Welcome to another installment of SR’s Fab 5 Reaction where every Tuesday I take the time to answer your questions and respond to your comments from the previous week’s SR’s Fab 5 column. Due to time constraints from my responsibilities as publisher, I am unable to respond to every reader comment each week, but I do read every one of them.
Comments have only been edited for clarity and grammar. Now on to your comments.
The topics in this week’s SR’s Fab 5 include: Bucs Signed Brent Grimes, Not Miko; How Much Of A Distraction Is Miko?; Hoke A Big Reason For Drafting Hargreaves; Why Couldn’t The Bucs Stop The Slant Pass?
If the media would just stop reading Miko Grimes’ Twitter posts, then they won’t have anything to report. Most fans could care less about what players’ wives and parents think! We can just ignore her.
Doesn’t she knows we had to deal with Warren “I’m an a$$hole to local media & fans” Sapp off of the field? She’s a novice compared to him. He didn’t hide behind the isolation of social media. He was nasty to your face.
If the Bucs or NFL choose they can just ban her from team- or league-related events and facilities. – Buc-Up
That’s a good point regarding Warren Sapp. He and I butted heads over the years when he was a player. I didn’t always like him, but I sure as heck respected him – and still do to this day. And our relationship is much better these days. Sapp is one of the most intelligent men you’ll ever meet. I agree that Miko Grimes isn’t in his class.
Some of us – or most of us – could care less what Miko Grimes says, but I think SR’s whole point is it’s not that way with all fans, and if she keeps it up, especially if we start losing early, it could have an effect on attracting or keeping fans. That is detrimental to what the Glazers, Jason Licht and the Bucs are trying to do.
That’s something we don’t need as a team IMO. There’s always someone who gets offended and her rants could drive away (unnecessarily) new fans or existing fans wither you care what she says or not. The Bucs organization really can’t afford that. I think that’s all SR is trying to say. Man, will football hurry up and get here? GO BUCS!!! – WinstonMVP
Thank you, WinstonMVP. I think you hit the nail on the head. I think Miko Grimes and her tweeted beliefs have been exposed. I’m glad she blocked our @PewterReport account because we can no longer see her posts and report on them. If she blocks enough media members she will no longer be a possible distraction. I hope that happens.
Scott, the reason PewterReport.com is my No. 1 source of Bucs news and insight is because there is no one better at reporting original information on the Bucs – not just re-tread information. Your SR’s Fab 5 is a must-read. I also appreciate the fact that you typically don’t report on the TMZ-type stuff like Miko Grimes’ actions and when you do, it’s usually how it may affect the Bucs organization.
That being said, I really don’t care what any player’s wife, mom, dad, brother, sister, kids, or any relative tweets out, and if I did then I would personally follow them. So thanks for addressing this Miko situation, but hopefully you’ll keep it to the news on the field and in One Buc Place like you have always done and in turn makes PewterReport.com the best!!! – Tassonedna
Thank you for the kind words, Tassonedna. Yes, we don’t typically get into the TMZ-type reporting, but this was a unique instance given Miko Grimes’ track record in Miami and some inflammatory remarks last week. The good news is that I mean what I said regarding Miko. I don’t plan on writing about her again – and hope I don’t have to.
Good SR’s Fab 5 once again. In terms of Miko Grimes, personally I think she’s pretty trashy. While she is more than entitled to her own opinion, as long as they aren’t directed at our team, I have no problem. The minute she starts riding our own players – then it’s a problem.
You can’t possibly say it wouldn’t affect our team in a negative way. Even with having to talk to other media outlets every time she blurts more B.S., to have to answer questions every week would get annoying as hell. I wouldn’t worry about her affecting Jameis Winston at all. With what that dude played through in college, he’s mentally up to any challenge.
As for the police maters, these are all tragic events and the world is going to hell in a hand basket. Never seen anything like this, the great divide that is happening. I’m into going to go any further as I have family that are good police officers so that subject is a little too passionate for me.
Seen the movie and read the book 12 Angry Men, but it was many moons ago.
As for PFF, I think they are kind of a joke when it comes to ratings. Not sure how they value stuff at all. I agree though as it’s almost like they hate the Bucs. They severely undervalued Luke Stocker and that simply can not be overlooked.
