Exiting Loserville

November 7th, 2015

Lovie SmithFor nearly three years, Bucs fans have slipped on their logo t-shirts and hats and wondered who will laugh.

That’s how long it’s been since Tampa Bay had a .500 record in November.

And that’s what makes tomorrow’s game against the Giants extra important. Bucs fans desperately need to taste pride again. A two-game winning streak at home and a 4-4 record? Joe might have to retire the Den of Depression nickname for the home turf.

Mike Glennon winning rookie of the month in Nov. 2013 wasn’t enough, and neither was Gerald McCoy making three consecutive Pro Bowls. Even winning the Chase for Jameis couldn’t quell the shame of wearing that Bucs gear in Publix.

Only winning matters.

A victory tomorrow and the Bucs finally exit loserville. One week of extreme pride would be guaranteed. Bucs bikinis might even reappear on Clearwater Beach.

Joe’s nearly praying for a win, and not just to cancel out the rampant Lovie and Jameis haters that yearn for a loss. Joe wants to soak in that special feeling one more time.

21 Responses to “Exiting Loserville”

  1. Walter Says:

    I think we all miss being competitive

  2. Newbucsfan Says:

    Are people really still hating JW…baffling!

    Lovie maybe, but JW? Hmmm

  3. The original "Kevin" Says:

    Well the falcons beat themselves last sunday….and we have beat ourselves other weeks. I hope this is a clean hard fought low penalties hard nosed close scoring game. Win lose or draw give em hell!!!!!!!!!

  4. Couch Fan Says:

    Unleash Jameis, play aggressive on both sides of the ball and stay out of the teams way Lovie. GO BUCS!!!

  5. Newbucsfan Says:

    Sunday can’t get here soon enough!!

  6. LargoBuc Says:

    Eli worries me against our secondary. Hopefully Jameis is ready to win his first NFL shootout 🙂 GO BUCS!

  7. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe it’s unfair to assume the intelligent segment of buc fans who clearly see that Lovie is a failed experiment and that he clearly is not the coach to lead the bucs back to respectability are wishing for losses to prove our point. I hope and cheer each week for a win that being said a win here and a blowout there followed by excuses is the reality of the Lovie Smith tenure. All wins are good wins that being said a win followed by an embarrassment is the Lovie Smith way up to this point. Consistency is far more critical than a couple of wins over bottom feeders and win over a team that was giving out gifts like Santa Claus

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I wear my Buc gear with pride…..win or lose…..I must admit it certainly feels better to wear it after a win. I will forever be grateful to Chucky for our SB victory…..a feat many NFL teams haven’t accomplished.

  9. Tampa Tony Says:

    I still wear my gear.

    I’m just hoping loser Lovie can get his defense to force a punt.

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    We shall see Joe. I’m never to high coming off of a victory for our Bucs. We have a proven cycle,,win one lose 2 and so on. It would be sweet if we can break the cycle. Our Offense is good enough. We are about 4 players away on Defense. We just gotta hold on a little more. This could be a high scoring event. I’m gonna go out on a limb and predict a 27-20 Bucs win. Bring the
    bacon home Bucs. WIN…by any means necessary!

  11. Couch Fan Says:

    Just read JPP is making his season debut against us tomorrow… Please dont let him have a career day against us

  12. Louis Friend Says:

    I’ll never root against the Bucs, but unless they force turnovers they can’t win. They’re facing a Giants team that is a lot different than Atlanta/Jax/NO. They’ll have to win a shootout, because there’s no way this defense is going to keep them under 30.

  13. Tampa Tony Says:

    And this Giants team is +11 in the turnover ratio so they won’t gift any turnovers to this soft d

  14. OneLove Says:

    “Joe’s nearly praying for a win, and not just to cancel out the rampant Lovie and Jameis haters that yearn for a loss.”

    “non sensical radicals” Joseph…

    The self proclaimed “intelligent” people who PREACH about the importance of consistency while they simultaneously call for the termination of our head coach after only 2 years! *sigh*

  15. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Giants are like the rest of that stinky division, broken. Northeast places, where many are scurrying from to escape the insanity. Dallas? What are they even doing in the NFC East! Oh that’s right Dallas vs Giants, America’s Team vs Big Apple money and media giants. That division sucks to me.

  16. godzilla13 Says:

    Jameis Winston – 26-43, 287, 2 TD
    Opposition – 11-22, 124, 2 TD
    Doug Martin – 20-106
    Opposition – 12-51
    Vincent Jackson – 10-147, 1 TD
    Opposition – 4-54
    Tampa Bay – Total Yards – 411
    Opposition – Total Yards – 244
    Tampa Bay – Time of Possession – 32:08
    Opposition – Time of Possession – 27:52
    Tampa Bay – 1st Downs – 25
    Opposition – 1st Downs – 17
    Tampa Bay – Red Zone – 3-5
    Opposition – Red Zone – 2-5

    For all of the non-believers Opposition = Team that beat Seattle 2015

  17. Wesley Says:

    Lack of pass coverage and pass rush are why this team still sucks.

  18. Another J Says:

    If Mke, and Tim catch the flu, We’ll be alright tomorrow!

  19. GerbilsGoneWild Says:

    Kevin, I don’t know what you’re talking about!?! I want a blow out win!

  20. Bucs Fan 1963 Says:

    There will be rain during this game. Lots of it. Bodes well for the running game. Advantage Bucs. Why? Today Eli throws some picks, NYG LBs are depleted, and wet games make long passes much harder to make. Will be very physical today.

  21. FortMyersDave Says:

    Yeah Buc Fan 1963: I hope it rains like it did during the Bucs/KC match of ’79 which got the Bucs into the playoffs via a 3-0 win in a monsoon! But knowing the bucs’ luck the rain will somehow skirt RJS for the first half and allow both teams to pass the ball a lot…… Bucs should be 4-3 or even 5-2 but a lot of teams with bad to mediocre coaching can make this claim. Hopefully the Buc defense proves me wrong and makes some plays against Eli but it is simply hard to have any faith in the D right now; the only predictable thing we see from them is second half collapses. Still, lets pry for rain, Martin having a big 150+ yard day and winston playing mistake free ball along with the Bucs winning the special teams battle. That might be enough to offset all of the defensive deficiencies and get the Bucs a 26-24 win but the Bucs will probably have to win the turnover battle against a squad that has a +11 ratio, tough task!…..