Ice Cream Man

August 15th, 2019

Cool gesture.

Nothing beats the heat like some smooth, cold ice cream. And one of the best Bucs players has picked up the baton from a past legend to keep a tradition alive.

There really isn’t anything not to like about Bucs tight end O.J. Howard. Smart dude. Kind dude. Big heart. Oh, and he’s a helluva football player. And he picked up a tradition from former Bucs stud Gerald McCoy in showing he’s a damn good teammate, too.

GMC used to pay for a snowcone truck to come once or twice a year after practice to treat his teammates. It was usually an underwear football practice. But GMC is gone and Howard is here. So Howard kept up the tradition, sort of.

Although it isn’t perfectly clear in the newest episode of “The Current,” which is’s version of “Hard Knocks,” it appears Howard’s family owned the ice cream truck. So Howard had the truck parked outside of One Buc Palace recently after a steamy afternoon practice, stocked full of cold goodies. His treat. All of his teammates got free ice cream.

America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston, was smitten with the strawberry shortcake ice cream. Hey, even Howard’s mom worked the window.

Joe thinks this is very cool (no pun intended) but Joe fears for the blowback from fans for Howard. Whenever GMC had the snowcone truck show up for practice, many Bucs fans hit the ceiling, enraged an NFL player might enjoy a snowcone after work and buy his teammates a treat. Instead, Joe guessed, these same fans wanted GMC to gnaw on a cadaver leg.

Joe is waiting for the same reaction here. Otherwise, could it be some folks are two-faced or simply had an irrational ax to grind with a guy who busted his tail for nine seasons here?

32 Responses to “Ice Cream Man”

  1. tmaxcon Says:

    Joe you drop the term legend like the libtard pc police throw around racist….. both terms have been rendered meaningless by overuse and misuse…. I’m disappointed an educated fan like yourself doesn’t understand the meaning behind the word legend. You do a tremendous disservice to those who actually earned legendary status.

  2. Joe Says:

    I’m disappointed an educated fan like yourself doesn’t understand the meaning behind the word legend.

    Joe has his moments.

    I’m disappointed an educated fan like yourself doesn’t understand the meaning behind the word legend. You do a tremendous disservice to those who actually earned legendary status.

    Fair point.

  3. BetterBucFan Says:

    tmaxcon are you going to start calling O.J. cancer80 now?

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    If I was a gm. I’ll pay 3 first round pick for any d lineman that eats raw meat. Not no silly ice cream man. And any dline who buys my team ice cream is getting cut immediately. We seen first hand what it could do to a team. Blowouts

    Oj is a tight end tho. It’s all good

  5. Sport Says:

    Joe and Tmax…are guys sitting with each other at a bar blogging rather than talking?

    Have another drink, put the phone down and just talk, because reading this is awful…I’m sure the buzz from your Bud Light makes you both think your comments are clever….they are not.

    Quick take this entire article and thread down before it hits the light of day and your headache cranks up from drinking that sugar water you call good beer.

    In BA I Trust!

  6. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    He must be soft

  7. DB55 Says:


    On point! But you don’t have to give up 3 picks because Richie Incognito would have eaten a cadaver leg for 1m/1yr contract. Facts!

    OJ does play offense soooooo……. there’s a difference but nevertheless I’d prefer they all ate nails for breakfast lunch and dinner and poosie as a snack.


  8. Lamarcus Says:

    I don’t know I really didn’t know the ice cream jokes was real. I thought the ice cream thing because it’s soft served……….lol

    But then I looked it up one day it was real GMC really did that? I’m still going back and forth with it and then I think what if Suh did it? I can’t picture it. I can’t have my dts serving ice cream. No way. They can serve some hot wings or some pizza but ice cream? IDK maybe a Tampa heat thing to cool down but no way. You better ask some else to deliver the ice cream like the WRs.

  9. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    I’ll give OJ a pass as long as I never see him:

    •Do-see-do on the sideline with a stupid grin on his face while the team is losing
    •Put a super-hero decal on the hood of any vehicle owned by an actual adult
    •Keep a shrine in his home to a super-hero, which includes dolls–and actually tell people about it as if it is normal adult behavior
    •Wear the insignia of team captain while watching your own teammates slack off and quit on coaches–and never say a word
    •Say in public or private that the most important thing to do as a professional football player is to “have fun”
    •Mark a season as being his worst because he was not “having fun”
    •Wear a kimono ever as a man, outside of maybe a traditional Japanese marriage ceremony
    •Go on a TV interview and tell everyone that you were one of the greatest Bucs ever; no one likes braggarts and self-promoters.

    I know I probably missed something. I welcome collaboration.

  10. BucsLyfe79 Says:

    I thought it was a very cool gesture and great display of humbleness on ur part to acknowledge that tmax was actually on point with his reply. That being said, you should check out Jenna Laine’s most recent bspn offering concerning a real Bucs legend on the field #99 and his reality check for the former wannabe #93. Having enuf Glazer cash to concoct ur own batcave stash does not an onfield batman make….dam sure made one hell of a joker tho lmao

  11. Rayjay1122 Says:

    If OJ buys ice cream, I will never judge. He can buy me a sundae with extra hot fudge.

