The schtick is a little worn, of course. Deadspin did the same thing last year. But as long as the team is this terrible, it kind of invites the humor, you know? The advice here is to laugh along. Heck, no one thinks they’re a great franchise at this point in time, do they?
Deadspin points to trailing a 5-6 Atlanta Falcons team 56-0 after three quarters. It talks about losing a game to the Rams when an injury to Mike Evans allowed the clock to run out. They talk about a fan who was punched out by a Bengals fan, which the site compares to being punched out by a dying labrador.
Coach Lovie Smith is poked a bit, too. The site compares him to Rich Kotite and predicts, when he is fired after five wins, people will wonder how he ever got to a Super Bowl.
They make fun of Jameis Winston. They make fun of Warren Sapp. They make fun of Doug Martin. “They’re still the Bucs,” they write, “and they’re still a living blood clot on your television screen.”
Excused from this assault? Wide receiver Evans.
“Evans is a beast,” they write. “He’s going to make Jameis look good, and it’s such a letdown. I want Jameis to go 0-16, but if he can just chuck the ball 30 yards down the field and Evans will probably catch it while standing on the shoulders of the man covering him.”
OK, OK. You’ve probably made a few jokes about the Bucs, too. These guys are funny.
Don’t get mad.
Hope your team gets better.