New Friends

August 28th, 2020

New best friend named Tommy.

This is the story of a boy named Tommy who moved to a new town from out of state and tries to fit in with his new classmates and teachers and neighborhood boys.

Tommy was the cool kid in Boston before he left. So much so when he moved to Florida, word had gotten around that the new kid on the block was going to be a good guy.

When he first got to town, to try to fit in with the other neighborhood boys, Tommy left a post on his new neighborhood association’s Facebook page that he wanted to play football at the local high school field even though the school was closed for the summer. Tommy’s new teachers worked it out so it would be OK for him and the local boys to throw the football around on the field without grownups being pests and nosey.

One neighborhood boy was a short little guy from Chicago. They called him Scotty. He too was somewhat new to the neighborhood. He wasn’t as popular as some of the other boys like Mikey and Christopher and Cameron. But for some reason, Scotty seemed to get along with Tommy right away. And Tommy liked Scotty because he always wanted to play football and did whatever Tommy asked.

Pretty soon, Scotty showed the other boys he too could catch footballs. And boy, can Scotty run. He’s even shown the other boys he can jump high.

The more Tommy and Scotty played, the closer they got. Pretty soon, Scotty showed he could catch just as easily as the rest of the local boys. Tommy kept throwing Scotty footballs. Scotty kept catching Tommy’s throws.

Pretty soon, the other boys started growing jealous and wanted to be with Tommy more, too.

Scotty and Tommy started to get real tight. Scotty always wants to be with Tommy. More than anything else, Scotty wants to catch footballs from Tommy. And the closer they get, the more footballs Tommy throws to Scotty.

The more they play catch, the closer they get. And because of that, Scotty is growing to be as popular in the neighborhood as Mikey and Christopher and Cameron. Pretty soon, Scotty will get invited to the same parties as Mikey and Christopher and Cameron.

Tommy’s parties.

The way this friendship is going, it is going to be hard to see Tommy and Scotty separated.

Tommy thinks so much of Scotty now, he treats Scotty like his little brother.

33 Responses to “New Friends”

  1. Clean House Says:

    Wow that’s great!!! What a quote by the GOAT. Excited for the kid!! Very creative Joe!

  2. Tampabuscsbro Says:

    I knew this was going to happen. Last year I knew what I saw of Scotty Miller he could be really good.

  3. rrsrq Says:

    Just need him to stay healthy

  4. Aceofaerospace Says:

    What a great compliment from the GOAT. Now, live up to it Scotty.

  5. Casual Observer Says:

    Clever spiel, Joe. Nice.

  6. Jean Lafitte Says:

    That’s a GOOD thing ..right Joe?

  7. ClodHopper Says:

    That was beautiful Joe!! Very entertaining. Kudos

  8. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Scotty Miller, a younger, faster Julian Edelman? We’ll see. I like the fact that Miller put on some muscle in the off-season. I’ve heard that Donovan Smith, Alex Cappa, Sean Murphy-Bunting, and a few others are in great shape. This is one of the reasons the Bucs needed Tom Brady, players are taking football seriously, IMHO.

  9. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says: Says:

    Thanks for the bedtime story
    Papa Joe…can you read it again tomorrow night….good night and God bless my Bucs

  10. james west Says:

    yep i agree with michigan joe

  11. chris L Says:

    what about robbie!!!

  12. adam from ny Says:


    sounds like scotty is his guy…

    i mentioned a while back that one sleeper guy will lock in with TB and have a much bigger than expected year…

    sounds like it very well could be scotty…

    godwin is already secretly banged up a bit, seems more concerned about his new image…(check new funky looking hairdo)…and could easily get sidetracked…

    evans is a legit star, so he might clash a bit with TB like: “TB ain’t coming in here and taking over my team now”…

    so TB is latching on to scotty…he prolly sees him as potentially his new welker or edelman…

    and scotty is gonna roll with it…who wouldn’t

  13. SB Says:

    Is Anyone else as excited as I am for this season?

  14. Alanbucsfan Says:

    Scotty may be invited to the same parties, but for now he’ll be fetching drinks for Mikey, Chris, Robby and OJ

  15. Howard Cosell Says:


    Check out Matt Damon & Ben Affleck Fight on Youtube

  16. Oneilbucs Says:

    Man I hope we just run the Patriots offense . What yall think about the quarterback out of North Dakota state ?? I think we can draft him first round . What yall think ???

  17. Brandon Says:

    Clean House likes the story because it was written in the style of someone with a 3rd grade reading level. Finally something he understands!

  18. Joe in Michigan Says:

    SB: I’m excited about the season, for sure. As Brady says, “Let’s F———- Go”!!

  19. Howard Cosell Says:

    LOL Joe, you should try to work the famous Matt Damon Ben Affleck Brady fight on YouTube into a posting somehow

  20. Howard Cosell Says:

    Sitting in Tampa, watching the Patriots with Brady, Howard was sickened by the video…Now with Tampa-Tom-Brady, Howard finds the video heartwarming. My how perceptions change based on perspective

  21. Joe in Michigan Says:

    Oneilbucs: The mock draft I looked at had that QB from NDS going number 9 overall. I hope we’re picking a lot later than that. Who knows, though.

  22. Clean House Says:

    Hey Brandon, I understand that you’re a piece of trash.

  23. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I do not play fantasy football…too lazy..but I gotta believe Scottie’s stock is rising rapidly in the fantasy rank if that comment gets much run.

    When TB12 uses words like “deserves a big role” “TRUST HIM TO BE WHERE HE’S SUPPOSED TO BE.”

    If I played fantasy football I’d take a long look at Scottie

  24. SB Says:

    Actually I am a FF Guru SPBF.
    I won’t take any Bucs receiver before I draft Brady.
    Too many mouths to feed with the Perfect father
    Everyone will get their spoonfuls in equal doses.
    I WILL take a flyer on Miller in probably the 9 th to 11 th round.
    But I will stay away from ME, CG, CB, RG, OH for sure. They are going too high and TB12 is too good to force sh!t to one receiver.

  25. SB Says:

    DAM RIGHT JOE IN MICH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:


  27. Youngbucs Says:

    People really still talking about running the pats offense smh. Seriously let go the season about to start we’ve been known what offense it is. How many times do the Bucs have to say it of course there are wrinkles. Dude if you can’t be happy about something just go away.

  28. Buczilla Says:

    That was certainly different…and damn good. 😜

  29. Cubano Bucanero Says:

    How many little white boy receivers can Brady make famous?

  30. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    You should make this a series. Add a new chapter every day or week.

  31. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Hahaha!! Hilarious Joseph! I enjoyed that!

  32. BringBucsBack Says:

    Cubano, don’t you mean gringos?

    Joe, name a better bromance? A few posters here & a QB that is not here!

  33. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Great fun story. 😏😏😏😏

    As unselfish as Evans and Godwin are I doubt their is much jealousy to worry about. 💔 🤷‍♀️ 🤗