Bucs Fans, This Ball’s For You

December 1st, 2016
America honors Bucs fans.

America honors Bucs fans.

Throughout the footprint of One Buc Palace yesterday, Joe heard suits, staffers, coaches and players rave about Bucs fans and how they turned out and got involved and stayed involved throughout the dramatic statement victory over the powerhouse Seahawks.

So when America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, stepped to the podium for his weekly press conference yesterday, he carried a gameball with him. It was the gameball Dirk Koetter gave him after the win Sunday.

Jameis, in turn, gave the gameball to Bucs fans.

“I really just want to give this game ball to the fans,” Jameis said as he held the ball aloft. “They did an amazing job and they really helped us out. So, this game ball goes to all the fans for doing an amazing job and I hope that’s in our future every Sunday at Ray Jay.”

Jameis remarked it was easily the most raucous Bucs fans have been since he was drafted by the franchise.

“When you’ve got your fans involved in the game – it definitely messed with the defenses and offenses that are out there,” Jameis said. “But it just gives the team an extra sort of boost.”

So Bucs fans, trust Joe, your voices Sunday were heard. Dirk Koetter noted he couldn’t talk to folks alongside of him because the crowd was so loud. Many players were impressed, even graybeard Demar Dotson.

Joe just thinks it’s cool that America’s Quarterback took the time to acknowledge Bucs fans in such a public way. Hopefully, these good times will continue for years to come.

Oh, and Jameis also thanked Bucs fans for starting the tomahawk chop Sunday.

10 Responses to “Bucs Fans, This Ball’s For You”

  1. OneBuc55 Says:

    Jameis Winston, the legend continues to grow…
    Playoffs?? Why not us?? Let’s Shock the World, Go BuCs!…

  2. Bucsfan4life Says:

    With a little luck and some good play on Sunday we could be in 6th seed. All we need is a win and a Washington loss Sunday

  3. Bird Says:

    IT was pretty cool. Kinda funny at first cause it seemed like people were uncomfortable or didn’t know how to cheer loudly at first cause they haven’t wanted too in almost 10 plus years

  4. Bucdup08 Says:

    Every game I go to we are RAUCUS and I look around and nothing from the other Fans! Lets fill the place up next Sunday and KEEP the DAMN Saints fans out!! GO BUCS!!!!

  5. Buc1987 Says:

    The Jameis Winston Effect.

    People will come Ray. People will come.

  6. Buc1987 Says:

    Bucdup08…fans here think I’m crazy when I tell them that this sort of sitting on their hands thingy takes place at Ray Jay all game long. Some even have the gall to defend such actions.

    Go Bucs and WE deserve this!

  7. HardyNickersonforBucsROH Says:

    That Bucs Defense tho…if they go to SD and shut down that offense like they do Seattle…

  8. pick6 Says:

    winston wasn’t fired up specifically in KC because of the Tomahawk chop. he was fired up in KC because just like in atlanta with his “home crowd”, the din reminds him of the wild crowds in Tallahassee that cheered the home team on, and he can imagine it’s for him and his guys.

    Let’s stop this idiotic tomahawk chop campaign, which is a total red herring. it’s about exactly what JW says above – a frenzied crowd in your corner driving the players to push their limits on the field

    [“winston wasn’t fired up specifically in KC because of the Tomahawk chop.” Hhhmm… that’s not what Jameis said after the Chiefs game — Joe was standing 10 feet from him when he said it, nor what Jameis told two front office employees that Joe heard and Jameis gave Joe permission to use the quotes. And Joe saw Jameis doing the chop with Chiefs fans on the sidelines just before kickoff. Pardon Joe is he goes by actions and words rather than inventing a premise. — Joe]

  9. softastissueMcCoy93 Says:

    I screamed my tail, but I refuse to do that damn chop.


    The crowd was rocking it was real fun drinking to celebrate rather than commiserate.

  10. unbelievable Says:

    Without a question the loudest the crowd has ever sounded during a TV broadcast.

    I’ll be screaming and hollering in San Diego this week. Go Bucs!