Bucs = Kardashians

March 30th, 2018

So the Bucs are the NFL’s version of a Hollywood surreality show, eh?

It’s not far off. And that’s the point George Diaz of the Orlando Sentinel maintains. He believes the Bucs are the drama queens of the NFL. Lots of fluff. Lots of drama. No substances, which means no wins.

It’s sort of like watching “The Kardashians,” only with more sweat.

All style and no substance. Empty suits underneath those fancy red, bay orange and pewter colors.

Much like the Kardashians, they gave the reality TV series a try when they signed up for “Hard Knocks” on HBO.

The rave reviews and expectations born in the summer of 2017 unraveled into a big ol’ mess in the fall when the Bucs quickly became star-chasing wannabes.

Joe has to confess, maybe — MAYBE — Joe has seen a grand total of seven minutes of the “Kardashians.” And Joe cannot recall anyone from the Kardashian clan trying to procreate with a palm tree.

(Yeah, Bruce Jenner is a whole different story.)

Diaz essentially writes he believes the Bucs are straying from their surreality series ways. Diaz points to Bucs AC/DC-loving general manager Jason Licht’s offseason as adding substance to the empty drama, meaning Licht’s moves in beefing up both the defensive and offensive lines appear to be adding substance to the style.

In other words, a retooled defensive and offensive line may lead to wins.

32 Responses to “Bucs = Kardashians”

  1. Horse Liver Says:

    The Kardashians would have applied more pressure on opposing quarterbacks than the Bucs defensive line last season.

  2. lambchop Says:

    Where was this guy when we signed Fatty Baker? I don’t think it’s fair to pile on after the fact. Most people would have thought Fatty Baker would have brought more production than he did. The fact that he didn’t was something we all learned after. The Bucs being banged up from beginning to end didn’t help either. So, to say the Bucs have no substance is a bit lazy with hindsight on your side. It was a putrid season that NOBODY saw coming. Don’t pile on now like you’re the Oracle from The Matrix.

    What guarantee do we have that the FAs that we signed now will work out? We don’t know until we see the product. And I’m more concerned about the coaching than the players.

    Gotta love people who write opinion pieces and then come around and beat a dead horse.

  3. BucYou Says:

    Damn, good one Horse Liver Says! You win the comments section.

  4. NFLNut Says:

    Hmm, so, who are the Kardashian’s on this team?



    KIM (the only actual star) = JAMEIS

    COURTNEY (the most “real”) = KWON

    CHLOE (the big bad Kardashian) = MIKE EVANS

    KYLIE (Looks amazing but not real; a counterfeit ): GMC?

    KENDALL (A model with a big rep but not much to look at): DJAX

    HAHAHAHAHAHA …. I’m just messing around … and I do NOT personally think GMC is a “counterfeit” but many on this site do …

  5. Jeagan1999 Says:

    What’s a “Kardashun”? Sounds like some sort of fungal disease.

  6. Evolvingbucfan Says:


  7. Westernbuc Says:

    The seven minutes Joe watched of the Kardashians had a cameo by Ray J

  8. The Buc Realist Says:


    I wish that there was someone last year that would have warned all the so-called fans and sheep that Hard Knocks was nothing but a distraction!!!!! Which was called on a podcast “a distraction” by the Bucs very own Demar Dotson!!!!!!!!! I wish that someone had the foresight, the vision that called out hard knocks out as a distraction!!!!!!!

    Oh wait, there was!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!! Its another “Realist Repost”!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Buc Realist Says:
    April 10th, 2017 at 7:21 am
    If the owners signed up the Bucs and are forcing it on them, then that is fine!! they can sell more jersey’s and the Buc fans out west will love it!!! But I will think of the year differently!!! My expectations for the team has changed!!!! The goal of going deep in the playoffs will change to “just being national recognized”!!!!!!

    In other words I will give coaches and players a huge pass this year if we do the NFL’s longest commercial!!!!!!

    I do not see how this helps the team on the field, and I do not see NFL’s best head coaches lining up to be on it!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  9. SCBucsFan Says:

    C’mon Joe this site is better than this

  10. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I marvel at the success of the Kardashians. The Bucs would do well to have that kind of success….
    Successful you say?….
    Yes…the K fans are addicted to everything K. The K’s all make tons of money.

    Sure, it’s all fluff and no substance….but it works for them.

