Mike Bianchi: Bucs blew it by flirtin...

Mike Bianchi: Bucs blew it by flirting with Brett Favre

There are 38 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Aug 7, 2008, titled Mike Bianchi: Bucs blew it by flirting with Brett Favre. In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

There is only one thing worse than the Tampa Bay Bucs actually pursuing Brett Favre .

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Oviedo, FL

#1 Aug 8, 2008
Who cares about Tampa? I love George O' Leary !

“FL for Harley FL not Floriduh”

Since: Jul 08

Lake Mary

#2 Aug 8, 2008
I really dont see why they were interested in Farvra at all. I believe Garcia is the better QB. It had to be a marketing reason to pursue this guy and dis Garcia. This isnt the first undehanded manuever by the Allen Gruden team, but this will cost them. Maybe now they will redo Garcias contract. The more we see of Farvra gives us a glimpse of a 38 yr old going on 18. I think he is damaging his legacy and his thirst for attention does not match his skill level. As for Gruden and Allen, regardless, I,ll still take them on my team.

Daytona Beach, FL

#3 Aug 8, 2008
Is there a bigger idiot on the Sentinel staff besides Bianchi?
dr diaco

Bradenton, FL

#4 Aug 8, 2008
great article. Gruden is a low life scumbag. allen is his bag man. No way Garcia plays as hard for his 2mill after all of this

Palm Bay, FL

#5 Aug 8, 2008
Not sure who to believe when it comes to what the Bucs were or were not doing as far Favre is concerned. Sounds to me like they were hoping to get him for free. It amazing that you have such insight into their motives and character. Then you are an all knowing reporter.

As to loyalty to Garcia, when have the Bucs shown loyalty to any one?

For that matter it seems odd to discuss loyalty from a franchise point of view when you are talking about an icon being run out of town because management thinks of him as high maintenance. High maintenance? Try being the GM of the Bungles. They can not keep their players out of jail. That is high maintenance. All Favre did was waffle on retiring. The only reason it became a story is the Packers did not want him back, for whatever reason.

Final thought for Packer management: Aaron Rogers better be lights out good.

Orlando, FL

#6 Aug 8, 2008
I lost some respect for Jon Gruden after this mess. I always thought he was the straight forward type coach, I was wrong.

As for Brett Favre, I think he is really hurting his legacy. I think he is still good, but this whole situation is really making him look like a guy who can't make up his mind.

Winter Park, FL

#7 Aug 8, 2008
I'm not surprised at anything the Bucs say or do. This has been a "cheap skate" franchise from it's inception, always trying to get something for nothing. One would think the fans should have enough of the Gruden-Allen goof ups and convince management to boot them. Remember the Bucs won the Super Bowl with Tony Dungy's players, not Gruden or Allen's!!

Sanford, FL

#8 Aug 8, 2008
Bianchi, your an idiot, Garcia doesn't care about the bucs at all, all he's worried about is his money. He a big cry baby and threatened to retire and quit on the bucs when he didn't get the contract he wanted. What goes around comes around, you notice how he got real quite about his contract demands when the Farve talks started. Football is a business and there is no room for cry babies, Garcia needs to shut up and play football, and Bianchi you just need to shut the hell up.

Miami, FL

#9 Aug 8, 2008
Bianci do you actually get paid to write this crap? Favre is a warrior and so is Gruden. So does it really suprise anyone that the bucs were inquiring about getting favre? Deep down even garcia knows that was the case.

Lake City, FL

#10 Aug 8, 2008
Honestly is there a reporter on the Sentinel staff with less journalistic credibility or more hypocrisy than Bianchi? Seriously sir, you are to journalism what Rush Limbaugh is to radio/tv talk. You operate soley in hyperbole. Which you present as obvious truth, and to do so by using the opposing views own hyperbole against them.

Your writing, like Limbaugh's radical political tripe, or reality tv's human effacing form of entertainment, makes me feel sullied for having been exposed to it.

Somehow, I hoped that despite your similar form with the majority of your Magic coverage, it might be different for this piece on the Bucs. I was wrong.

Shame on me for thinking so.

Shame on the Sentinel for putting this as their cover piece on the sports section.

I know I've learned from this not to click on a Bianchi article again. I hope the Sentinel brass thinks it should learn a lesson here as well.

Tampa, FL

#11 Aug 8, 2008
Are really or a Sports Writer? Or did he call in sick and a temp from the National Enquirer showed up?

Garcia is a Pro and he's been in football long enough to know how things work. And you're no buddy to questions Bruce Allen's job performance.Go write a bad Novela!
gods own drunk

Oviedo, FL

#12 Aug 8, 2008
bms wrote:
Is there a bigger idiot on the Sentinel staff besides Bianchi?
I don't know, him and Whitley are neck and neck when it comes to being idiots. When the Slantinel was doing their cutbacks, why didn't they drop these morons?

Tampa, FL

#13 Aug 8, 2008
Greg, My ratings are the highest in radio - EVER. I don't care if you hate me. I'm laughing all the way to the bank.

Lake City, FL

#14 Aug 8, 2008
Limbaugh wrote:
Greg, My ratings are the highest in radio - EVER. I don't care if you hate me. I'm laughing all the way to the bank.

You know I can't fault you there. I can't say I'd pass up hated but yet filthy rich myself.

You're right, Limbaugh get's a pass and my apologies. I shouldn't have insulted him by associating Bianchi's name with his.

Dallas, TX

#15 Aug 8, 2008
You mean like yourself, Mike Binachi, who has lost all credibility with the readers of the Sentinel as well as every reporter in their news room

Denver, CO

#16 Aug 8, 2008
let me add my vote to the "Bianchi is a huge idiot" pile. What about poor Chad, dropped like a hot potato!
Bianchi sux

United States

#17 Aug 8, 2008
completly useless article. Football is a business, the bucs were one of the few teams with the cap space to make a run at Favre.
After they realized the Pack wanted to much they let it go. Get over it these guys make a lot of $$ to deal with this type of thing. Dont want competition? then get better so your above it.
Billy in Brooklyn


#18 Aug 8, 2008
While I do agree that it would be smart for the BUCS to increase Garcia's salary at this point (no long extension though), I believe Bianchi is making alot more of this "mending relationships" crap. First of all, I do not believe any BUCS players outside of Garcia have any ill feelings toward Allen/Gruden and fully understand their interest in the legend. Even Garcia himself said given the accolades and career of a Brett Favre one can see why their would be interest. This is a business- Garcia gets hurt in camp AND he's 38 yrs old AND he's bitchin about his contract plus I believe the BUCS felt more comfortable giving a 38 yr old Brett Favre an extended contract than a 38 yr old Jeff Garcia. Wouldn't you?!!! Lets not forget Garcia before the BUCS was a backup QB on some bad teams. The BUCS gave him a starting QB position on a good team so I DO NOT want to hear Garcia crying about anything.

Tampa, FL

#19 Aug 8, 2008
Batman wrote:
I lost some respect for Jon Gruden after this mess. I always thought he was the straight forward type coach, I was wrong.
We lost respect for him when he ran off some very good players who were still productive, and squandered the talents of others.

Other than stumbling into a team that won the SB, he's not done anything of worth.

Orlando, FL

#20 Aug 8, 2008
Mike..have you noticed all the empty desks at the Sentinel. The closed county offices where your owners just 3 weeks ago said everything would be OK ? The BUCS and most private companies use the use play book. Garcia should move on as every time his feelings get hurt he comes up with a mysterious muscle injury.

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