November 13th, 2019

The NFL and football in general boils down to entertainment. If one is not entertained, then what is the point of wasting three hours?

And in the mind of Sheil Kapadia of The Athletic, there is no more entertaining pairing in the NFL than no-risk-it-no-biscuit coach Bucco Bruce Arians and high-wire act, America’s Quarterback, Pro Bowler Jameis Winston.

Kapadia is convinced that on just about every Bucs’ possession, one of two things will happen: touchdown or turnover.

And that, Kapadia types, is not just entertainment but must-see TV, and television networks are missing out not broadcasting Bucs games nationally.

The entertainment value of the 2019 Buccaneers

Whether they win or not is largely irrelevant (for the record, they beat the Cardinals to improve to 3-6). But the Jameis Winston/Bruce Arians combination is guaranteed to provide entertainment value every week. They are the 2019 “Don’t give a [insert word of your choice]” team. Just look at their game Sunday. It was vintage Winston. He threw for 358 yards and had completions of 25-plus yards to four different receivers. He also threw two interceptions, had a fumble and was sacked four times. Nine of their 12 possessions either ended in a score or a turnover. And then there’s Arians, who is openly feuding with officials. He used his last challenge on a defensive pass interference call he had no chance of winning. Then with 6:31 left in a game where the Bucs were trailing 27-23, he threw the red flag to challenge what he thought should be a Kyler Murray sack. The only problem? Arians didn’t have any challenges, and the Bucs got docked a timeout. …

Bottom line: The Bucs do crazy stuff each week. They should play every game at 9:30 a.m. EST Sunday so that we can all watch — like those London games, except in America.

Joe has concluded one thing that is great about Jameis is every time he drops back, you are at the edge of your seat holding your breath. Watching Jameis is like watching 24. You don’t know what’s going to happen next but it likely will be wild.

A Jameis dropback is like watching NHL playoff games in overtime when a right-wing winds up to shoot. It could be great; it could be disastrous. But it sure as hell isn’t boring.

But yeah, Joe knows there are people out there actually entertained by handing the ball off to Peyton Barber up the middle for no gain. Zzzzzzz…

It takes all kinds, just like there are some people that actually DVR episodes of “Barefoot Contessa.”

53 Responses to “Entertainment!”

  1. Scotty in Fat Antonio Says:

    Anyone catch the Blake Shelton reference to Bruce Arians and Bruce’s “No Riskit No Biscuit” Live last night on The Voice?

  2. tmaxcon Says:

    the bucs have never won consistently and offensively have resembled a night out binging on Ambien especially under the ignorant one dimensional dungy the clown. glazers have no intentions of fielding a winner so you fools who believe should embrace the entertainment aspect…. bucs are jerry springer with a ball

  3. MadMax Says:

    Entertaining but VERY frustrating!

  4. richbucsfan Says:

    talk about entertainment…last night on the Voice, Blake Shelton stated he respected the philosophy of Bruce Arians, “no risk it, no biscuit” The entertainment world love our Head Coach. LOL

  5. tmaxcon Says:

    richbucsfan Says:

    I am not sure one comment by a drunk no talent pop artist constitutes “The entertainment World”. I guess bucfan has the same low standards for music as they have for football

  6. Wesley Says:

    Entertaining is definitely the wrong word. Constantly losing is not fun and a waste of time.

  7. 813bucboi Says:

    entertaining for who?….lol…the opposing team, yeah….each INT or fumble is very entertaining for them….

    for bucs fans its frustrating and embarrassing….

    after 5years folks are still laughing at JW and the bucs as if he made another “eating W” speech….lol…or headbutt a defender…lol…or knock over shelton quarles…lol…

    the list goes on and on…lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  8. tmaxcon Says:


    easy big man… show some humility you just got pummeled for your misguided support of the little fella… people in glass houses should not throw rocks. Jameis is your best chance for happiness not the little fella….