Enjoy that vaca, buddy, the world will still be falling apart when you get back. Which leads me to say, I think the world needs football now more than ever. I know that sounds superficial, but we all need some distraction – something to take our mind off the crap going on out there. We need a little football! – cgmaster27
Thank you, cgmaster27. I certainly hope Miko Grimes does not come after Bucs players the way she rode Ryan Tannehill in Miami. That would be awful and cause some unnecessary disruption. I hear what you’re saying about the police shootings and the tragic terrorism events. I think the last time I addressed any of these issues on PewterReport.com outside of the past month was after the 9-11 attacks in 2001. I don’t want to write about any more incidents or attacks. I hope this world cools off, and that football can indeed serve as a positive distraction for Bucs fans and NFL fans this season. I’m looking forward to writing about football 100 percent of the time this season. I’m also glad to hear that you’ve seen the 12 Angry Men movie. Good stuff.
Scott, I always love the SR’s Fab 5 and I look forward to it every week, but I don’t come on PewterReport.com for content on police shootings and things of that nature. I understand it’s a topic that has taken front and center in the media and our society but I don’t feel as though this is the place for it.
I come here for Bucs content and that’s it. I also understand this your site and you can do as you wish. I furthermore get it that there is a lull in Bucs action this time of year and you are on vacation and need content. I am merely nicely explaining my point of view as not thinking it’s such a good idea having topics like this or politics on here.
Like I said, I always look forward to SR’s Fab 5 every week but was somewhat shocked and disappointed that this topic is taking up “air time” on PewterReport.com. Enjoy your vaca – I’m sure you needed it! – muvlodge
Thank you for the kudos, muvlodge, and I accept your criticism. Yes, there is a lull in the Bucs action this time of year. There’s no doubt about it. But training camp is right around the corner. As I’ve said in this SR’s Fab 5 Reaction, I plan on PewterReport.com remaining your source for Bucs news and all of the “air time” in subsequent SR’s Fab 5 columns will be solely dedicated to football.
First, Macabee please do not leave. Your comments are always informative, balanced and not biased (either way). We need people like you on PewterReport.com so please stay. Which leads me to my second comment.
Second, Scott, great SR’s Fab 5 – no I mean great Fab 3. I am speaking for me but perhaps many of the readers of PewterReport.com. We love football and the Bucs because it gives us an escape from the crazy and sometimes insane world that we live in. Fab 1 & 2 ejects us from our peace and safe haven of football and the Bucs and just throws us back into the mayhem of our world.
The true Buccaneer fans (me since 1976) do not care what Miko Grimes says, believes or spouts and we do not want to see it on PewterReport.com. You’re only giving voice to her stuff and or anyone else on either side of the issue.
Finally, I’m not sure why Macabee is leaving but if he does, his lost voice will diminish this website. Please reach out to him and leave the madness of this world out of PR. Thanks for listening. – Vinnie
Macabee is a valued poster, Bucs fan and PewterReport.com contributor. I too hope he stays a part of the PewterReport.com community as I enjoy his comments and opinions. Thank you for the comments, Vinnie. I do understand the safe haven that PewterReport.com offers to hundreds of thousands of Bucs fans that want to escape from the distressing aspects of the world. This will be the last time I plan on addressing Miko Grimes. As I stated in the SR’s Fab 5 column, I’m much more looking forward to covering Brent Grimes.
Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As soon as I read macabees post about leaving I reached out to him on my post to urge him to stay.
I enjoy reading his thoughts and comments and also the valuable relevant links he provides in some of his posts.
I hope he is still peeking in on Pewter Reports and reads these comments and rethinks his position and begins to post again.
Whom ever says they don’t care about Meaka is crazy as heck. Her actions have already undermined the leadership of this team and obviously she doesn’t care about her husband.Its obvious she is just a self centered loud mouth slug ( Meaka) that thrives off of turmoil. Her husband is going to be cut and wil probably lose about 5 to 10 million over the next three years just to be Meakas platform bitch. Let’s put it this way ! Brent you are paying your wife at least 5 million over the next 3 years so she can be a disrespectful, self centered, rude,loud mouth piece of garbage that disrespects your career and family every day. Brent wake up she is or has ruined the end of your career and I will assure it won’t stop there after football!!! Jason L cut this cancer now, Brent I’m sorry but not even your 5 mil salary, the fans and your teammates are enough for your wife to have any respect for anyone. Ask the Dolphins , She is a terrible cancer !!! By By Meaka !!! She must go Now !!!
I hope your plea works dr. I too enjoy reading what macabee has to say.
Every single response was about Miko Grimes! Geez, she is still winning. Cant wait for the season! Go Bucs!
you took the words out of my mouth…enough with her already
One week to go and the oasis of football will be back! Go Bucs!
