Early Forecast: Bring Scuba Gear

January 13th, 2022

Prepare to be wet as a snook Sunday.

That’s the early word from meteorologist Denis Phillips of WFTS-TV Channel 28. Phillips (who is in the Todd Wright Fantasy Football League sponsored by Bill Currie Ford each season) has an early outlook for the Eagles-Bucs playoff game Sunday. He advises fans to brace for a wet and windy day.

So basically be ready to be on the boat (or pirate ship) if you are going to the game Sunday. That also includes loading up on Big Storm Brewing beer, (Big Storm Brewing beer is coming to New Jersey!), which smart boaters do.

With the Bucs’ offensive line, Joe is not worried if the Bucs have to go ground-and-pound. It actually might be a good thing.

And don’t worry, Bucs fans, the Bucs have won an important game in a monsoon before.

31 Responses to “Early Forecast: Bring Scuba Gear”

  1. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Running game needs to be top-notch this weekend. Fournette, Vaughn, and Bernard will have to carry the load.

  2. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Playoff Lenny will be back, and rain or shine I think he will run all over the Eagles.

  3. Mike C Says:

    Let’s get loose and loud Tampa, LFG!

  4. John Sinclear Says:

    If memory serves, I think the Buc’s first ever win was in a torrential downpour. Took 3 days to dry out the coats.

  5. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    THe BUcs should start practicing with the sprinklers on.

  6. Biff Barker Says:

    Brandon, correct on the run game. Don’t forget Bell. Gronk, Brate and ME can help greatly too.

  7. '74 Bucs fan Says:

    Unfortunately, a rain game usually benefits the best running team – which is probably Philly. However, if can stop the run decently, we know that Hurts will struggle to sling the rock.

  8. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I started thinking…..great, the Eagles fans will have horrible weather for their trip to Raymond James Stadium……but then I realized,,,,so would Buc fans,

    I;m confident in our running game….and know Phil is also…..

  9. Infomeplease Says:

    Time to pickup tickets on the cheap!!! GO BUCS!!

  10. BucFanSince76 Says:

    I was there for that monsoon victory over the Chiefs – what a glorious victory in a torrential downpour. Let’s do it again Sunday!

  11. BigMacAttack Says:

    Vita Vea at running back. Pound the rock and drag defenders down the field.

  12. Joshua porter Says:

    Everyone who lives in Florida knows this time of year its usually only a 10 min shower then back to 85 and rainbows. Go bucs

  13. Cobraboy Says:

    The word for Sunday: hydroplaning.

  14. Joe Says:

    Everyone who lives in Florida knows this time of year its usually only a 10 min shower then back to 85 and rainbows. Go bucs

    Some of the heaviest rains Joe has ever seen in Florida came in the winter. What you described sounds like a summer rain.

  15. An Erection for Sacks Says:

    [Why do you want to be banned? — Joe]

  16. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I was at the 3-0 win against KC in 1979, and that was an odd one for sure. But it sent the Bucs to the playoffs for their first time. Neil O’Donahue was also the first soccer style kicker the Bucs ever had (Dave Green before him was a toe-style kicker, who also punted).

    Here is one some may not know: The Bucs first playoff game was for the books. The Bucs first playoff game in their history was a 24-17 win that same year…against the Philadelphia Eagles.

  17. rriddler Says:

    John Sinclair,

    You’re probably thinking of the Bucs 3-0 win over KC in 1979 in a monsoon.

    Their first ever win was in the Superdome against the Saints in the 1977 season.

  18. Bird Says:

    Got my ponchos already ( as was supposed to rain for atlanta game and was dry and hot as be)

  19. Swampbuc Says:

    This is not good news for the Bucs.

    Wear the right cleats dammit!

    And don’t let Darden touch a punt for godsakes. He will surely cough up at least one or two.

    Come on, we need a high pressure front to bully its way through. Meteorologists are wrong 75% of the time or more but still get to keep their jobs.

    I shoulda been a meteorologist.

  20. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Too bad for multiple reasons that the game is on Sunday. I was hoping for Saturday due ti having to work Sundays at my crappy job.

  21. TBNative Says:

    The Bucs just released a ton of tickets at face value on Ticketmaster. Clever move to screw the scalpers and drive down prices. Just picked up lower level Bucs sideline seats for face value next to similar seats listed for two and three times that much. Go snatch ’em up before the Philly fans do!

  22. SOEbuc Says:

    So are we looking at a total roster injured (except for GOAT of course)???

  23. Jerry Says:

    Definitely favors the Eagles. Lower crowd noise and rain and wind limits Brady. We will have to rely on Fournette and Vaughn most of the game.
    The Eagles run the ball good too.
    Mother Nature doing the Eagles a solid.

  24. crazybucs_CL Says:

    I’m going to put my trust on forecasters being most of the time off, or/and wrong.
    They do that all the times during hurricane seasons…
    …said that, im bringing my raincoat….it is what it is, so far is been great weather season… 🐟🤽‍♂️

  25. timbucs2 Says:

    It’s funny that the media types are talking about how the Bucs aren’t hot enough; they weren’t last year either. They lost to the Chiefs, got lucky that the Vikings kicker got a historically bad case of the yips, needed a monumental comeback against the atrocious Falcons, whupped the coachless Lions, and then broke open a game against the Falcons at home after it was close for a while.

    Meanwhile, the Packers are the darlings this year, yet they needed to be bailed out by the refs against the Browns at home; their only impressive win was against the QB-less Vikes, and they lost to the Lions. How are they hot?

    It isn’t about being hot. It’s about being prepared, and luck. The Bucs are in no worse shape than the Packers. I hope we play them again in Lambeau and kick some tail.

  26. Rod Munch Says:

    Latest forecast has moved everything up, rain chance is down to 37% at 1pm and falling. Also, earlier, it protected 1.01 inches of rain for the day, which would mean heavy rain — well now that’s down to 0.48 over the course of the day, which means heavy rain is a lot less likely and going to be more spotty.

    Almost always the models over project rain, and dial it in as you get inside of 3-days. I’d guess the rain chances go down a bit more before Sunday afternoon, but who knows, maybe I’m wrong.

    BUT it will be windy. Not Buffalo windy, but windy for the Bucs. Steady 25mph winds if you believe the models, which in the real world means more like 17mph winds, probably gusts into the 30, but only here and there.

  27. crazybucs_CL Says:

    I don’t understand how the weather conditions can play in advantage of a 23 years old QB, first time post season, against the GOAT.
    Unless DC Toooodddd screws up…..this kid should not have a chance.

  28. adam from ny Says:

    let’s win in a monsoon…like vs washington and kc back in the day

  29. Anonymous Says:

    Have a gameplan for the rain of course, and back to the original plan if it doesnt. Were gonna have to keep hurts in the pocket, have a qb spy on him, make him throw the ball forcing turnovers. Create some creativity on offense we ha e the personal, and i love we signed John brown!!! We have great GMS!!! LFGO !!!! TAMPA BAY ALL THE WAY!!!!!

  30. Jeffrey Says:

    Let’s re do 1979… beat the Eagles and revenge on the Rams for that 79 NFC championship game loss.

  31. Chawman Says:

    I’m rooting with all I got for Tampa, but I live in Philly. I hope Tampa had a strong running game and that they are able to stop the run Philly has a solid very solid running game. Let’s go Buc’s