  9. Dewey Selmon Says:

    We are 3rd in points for and last in point allowed. Of course it’s going to be entertaining, our games have more points than any other NFL games. Winston gives both teams a great chance at victory.

  10. Lamarcus Says:

    JW is the most entertaining and interesting Qb in the league

  11. tmaxcon Says:

    Dewey Selmon

    i prefer to think of it this way Winston has to face 2 defenses each week the opponents and his own….

  12. ClodHopper Says:

    Lol. It can be summarized in one sentence: “The Bucs are entertaining because the QB is wildly inconsistent and the coach is stupid”

  13. Jean Lafitte Says:

    I wouldn’t call it entertaining when you want to throw a perfect bottle of beer at your TV

  14. The Buc Realist Says:

    Clowns at the circus are considered “entertainment” as well!!!!!!!!!!!!! The “real” fans know that this team is not “entertaining” at all!!!!!!!!!!! If you are not sure, just check the stadium at home games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2019 revealed answers to the sheep, that the “real” fans knew!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Jean Lafitte Says:

    or when your co-workers harass you on Monday after the Bucs sh|t the bed ..again

    that’s not entertainment

  16. miken Says:

    Nothing entertaining about spending the last decade in the basement of the NFC south then getting to read about how this player isn’t that bad and if you look at this stat then its good ect ect ect… Our coach on Sunday intentionally got a 15 yard penalty in the 2nd half of a close game to prove a point?? That’s not entertaining that the Yucks from the 80’s I grew up with.

  17. Joe Says:

    Winston has to face 2 defenses each week the opponents and his own….

    Dude knows before he leaves the locker room if he doesn’t hang 35 on the scoreboard Bucs have a real shot to lose. Been writing this for a couple of years.

  18. Jean Lafitte Says:

    so put up 35 points then …not too hard in todays NFL

  19. Jean Lafitte Says:

    especially with all the weapons he has on offense

  20. miken Says:

    @joe… part of the reason he needs to get to 35 is his turnovers leads to 10 to 20 for the other team. This team decided to pour their assets into weapons because they thought #3 was going to grow and this was going to be a scoring team. The Jameis Cutler express needs to produce at a high level.

  21. Blogtalkfootball.com Says:

    Let’s scare the crap out of the Saints… if Jamel Dean has a better game this week, we could have an upset. It is always fun to upset Payton.

  22. Jean Lafitte Says:

    one lousy TD a quarter is 28 points

  23. martinii Says:

    There is certain entertainment value if your not a strict W-L fan. Last week The Seahawks and 49’ers played into OT. The week before we went to OT with the Seahawks and lost, and played a Niners team that was 8-0 before they lost. We beat a Good Rams team, and a respectable Panthers team. We lost by 1 point to the NYG, 4 pts to the Titans, and a Division leading Saints team by a td. As bad as our record is it’s not like teams don’t have to prepare for us and we do put a lotta of excitement into our loses.Wer’e like the losers that are fun to watch. Hey sometimes you have to pin a star on something.

  24. Eric Says:

    Here’s hoping we can get Andy Dalton or Alex Smith lined up for next year so these Jameis haters can be happy.

    Probably need 42 to best the Saints.

  25. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Why would you want Andy Dalton? Your Jameis haters aren’t advocating for Dalton.

  26. Jean Lafitte Says:

    Dalton is as bad as Jameis

  27. Troy Says:

    LOL. Funny how poor coaching and turnovers is now referred to as “entertaining”. Give me a break.

  28. Armybucsfan Says:

    What I find entertaining with Jameis Winston is the money I make betting on him turning the ball over. So far it has been more lucrative than I originally though when I made the bet with one of my friends at the start of the season. Haha

  29. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Funny…I was at the game….I don’t nor never had that euphoric feeling after a win…must be what Thorazine is like…all these years of miserable losing on and off the field

  30. miken Says:

    @jean… no body wants Andy Dalton! One nfl writer said he’d be a good fit… One writer. We don’t want him and he ain’t coming.