@cgmaster27, never saw anything like this great divide? its human nature there’s always been a great divide.. hopefully we get an alien invasion and then us stupid humans will unite as one but for now i’d settle for some football!!
So Scott, you’re gonna quit commenting on Miko, yet keep giving your commentary on politics? Yeah…THAT’S why we read Pewter Report……smh.
Thanks for acknowledging and leading off with my post. Scott Reynolds obviously knows a quality and logical post when he sees one…lol
I want to be clear about my leaving. It is not a protest or dissatisfaction with anything said or about PR. Like most of you, I prefer to talk about football. But as publisher, Scott Reynolds can publish anything he wants and I can chose to not read or comment on anything I want. And I exercise that privilege without hesitation. But never have I read anything so egregious or infuriating that I would boycott or leave my PR family. I believe Scott Reynolds to be an honorable man. All of us will disagree at times!
The truth is as I stated. I’m going to go old school and just watch games for entertainment as I did for 45 years before social media. I posted a similar notice to my followers on Twitter and this goes for BucsBeat, JBF, and BucsNation. It takes a lot of reading and research to comment accurately and with substance day in and day out. As we speak, the NFL rules are changing. I watch tennis, but never comment. I also think it’s possible to enjoy a football game without being a sideline commentator!
And I’m great – no health issues or anything of that nature. My doctor says I should lose a little weight but I’m having a hard time getting BBQ ribs and fried chicken to agree! Lol.
When I say this I genuinely mean it. I love you guys (Agape love) – too many names to mention. That also includes Scott, Mark and the PR crew, but especially the over sixty PR gang that have supported the Bucs from day one – those are guys close to my heart.
I will never permanently leave my PR family. Don’t hold it against me if I pop in after a big Bucs win and give a Hooray or a Go Bucs cheer without a half-page dissertation. You guys have a ball and give Scott, Mark, and each other the business when you need to. Goodbye and Good luck!
Macabee, I do believe you and agree with you as I normally do (but don’t always write in to say so). I am also hoping that this long offseason has beat you down like it has me, but once “the toe hits the leather” you will join us more frequently than “pop in after a Bucs win” because its the losses that you give your best verbage.
We can all be thankful its been a fairly quiet offseason with none of our players headlining for bad news, nor any off-season injuries.
I am excited to see the new coaching staff with this group of players assembled. Add the newly refurbished RJS and for me its one of the more highly anticipated seasons in 10 yrs or more.
Scott, hope you enjoyed vacation, thanks for your Fab 5, even though it was Fab 3. 3 is better than 0, as a lifelong fan of the Bucs I should know.
Macabee, if you’ve done what you’ve said then you won’t see this comment. But if you do then know this. All of the pleas for you to stay were because people respect your opinions on this site. I for one have also enjoyed your opinions but respect your reasons for not posting anymore. I’ve been a closet “reader” only on PR for years and have only recently added my comments; and infrequently at that. Social media has created many problems in our modern society that I choose to stay away from. So have fun with football the old school way. I’m glad it’s not a protest which I think a lot of people assumed. Your post explaining why you’re leaving did nothing but increase the respect you have from me. Good luck old man.
macabee: I must say, I never expected you to be such a handsome old man. Me, as I got older I got a bit chubby and developed another chin or two. I won’t try to change your mind. No doubt it was a well thought out decision. I can honestly say that I always looked forward to reading your posts. Your humor, knowledge of football, rational thought, general intelligence and common sense was evident in your words.
I often hoped for a chance to meet you as I have with jongruden and pinkstob. Maybe one day our paths will cross. I wish you well my friend.
I wonder if I decided to hit the exit if there would be a collective “Good riddance” from my Pewter Report family.
I forgot to change my avatar for my response post. Remember when you change your avatar it changes it everywhere you’ve posted before. You’re right about the next 27 years. I alluded to the effects of ribs my wife’s fried chicken. Lol.
This is Macabee today with Freda my wife of 50 years. We married at 17 after high school after she got me pregnant! That future RB with us is my biological grandson and adopted son Jahronn . Love’em both to death.
Love you guys too! See you later!
Scubog answer: There would be no good riddance. You would be missed. Don’t go!
From old and fat 76buc.
Posted my goodbye in the comments of the Fab 5 yesterday, then just thought today that it might go totally unseen. So I’m reposting here.
