September 4th, 2020


Joe hates how the word “hate” has been hijacked.

Joe always defined hate as the opposite of love. Like, “I f’ing hate people who ruin carrot cake with nuts” or, “I hate that your idiot roommate always forgets to make a run for some Big Storm Brewing Bromosa beers” or “I hate that my wife never picks up the tab at Hooters.”

Today, honest and reasoned critique is somehow referred to as “hate.”

Now Joe guesses everyone reading this here Bucs site has a team they hate. It might be the Dixie Chicks, the slimy Saints, the Stinking Panthers, the Cowboys, the Packers, all sorts of teams.

Well, now it seems the Bucs are about to be the most hated team in America.

Why? Because people think the Bucs are going to be really, really good this fall.

Joe’s good friend Jason McIntyre, the founder of TheBigLead.com who now works for FOX Sports Radio and FS1, recently launched a new podcast, “Straight Fire with Jason McIntyre.”

In a recent edition of his pod, McIntyre talks about America’s allegedly most hated team.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Tampa Bay is going to be the most hated team in the NFL,” McIntyre began. “This is starting to already feel like Lebron when he went to Miami and they started just gathering players. And everybody hated the Heat. They were talking about not one, not two, not five. …

“I’m telling you, there is going to be so much hate for this Bucs team. Remember, they are tied for the league lead with five primetime games. The hate is going to flow like magma!”

It didn’t sound like McIntyre already is throwing darts at a Tom Brady dartboard, though. He loves how the Bucs are loaded on offense, thinks Brady will light up the night sky over the Bay, and predicts Leonard Fournette is just going to truck sorry-arse cornerbacks in the open field all over the turf of the Den of Depression.

The way Joe looks at? Joe doesn’t give two spits if the Bucs are hated or not. Bring on the hatred! It will be nice to see how the other half lives for a change.

You can listen to the clip of McIntyre’s podcast below.


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25 Responses to “Hate!”

  1. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    “I hate that my wife never picks up the tab at Hooters” hahaha…same here!

  2. BillyBucFan Says:

    Really bad take over at that Puke Report site on Fournette.
    I completely disagree and believe that if the Bucs can find a fullback for Fournette, he will return to a top 5 RB in this league.

    Haye It for Rojo, but may the best back EXPLODE.

    EITHER WAY, one of these backs is gonna be fresh in the 4th quarter and my money is on Fournette in game 1.

  3. Gofortheface30 Says:

    It is the way people are, especially the knuckle dragging football fans that lack the necessary coping skills to be objective. Go on any PFT story about the Bucs or any other site for that matter, and read all the Orangutans that think the Bucs will be 8-8. Everyone is big jealous and the season hasn’t even started yet. Everyone looooved the Warriors, but then they were hated because they got TOO good and then it wasn’t fair or something. Starting week one I look forward to going to that trash can they call the Superdome and making all those obese people of New Orleans swallow that big L nice and good. This is gnna be fun, peoples’ tears nourish me

  4. Bucsfanman Says:

    Gofortheface- You used the right word, “jealousy”! The truth is that we need those villains in sports. It WAS the Patriots. Why? Because they were good. People “hate” Belichek and don’t even know why.
    Normally, I prefer to be the quiet assassin but, it’s hard to dodge the limelight right now.
    Bring it on!

  5. Jason Says:

    There are fullbacks in football still?lol.

  6. ClodHopper Says:

    I’m not sure about this. People generally don’t hate teams that get good after being crappy for so long. They generally root for those teams in the playoffs. To be fair, having the goat at qb does change some variables

  7. Stanglassman Says:

    With all this pub you know it got to sink into the locker room. I’m starting to think the best thing that could happen to the Bucs this season is to get beat that first game so they don’t get so full of themselves too early.

    I could be over thinking this.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Hate is born out of fear……If fans hate the Bucs it’s because they fear them.

    Isn’t that nice!!!

  9. BucBrady Says:

    And that Heat team won 2 titles–sooooooo…

    As long as the Bucs don’t become the ’03 Lakers then I don’t give a D.

  10. ClodHopper Says:


    You’re not over thinking. Remember this? Bucs too high on their own press clippings.


  11. topdoggie Says:

    I always knew who I hated. That was Brady. Now DAM I’m all messed up.

  12. SmoothBayRider Says:

    A wise man once said in a song “If they hate , then let them hate and watch the wins pile up “ . Or something along those lines .

  13. Gofortheface30 Says:

    I’m come to you with this special announcement: We no longer have anymore Gay kicking issues. Out of here.

  14. Nosetackle Says:

    Might be fun to see Vita lined up in front of Leonard inside the 5.

  15. kmattin Says:

    Hey Joe, did you let PFT beat you to reporting that Matt Gay was cut?

  16. Marine Buc Says:

    Matt Gay was just cut by the Bucs.

    I HATE when GM Licht drafts kickers…

  17. Pewter Power Says:

    We’ve been hated for over a decade we just weren’t respected, funny how Deion Sanders has nothing to say anymore. I hate bandwagon fans like the ones who disappeared once the Golden state warriors short run was over. Where did they all come from in the first place, they were Cleveland Cavaliers of the west coast. And joe carrot cake is disgusting with or without nuts, for those who hate opinions

  18. August 1976 Buc Says:

    At 1 Buc Palace hate is spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Welcome to Relevence Buc fans. The Bucs are not a Homecoming Team’s opponent anymore. lol Not with the Brady Bunch baby. Get used to it for at least 2 years. GO BUCS!!!!

  19. Gofortheface30 Says:

    The golden state warriors run was not short. They went to 5 straight finals. Has any team done that, ever? How much longer of a run do you want when their run was one of the best ever. Bandwagon fans happen when you’re actually good. No need to be a nerd about – we’re not talking about some sacred, moral code that’s being broken here. You’re kinda proving the point of the original post, your hate is seeping right out of your skin because of the popularity of a team and it is somehow an affront to your sensibilities that there are *gasp* bandwagon fans.

  20. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Bring on the hatred, as long as we are winning

  21. Cannon Says:

    I’ll take hate over apathy.

  22. Pewter Power Says:

    Lol I hit a nerve my bad I’m sure the warriors have all their fans still lol. From my perspective I’m not a fan of the patriots or chiefs or saints because of their wins or who’s on the roster eh hem warriors. Win or lose I’m a buc fan so yea there is a difference between people like and the the ones who signed on after free agency. Welcome regardless of why your a fan now but if I don’t like you i don’t like you don’t mean I’m hating it means I don’t like you except I do hate the cowboys though I won’t lie about that

  23. All lives matter Says:

    Maybe seeing how they jettisoned America’s QB (laughable) for Tom Brady didn’t sit well for him. Now that this team is primed to make a run so soon after last years debacle this guy realizes that he’ll no longer be able to use the Bucs as bumbling Keystone Cop jokes during his opening monologues. Some people are just jealous of others finding success.

  24. Buc4evr Says:

    Let the hate flow. I hope we win and are able to drink the tears of the haters.

  25. Jerid421 Says:

    “LOVED OR HATED, BUT NEVER IGNORED” is the way to live. “Hated” also = RELEVANT. And relevance is the one thing we’ve been missing for way too long.