|01-22-2003, 07:14 AM||#1|
Nappy Headed Ho
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Z-Hills, FL
Bucco Bruce bitter about Super Bowl snub
Bucco Bruce bitter about Super snub
TAMPA, Fla -- One time Buccaneer mascot Bucco Bruce is not one of the area residents to be bursting at the seams with Buc pride as a result of the team's first-ever Super Bowl berth. In fact, he seems to be getting more bitter with each passing day.
"I just think it's crap, this revisionist history that fascist Glazer is pushing on the people, who are taking the spoon he gives them and eating it whole. I was here for more than twenty years and once I was pushed out, I get nothing. Gruden comes to town and has an alumni reunion -- without me. They go to the NFC Championship game with Batman Wood and Paul Gruber - both of whom use to sport my cavalier visage on their battle helms - but I get zip."
"You saw it out at the welcome home party -- Bucco Bruce jackets and hats and t-shirts were all over the place, but I can't even get any press in one of Gruden's 'Tony Dungy' speeches. Then the players talk crap about the creamsicle colors, even Ian Beckles slams me on the radio...it's like I never existed!"
Bruce did turn defensive once it was pointed out that the Bucs improved dramatically since dumping him in favor of the younger, more salary cap friendly Captain Fear. The has been in the playoffs all but one year since switching colors, uniforms, and mascots, gone to 2 NFC Championship games, had two players named Defensive Player of the Year, one player named Rookie of the Year, dramatically raised their number of Pro Bowl selectees, and are now 60 minutes from the area's first major sports championship. Bruce replied "Some motherf**kers are always trying to iceskate uphill." Simeon Rice wept with joy at hearing that line.
So what is the former mascot up to nowadays? Well, he's been forced to work as a "celebrity" at the Seminole Indian Casino, and he shares a one bedroom studio apartment with his boyfriend in Seffner.
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