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Ep 28 – Hard Knocks, Nintendo Blew It and Ryan Got Engaged!

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were selected for HBO’s Hard Knocks, The 49ers at the second pick in the NFL draft, Nintendo broke our hearts, Matt has a serious gripe with Kickstarter and Ryan got engaged! Leave a voicemail at 401-285-8120 | Twitter – http://www.twitter.com/AverageNobodies | Instagram – http://www.instagram.com/AverageNobodies | Facebook – http://www.Facebook.com/averagenobodies | Website – http://www.averagenobodies.comMerch – http://www.zazzle.com/theaveragenobodies

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** UPDATE** My Bucs have been selected for HBO’s Hard Knocks

**UPDATE: WE HAVE A TRAILER**

It’s about damn time, and I say that because I feel like the Bucs are in the conversation for this show every year. I can remember back to when Freeman was at the helm and HBO came a [Hard] Knockin’. They were ultimately shooed away; largely impart to our no nonsense head coach, Greg Schiano. Thank god they didn’t document that season for the whole world to see.

22486360351_5b23ff0e93_bBut now, the Bucs are a team I am proud to show off. They have a young, talented leader in Jameis Winston (Helps that he’s a super charismatic goofball), a young, on-the-rise defense and a coach who has proved that the Bucs don’t need to be bad for the world to keep spinning. The skeptics of this show, aka the haters who say “my team doesn’t need that distraction”, can kick rocks this year. I don’t always get to watch my Bucs on TV, so a weekly TV show starring all my favorite athletes is like Christmas morning over and over and over again.

Am I worried about guys showing off for the cameras? Nope. They are going to be showing off during the offseason one way or another, so might as well be in a controlled environment and not a strip club with some band substances and a hooker or two. Maybe the cameras will keep these guys dedicated or maybe the season will end in a fiery disaster. As a Bucs fan I’m more prepared for the latter, but I’m weirdly optimistic Hard Knocks will set the tone for the season to come. Let the media monsters take the Bucs and bring them into everyones homes week in and week out.

-Matt

Dirk Koetter Gets A Promotion – I’m Indifferent

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I honestly wake up every morning forgetting that Lovie Smith isn’t the coach anymore. I didn’t even like him that much, i’m just super forgetful. I guess if we were going to have to pick a new coach…I would have gone with Josh McDaniels, but Koetter is a close second. He seems like him and Winston get a along pretty well, so that’s a good sign. He helped turned the team around from a 29th ranked offense to a 5th ranked offense. He has blonde hair…I don’t know, I don’t have much to say about him. We will have to wait for the season to see how I really feel about him. If he can keep the momentum that Winston built up all year then I think this team will continue to grow.

I can say this, it’s good to have a guy who enjoys visors back in pewter and red.

-Matt

The Bucs Fired Lovie Smith….Wait, What?

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Not at all the headline I was expecting coming out of the Buc’s camp on a quiet Wednesday night….but I’m fine….this is fine….we’re going to be fine…

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Let’s take a look at Lovie’s first two years as Buccaneers head coach.

First year. Team goes 2-14. Not great, but there was a lot to be excited about. A young stud receiver in Mike Evans (who made Josh McCown and Mike Glennon look like all-stars), bright spots all around the defense and a coach that knows how to get a lot out of his players.

Second year. The Bucs win 6 games and move their lowly 29th ranked offense into the 5th spot. Jameis Winston comes on strong in his first season, breaking every Buccaneer rookie QB record and finishing 3rd all-time for passing yards from a rookie QB (behind Cam Newton and Andrew Luck).The Defense has finally woken up from its long slumber and started to make plays, they moved from 25th to 10th YPG.

But yeah, let’s fire Lovie.

P.S.- If this is true, unclassy as HELL.

The NFC South Got in a GIF War This Morning on Twitter

Here is how it went down.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Saints coming in hot, like a bunch of psychos, with the Tommy Pickles GIF. I am a little disappointed in my Bucs here. Clearly the Falcons got the better of them in this battle. The key to winning a titter war is strike first and strike hard. If you can’t strike first, then just strike hard. They didn’t strike first here and their strike back was weak. “Mean Girls” GIFs are funny and plentiful…and you picked that one? They redeemed themselves with the Ace Ventura tutu scene though.

-Matt

Welcome to Tampa, Jameis Winston!

