It Was A Sign

February 8th, 2021

When Joe saw the above photo yesterday afternoon, if Florida had been a forward-thinking state with mobile sports wagering, Joe would have quickly dropped $100 on the Bucs.

At least.

It would have been money in the bag.

The photo was shot by Joe’s photographer genius after pregame warmups as park-violating, home-invading, NFLPA-ignoring, down-forgetting, handshake-stiffing, jet-ski-losing, biscuit-baking Bucs Super Bowl-winning quarterback Tom Brady was leaving the field and heading to the locker room.

Did Brady look ready to play? Holy smokes was he locked in.

A picture tells 1,000 words and that photo sure does. It was an instant in time but it showed the will and determination of a professional. It’s a man who had traveled that Super Bowl road many times and knew what it would take to win.

A man who was holed up in his house for 12 days by himself (outside of Bucs practice and meetings) to study and prepare, and get his mind right using his favored Mexican spirituality.

Did he look ready? In that photo, Brady looked as if he wanted to sack Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes himself. As if to say, “What is this ‘baby goat’ and ‘kid’ sh!t? You are in my house on my field trying to take my crown. Thou shalt not steal.”

Of all the photos Joe’s photographer genius took yesterday, and maybe all season, this one really, really resonated for Joe.

It’s the photo of a determined man.

It’s the photo of a man locked in.

It’s the photo of a serial winner.

It’s the photo of your Super Bowl-winning Bucs quarterback.

30 Responses to “It Was A Sign”

  1. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    It’s the photo of our QB not eating a W.

  2. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    Instead, producing a W.

  3. SKBucsfan Says:

    That’s a great pic Joe. And I thought that too when they took the field yesterday. But the pic of Winfield giving Hill the peace sign could be my new background photo. I love beating arrogant ,ummmm, opponents

  4. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I’ll say this: Because of Brady, he wasn’t the only one prepared to play in that game…..

    Devin White was on fire…..again….LVD was all over the field…….Edwards, who hasn’t even been mentioned caused the interception for Winfield…….
    Winfield, Whitehead, Davis, SMB……Dean played very well….tracking down balls..
    Suh,Vita & Will pushing the pocket….
    Shaq & JPP were like un-caged lions after their prey..

    How about that Oline……..WR & TE corps…

    And, even Succop making a season-long FG….

    Yep…..everybody LOCKED-IN

  5. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Can’t forget Lenny & Rojo….both rushing for over 5ypc…..

  6. Jack Says:

    Oh my did you not see the rolling video around this photo. It was on the CBS broadcast. I was like I have never seen that before he is absolutely zoned in for the kill.

  7. miken Says:

    he raised everyone. That’s what GOATs do.

  8. theodore Says:

    I remember Bill Simmons talking about Tom Brady’s demeanor before their undefeated season Super Bowl. Simmons was in the stands watching warm-ups and Simmon’s thought he wasn’t locked in, smiling as he warmed-up.

  9. BB Says:

    I paid 6k to be there Joe. I saw Brady come out fired up 75 minutes before kick off with an amazing look in his eye and his warm up throws were so on target you could see what was coming.

  10. 68%fraud Says:

    WTH? I’ve bet on every single game this season, while living in Florida. You just have to do it from a computer and have the check mailed to you…

  11. Lokog Says:

    First my Dodgers win the World Series and now our bucs are Super Bowl champions 😎

  12. SB : Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    LOL @ Peter Schraeger. He was SO proud of the SBLV jersey the Chiefs sent him on Friday morning. He said he would be wearing it Monday morning
    He had on a Devin White Jersey today. 🙂
    Feathers in teeth!!!

  13. Beeej Says:

    What do Cowboys fans do after they win the Super Bowl? They turn off their Xbox

  14. chris L Says:

    joe – weve already retired the den of depression but what about tom’s house??!!!

  15. JimbobBucsFan Says:

    Mexican spirituality has a cultural kinship with the “way of the warrior” of indigenous peoples of North America. Tom Brady exhibits a special mindset in his approach to his chosen career.

    I am guessing that it carries across all aspects of his life. He seems to have a fulfilling family life as well.

  16. Cainishere Says:

    Hey Joe, that is quite the long nickname for Brady you got goin there! You forgot one addition, Head Coach! Wanna put some money on it that he becomes the Buccaneers next head coach? Sure bet in my opinion.

  17. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    We won our two SBs by a total margin of 49 points…….I’d say our Bucs get locked in to the big game……

    Not good for ratings…..not good for Vegas……good for us…..very good.

  18. Steven007 Says:

    Jack, I saw the same thing pregame and thought to myself geez he’s really fired up! I took it as a good sign and that picture comes from what we saw on video.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    I’m with SKBucsfan Joe.

    That closeup pic of Winfield throwing up the peace sign to Hill is priceless.

    The look on Winfield’s says it all. I quickly made that pic my new desktop background.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    SB….Peter Schraeger predicted the Bucs would get blown out by KC…that the game wouldn’t even be close. Tee hee

  21. JimmyJack Says:

    The sign for me was LV. I never heard anybody mention it. Im sure somebody did. But when I bought my brand new Bucs coozy on Saturday i realized SB 55 is kinda a improtant number for Bucs fans.

    If I owned a Brooks Jersey that would be the one I had on last night.

    I never believed in destiny till i saw thise double nickles.

  22. 6throundpick Says:

    You all know that TB12 is already working on the next season, right? This team was just starting to click…shame the season ended. Watch them improve through the offseason and onto next. They will be playing for another SB…and it’s already in the works…

  23. FlBoy84 Says:

    There’s a shot of him sitting on the bench after the AB TD and brush-up with Mathieu that is even more intense. It’s a combination of anger and focus that just screams GOAT.

  24. Iamabuc Says:

    The worst thing that happened?….that football is over ….😕

  25. David Says:

    I was just watching some of the replay on the NFL network.
    The turning point of the game is crystal clear.

    1:10 left until the half.
    Chiefs on Tampa’s 14.
    3rd and 6.

    Get a first and eat some clock or just score.
    Halftime 14- 10 and Chiefs get the ball back

    Instead SHAQ Barrett busted through and chased Mahomes 22 yards straight backwards to the 36.
    Mahomes throws it away,
    they kick a field goal,
    Tampa gets another touchdown

    BOOM 21 -6 halftime.

  26. David Says:

    Watch the entire D line on the play I just described above. It is a thing of beauty.
    KC’s entire O line is confused and overpowered.
    It took less than 1.5 seconds for the entire D line to get past the O line.

    I almost feel bad for Mahomes… Almost 😅 😂

  27. tbbucs3 Says:

    Like Joe mentioned, this is the 1st year I havent cared for an upcoming draft in a long time.

  28. MadMax Says:

    Well, i turned 100 into 1100, plus won about 300 more on other side bets….but its going into my old truck….transmission needs work, so it couldnt have come at a better time.

  29. firethecannons Says:

    David Says:
    February 8th, 2021 at 9:25 pm
    Watch the entire D line on the play I just described above. It is a thing of beauty.
    KC’s entire O line is confused and overpowered.

    I am watching it now–it is a thing of beauty
    I believe that it was the turning point also–they were expecting to score td then have to settle for field goal and Bucs get the ball back and score td. It was demoralizing for Chiefs.

  30. james west Says:

    laser focused to say the least, and what’s up with the mexican, spirituality? you say’n brady was hitting the bong? if so maybe i’ll send him a bag, of some primo fl sinsemiella