Bruce Arians Won’t Say He’s Rooting For Arizona

January 17th, 2022

The man who one day will be in the Arizona Cardinals’ Ring of Honor (Carson Palmer is already there) wouldn’t admit today that he’s pulling for the Cardinals to pound the Rams tonight.

C’mon, Bucco Bruce! It’s ok. Say it. Say it!!!

The Bucs will face the winner of the Rams-Cardinals game.

Arians is beloved in Arizona for what he accomplished for five seasons (2013-2017). Joe has listened to a hearty chunk of Arizona sports radio since Arians arrived in Tampa, so Joe can speak to the deep love for Arians in the desert.

So Joe had to ask Arians today whether he’s rooting for his old team.

Arians played it cool but the smirk emerged quickly.

“It’s hard, man,” Arians said. “And it’d be harder playing them because I do have so many good friends out there. And I never like playing against friends. But yeah, I’m not rooting for anybody. I just want to find out who the heck we’re playing. We know when and where, so let’s get it on.”

Joe is very confident Arians is indeed rooting for the Cardinals to beat the Rams.

First, Arizona is not the same team since stud receiver DeAndre Hopkins was injured. Second, the Rams have beaten the Bucs in two consecutive games. And lastly, how could Arians cheer against the organization that gave him his first shot to run a team?

28 Responses to “Bruce Arians Won’t Say He’s Rooting For Arizona”

  1. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Will BA be out of his padded cell by game time?

  2. Francisco Guzman Says:

    I think the cardinals shot tonight but the defense has to play well. Anyway whoever they play the defense will have to step even more. They’re facing a better team and a better QB next week.

  3. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Both teams are really good, I just think we match up better with Arizona than LA.

  4. ocala Says:

    Im feeling the Cardinals get the win tonight.

  5. Swampbuc Says:

    Either way we host a dangerous team, but I’d rather play the Cardinals without DHop than the Rams with Cooper Kupp.

    Realizing that either way, we get JJ Watt and Chandler Jones, or Von Miller and Aaron Donald.


  6. Bird Says:

    Go look at cards away record vs home record
    Its like 8-1 away vs 3-5 home or something crazy
    They beat them in LA and lost to LA at home

    Its possible

  7. Francisco Guzman Says:

    Yes but if the rams win the bucs need to man up. They can’t let the rams push them around and they can’t let Stafford look like joe montana. The rams haven’t played well for awhile now. They have been very suspect going down the stretch.

  8. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    We do not match up well to the Rams, who have beaten us the last 2 times we faced them.
    I like our chances against the Cardinals a whole lot better.
    I already have me a 12 pack of Bromosa and some Spanish Food from Brocato’s for this evening.
    Like many Bucs Fans, I will be glued to the TV tonight, and rooting for the Cardinals.

  9. Francisco Guzman Says:

    If the rams win the season is not over. I still feel confident we can beat them. It just a matter of this defense stepping up and the offense doing their thing. The season is not over if the rams win.

  10. JimBuc2 Says:

    Just win, baby!
    Go Bucs!

  11. PSL Bob Says:

    I’d feel comfortable against the Rams if our O-line wasn’t all banged up. Remember when we were worried about our receiving corps? Well Brady quelled that anxiety yesterday. However, the O-line is a whole other matter.

  12. HC Grover Says:

    Losing to the Bucs will be easier for the Arizona Fans, Awww…bring on the damn Ewes I want to see the Bucs beat them and shear their fleeces. They then can enjoy rooting for The Bucs.

  13. JimmyJack Says:

    Dont like our chances of beating either with the OL play we had yesterday. Hearing that Wifs is in a boot is about as bad as it can get. Dont know the odds but Im guessing its close to zero a player in a boot is ready to play in the same week.

    With a week of prep we might be able to pull together just enough to win. It will take one heck of an effort from all 53.

  14. CovidWitchCraft Says:

    Stafford will pull a Stafford tonight. Either he will suffer an injury or melt down.

  15. HC Grover Says:

    OK bring the Rams. This will help the Arizona fans get over their grief and then they will enjoy the fun of the Bucs whupping the Rams.

  16. Mike Johnson Says:

    So goes Kyler Murray, so goes them Cards. If he plays and runs well, they win. That kid is up and down. He’s dangerous because you never know which Murray is gonna show up…The runner or the passer.

  17. unbelievable Says:

    Will Listnfrmafar post the exact same comment on every single article?

  18. Trophybuc Says:

    It doesn’t matter too much who The Bucs play!
    As long as the game plan is good…the execution
    …is even better…the efforts are off the chart…
    penalties 0….turnovers in our favor…
    NO PROBLEM! If it comes down to the QB….
    NO WORRIES!!! TB12!!

  19. Trophybuc Says:

    It doesn’t matter who the BUCs play!
    If the game plan is good…the execution
    …is even better….the effort is off the chart
    …the energy is explosive…penalties 0..
    turnovers +3…and it comes down to QB
    play…should be no problem….QBTB12!

  20. Hodad Says:

    I’m rooting for a lot of badly sprained ankles on both sides.

  21. MadMax Says:

    Go Cards!

    Weird how both teams used to be in st. louis….

  22. Tom Sumner Says:

    who ever.. where ever.. Whatever.. TB12…..LFG 3 in a row….

  23. HC Grover Says:

    820 am has game

  24. bucschamp Says:

    looks like we will play the rams. bring it on!

  25. orlbucfan Says:

    Next week will be rough no matter who Bucs face. Defense will have to pull out all the stops.

  26. Swampbuc Says:

    Rams look so dominant. Hoping it’s because the Cardinals just suck.

  27. stpetebucsfan Says:


    “Will BA be out of his padded cell by game time?”

    Since you seem to like juvenile posts here is the proper response courtest if PeeWee Herman a guy you remind me of.

    Takes one to know one. Neener..neener…I know you are but what am I?

    Are you really TMAX?

  28. Elita Vita Says:

    Rams are tough. Guess you really do have to earn a super bowl.