Posted on: September 15, 2008 1:29 pm

Bucs Bash Falcons Smashed

I just wanted to put a quick word in on the great win Tampa pulled off yesterday. A lot of people were drooling over Micheal Turner after his first week against a terrible Lions Team/Defense. Many in the media had written off the Bucs before the season started, acting as if they were not the defending division champs. The Bucs were one terrible throw by Garcia or one Rhonde Barber turf trip, away from being 2-0.  I think there is a lot of improvement to be had in our passing game but with Griese getting the full time reps now I think you will see the offense continue to improve. Davin Joesph's return will aid a currently jumpy offensive line. I think Gaines Adams has only begun to show the glimmers of what we Bucs fans saw at the tail end of last year when he recorded all of his sacks in the back half of the schedule including the playoffs. I think in a twisted upside down way, the Bucs losing a tight one early to the suppossed "favorite" allows them to continue to sneak up on teams in the coming weeks and really put a hurting on a couple clubs. The number 2 ranked defense from last year only got better this off season with 1st Round pick Aqib Talib, and the maturation of Gaines Adams. That combined with improvements along the offensive line, and an addition to the WR corps in Antonio Bryant who is a legit threat oppossite of Joey Galloway if left single covered, and I think the Bucs have a legitimate shot as being the first to repeat in the NFC South as division champions. The Saints had nothing new to show from the prior season, by the time the Bucs meet them again this offense will be clicking on all cylinders. The penalties and errant throws I think should work themselves out in the coming weeks. The Bucs can only take it one week at a time, next up Chicago. I have a feeling a there is going to be some Bears with some smashed faces come Sunday.

Hit'Em In The Mouth

Go Bucs!

Posted on: September 15, 2008 1:16 pm

Pre-Game Rituals

I figured I'd give everyone a good starter topic that will hopefully bring to light some Buc fans pre-game rituals. Whether it be at home watching the game or heading into Raymond James on gameday.

I have a couple in particular one of which is the reason my blog is named what it is. Typically on game day home or away, I awake shower, and insantly put on my old school creamsicle Buc' O Bruce shirt I've had since I was kid. It is completely stretched out but is merely the undershirt to my gameday jersey, and the draft day hat from that years draft. I usually like to pick a single player's jersey and wear it for the entire season or until it has been deemed bad karma by several bad losses. During the Super Bowl run, I rocked Rhonde's jersey and Buc O' Bruce all the way to San Diego. After I get my game day gear on, if its a Home game as a season ticket holder, I'm at the stadium with my father. We have been going to games for over 20 years, since I was 5 years old. I don't have another official pre-game ritual until right before kick off. It doesn't matter if we are in bar in L.A., house in Chicago, or at Raymond James Stadium right as the kick off is kicked Me, My father, any other family members, and friends yell "Hit Them In The Mouth" for good luck for the Bucs. Its just something we've done for years now, and I think its a great way to set the tone for the start of a game, because its exactly what we as Bucs fans hope the Bucs do to their opponents, Smash Them Right In The Face on the way to victory. Well that is my pre-game ritual, if you have managed to keep reading this far, and haven't been bored to tears, I'd love to hear everyone elses pre-game rituals before Bucs games.

Hit'Em In The Mouth

Go Bucs

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