The Regular Season Is Upon Us

September 2nd, 2016

thank you godWatching that slop — both the game conditions and the play — Wednesday night made Joe want to throw a remote at his HDTV screen.

To pass off that crap as NFL football, and for the league to feign concern over injuries the way it does and produce that monstrosity, was a slap in the face to Joe and intelligent fans.

Thank God that crap is over and the regular season is here. We have been pining for this since February. It is now here, like a CARE package that came flying through the window.

Yes, the Bucs will practice today, have a couple of days off this weekend, and then — boom! — game week commences!

After actually having to coach that drek Wednesday night, no one seems happier for the regular season to begin than Dirk Koetter.

“It’s going to be fantastic, it’s going to be awesome,” Koetter said. “I can’t tell you how much I’m looking forward to getting the roster set, getting this behind us. I mean this is not a fun way to finish preseason – it’s just a sour taste after what I think was a productive preseason, not at all what we had in mind. We’ve got to realize we weren’t playing our best guys out there tonight, and this game serves a purpose, you have to keep reminding yourself of that. It’ll be great to put it behind us and get on with it.”

Yes, preseason is done. After fans get to refresh themselves with all sorts of good college football this three-day weekend, we can get down to the business at hand.

In hours, it will be Dixie Chicks Week!

12 Responses to “The Regular Season Is Upon Us”

  1. Wombat Says:

    ATNFL Power Rankings as of today….
    18. Tennessee Titans
    19. Washington Redskins
    20. New Orleans Saints
    21. Indianapolis Colts (tie)
    21. Atlanta Falcons (tie)
    23. Buffalo Bills
    24. New York Giants
    25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
    26. Philadelphia Eagles
    27. Miami Dolphins
    28. Detroit Lions
    29. Los Angeles Rams
    30. Chicago Bears

    Woohoo, we are waaaaaay under the radar!!!

  2. Bob in Valrico Says:

    have to agree for most of our preseason,they have our good players under wraps.I still want to see our offense be effective in more situations than just
    hurry up.Sad that loyal season ticketholders have to pay for the hot garbage
    on the field Wednesday night.

  3. Buc50 Says:

    Saints and Falcons better than the Bucs? That list is flawed in so many ways.

  4. Dave Pear Says:


    I’m not sure what is going on in that picture.
    Did the kid give his babysitter a “roofie,” or is he looking up and thanking his “Genie,” Hugh Hefner?

  5. Brian4bucs Says:

    Creepy and confusing pic…but I agree, let’s get this season going! GO BUCS!!!!

  6. Pickgrin Says:

    Dave – the pic is from the Movie Animal House.

    A playboy bunny type comes out of nowhere and lands on the kid’s bed – to which he raises his head skyward and says – “Thank You God!!!”

  7. The bucfan 88 Says:

    Okay I can understand the falcons I a lil peeved about the saints but I’m pissed about the titans being ahead of us so they looked good so what I would put them at 24 right now they still gotta prove something

  8. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Titans don’t make sense. They were the worst team 2 years in a row.BS they are so much higher than us

  9. Dave Pear Says:


    Thanks for clearing that up. I loved that movie and do not remember that part. Of course, I watched it when I used to have a Skull Bong sitting on my dining room table.

  10. Joe Says:

    Dave – the pic is from the Movie Animal House.


    The regular season is upon us.

    “Thank you God!”

  11. Reelbuc Says:

    Those power rankings are whack.

  12. SCBucsFan Says:

    Those lists don’t matter until games start being played.