Whelp, SR, you’ve officially lost me, too. I won’t be back to PR again. I’ve said multiple times that this is a Bucs news website with a touch of analysis. At least, that’s what it should be. I really, really mean this – nobody here cares about your thoughts on social or political matters. Nobody here wants you to do interest pieces two or three times a year that are strictly focused on sharing a distinctly Christian viewpoint. And don’t even tell me that you’re just covering the team or whatever. That’s nonsense, and you know it. Christianity is a proselytizing religion. I get it. And THAT’S what you’re doing when you write those pieces. Not just reporting.
Anyways, back to my overall point.
This is not the proper avenue for news, politics, religion, discussions of (most) social events, etc. Nobody comes here for that. I promise. You’re being selfish by constantly using PR as your own personal soapbox. If you want to create a separate site that is focused on those other issues, then by all means, do it! Even occasionally mention it in your pieces on PR to try to draw this community’s attention to it. That’s fine. But the way you’re doing this now – using this site as a means for you to regularly express your personal beliefs – is inappropriate and unwanted to most of this community. Seriously, just read the comments.
You’ve lost macabee (not necessarily saying it’s for the same reasons, although I do think he hinted at displeasure for PR continuing to talk about non-football issues above), and now you’re losing me. Others will go, too. I promise. People don’t want this. Will you still continue to do this as you lose clicks, advertising revenue, etc.? You have a professional responsibility to the various people you keep on your payroll. If/when your stubborn insistence on making this your own soap box continues to alienate readers and ultimately undermine the financial success of this site, will you keep it up?
My parting opinion – everything you said about the events of the Michael Brown shooting and the UM protests is accurate. And I agree with your overall approach to judging situations. I have taken the same stance with these recent deaths. But to state that it was the Michael Brown shooting that created the events in Ferguson is incredibly ignorant. Yes, that was the final catalyst, but what took place in Ferguson was the result of years and years of build up of the effects of institutional racism and systemic discrimination against the black people of the Ferguson community. I mean, did you even read the actual report? Something like 80+ pages of that report (which is linked directly in the article you linked) detail the incredible levels of discrimination the Ferguson police department and the city of Ferguson have utilized over the years.
But nevermind all that. It was just a bunch of black people freaking out over a misunderstanding of one event, right? And it’s super important to make it clear that “hands up, don’t shoot” didn’t actually happen. Now, while it certainly is for the sake of the officer involved in that altercation, it is NOT ESPECIALLY RELEVANT to the riots and civil unrest in Ferguson. If it hadn’t been Michael Brown, it would have been something else, because when you hold people down for long enough, eventually, they will respond.
I’m out. Enjoy continuing to share your unwanted and painfully ignorant perspectives. I’ll find my Bucs content elsewhere.
I’ve enjoyed getting to interact with most of the members of this community. Good luck to you all. Go Bucs!
I leave this community with an excerpt from the actual justice department report on Ferguson, MO and the events of the Michael Brown shooting. If you’d like to read it for yourself (you should if you’d like to have an INFORMED opinion on this subject), you can do so here: https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_police_department_report.pdf.
“This culture within FPD influences officer activities in all areas of policing, beyond just ticketing. Officers expect and demand compliance even when they lack legal authority. They are inclined to interpret the exercise of free-speech rights as unlawful disobedience, innocent movements as physical threats, indications of mental or physical illness as belligerence. Police supervisors and leadership do too little to ensure that officers act in accordance with law and policy, and rarely respond meaningfully to civilian complaints of officer misconduct. The result is a pattern of stops without reasonable suspicion and arrests without probable cause in violation of the Fourth Amendment; infringement on free expression, as well as retaliation for protected expression, in violation of the First Amendment; and excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Even relatively routine misconduct by Ferguson police officers can have significant consequences for the people whose rights are violated. For example, in the summer of 2012, a 32-year-old African-American man sat in his car cooling off after playing basketball in a Ferguson public park. An officer pulled up behind the man’s car, blocking him in, and demanded the man’s Social Security number and identification. Without any cause, the officer accused the man of being a pedophile, referring to the presence of children in the park, and ordered the man out of his car for a pat-down, although the officer had no reason to believe the man was armed. The officer also asked to search the man’s car. The man objected, citing his constitutional rights. In response, the officer arrested the man, reportedly at gunpoint, charging him with eight violations of Ferguson’s municipal code. One charge, Making a False Declaration, was for initially providing the short form of his first name (e.g., “Mike” instead of “Michael”), and an address which, although legitimate, was different from the one on his driver’s license. Another charge was for not wearing a seat belt, even though he was seated in a parked car. The officer also charged the man both with having an expired operator’s license, and with having no operator’s license in his possession. The man told us that, because of these charges, he lost his job as a contractor with the federal government that he had held for years.”
