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.
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 25th 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 spent six years 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: email@example.com