Week 6: Dolphins vs. Buccaneers

Miami Dolphins13 – 27Tampa Bay Buccaneers

(Normally I wouldn’t really bother putting up a score like this, but considering what I went through last week, I feel it fitting. )

Being a Tampa Bay Bucs fan living in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area isn’t easy. This past week, the Bucs played the Dolphins, and because of it I took a lot of crap during the week about how the Bucs were a weak team who, at 4-1, had yet to play a team with a winning record; How the blood would flow from the field in Tampa when the Bucs played the Dolphins, who now sported a rejuvenated Ricky Williams, as well as one of the best rookies this year in Brown (RB); How Tampa couldn’t do squat without “Cadillac” Williams.

Looks like a lot of people forgot that Tampa’s still got a heck of a ground game, a nice set of receivers, strong depth at all positions, and — of course — the top defense in the NFL, which has allowed no more than 16 points a game yet this season. But who cares about these details, right?

As of Sunday, October 16, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers went from being a 4 – 1 team to being a 5 – 1 team, beating the Miami Dophins, who are now at a sorry 2 – 3.

Revenge is a dish best served cold. Just like sushi.

Greg Spires (94) sacks Dolphins quarterback Gus Ferotte, causing a funble that was scooped up by Will Allen and taken in for a Tampa Bay touchdown.

By the way, the Bucs are now at 5-1. Did someone say “playoffs”?

(Note: It’s true, the Bucs have yet to play a team with a winning record. In fact, except for their division rivals in the NFC South, they don’t play many tough teams this year. It’s not their doing, though. I mean, who could’ve guessed when making out the schedules that the NFC North would suck harder than a Hoover this year? Heck, most people predicted the Bucs to be something closer 1-4 at this point in the season.

And, for the record, so long as it doesn’t adversely affect the Bucs, my attitude is “Go Dolphins!”)

Edit: I’ve been listening to a bit of sports talk from 620 WDAE, and it sounds like a few people over in Tampa are ticked at Gruden for “disrespecting” Mike Alstot, and not letting him play. After listening to people calling in, I can’t help but think of the following expression: “You can tell the size of a man by the size of the things that make him angry.” Some of these guys are seriously — I mean seriously — ticked that Alstot got only one play yesterday. These guys are yelling bloody murder! Over what, football?! Gimme a break. Guys, stop playing your Madden 2005 and watching Sports Center, and go work your third job, lackeys; your kids’ mommas can use the back-owed child support.

Gotta say, though, the DJ’s egging the crowd on rather nicely. Bravo, Sports Animal!

2 thoughts on “Week 6: Dolphins vs. Buccaneers

  1. As a Ft. Lauderdale resident who still doesn’t have cable due to the hurricane, I have no idea where I can go to see the Bucs game. Of course there are sports bars, but are there Bucs fans to enjoy the game with? Wanted to know any ideas on where to watch in South FL. for a Bucs fan. Thanks in advance

  2. *heh* That’s a question I’ve been asking myself since I got here. My only answer’s been to head down to the Davie Ale House (on University & 84, just south of 595) every Sunday and enjoy a three-hour long meal. (They have like 25 televisions, each tuned to a different game, although only the Dolphin games have sound). I haven’t found many other Bucs fans down here. In fact, until I got married, I just went to the Ale House by myself and enjoyed the game alone. (Not as fun as with a group, but the chicken wings made up for the lack of Bucs fans: much tastier, especially with bleu cheese dressing, and none of them ever disagree with your opinions.)

    As for any other methods, I caught this past week’s game against the Falcons via the Web stream on Thunder1035.com, since they’re “the official Buccanneers radio station. But it doesn’t seem like that’s an option for you.

    Sadly, that’s about as good as it gets. If you hear of something, feel free to drop a line here or email me: n-o-r-b-AT-g-n-o-r-b-DOT-n-e-t (no dashes, replace the “AT” and “DOT”). Heck, if you want (or can) to pull in a few people and meet up at a sports bar somewhere, I’m game. Maybe Ski, at BestBucsBlog knows a few people in this area he can help out. (Plus he runs a pretty good site.)

    Good luck!

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