JEFF PEARLMAN

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Um … really, Tampa? Really?

Screen Shot 2014-02-20 at 9.09.46 PMThere was a buzz in the air Thursday night, as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers prepared to introduce their new helmet design. None other than Warren Sapp, the legendary defensive lineman, Tweeted that it’d be great.

So, of course, it’d be great. Right? Um … right?

Sigh. If you read this blog, you know I have, literally, no expectations for the Bucs to do anything right. This is the organization that used a first-overall pick on Vinny Testaverde—then learned he was color blind. This is the organization that used a first-overall pick on Bo Jackson—even when he said he would never join sign. This the organization that traded Steve Young, that replaced Doug Williams with Jack Thompson, that, more recently, brought you Josh Freeman and Raheem Morris and Greg Schiano and on and on and on and on.

Still, I hoped that, just maybe, they’d do the right thing and bring back the old-school Creamsicle duds from back in the day. Which, by the way, Sports Illustrated voted one of the five best unis of all time.

I hoped.

And hoped.

And hoped.

But, alas, they screwed the pooch—once again. And gave us (dear God) this travesty …

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