but the Titans have already brought him for a visit & said if the bucs don’t take him… he “checks out” & they will draft him…no such report on mariota

  83. BuccaneEric Says:

    Mixxx, I don’t think Dunn was involved. He was always one of my favorites. Wish he was here for the Superbowl win.

  84. Florida Hillbilly Says: