Bucs Stub Toe Before Record Audience

October 10th, 2020

The Bucs shatting themselves Thursday night in Chicago and park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting Bucs quarterback Tom Brady having an ugly senior moment came at an awful time for the franchise.

The loss to the Bears reached a record audience, per Nielsen Media Research and FOX Sports PR.

The game, which turned into a Bucs slopfest in the second half that enabled the Bears to rally from a 13-0 deficit to win 20-19, was seen on FOX by 14.7 million pairs of eyeballs. That’s the largest television audience FOX has had in primetime since the Super Bowl in February.

The game also was the most streamed Thursday night game FOX ever produced. Between the TV broadcast, the NFL Network broadcast, and fans streaming, some 15.4 million people watched the Bucs choke away the game.

Hey, as a former Bucs quarterback best known for leading the NFL in passing while wearing a garish jersey once said, “We do it big.”

28 Responses to “Bucs Stub Toe Before Record Audience”

  1. Sport Says:

    Best ratings, probably because it wasn’t locked behind a paywall. Duh…

    I love football, but Thursday night football suuuuucks. For the players and the fans. Banged up short week ugly sloppy football.

    In BA I Trust!

  2. SB Says:

    A man only has Ten toes. How many have the Bucs’ stubbed in the Lost decade?

  3. Lamarcus Says:

    Tough game and embarrassing lost. Why do players come to Tampa and all of sudden downgrade? I count with 4 fingers how many players get actually better. Barrett is not same player either. I will call him out anyday before Brady

  4. Lamarcus Says:

    I used to love Devin White but he looks like a waisted 7th round pick out of Grand Valley State. There is nothing Kevin Minter can’t do that Devin White can do. White looks like a bust bro

  5. Lamarcus Says:

    Its time to call out those so called great players

    Devin Do Do White, Shaq Barrett, D Smith, Gronk, Mike Evans, Brate, Whitehead, Murphy Bunting, Roches, Cappa, Jensen, Number 30 whoever that is, McCoy, and Bryan Leftwich

    Brady gets a huge pass from me. It’s not his fault the team is trash

  6. SB Says:

    Lamarcus……you showed your idiocy when you said Shaq Barret came here and got worse
    You can’t speak

  7. SB Says:

    Well you can speak but it is all subterfuge to us.

  8. SB Says:

    G’nite Joes.

  9. $acbuc$ Says:

    Somebody tell the Tampa media to stop asking dumbass questions. I watch a lot of interviews and nobody has asked Tom why hasn’t he wore a mask all this time, I haven’t seen Brady with a mask on since they showed his face on TV. But y’all get paid to ask the question and call yourselves analysts. Analyze this!

  10. $acbuc$ Says:

    Another thing for the Tampa media STOP asking questions that reveal our game plan for the week to come. The opposition can watch these same interviews and pick up our intentions. Stop that Dumb shhh!

    Quit Asking about who injured just wait for the injure report. What you ain’t gotta story to write about. Write about how Nick Foles been kicking our butts on 3 different teams for the last 6 years. Viking Rams and now the Bears. He got our number AGAIN. It don’t matter the defense we run. Lovie Mike Smith or Todd Bowles. He got OUR number not Brady’s.

  11. $acbuc$ Says:

    Buccaneers quit goin 123 family. If y’all was family when y’all see these dudes jumping in Mike Evans face tryna piss him off messing with your family y’all would have his back. Start crack back blocking on them because they be out there on the field tryna punk us. Cam Brate quit smiling and growl. I swear I wanted to fight Jenkins for how he roam around that game getting in people face. Tristan popped him on a run play and he stopped that foolishness. DBs think they can bully our rookie and no name WRs. You fight for you family right or wrong! Work together as a family defend each other like a family and win like a family. Don’t let no other teams purposely hurt your family.

    I would take 3 more Olinemen like Jensen he is the enforcer. Ali plays with a controllable rage so I love that about him. Carlton been getting up in the receivers face lately. Nacho and Devin are trash talkers. Suh got up in Herbert face last week so we ain’t getting punked up front. Sean Murph and Whitehead play with swag. Tweet do too but Dean needs to play aggressive and stay aggressive.

  12. $acbuc$ Says:

    Last thing… I can’t stand the Chargers secondary they are some dirty players. Remember Cecil Shorts…I think they hurt Vincent that same game. The way they tackle receivers should be under investigation. They twist legs and ankles and hit players low.(Couch Coach)would run right at them and crack back block on them punks all game. I would tell receivers to go at there legs before they tackle you. I think the whole league call us push overs!

  13. Buczilla Says:

    This game was a kick in the sack and a hard reminder (for me anyways) that any enthusiasm for this team needs to be tempered by a big dose of reality. Just like the 1997 Bucs did, this team needs to start beating some quality teams before I start drinking their koolaid. Lol, I’m pi$$ed still!