Incredibly, it really does only get worse from there.
Gee toofamiliar; isn’t a little hypocritical to leave a web site because of the editor using the forum to present his personal and political views, then in your own farewell remarks go on record length rant?
Sorry to see you go as I do respect your football related views.
How is that hypocritical? too familiar, like most of us are Buc fans, DIEHARD BucFans. Many of us here having watched this team since its inception in ’76. I know for myself, I come here to get info about the Bucs, and Scott has done nothing but a spectacular job all the way around in getting us and presenting that information. But now suddenly he’s decided his Fab 5 is now a platform for his political views. Instead of concentrating on what brought us all together he’s adding what will always tear things apart…politics and religion. I’ll still access this site and read the content…until he goes over the top, which from the looks of it, he’s well on his way to doing.
Interesting read. I didn’t get through the whole report but I’m sure revenue pressure on police and courts in small communities is a prevalent problem. In truth I never thought about it before. So thanks for that.
But I’ll say the same to you that many people said to Mac; don’t leave. I think your own bias (legitimate as it may be) is clouding your ability to see things for what they really may be on this site. PR is a very professionally written site with people that have done nothing but show me journalistic integrity over and over again. I would love if it was 100% football just like you do. But my reaction to SR’s inclusion of non-football topics is wildly different to yours. Not because I’m a right winged Christian nut job too. But because I feel like I understand the reasons certain topics that seemed to have enraged many people here were included in Fab 5’s in the first place. My point is that you’re making your decision to leave this site because you feel like you KNOW exactly why SR includes social issue topics. But look at from a truly critical point of view and you might find that Scott is a professional that might deserve a lot more respect than you’re giving him. Things may be exactly as you’re denying. All SR did was report what Winston’s father said about their family’s Christian faith. Then in another Fab 5 he included a small paragraph that he used as an example to not jump to conclusions from social media. I just don’t see the evidence for outrage without the huge bag of bias you personally bring to the table. And finally, give the man a break will you? I’m a huge cycling fan and it did not bother me the other day when the Tour de France organizers took a moment of silence to honor the deaths in Nice. I think there is a bit of room in our sports getaway to allow people to acknowledge terrible things that go on in the greater world. But again, don’t leave in protest. Read, be critical, and comment based upon your heart. But don’t just run away and only talk to people that agree with you. You just might give someone like me something that they appreciate but weren’t expecting (the beginning of my comment). That can never happen if you leave.
Macabee, glad to see you back if only for a temporary time.
Again, hope here is that you continue to post now and then when you don’t have to do such extensive research that consumes so much of your time.
Your reasoned voice and thoughts are always welcomed.
RE: July 12, 2016 1:23 pm
Shouldnt affect his career at all as a player. I dont see how he tolerates her garbage though.
I agree that it hasn’t seemed to affect his play so far.
This is a “Brave New World” regarding social media. I would expect that younger people see things in a whole different way than most of us old fogeys do This seems to be the case with such ideas as “political correctness”.
In the traditional ceremony for weddings the phrase “for better or worse” was pledged. In an area of high divorce rates this was understood differently than it is today.
Perhaps, he “tolerates her garbage” because he truly does love her.
Enough said. Back to Buccaneer fandom!
P.S. The word fogey can also be spelled as fogy. Your spell checker is not completely accurate.
Toofamiliar, you present and interesting point of view and for that reason I would urge you to stay and continue to post on PR.
As PR is allowed to interject his personal feelings in columns about certain topics he also allows you to do the same without censorship.
Sounds like a pretty American concept to me.
As a white person, I wouldn’t have the slightest clue of the black experience.
I do know I have been pulled over by the police sometimes for what I felt were nuisance reasons.
On some of those occasions they attempted to lecture me like a parent. If I thought it was going to get me out of an expensive ticket, I put up with it without showing disdain.
But throughout any of my dealings with them I always showed them courtesy, even if I didn’t think they deserved it.
One thing I would never do and advised my children and others to do is to be compliant and never fight or try to outrun LEO.
It only makes a bad situation worse.
I also tell my children if they are in a situation where they feel they are being mistreated to put up with it and endure it.
After the event is over there are many avenues to take that will cause the officer or his department headaches for his poor behavior.
In regards to some of the recent shootings involving black men where some people see racism, I see scared police officers who I refer to as Barney Fifes.
They should never have been on the force if they were that scared or shaky in the situation they were in.
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