Brady Threw NFL Suits Into Chaos

May 11th, 2020

“Tom, everyone desires you.”

These two facts have been well-established.

Park-violating, home-invading quarterback Tom Brady is an international star. Few players — and maybe no NFL player still in the game — have the Q-rating of Brady.

So when the Bucs signed Brady, the folks responsible for cobbling together the NFL TV schedule were thrown the curveball of curveballs, given how little the Bucs have been on primetime TV the past 15 years. Suddenly, the quarterback the world recognizes is now playing for the team only a small handful of football fans and degenerate gamblers had wanted to watch.


In a way cool story by Joe Reedy of the Associated Press, he documents how the NFL offices were turned upside down when NFL TV schedule makers had to rearrange everything to get the Bucs in front of as many eyeballs as they could.

“I can’t think of a single player move ever that adjusted requests and turned the process upside down as much as this,” said Fox Sports senior vice president Michael Mulvihill about Brady signing with Tampa Bay. “I think the league treated everyone well with Tampa Bay because they knew how great everyone’s interest was. It was a significant curveball.”

Mulvihill noted that the Bucs went from borderline must-not-watch TV to every network begging for the Bucs when Brady came on board.

Also in his story, Reedy noted that at most, the Bucs were expected to have two primetime games and perhaps not even that many.

That all changed, of course, when Derek Jeter’s tenant came to play for Tampa Bay.

Buccaneers legend Derrick Brooks, presented by Caldeco Air Conditioning & Heating, dives into the 2020 Tampa Bay schedule like only he can alongside The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports. Another strong production from The Identity Tampa Bay and Joe.

23 Responses to “Brady Threw NFL Suits Into Chaos”

  1. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    You lost me after crab leg stealing, crotch grabbing… I mean Park-violating, home-invading. LAME

  2. Jason Says:

    Joe’s nickname thing is just joke. Lighten up people. Jeez.

  3. Hodad Says:

    Joe, the nicknames aren’t lame, they’re totally you, and the name of this site is Joe Buc fan. So keep up the good work, and keep the nicknames coming.

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    ason Says:
    May 11th, 2020 at 8:10 am
    Joe’s nickname thing is just joke. Lighten up people. Jeez.

    If you think Joe will stop at two nicknames……..and, we are forced to read it because it is part of the article…’s not like a post you can skip….

    And….remember Mr. Entertainment……(no prime time)

  5. Bird Says:

    Nah. Its lame. Hes right

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Heh. The nicknames are a tradition…but I admit, I skip over them. Especially Peter Kings…which is practically novel length.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh, and Joe…you should add “Immortal” to Brady 😉

  8. mark2001 Says:

    I prefer to think of him as possibly the GOAT. But each to their own.

    And I hope none of us has ever walk into the wrong restroom at your local pub., thinking it was the one next door. Wonder if any of us ever has?

    Can you imagine the moniker he would give us if that happened and ever became public knowledge?

  9. Steven007 Says:

    Um, it can be totally Joe and lame at the same time. The proof is in the pudding. When half the comments are about the ridiculous lead-in moniker, there’s something wrong. Or something right, your choice.

  10. mark2001 Says:

    Buc…Crab Leg stealing, crotch grabbing? W eating, helmet flicking, Cockroach breeding entomologist? Who is that? I don’t remember those monikers ever being used.

  11. Joe Says:

    Joe’s nickname thing is just joke. Lighten up people. Jeez.

    EXACTLY! And it’s not going away.

    So no one laughed when they read about these things?

    (Sigh). As the immortal Curly Howard once said, “Aw, skip it.”

  12. teacherman777 Says:

    The “sackless” Kyle Moore.

    Best one ever!

    Dont listen to the haters Joe.

    The RZA and the Ol Dirty Bastard would approve of your “alias creations”

    Shakespeare loved to make pseudonyms too.

    Go Bucs!

    Spread some Love!

  13. German Buc Says:

    Bozai, Joe will add that after TB12 won the Super Bowl at home.

  14. lowercaseg Says:

    I’ll take a Superbowl thank you

  15. TampaTown Says:

    You guys run this site 24/7/365. Do and write whatever the he!! you want to. Forget the trolls and haters, us loyal regulars love you. Keep up the good work!

  16. Anonymous Says:

    While it may be a joke, it’s annoying. Seriously annoying, and no…I didn’t laugh.

  17. Dirty Bucs Says:

    While it may be a joke, it’s annoying. And no…I didn’t laugh.

    Joe, this one needs to go away.

  18. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Don’t give in, Joe. The nicknames are funny, especially the Peter King one.

  19. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Haven’t done that in a bar but have run into the wrong head at the old Riverfront stadium when the Reds were hosting Don Drysdale and the Dodgers. Drysdale was leading with a one run shutout going into the 8th…I didn’t want to miss a single pitch..had to go after all the beer…made a mad dash down the three rows of stairs…turned the corner and ran into the restroom.

    I looked around and noticed there were no urinals. Then I saw several ladies staring at me like what the helll are you doing in here.

    Then I had a decision. Do I walk calmly out like nothing happened…or make a mad dash out…I chose the mad dash I truly did not want to miss a single pitch.

  20. DI Says:

    You guys need to realize that a big part of the reason many of you came here and stuck around in the first place is things like the silly nicknames and edgy writing. If it weren’t for these things, JoeBucsFan would be like every other boring sports site that is struggling for views. They found a winning formula and you’re here likely because of it. The names are here to stay, if it bothers you or if it’s too much to read, just skip over it, it’s quite easy to do.

  21. ItzOK Says:

    [Joe has zero desire or inclination to fix something that isn’t broken. If you come here regularly as you claim, Joe’s been doing this for 13 years. Joe’s style apparently isn’t that irritating. Oh, and the treasured Bucs reporters who aren’t using those awful nicknames, they are panhandling for donations to keep themselves afloat. So why on earth would Joe want to ditch what is successful and copy failing outfits? Lastly, people generally write for people to read. Do you ever walk up to a restaurant with a sign on the door that says “Go away, we don’t want your business?” Do you get mad at grocery stores for offering specials each week? Your comment is just very bizarre logic all around. — Joe]

  22. WestChap Says:

    The run-on nicknames are not additive… sorry. Yours for TB12 is somewhat petty given all the pot shots you didn’t include in your nom de silliness for JW.

  23. unbelievable Says:

    Q rating must be joes new favorite phrase lol