  14. alaskabuc Says:

    “Bucs sh!t pants in front of national audience” would have been a more appropriate title.

  15. Ndog Says:

    The truth is the defense didn’t play that badly, we had a running game, our kicker went four for four, our quarterback didn’t play well enough and we lost the game cuz we couldn’t move the ball in the air cuz once the other team establishes any pressure whatsoever or quarterback is rendered incapable of doing anything. That’s the problem. Point blank.

    This season is going to come down to one thing and one thing only when teams apply pressure throughout the entire game we’re probably not going to win. That’s it that’s obvious, we’ve had two games of consistent pressure in both games our offense was useless because you don’t have a QB who’s willing to stand in the pocket and make the tough throws or quarterback whose mobile enough to move. So if we play teams that are going to have good defensive lines and can get pressure without blitzing we’re in deep trouble. People don’t want to believe it but watch the games see for yourself, open your eyes, pressure on this quarterback means we’re done. That’s it we’re done oh well that’s a decision you guys all loved so much and we’re so happy about so enjoy what you get. It will be fun some weeks but against good teams you will not win with a QB that is terrified to get touched, especially with this oline.

  16. Darin Says:

    Over half of em fell asleep when Bucs were up 13-0. Doesnt make me feel any better.

  17. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Typical Bucs. Bottom line is that the team is not well coached, is extremely undisciplined and has the worst LT in the history of American football.

  18. El Buco Realisto Is a Dicko and NDogTurd is a Crybaby and TheBucsAnus and LovesJameisTighties are Trolls Says:

    Damn Lamarcus, you’re trying to give NDogTurd a run for his money for most idiotic post(s) of the day huh?

  19. SOEbuc Says:

    With all the White haters you should change it to JoeBucsBandwagon.com Joe. Guy has a couple bad games after two amazing games and of course all the fakes are ready to call him a bust. Ndog.com. Can we get a roughing replay, because these calls are ridiculous. That BS call on Barrett killed the game for us.

  20. Youngbucs Says:

    The truth is in a slug fest sloppy gm where both teams where struggling the refs decided to take center stage. Millions of people watching know this gm was controlled by the zebras it was disgusting.

  21. Bird Says:


    Yes. Yes. He is back at it People
    The defense didnt play that bad . What are you talking about.
    The int was good. But chicago went up and down field . Now a lot of kicks instead of giving up tds. But that was the game. All the experts beforehand and during said not many points would be scored.

    If jameis had played and same outcome , the defense would have been called garbage. Just like the oline fault for loss

    He cant do that now. Everyone else is clearly playing better but brady is not. He is the downgrade. He is now the reason the bucs are losing


  22. JameisAlmighty Says:

    About time that this fake honeymoon with Terrible Tom Brady is over. He’s over the hill and isn’t very good. Great article in the Tampa Bay Times today about how bad Brutal Brady was in this game. Brutal Brady will go down as one of the worst signings in Bucs history. Bring in the backup or release Brady. It’s time for the Bucs to move on. This is all on Jason “Sucker” Licht. PT Barnum is smiling at you Jason! Sucker…

  23. JameisAlmighty Says:

    Another thing.. Brady was hated my most in New England and now comes here and people have forgot how hard they used to root against him. It’s simple, a certain portion of this fanbase hates Famous Jameis enough to embrace a formerly hated player from another team. That’s terrible. Even worse than Terrible Tom Brady. Oh well, It’s A Bucs Life.

  24. Oneilbucs Says:

    BIRD last year yall did blame Jamies for every lost last year and the pass 4 years . So now that we have Brady it’s everyone else fault but Brady . You see I told yall that I’m going to hold Brady at the same standards with Jamies . The thing is Brady has a running game and a better Sp , and defense . And has a different playbook . Jamies didn’t have the same team like this he had a bad team . That’s why I never talked bad about Ro Jo because I didn’t know how good he really was because we never ran the ball .

  25. Oneilbucs Says:

    I knew that this was going to happen when we play good defenses . Brady will not throw the same touchdown passes that Jamies threw . But so far I’ve seen the same interceptions that Jamies has thrown and no one wants to hold him accountable for those same picks . I told yall those out routes are bad passes for any quarterback but last year it was because Jamies couldn’t read defenses and he’s not accurate . But Brady threw the same picks and now it’s the receivers fault .

  26. Buccfan37 Says:

    The gimmick of bringing Brady to the Bucs has produced an average team here. But average is what the Bucs do best. Unless of course they are hiding a big comeback that fans always yearn for and still expect to materialize.

  27. unbelievable Says:

    LOL SB

    I’m going with 37.

    37 stubbed toes over the lost decade…

  28. unbelievable Says:


    Our defense really only played good in the 2nd half.

    In the 1st half it was simply Foles sucking out loud.

    Our defense was doing nothing, Foles was just missing wide open guys left and right.