Here's The Funny Code Name The Bucs Used While Pursuing Tom Brady
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The Tampa Bay Bucs front office had the fun nickname “Operation Shoeless Joe Jackson” for the pursuit of Tom Brady this offseason. Per ESPN’s Ian O’Connor...

John Spytek, director of player personnel and a former Brady teammate at Michigan, came up with the name for good reason.

More than any other franchise in American sports, the Buccaneers needed an unlikely savior to suddenly appear out of a cornfield. “If we build it, he will come,” Spytek would tell his general manager, Jason Licht. “Go the distance.”
Obviously it's a reference to the iconic Field of Dreams movie.

(The Spun)
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43 year old QBs with diminished arm strength are usually the type of FAs that put shitty teams over the top.
Reply2 months
Larry, you said it was “Funny”. I believe you misspelled “Stupid”.
Reply2 months
We'll see. Especially when Tom's without Moonlight Graham's cheating manual.
Reply2 months
How stupid are they gonna look when he sucks?
Reply2 months
Wasn’t Shoeless Joe Banned for cheating? Seems Operation Field of Dreams would have fit better. Or, Operation Ray Kinsella
Reply2 months
Nope shoeless joe fits perfectly
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Isn’t Tom Brady a cheater?
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