“Thank All The Fans, Too. Great Job.”

December 13th, 2020

Many media-snob types like to say there is no home field advantage in the NFL this season.

They blame The Sickness leading to many empty stadiums. Joe would counter by saying that’s more theory than anything else.

Regardless, the Bucs have 15,000 or so fans in the stands each game and they matter. They’re audible on TV and they provide energy for the players to feed on if they choose.

Bucco Bruce Arians went out of his way at the close of his Buccaneers Radio Network postgame interview today to give a virtual thumbs up to the Bucs faithful in the stadium during the beatdown of the Vikings. “Thank all the fans, too,” Arians told host T.J. Rives. “Great job.”

That struck Joe. The fans always matter, and screw anyone who says they don’t.

Fans are allowed at Atlanta next Sunday, and Joe knows Bucs faithful making the trip, hopefully to watch the Bucs clinch a playoff berth in person.

One fan in Tampa today was NFL strongman Roger Goodell, sitting in the fresh air with his wife. On the broadcast, FOX announcers said Goodell was there to review Super Bowl plans. The game is scheduled for Feb. 7 in Tampa.

Joe firmly expects the Bucs to make the playoffs, but Joe sure hopes that somehow the Bucs face a division winner in the playoffs in a venue where fans can attend.  You just know, absolutely know, many Bucs fans will spend every nickel they have to be at the game that breaks the 13-year playoff drought.

Bucs fans deserve that chance. And if they get it, Joe is sure they’ll make a difference.

16 Responses to ““Thank All The Fans, Too. Great Job.””

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    BA………………you really suck as a HC

    BL………………you really suck as a OC

    When you play a real team next Sunday that won’t mess up and give
    away the game………………….then this team will lose and probably
    by alot too.

    BA is living in fantasy land

  2. Defense Rules Says:

    Sometimes a team wins BECAUSE of its’ leadership. Other times it wins IN SPITE OF its’ leadership.

    I can’t help but wonder which grouping most Bucs’ fans would place BA in.

  3. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Please……………………..BA didn’t lead this team nowhere.

    Dan Bailey deserves the game ball and a lovely gift basket from BA

  4. uncommon Says:

    @bucsanthem you need to relax. Take the win and go drink a beer and smoke a bowl my goodness.

  5. FirstTimePoster Says:

    TheBucsAnthem…”alot” is not a word. You’re welcome. Try harder.

  6. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    There is no way with Corona that home field advantage is what it normally would be. Seattle and NOLA are really tough places to play when full. Green Bay too. Since we’re gonna sneak in the playoffs as a 5, 6 or 7 seed though, I’m glad those stadiums won’t be full. We’ll definitely be playing one of those 3 teams, in the 2nd round if not the 1st round.

  7. Cobraboy Says:

    @TheBucsAnthem: dude, head coach “leadership” does not exist just during game time.

    But a casual fan with Hate Wood for a team & coach wouldn’t know that.

  8. Im tired and 87 is right Says:

    If we are in the Super Bowl I’m ready to drop 10 g on a ticket. Go Bucs!

  9. Old Sombrero Says:

    Go Bucs! Great Fans! I remember well,…. The Beer Garden on the West Side, The Bucs Band in the North End Zone and Jack Espinosa, frustrated at times but cheering the team with Wins like today.

  10. Batman Says:

    Just piping in to say F you joe for fanning the flames of science-skepticism. Do you REALLY think the entire field of epidemiologists are wrong, and you, magically, are correct? Pathetic … Joe did no such thing here whatsover. That’s all in your own head. –Joe

  11. StatGuy Says:

    A week ago Arians said there was no home advantage in the playoffs cause of the stadiums lmao….

  12. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    To a certain poster who keeps resubmitting the same post.

    December 13th, 2020 at 4:37 pm 
    December 13th, 2020 at 4:38 pm
    December 13th, 2020 at 5:15 pm

    You suck! You are no Buccaneer fan! 😩 🥱

  13. Barlow Says:

    Missed my first game in like ten years for my 5yr old birthday. Most important game of the year! I was so happy to do it but man watching highlights and reading these blogs…Vikings are above avg football team and nothing is handed to you in the nfl with this tight of point margin. Seems like a hard fought win and of course happy to see them miss some kicks but dang dude if we really sucked we could have still lost. Go Bucs boyeeeee!!!Screw everybody else.

  14. Razor Ramone Says:

    Batman, much love to all Bucs fans!! 99.98% survival rate. Go Bucs!

  15. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:


    One day maybe you will understand how much evil there is in the world, and how many scientists and researchers have been murdered, de-credentialed, harassed, bullied, and censored for telling the truth.

    Until then, stay in your house and wear your mask, slave.

  16. adam from ny Says:

    dan bailey…

    if he had a good day would be good for 7 more points and prolly misses the 54 or 56 yarder…whichever it was…

    game would have been a little tighter, but we still would have won…

    and don’t forget we prolly could have put up points on that final drive if we wanted too as well