Fantasy Football: Bucs Cheerleader Marlana Aref

A Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleader named Marlana Aref was brought to my attention today by a SbB reader in Tampa.

Marlana Aref Bikini Photos Pictures Video Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader

The 20-year-old Aref just completed her second season as a Bucs cheerleader.

Marlana Aref Bikini Photos Pictures Video Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader

Aref, in her official NFL team video profile, says she’s a student at South Florida.

Marlana Aref Bikini Photos Pictures Video Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleader

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Video: Dan Marino Drops S-Bomb On Live CBS TV

While doing Dolphins-Bucs highlights today on CBS TV, Dan Marino accidentally dropped an s-bomb: “The Dolphins finish the sh– off.

Dan Marino Inside The NFL Freakout

Knowing that Dan is in the efforting Hall of Fame, this is no time to hate.

Video of today’s slip after break. Read more…

Alternate NFL Helmet Logo Looks: Improvement?

Gorgeous piece by graphic designer Ken Carbone at as he tries to one-up helmet logo designs of three NFL teams: the New England Patriots, Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Excerpt:

Among the weakest designs are the Washington Redskins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers , whose visually complicated logos become a graphic mess when televised and, I imagine, even if you’re sitting on the fifty-yard line.

Carbone’s effort? Mixed.

Washington Redskins New Design Helmets

His stunning success was this amazing re-design of the Redskins’ helmet, which he partly attributes to visiting the Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor exhibit at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

After the jump, his attempts at improving the Pats’ and Bucs’ hard candy shells. Read more…

Subtlety Can Sometimes Escape Packer Backers

Someone once said to me, your life is your resume.

Green Bay Fan Wearing Bunchaqueers TShirt In Tampa

(Surprised to find out this came from the MJ Morning Show)

Remember Packer fan, if you want to reach your potential, don’t fight your natural urges.  Read more…

Pushing False Bucs Rumors? That’s A Suspendin’

Briefly yesterday, the sports world was aflitter and atwitter, abuzz and agog at the word coming from Tampa that the Buccaneers’ owners, still reeling from the Bernie Madoff scheme, were going to have to sell the team before next season. The rumor seems to have originated from former Buc Dan Sileo on WDAE 620 AM, though according to JOE BUCS FAN, it quickly spread to other relevant media organizations.

That's A Paddlin' with Dan Sileo
(Uh oh, Jasper’s here. And he’s got his paddle. Guys, that’s not a good sign.)

Slight problem: Sileo apparently didn’t check that rumor with the actual team; they’d have quickly shot the rumor down. We know they’d have done that because that’s precisely what co-chairman Joel Glazer did with ESPN’s Adam Schefter later that day, calling the rumors “100 percent false” and “baseless, irresponsible and slanderous.” Whoops. Well, that’s one way to earn a quick vacation.

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Dante Wesley Suspended For Game Without Pay

The ASSOCIATED PRESS reports the NFL has suspended Carolina Panther Dante Wesley for his cheap shot on Tampa Bay Buccaneer Clifton Smith yesterday.

Dante Wesley Hit On Clifton Smith

(Video after the jump)

NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson in a letter to Wesley: “The prohibited contact in this case went well beyond simply interfering with the receiver. Instead, by striking your defenseless opponent in the head and neck area, you committed an unnecessary and unnecessarily dangerous act that is specifically prohibited by the rules.Read more…

Reggie & Kimmy K. Getting Back Together Again?

Reggie Bush & Kim Kardashian are gonna give love another chance.

Reggie Bush Kim Kardashian

It’s gotta be the new hair!

• Those 38 wins by the Memphis Tigers two years ago? The NCAA declares that it never happened.

• That seems a bit harsh. Next thing you’ll tell me, giving cream cheese to athletes would be considered an NCAA violation.

Plaxico Burress pleads guilty to gun possession charge, will spend the next two seasons playing for the penal pigskin league.

• First Patrick Kane, and now Aqib Talib. Why do pro athletes hate cabbies so much?

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Athletes, Cab Drivers Enter Into Full-Fledged War

When news broke of Patrick Kane punching out that cabbie in Buffalo last weekend, we thought it was just an isolated incident, one young pup too chemically invested in the night to know enough right from wrong to refrain from raining fists down on an unsuspecting cab driver.

Aqib Talib

(Enraged by the color yellow?)

How wrong we were. Comes now that in sunny Tampa, where nothing ever goes wrong, the next salvo has been fired, and we can look at this as less of a feud and more of a burgeoning conflict, one that threatens to envelop our nation in perpetual conflict and violence. Goodbye, Crips and Bloods - hello, Cabs and Ballers.

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Tampa Bay Bucs Going Old School For No Reason

Throwbacks, despite having their flare of popularity earlier in the decade, are still an overall underused aspect of sports. Yes, trotting out new uniforms every so often makes sense in terms of keeping the brand fresh and all, but you can’t tell me the Nets’ bland threads are at all more palatable than their 1980s getups. And the Chargers, well, they know powder blue was the right way to go all along.

Orange Bucs Jerseys
(The horror… the horror…)

But one team that should be running in terror from their pastel ’80s days is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Perpetually the worst team of the late ’70s and ’80s, the Bucs tossed out the orange-pink uniforms 12 years ago and won a Super Bowl within a handful of years. This is no accident. But, as you can surmise from the picture above, they’re back. God help us all.

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Kim Kardashian Plays Some Football at the Beach

Kim Kardashian tosses the pigskin while showing some skin of her own:

Kim Kardashian beach football

Hilary Rhoda, the marvelous model in Mark Sanchez’s GQ photoshoot, is apparently dating the Jets QB.

• A lawyer who’s previously represented many Denver Broncos players is now defending those responsible in Darrent Williams’ shooting death.

Eric Naposki: From NFL linebacker to murderer of a millionaire.

• NASCAR suspends Carl Long for 12 races & fines his crew chief $200,000 for using an engine that was too big.

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