    Let’s hope the Bucs can perform well enough to inspire their fans.

  11. Andrew Says:

    Lee’s call that the Bucs do not value edge guys is still a thing until I see them start adding young DEs in the draft each year. That can go for both the lines. Start being proactive instead of reactive to our needs and what wins you games.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    I think NFLNut is a “K” fan TBBF!

  13. Buc50 Says:

    NFLNut is definitely a “K” fan

  14. Skoorb43 Says:

    He’s so far off. The Kardashian’s have no talent and they over perform, we have lots of talent and we underperform.

  15. Joseph Mamma Says:

    Now your just insulting the Kardashians.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    I hated that signing from the start. Said so at the time, and people here told me how wrong I was.

    This year, I like most of the signings…except one. The kicker. Not a good choice.

  17. mike10 Says:

    Miss the daily Morning Joe

  18. Mike Johnson Says:

    The audacity of Joe…I want to crack some jokes here about the Kardashounds but I know Jpe would ban me..immediately. But Joe, for you to even mention these.#@($$$ on youe website kinda brings this posting down a few notches.
    When I think of the Kardasians I can only say…OK the urge is here but I won’t say it!! But I think Y’all know what path I want to..Head Down……

  19. Lamarcus Says:

    If we are being compare to the Kardashians…. We are screwed

  20. Gman Says:

    Sadly, the Joes think that every time someone mentions the Bucs in passing it deserves a 250 word article….love the site most of the time…but less is more guys

  21. Buc believer Says:

    I wouldn’t exactly say that that about them. They suck but they don’t suck. And they are not that skanky.

  22. Lord Cornelius Says:

    lmao as soon as I saw this I knew Realist would make a post about hard knocks.

    Hard knocks is like reason 50 on why we lost 11 games last year… you know after things like coaching / execution / talent / key injuries / and a lot more meaningful factors…

    But no we lost 11 games last year because everyone saw Chris Baker humping a palm tree and because there were cameras around in the summer

    Plenty of teams have been on hard knocks and had success the same year; or more success than the prior year. There is no objective basis for this take.

  23. NFLNut Says:

    I’m not a Kardashian fan but have watched one full episode to see what it’s about … and you can’t go anywhere without seeing them on magazines and hearing people talk about them, The “dad” is a loon, the mom seems like a cult leader who’s all about money and the girls … they just seem kind of strange … but yeah, it definitely works for the family as they’re all loaded.

  24. DB55 Says:

    Joseph Mamma Says:
    March 30th, 2018 at 8:51 am
    Now your just insulting the Kardashians
    Bro literally in tears right now.

  25. DB55 Says:

    Man I snorted and the whole 9. 🤣

  26. unbelievable Says:

    LOL skoorb and westernbuc!

    Also gotta love how realist thinks he has original thoughts, when they are the exact same viewpoints already shared by more than 70% of the fan base.


  27. Waterboy Says:

    Westernbuc Says:
    March 30th, 2018 at 6:36 am

    The seven minutes Joe watched of the Kardashians had a cameo by Ray J

    Lol, if Joe watched “episode” with Ray I’m sure he probably had sore forearms the following day.

  28. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    I’m with Lord C. He rates HK as reason #50 in the long list of why we sucked last year.

    HK is the worst kind of excuse. It’s something that is controllable….it’s all in players and OUR heads. It’s not real.

    I understand tradition and history. But we tend to get carried away. Every season is a new season….every team is virtually brand new…a few familiar faces of course but the potential for totally different chemistry.

    I’m now focused on the ’18 Bucs. They are NOT the ’17 Bucs…or the ’16 Bucs.

    Some here want to believe or maybe want to is harsh they simply do believe that we’re no better than last year’s team. Maybe. I just don’t see it short of the same amount of horrible luck/excuses.

  29. Buccernutter Says:


    Is this really a post?!

  30. Buccernutter Says:

    NFL nut

    I gotta give u props man. You know your stuff.

    I agree with a lot of what u say.

  31. Crockett69 Says:

    NFL McNutt be nuttin’ all over the crazy towel, lol. That was a great analogy dude!

  32. Greg Says:

    Westernbuc Says:
    March 30th, 2018 at 6:36 am
    The seven minutes Joe watched of the Kardashians had a cameo by Ray J
    I’m not gonna lie, that’s all I’m willing to watch of her, but once was enough!