Fan Experience Leaves Dirk Koetter Sore

October 20th, 2016

KoetterfrownDuring the Bucs’ bye-week Sunday, head coach Dirk Koetter was an NFL fan just like millions of other men and women.

He sat down at a local establishment with every game blaring on TVs surrounding him.

The scene didn’t agree with Koetter, so he explained on the Buccaneers Radio Network. It seems Koetter prefers the serenity of the couch, a cold beer and a remote control.

“My son and I went to a little spot to have lunch on Sunday [during] the 1 o’clock games,” Koetter said. “And we went to a particular spot that had every game on TVs. After about five minutes, I looked at my son and said, ‘I don’t know how people do this.’ Because there were so many games going on, my neck was sore from trying to watch them all.

“There was a pretty good contingent of people there watching New England, so every time they would do something [there was a reaction]. I was trying to watch the Carolina-New Orleans game because it was a division game. Yeah, it’s just a real different experience when you’re in the NFL, to have that [time] off and to watch it like that. It’s fun one time a year, but not as fun as being out there doing it.”

Perhaps Koetter had neck soreness from those Patriots fans. They always give Joe hives.

However, Coach definitely needs to learn the proper sports-bar skills. You watch one game, and only watch others during commercials of your main game. Also, you drink enough beer to make sure any ensuing neck pain or bar-stool-butt is alleviated. And Joe has learned there’s no discomfort that the dessert menu can’t cure.

16 Responses to “Fan Experience Leaves Dirk Koetter Sore”

  1. Joe Dunn Says:

    Pats fans are among the WORST on the scale of ANNOYANCE…….too many of them are LOSERS that only derive self confidence when their teams are winning.

  2. cmurda Says:

    Over the last decade or so I have experienced neck pain regularly from watching Bucs games. Usually this manifests when the Bucs grasp defeat out of the jaws of victory.

  3. MadMax Says:

    Fast thinking and short attention span is required if you’re trying to watch multiple games. Its fun though since you’re not running it though like a Coach. Just reacting, talking to others and having fun. But of course the couch with a much cheaper cold one is sometimes all we have too. Its according to if I can find the game on TV or not.

  4. BucinJAX Says:

    I’m with you MadMax, only if I can’t find the game on my TV.

    When at a sports bar, it is also fun to cheer for the team playing against the team of loudest group of fans. Now, instead of getting annoyed like Joe Dunn mentions, you can have fun being a thorn in their sides.

    My first time doing that was in a college dorm in the ’65 or ’66 watching an important Notre Dame game. I wish I could remember the opponent and why it was important. I’ll bet those clues are enough for some of our posters to fill in the blanks. Anyone remember?

  5. gotbbucs Says:

    My problem is I usually want to leave the bar before my food is even out because my team is looking like sh!t midway through the 1st quarter and the bartender is wondering why I came in and requested a Bucs game. I live in Iowa, not many fellow Bucs fans here.

    Yohoho, a pirates life for…….lord it’s hard to continue to watch this team.

  6. BucinJAX Says:

    Google has announced providing online TV via YouTube starting in 2017 and they’ve signed up CBS. Hope someone here can share how to get around the local market limitations without paying the big boy prices of what is currently available. Those of us that are retired and on a small fixed income need an alternative. Live in JAX and want to watch both (1) the Bucs and (2) the Jags.

  7. BucinJAX Says:

    That was watch from home.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    I think they need to have pay per view NFL games.

  9. Chucklehead Says:

    37 years old and literally only seen 2 games from a sports bar or restaurant, I just dont enjoy it. Would much rather crash the couch with my wife and kids.
    For 1 o’clock games…. i call the pizza place at exactly 12 noon. By 12:30, its ready. I stop at the convenience store that is conveniently located in the same plaza as the pizza place and grab a 12 pk of my favorite brew. Pick up my pizza and wings and make it back to my couch with about 10 mins to kill before the game. I use this time to make sure my 4 year old goes potty and my 2 year old has a fresh diaper before kick off. Hands washed, I plate up the pizza and get ready for war. The kids get milk and I make myself a bloody beer. Cheers yall.
    GO BUCS!!!!

    I left out the part where Winston throws his 1st pick and I make my wife take the kids out of the room because there are gonna be some choice words thrown around that the munchkins dont need to hear. 2nd quarter, Winston throws his 2nd pick and we are down 14 to 3, daddy dumps the bloody beer and finds the Jack Daniels.
    Hopefully I dont need to run to Walmart and buy a replacement tv in the 3rd quarter again. They shouldn’t make those remotes so heavy and throwable. 4th quarter Bucs are staging a comeback and I apologizeto the family for acting like an animal and scarring the kids. Game over, Bucs lost, I’m drunk, it was a great day.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    LOL @ chucklehead. Def have had more than a few Sunday’s like that myself (minus the diaper changes).

    But the good thing about being at the bar is you can forget about the Bucs loss much quicker because 1) there are tons of other games on to divert your attention and 2) there is limitless choices of alcohol to drown your sorrows in. (Although I prefer whiskey as well, sometimes you need something else!)

  11. briandorry55 Says:

    I kind of agree with him. I hate trying to watch a bunch of games at once. The redzone channel is cool, but other than that I would rather just watch one at a time.

  12. lurker Says:

    coach saw the real “america’s qb”! he is hoping jameis christ becomes half the qb that america’s qb is.

  13. tickrdr Says:


    Made me LOL, thanks for that!

    I love your screen name, because that is what I’ve called my kids since they were babies, whenever they would do something stupid. Except, of course, when they would do something monumentally stupid, which would earn them the moniker “chuck-nuckular head”.


  14. BFFL Says:

    try watching a bucs game at a bar in new england..if its even on then expect it on a small tv in a corner next to the bathroom.

  15. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Coach Koetter is such a breath of fresh air that being in that sports bar must have been like the perfect cool wind flowing freely with all of the doors and windows open. Fresh air was what was needed with all of the Patriots fans present.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    Koetter was just in the wrong bar. But I get it. He was with his son and that’s the main thing. When I’m with my son, Hell, we could be in a t.. bar Ok, movin right along..Guys, I’ve been a Bucs fan befores I lot of yas were born. Nowadays, Bucs get no respect outside of Fl. I know, I live out west. I watch us at home on TV. But there are a couple of bars where about 12 buc fans hang out religiously. So the games are on there. Bucs need to start kickin some A..! Then, the respect will come. They had it back when we had that..hard hittin Kick A.. Defense. Hopefully we will get it again. Then. I’ll stop be so GD critical and folks around the USA will stop callin us..THE YUCKS!