Arians Says He’s “Very Proud” Of His Postgame Booze Culture

February 23rd, 2019

Joe has had a lot of fun learning about new head coach Bucco Bruce Arians.

He’s a colorful character with little desire to be politically correct, at least compared to other NFL coaches.

While studying Arians, Joe has heard members of the Arizona media refer to the “booze culture” Arians led with the Cardinals. Alcohol was simply part of the Arians regime.

Consider what new Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens said last year when he was promoted to Cleveland offensive coordinator in midseason. Kitchens was asked what he learned most from working with Arians.

“How to make a cocktail?,” Kitchens replied in jest.

Chatting earlier this month with one of his former Colts players, Pro Bowl punter Pat McAfee, Arians was asked whether he is proud or embarrassed by his reputation for drinking with players and their families after games as part of an Arians sponsored tailgate.

“Very proud,” Arians said. “Very proud. Every team I’ve ever coached, they knew where to come find a cocktail, players, coaches, family, everybody.”

McAfee noted the postgame party atmosphere was usually “electric” and a good bonding experience.

Joe has a good idea of where Arians will set up shop outside the Den of Depression. Joe just hopes this Arians tradition isn’t awkward for America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, who told the world in June “I have eliminated alcohol from my life.”

33 Responses to “Arians Says He’s “Very Proud” Of His Postgame Booze Culture”

  1. DooshLaRue Says:

    At least it wouldn’t be Jameis’s fault right?

  2. DooshLaRue Says:

    Maybe JW and McSoftie can go out for ice cream while the men enjoy adult beverages?

  3. DooshLaRue Says:

    Grrrrr!!!!!! I don’t like ice cream!!!!!

  4. SteveK Says:

    Just hire a baby sitter so no one gets drunk, sloppy and suspended… again.

  5. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Perfect environment for Winston.

  6. tmaxcon Says:

    i have always said one buc place needed far less religion and far more booze…. maybe this is the first step into Bucs getting a much-needed stripper pole for post-game celebrations… strippers hate career losers so cancer93 will have to go home and settle for his dolls.

  7. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Is Jameis in AA?

  8. Destinjohnny Says:

    Just win baby
    And get rid of Jason

  9. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    I have a pretty solid tailgate before and after each home game at Al Lopez that BA is more than welcome to attend. Mobile grill trailer, beer coolers, portable bar. Biscuits pregame and cocktails post game!

  10. Bucafan951 Says:

    No wonder why djax wants to stay with the Bucs…

  11. Pryda30.... sec 147 Says:

    You can still have fun and don’t need to drink .

  12. Hodad Says:

    After a season coaching losers like McCoy, Kwon, Smith, David, and the rest at least booze sales will be up in Tampa with BA on board. See you at an AA meeting after the season Bruce.

  13. Iamabuc Says:

    I love Jameis. Meaning , Arians should be wise and keep his Qb away from alcohol.

  14. The Realist Says:

    I really worry how hard this guy is going work.
    Doesn’t come in early Doesn’t stay late.
    Granted I agree you don’t have work 16 hours a day like some coaches.
    I just hope he didn’t take this job for 1 last payday.

  15. JimBuc2 Says:

    It’s called Alcohol Anonymous for a reason.

  16. JGhoti86 Says:

    Great research Joe(s)! That’s why you all are hands down the best source for Bucs related news and it’s really not even that close.

    Now I do like 99% percent of this, however, that 1% (1% of the players more specifically) scares the piss out of me, because not everyone is good in that kind of fostered environment. Some players, Jameis as exhibit A, should not be in that environment, intoruduced to that environment, or in Jameis’ case, re-introduced to that environment for reasons I don’t need to explain as people can conjure up their own opinions and conjectures as to why!

  17. Mike Johnson Says:

    Real Cute Guys. I like Arians bravado and Sh.. Talkin. However incidently and by the way….He’s yet to put this better improved product on the field. lately, I’m gettin just a tad concerned. But I’ll wait just like the rest of you. I don’t care if arians goes into a drunk stupor after the games. As long as he’s Winning. Thats all that matters. Because I can guarantee you, Just like they sung Koetter praises when he was hired..You know like he was the 2nd coming of JC? They will surely ride Arians out of town on a rail if he loses. WIN GOT..AM.ITT!!!!

  18. Bojim Says:

    I like him better and better.

  19. Jonathan Lipnicki Says:

    Skunky Jason Licht Weight Ale should flow early and often under Bucco Bruce’s watch. At least I hope…

  20. ModHairKen Says:

    Arians is a man’s man. Anyone who doesn’t drink doesn’t have to drink, including Barely Tamps’s QB, Jameis Shame-us Winston.

    As for those with some level of self control, enjoy your time with Coach Arians and a cocktail.

  21. MadMax Says:

    wonder if he likes Herradura? That and don Julio are my favorite tekillyas…..bourbon? wild turkey long branch!

  22. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Something tells me his alcohol intake will increase 10 FOLD!!!!

  23. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Well…..looks like ASJ missed the party…..

  24. DooshLaRue Says:


    That’s so funny……. I almost shat myself!

  25. tmaxcon Says:


    Damn dude you think im a jerk

  26. tmaxcon Says:


    If i post that every bleeding crybaby would be going off…

  27. DB55 Says:

    Tbbf wins the post! Salud my friend.

  28. BucEmUp 7 Says:

    Drinking isnt what makes the party. The party makes the enviornment for drinking. Just because you have decided to eliminate it from your life it about the gathering, conversation and the overall vibe. I can see Jameis hanging out post game after a win not having a drop just soaking in the moment

  29. El_Buc941 Says:

    My thoughts exactly Joe!maybe James will settle for a virgin long island tea?or perhaps the new Heineken with 0.0% alcohol. or even an O’Douls?

  30. SteelStudBuc Says:

    Is it ok to drink Budweiser prohibition at work?

  31. Rob Says:

    Does anyone on the planet really believe rah rah stopped hitting the sauce? Come on people. Go Bucs!

  32. Not there yet Says:

    No issue with The booze culture. Winston got into issues when he was away out of state and in the off-season. No issues with drinking with the team and coaches and player families as long as he’s going home to his and not out to a club. Lol he may regret that statement he made in public, should have sworn off clubs instead of alcohol at that age.

  33. firethecannons Says:

    Jameis is on very thin ice, last thing he needs is a DUI on the way home. He needs to go home after the game and spend time with the family.