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The hero Tampa needs and deserves is finally home! James Winston was taken first, overall, by the Buccaneers in last night’s NFL draft. Including Jameis, the Bucs have taken five QBs in the first round, two, including Winston, came with the first overall pick (The other being Vinny Testaverde). If you look at some other franchises in the NFL, COUGH COUGH Browns COUGH COUCH…..(See what I did there), that isn’t that bad. In their 40 years as a franchise they have 1 Super Bowl, 1 NFC title, and 3 Hall of Famers. All of these accolades in the VERY distant past. tempSEL_0036--nfl_mezz_1280_1024Since 2006 the Bucs have been perennially at the bottle of the barrel when it comes to performance. Regardless of star performers over the years they could never get it together; In steps Jameis Winston to save the day. We have the offense in place that could do damage in this heavy passing league the NFL has become, and I feel that Jameis will be right at home, literally and figuratively, in Raymond James Stadium. He has the fans behind him, which was something that couldn’t be said for other Bucs first rounders, like Josh Freeman.

Josh Freeman was a gamble in the 2009, coming in at the 3rd QB taken that year (Behind Sanchez and Stafford) the majority of Tampa Bay fans didn’t see him as the answer. It showed, as Freeman had one of the most img23662107roller coaster-like careers in Buccaneers history. Fan attendance wavered, even when the team was winning, and you could feel the disapproval in the air of our then signal caller, Freeman. A lot of people gave, and still give, Freeman shit for never fully developing into the QB he could have been. I’ll tell you what, 3 coaches, 3 offensive coordinators, a couple QB coaches, and a fan base that despised you didn’t help.

Fast foraward a few years, jameis-winstonpast the bright spots (Glennon) and the dark spots (McCown) and we have a team, a city, and a fan base that is ready for a first round quarterback. Jameis Winston will hopefully click with the youngish offense that we have in place and take this franchise to the next level. If Mike Evans can pull in 13 TDs from the likes for Glennon and McCown then there is no reason he can’t click with Jaboo.

I think the rest of the NFL draft will be crucial for the Bucs. They need to address multiple concerns on the offensive and defensive line as well as solve some depth issues at cornerback and wide receiver. I put all my faith in Lovie and Licht.

-Matt

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PS- How good does he look in Pewter and Red

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Glennon Gets No Lovie

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Before I begin I would like to assure the New England Average Nobodies that we have channels in place so that we can get more local sports coverage besides the Sox. I promise. Having said that, back to Tampa.

Once again Mike Glennon gets no love from the Bucs coaching staff. Lovie Smith announced this week that he would not name the 2nd year QB their week 5 starter…yet. With Josh McClown….i’m sorry, McCown*, still nursing a hand injury it will have to be later in the week before Lovie makes his choice. Because you know, beating the Steelers and getting the first tally in the win column isn’t enough to beat out a veteran guy that looks like he hasn’t played football before…oh and has a sprained throwing hand. I get it, Lovie doesn’t want to look like the idiot that went out and paid for McCown when you had your starter in pewter and red all along. Makes sense, but come on man! Our season depends on it. McCown is not the future so lets see what this Nebraska boys got!

START GLENNON

-Matt

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Warren Sapp Dresses Like a Pirate in Bud Light’s New “Up For Whatever” Commercial

I have a number of things to say about this commercial, but before I do let me show you something.

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For those of you who do not know, this is the face of the Buccaneers franchise. The man who got us our first win against a very hostile team in a very hostile environment. This is Mike Glennon, the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and I couldn’t be prouder of him. Send McCown back to the toilet store!

I digress.

This commercial is awesome in so many ways. If I ever came home from the beer store to find my living room and backyard had been transformed into a pirate themed wonderland I would lose my mind. My neighbors would hate me, because I would fire those cannons 24/7, but it would be totally worth it. Warren Sapp hasn’t been on TV for very many good things lately so this is a nice change of pace for the hall of famer (who dresses up like a pirate better than anyone I have ever seen). Maybe Disney should contact him for a “Pirates of the Caribbean” reboot. Bill Paxton knows he needs the money.

PEWTER AND RED ‘TIL I’M COLD AND DEAD.

GO BUCS

-Matt

 

Some People Think Lavonte David Doesn’t Deserve #35 on The NFL Top 100 List

 

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It’s kind of funny that the FIRST TEAM ALL-PRO LINEBACKER, that got #35 on the top 100 players list, didn’t make the Pro Bowl. Oh well, next year buddy.

Congrats, Lavonte! Can’t wait for you and McCoy to DOMINATE this year! Go Bucs!