Tampa Bay fans have to feel how us Patriot fans felt last year.
So.. what will the Faider Nation whine about this year? Last year, the tuck rule, even though the fumble or lack thereof shouldn't have been an issue because Woodson gave Brady a helmet to helmet hit... what this year?
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I would like to put the over under on TheBucsFan posting on this board at Thurs. morning, which is when the hangover will be beginning to abate
Seriously, they kicked the hell out of the Raiders. All this time I was waiting for Brad Johnson to remember who he was and begin to play accotrdingly. Who knew it would be Gannon remembering that he is Sean Salisbury's backup?
Torchslasher foiled me this time, but I shall get him next time!*maniacal laughter*
So.. what will the Faider Nation whine about this year?
My guess would be the last 2pt conversion attempt. I'm not familiar with the rule at all but it seems weird that if the guy was going to come down with possession and the TB guy pushed him out, that'd be pass interference, but it didn't really matter at that point. Tampa Bay had outplayed the Raiders from their second series on. I had a very personal [nongambling] reason for wanting the Raiders to win, but it wasn't going to happen tonight.
Congrats BucsFan, SantaSangre, and all other Tampa Bay fans on here.
I've lived here fo close to 30 years, and I have to say that here in Tampa, we all thought that the Bucs would NEVER much less BE IN the super bowl, much less WIN it so decidedly. While I have my own personal demons not allowing me to root for them, I am happy they won in my lifetime. This was 27 years in the making and they pulled it off quite nicely.
Being an old school type of guy though, I wish they'd been wearing the old orange and white though, that would be pretty cool if they came back from halftime wearing the old uniforms as a nod to John Mckay or something like that.
I bow to TheBucsFan's wisdom in his choice of name AND team.
And YES, next year, the Titans WILL be victorious, just wait and see...
what a great game, too bad the MVP voting happened so soon, I would have given it to Dwight Smith, 2INT's 2TD's. The running game was the thing that surprised me the most. Pittman finally slowed down and waited for his blocks.
Originally posted by TheBucsFanThe Bucs defense outscored the Raiders offense. That's all at this point that I really need to say. That and, it's about damn time.
That was an old fashioned ass whoopin'. The Bucs defense was all over the field. The Raiders offense looked completely lost until the 4th quarter. Damn, I wish I could fly across the country and be at Raymond James tonight!!!
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(edited by mountinman44 on 27.1.03 0737) Tampa Bay Buccaneers -- 2002 NFL Champions!!!
Well as I sit here eating my crow, congrats to the Tampa fans on the board. Your team totaly outplayed the Raiders last night, no exuses, no ifs ands or butts. From: Raider fan sitting with a lighter and his #63 jersey waiting to hear what happened to Barret.
"The loser goes home and the winner stays here to play the winner of Pittsburgh and Tennessee in the AFC Championship Game" Frank Middleton (Raiders Guard) on The Raiders Jets playoff game.
Originally posted by kazhayashi81So.. what will the Faider Nation whine about this year?
Smart money would be on their second challenge that wasnt overturned for a TD. I'm glad to see them get beat but I and most of the people watching the game with me felt that the receiver would've come down in bounds if he hadnt been pushed.
On another note, I actually started to feel sorry for a Raider (Gannon) last night. I plan to attend therapy before this extends to empathising with the Giants and should be back with a healthy level of contempt for the start of next season.
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This community is going crazy. After the game ended last night the streets of Tampa were stormed by fans...in a non violent way. The team comes back tonite and there are already many waiting at the stadium. Tommarow is the parade. It's a good time to be a Bucs fan.
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Was about to post this link myself. Oddly enough this morning one of the random quotes for me was from the thread about the 7th Annual awards, so I checked SI.com and the new one still hadn't been posted. Then a few hours later it was.