  12. richbucsfan Says:

    OMG, who cares what OJ does. With so many other important issues the Bucs face this is absolutely not even close to merit discussion.

  13. Clean House Says:

    They should have a video game With Suh and GMC where they battle it out Rampage style, climbing buildings…..GMC powers up by eating ice cream trucks while Suh smashes them to earn his points- the first player to 93 points wins that Jersey #

    Fire Jason Licht today

  14. Rob in Land O Lakes Says:

    Did OJ say “If you let me cool you one time, you’ll be my regular stop”?

  15. AKickInTheBucNuts Says:

    Sapp just said it all about GMC.

  16. Bucsfanman Says:

    Uh-oh! Ice cream at practice?! And NOT from GMC?! The gall!!!!

  17. Defense Rules Says:

    richbucsfan … Joe’s motivation for writing articles like this is always the same.

    @Joe … “Joe is waiting for the same reaction here.” And there it is. Kinda like throwing a chunk of meat into a pit filled with alligators then watching them duke it out. Great fun.

  18. BigPoppaBuc Says:

    Yeah Sapp has a thing or two to add to the “legendary” gibberish…lol. love it!

  19. westernbuc Says:

    Fair is fair guys, time to cut OJ. Did Kellen Winslow Jr buy ice cream? Jimmy Giles? ASJ? Cameron Brate? Luke Stocker? Dallas Clark? Brandon Myers? It’s time to go OJ. No one ever ate ice cream under Gruden. Everyone knows things changed when Dungy banned ice cream.

    Honestly, you guys should be embarrassed. You’re mad that one man couldn’t change an entire franchise, in a team sport with 21 other starters.

    Everyone here is chasing ghosts. Sapp probably would’ve been booted from the league. Lynch never would’ve played, and even if he did, he’d draw flags every time he made a tackle. Alstott? Fullbacks are extinct. It’s a different era, and the players aren’t going to have the same attitude as the Bucs of yesteryear.

    I get why GMC got on some nerves. I hated him apologizing to Big Ben, I hated how friendly he was with opponents, and I hate superheroes. But he was the best player on this team for a long time.

    And our GM screwed him for no reason. Let him go in free agency. Maybe he doesn’t go to the Panthers.

    But you, the keyboard warriors crying about ice cream, you are the saddest of them all.

    It’s a Bucs life

  20. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    OJ must have never visited JBF…..or he would have feared the “Ice Cream” revenge…..
    How ridiculous it was with GMC…..even more absurd with OJ…..

  21. DBS Says:

    Time for daddy and his 2 sons to declare OJ a cancer from here on out.He must be cut from the team for this.

  22. Snook Says:

    You fools just don’t get it. McCoy was labeled soft because of his play on the field. Sapp said it all perfectly yesterday. Still waiting for Joe to post something about it but he and McCoy may both be crying together in the same room.

  23. Jolly Bucs Fan Says:

    Joe please dont give these idiots any ideas. We already have so called “fans” calling Vea and Howard a bust because of a few injuries.

    There’s is nothing too outrageous, too idiotic, too nonsensical for the commenters on this site.

    Its rule 34 for JoeBucsFan, regardless how dumb a thought, if you can imagine it than some of these idiots believe it. Yeah Im looking at you, Magadude, BucsAnthem, and Tmax, to name a few

  24. Cobraboy Says:

    If McCoy had shown signs of bad-assedness on the field, the ice cream gesture would have a different vibe. Based on McCoy’s persona, the ice cream thing screamed “soft.”

    Howard owning the truck has completely different karma. Plus, Howard is a bad-ass on the field.

    I am very happy McCoy plies his trade elsewhere.

  25. Joe Says:

    Did OJ say “If you let me cool you one time, you’ll be my regular stop”?

    Well done. Personally, Joe doesn’t want to learn about O.J.’s “pushups, too.”

  26. SenileSenior Says:


    Do just one or do both @Joes actually encourage trolls here?


  27. orlbucfan Says:

    Hope GMC going to the Panthers doesn’t stir up Buc Luck and come back to bite us! We’ve had enough bad karma, and time it ended.

  28. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Westerbuc says if the GM didn’t let him go in free agency, “Maybe he doesn’t go to the Panthers.”

    Actually, this is part of Lichtweight’s only genius move since coming to Tampa. He actually gifted our offense a running lane right in the middle of the Panthers’ defensive line. GMC will be “our man in Charlotte.”

  29. Barbosa Says:

    Well done Joes. The dark side of the force is strong with this article. To quote Iverson (sort of) We talkin’ bout ice cream

  30. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    Barbosa Says:
    “To quote Iverson (sort of) We talkin’ bout ice cream.”

    “I ice cream when I feel like ice creaming.”

  31. unbelievable Says:

    Lol westernbuc, nailed it!

    Well played joe 😂

  32. Bucsdelight Says:

    Who cares who buys ice cream? Nobody does, they act as leaders and they do things for their team. They are a family. You all who are biotching, are basement dwellers in your momma’s house. Find something else to complain about.

    PSA: Sapp is a POS.