  31. SteveK Says:

    The defense gets exposed because of all the turnovers. We won’t win with all this turnovers.

    Lots of noise: points, yards, etc, but too many damn turnovers to win.

  32. SteveK Says:

    No Andy Dalton

    How about Cam Newton or Matt Stanford and a rookie?

    Tired of all the damn turnovers and losing. It gets swept under the rug and it’s sad.

    We lose because Jameis Winston is a turnover machine, turnover
    Over the ball at the highest rate known to mankind.

    Sure, there are some great plays- but too many turnovers. We would
    Win more with a less passer at QB that TOOK CARE OF
    THE FOOTBALL. (See: Fitz- pay a guy what he’s worth/ not on hope).

  33. BrianBucs Says:

    It is usually a comedy of errors.
    When Winston is fumbling, stumbling and bumbling it’s entertaining for everybody that is not a true Bucs fan, but the true fans have had enough of it.
    The half empty stadium on a beautiful day showed that.
    Watching Winston give the ball away like it’s leftover Halloween candy is not fun.

  34. Lord Corn Says:

    Even when factoring out every single score off turnovers out of the equation our scoring defense would STILL be bottom 1/3…

    That’s be if our offense NEVER turned the ball over… still bottom 1/3.

    The Cardinals had 3 long TD drives and almost a 4th game winning drive b4 the INT that had nothing to do with turnovers.

    I will nitpick the primary problem with this team till it’s fixed. At least Dean has serious size / length / speed and SMB looks promising

  35. tmaxcon Says:

    SteveK Says:

    no sir we have been losing for the better part of 40 years because it’s a piss poor organization ran by clowns. last good decision they made was firing dungy the clown and it only returned the 1 year wonders fluke championship…

    franchise was embarrassing long before jameis and will be long after jameis is laughing at you fools on a real nfl team

  36. Buccfan37 Says:

    The Bucs are somewhat entertaining to watch but don’t be expecting too many wins. The losses are typical failures that just keep on coming.

  37. tmaxcon Says:

    anyone who brings Fritz to a QB discussion has the credibility somewhere between Jerk Chicken Winslow and Pee Wee Herman

  38. tmaxcon Says:

    give jameis a competent oline and a nfl caliber starting running back and he will be fine…. that oline could not start for most texas high schools and our running backs are situational backups at best.

  39. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    I’m calling BS on this “Entertainment” crapola. We’re here for WINS and CHAMPIONSHIPS. NOTHING else matters. Period. Which is why America’s Grop……errr, Quarterback needs to be GONE.

  40. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Give Jameis a $40 mil per yr deal, then fine him $1 mil per turnover

    If Bucs make playoffs, give fines back to him as a bonus

  41. BigHog Says:

    We go with who we have ….I do know a win Sunday starts a win streak!!! GO TEAM BUCS!!!

  42. orlbucfan Says:

    Bucs start winning on a regular basis, and the yahoos on here will riot. No reason why they can’t. BA needs to call more 2-minute drill plays and run options for JW. No reason why it can’t start this weekend. I, for one, want to see the smirk melt off Sean Payton’s puss (old expression for ‘face’).

  43. DBS Says:

    Geico thinks they are entertainment too. Funny. They eveny use the Bus to use the Conte stiff arm in their ad.

  44. unbelievable Says:

    rhealist in 2014: “2015 will reveal answers to the sheep that real fans knew”

    rhealist in 2015: “2016 will reveal answers to the sheep that real fans knew”

    rhealist in 2016: “2017 will reveal answers to the sheep that real fans knew”

    rhealist in 2017: “2018 will reveal answers to the sheep that real fans knew”

    rhealist in 2018: “2019 will reveal answers to the sheep that real fans knew”

    rhealist in 2019: “2020 will reveal answers to the sheep that real fans knew”

    Do ever get bored of being a broken, incorrect record?

