Data breaches are not the only major problem reported at the social-media giant in recent days. But it leans left, has good museums, good concerts, decent theater, a pretty fun party district and excellent food.
I know being a fan is not a logical decision in any circumstance, but eventually the lack of ROI caught up to me. After the team improved from 7-69 to 6-65 under Lovie Smith, people celebrated his firing for Dirk Koetter, and pointed at the fact that Lovie’s teams were too conservative and didn’t score enough.
But—like the wise local who plans weekends around the rain or street festivals and preserves his or her sanity by not reading another story about another public-transport plan torched by fossil-fuel lobbyists—you can plan around this.
Creating a positive story line about this year’s team (and frankly, every other Bucs team cobbled together since Super Bowl 87) is a desperate cry for help from this franchise.
Could they improve on last year and get in the playoffs? Just the same, they could go Chernobyl on the greater-Tampa area and nuclear burn anyone in Central Florida who may have believed in them. But, as someone who has watched De Sean Jackson over the years, I can assure you that every accidental fumble Winston makes is one that Jackson can make deliberately.
But this is the story of most NFL teams: They make the morally void choice if they think the waiting list is longer than the list of season-ticket cancelations.