“Soccer Practice Is Over”

July 30th, 2021

“Joel, if Bruce Arians keeps winning Super Bowls, he can say whatever he wants about soccer.”

This might spark a conversation at the highest reaches at One Buc Palace.

As we all know, Team Glazer owns not only the Bucs but a soccer team in England, too. But it doesn’t seem that the leader of their American football team is much of a fan of the other football.

As Joe detailed earlier, Bucs Super Bowl-winning coach Bucco Bruce Arians was aggravated by this morning’s “horsesh!t” practice. When Arians was asked if that included Tom Brady, Arians waved at Bucs headquarters where the team meeting rooms and lockers rooms are, and said, “He’s in there too.”

Brady admitted he was off his game (but to the naked eye he looked sharp). Brady said he missed reads and throws. You sure couldn’t tell watching.

Brady did admit that the Bucs have yet to really practice football. Today was the last day of underwear football and Brady thought Arians summed it up pretty well, quoting his coach in his post-practice press conference.

“Coach said in the building today, ‘Soccer practice is over after today.’ Which means we haven’t played any football,” Brady said. “There’s no pads. No tackling. No run-force. No run-fits. No breaking tackles. No play-action responsibility.”

Joe might have to use “soccer practice” more often when referring to underwear football. It’s very much like soccer in that players are running around a lot in shorts but can’t hit anyone. (Relax, Joe knows there’s plenty of legal contact in soccer.)

The term “underwear football” always felt to Joe a little like the name of some show featured onstage at an alternative gentlemen’s club.

The pads come on Saturday!

10 Responses to ““Soccer Practice Is Over””

  1. Cobraboy Says:

    As long as the players don’t take those ridiculous dives, call it what you want…

  2. SlyPirate Says:

    Soccer Practice is actually fitting.

    One ball, shorts, guys running hard, illegal to make contact … spot on.

    Shocked this is the first time I’ve heard it.

  3. Howard Cosell Says:

    Howard doesn’t agree. Adult-organized-Kick-ball (“Soccer”) is a brutal sport.
    Howard watched a game once as he was flipping between channels and he saw this poor soccer player go down. It didn’t appear that anyone hit him but he was crying, actually sobbing and writhing in pain. The poor chap. Howard was smitten with sympathy. Howard understands that it was a real injury, but if it wasn’t , then it was an academy award performance.

    Howard is glad NFL players never get injured like that.

  4. Jason Says:

    Just curious if a baseball fan ever called soccer boring. Lol

  5. David Clay Says:

    Sell Manchester and purchase the Rays!!

  6. IrishMist Says:

    I’ve always maintained that the reason soccer fans riot so often is because the game is so boring they have nothing better to do.

  7. Swampbuc Says:

    Underwear football…….beach volleyball…….

  8. Joe Says:

    beach volleyball……

    Let’s not get carried away. 🙂

  9. Scooter Says:

    Soccer’s for suckers.

  10. Peter Says:

    As a European, I can only say that sports in USA is considered as entertainment, where soccer in Europe in some parts are considered as a religion and I say that as a huge football fan.