    I guess not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  45. Tye Says:

    JW is not NFL starter quality BUT a circus show!

    Winning coaches would never compromise wins for attraction… Step right up and see the human incompetence… Will he throw any TDs?… How many ints will he throw this week and how many will be pick 6?… Come and see how many points can JW help give to the other team?…
    it’s like watching a car wreck… You cringe and try to look away but the horror of it compelled you to keep watching.. you wish it never happened, and hope that it never happens again…

    He is a irony in the flesh: his name is Wins-ton BUT in really wins hardly ever!

  46. 2020 What is the bucs future plan? Says:

    Jaymiss Winsnot’s market value is 8-10 million a year … any thing more than that dooms us to salary cap hell …. and he proved that’s what he is worth …we are not going to the promised land with him!!

  47. miken Says:

    @Lord.. Do you factor in when we turn the ball over, we don’t score? Sunday should not have been close but our 3 turnovers kept it close and our D taking the ball away did a lot to win the game. Sunday like most games was typical with dumb turnovers and wide open reciever misses. When a team turns the ball over constantly, you can’t say, “well they didn’t score on that turnover” That still stopped us from scoring, still put the D back out on the field, and still kept the opponent from falling behind. An average D only has so many plays they can be on the field. No body in football will say” hey those 3 turnovers played no part in the game… give me a break. Turnovers is a huge problem for this team period.

  48. LordCornelius Says:

    “miken Says:
    November 13th, 2019 at 11:44 am
    @Lord.. Do you factor in when we turn the ball over, we don’t score?”

    I’m sorry but you guys are kind of crazy sometimes. So am I but still lol. You can play the turnover narrative with san fran / carolina but not the Cardinals game.

    Not sure if you noticed but we are 3rd in scoring even with the turnovers. So sure the turnovers stop the offense from scoring more, but are we really going to nitpick over being #1 or #3 in scoring, when our defense is #32? What lol.

    And back to the Cardinals game. Even with the turnovers:

    -The Bucs scored 30 points
    -The Bucs controlled TOP for 36 minutes to 24 minutes for the Cardinals (I.e. our defense was MORE rested than theirs by far even with turnovers)
    -The Cardinals only scored 3 points off any turnovers (i.e. we gave up 24 points on long scoring drives and almost 31 if not for a Dean INT)

    But yeah the game was close because of the turnovers lol.

    The game was close because the defense gave up 2 easy wide open blown coverage TDs (14 points) and almost 2 more long scoring drives in the 4th quarter – or 14 points alone – if not for the Dean interception to save their 4ss.

    You can’t just blow multiple coverages for 14-21 points a week and win often. You can actually win while having a few turnovers if your overall team is good tho.

  49. ChipBuc Says:

    I don’t know about anyone else, but i forgot how funny Gene Gene the dancing machine was. Great show the gong show. How about the unknown comic next joe?

  50. '79 Defense Says:

    Fantastic clip from the Gong Show, Joe. I watched that same clip a year ago. Chuck Barris was great– and you can’t beat Gene Gene. Makes me wonder if Deckerhoff could dance like that.
    Search Gong Show Popsicle if you want to see an interesting… act.

  51. Touchdown, Tampa Bay Says:

    Tampa, Florida. America’s entertainment capital!

  52. Fire the fans Says:

    Lord.. these guys just don’t get it. Clowns

  53. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Lord, why are you trying to talk rationally with one of the haters. They have Winston Derangement Syndrome. Facts and figures mean nothing to them. Their blind range of all things Winston does not allow them to analyze the situation rationally. In their eyes the team’s problem rest on Winston and his turnovers. Nothing else matters to them. They will not be satisfied until he is gone, winning championships elsewhere and we are going 2-14, losing 34-10 each week with a game managing QB who sucks but doesn’t turn the ball over.