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Bucs hope Rays magic rubs off on them

Raheem Morris,  Bill Welke, Tim Tschida, John Hirschbeck AP

We don’t usually talk about that other sport around here, but this time it actually has to do with football.

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune notes that the Bucs will practice at Tropicana Field on Thursday with hopes that the Tampa Bay Rays’ incredible mojo will rub off on them.

This sounded odd, but it’s apparently true.

Coach Raheem Morris just better hope his team doesn’t fall nine games behind before making their late season rally.

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19 Responses to “Bucs hope Rays magic rubs off on them”
  1. tbswarm says: Sep 29, 2011 11:26 AM

    Raheem is crazy …. lol

  2. xxxviichamps says: Sep 29, 2011 11:32 AM

    The Bucs practice at Tropicana Field every Thursday…therefore, this isn’t news.

    The Bucs being mentioned in the news, IS news.

  3. agelardi says: Sep 29, 2011 11:32 AM

    If that’s the thinking of your team/coach/front office, the season is already lost.

  4. giablommi says: Sep 29, 2011 11:33 AM

    Good luck with that, try not to trip over the pitchers mound and tear an ACL.

    Appropriate that the Bucs play Indianapolis this week since the Yankees rolling over and throwing last night’s game so that Tampa got in over the Red Sawx was very reminiscent of the Colts laying down and essentially forfeiting the game against the Titans week 17 a few years ago (’08?) so that Tennessee and not Cleveland got in.

  5. lgbarn says: Sep 29, 2011 11:46 AM

    giablommi says:
    Sep 29, 2011 11:33 AM
    Good luck with that, try not to trip over the pitchers mound and tear an ACL.

    Appropriate that the Bucs play Indianapolis this week since the Yankees rolling over and throwing last night’s game so that Tampa got in over the Red Sawx was very reminiscent of the Colts laying down and essentially forfeiting the game against the Titans week 17 a few years ago (’08?) so that Tennessee and not Cleveland got in.

    ————————————————————–

    Yankees didn’t roll over. They had the lead with a 2 outs and 2-2 when Dan Johnson tied the game. Bottom line is Boston should have taken care of their own business. Boston lost their own lead down the stretch so they don’t deserve post-season.

  6. chace1986 says: Sep 29, 2011 11:50 AM

    Rosenthal, Fail. As stated previously, the Bucs practice there every week of a home game when it doesnt conflict with the Rays schedule. This should have been an article in 2009 when the Bucs first started doing this. A+ for research buddy.

  7. seneca1ss says: Sep 29, 2011 11:52 AM

    yep…….they practice there once a week

  8. my84cj7 says: Sep 29, 2011 12:12 PM

    Radio Raheem should get his team ready to play football rather than prepping for another team of men “rubbing” off on them……

  9. ajknox88 says: Sep 29, 2011 12:21 PM

    agelardi says:
    Sep 29, 2011 11:32 AM
    If that’s the thinking of your team/coach/front office, the season is already lost.
    ________

    Bucs are 2-1 and only loss was to the #4 ranked Lions. Their season looks pretty bright to me.

  10. giablommi says: Sep 29, 2011 12:24 PM

    “Yankees didn’t roll over. They had the lead with a 2 outs and 2-2 when Dan Johnson tied the game. Bottom line is Boston should have taken care of their own business. Boston lost their own lead down the stretch so they don’t deserve post-season.”
    ^^^^^
    @ lgbarn

    I agree 100% that Boston doesn’t deserve to be in the postseason. They played with no energy and no heart down the stretch and so it’s a blessing in disguise that they won’t further embarass themselves by being swept in three games. Better get rid of all pretense now and complete the implosion so that the team can be stripping and retooled from top to bottom.

    I disagree 100% that the Yankees did not roll over. Say what you will, but you have to respect the Phillies for playing all out in a meaningless game last night and ultimately winning. The Yankees clearly did not, blowing a 7 run lead, fielding a team comprised of minor leagers and throwing batting practice meatballs down the middle of the plate for TB hitters to tee off on.

    Sure, it’s their right to do so, but some teams clearly just have more respect for the integrity of the game. Oh well. Go TB.

  11. atlien698 says: Sep 29, 2011 12:34 PM

    It also helps the Bucs prepare for the amount of crowd noise in Raymond James Stadium….

  12. countsnail says: Sep 29, 2011 12:46 PM

    Story deletion in 3,2,1…

    Oh, and the REAL Philadelphia “Dream Team”, the Phillies, are winning the World Series this year. Bank on it.

  13. jeffperk says: Sep 29, 2011 1:09 PM

    Tampa you’re welcome. Boston, have you stopped crying yet?!! HAHA!!! Awesome @ Camden Yards last night to see the crying. The Orioles may be a last place team, but that is because of our greedy, idiot owner who just sucks $158 million a year out of his RSN instead of putting it back in the team, all he cares about is the $$$, not trying to win. At least they’re not the biggest choke artists in MLB history! It was nice to see the Orioles play a meaningful baseball game in September, albiet for the 1st time since the ALCS in 1997.

  14. jayrandle says: Sep 29, 2011 1:53 PM

    Falcons hope the Braves ‘magic’ is not contagious…

  15. tampajoey says: Sep 29, 2011 2:15 PM

    giablommi says:
    Sep 29, 2011 11:33 AM
    Good luck with that, try not to trip over the pitchers mound and tear an ACL.

    Appropriate that the Bucs play Indianapolis this week since the Yankees rolling over and throwing last night’s game so that Tampa got in over the Red Sawx was very reminiscent of the Colts laying down and essentially forfeiting the game against the Titans week 17 a few years ago (’08?) so that Tennessee and not Cleveland got in.

    ——————————
    Obviously a comment made by a typical bandwagon Red Sox fan that knows nothing about baseball. I suppose it was the Yankees fault for the Red Sox choking away a 9 game lead and going 7 -20 in September? And was it the Yankees fault Boston couldn’t take care of their own business against Baltimore again choking away a lead in the 9th inning?

    It’s no wonder America hates Boston fans. Most of you are arrogant, entitled, pompous asses!

  16. giablommi says: Sep 29, 2011 2:29 PM

    “Obviously a comment made by a typical bandwagon Red Sox fan that knows nothing about baseball. I suppose it was the Yankees fault for the Red Sox choking away a 9 game lead and going 7 -20 in September? It’s no wonder America hates Boston fans. Most of you are arrogant, entitled, pompous asses”
    ^^^^^^
    @tampajoey

    Uh, ok d|ckhead, that’s why I also stated that the Red Sox clearly didn’t deserve to make the playoffs?

    Hilarious that you throw out the “bandwagon Red Sox fan” label to someone whose been following the team since the mid 80’s, whose seen this collapse time and time again and yet supported this team through thick and thin long before you ever had a baseball team in TB/St. Pete.

    Instead of ad hominem attacks on Boston fans (really, it’s gotten so old and predictable it doesn’t really register anymore) why don’t you try to support your own team and maybe sell out your team’s playoff games instead of being one of the most apathetic fanbases in all of sports? Because you’re not going to have a team much longer with the disgraceful lack of fan support down there.

  17. Mr. Wright 212 says: Sep 29, 2011 2:44 PM

    What is this, QUIDDITCH or Football???

  18. grilledjesus says: Sep 29, 2011 4:36 PM

    If by “magic” they mean plenty of empty seats, well, it’s always been there.

  19. axespray says: Sep 30, 2011 9:30 AM

    atlien698 says:Sep 29, 2011 12:34 PM
    “It also helps the Bucs prepare for the amount of crowd noise in Raymond James Stadium….”

    that’s cold.

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