I usually roll this into the regular Monday morning post, but since Indianapolis waited until Monday night to come from ahead to lose to the Buccaneers, we wait until Tuesday to note the loss. It was Curtis Painter’s first start, but there really wasn’t anything different going on.
With a matchup like that, it was tough, but I didn’t watch the game. Every time I switched over to it between innings of the infinitely more compelling Yankees-Tigers game, the referees were in the midst of a penalty summit. What a dud pairing like Tampa Bay and Indy definitely needs is heavy-handed officiating and lots of penalty flags. And a pirate ship. I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of that giant boat shooting off cannonballs during football games. The Bucs may lack identity as a team this season, but an artilltery-equipped oversized seafaring vessel they got.