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Fan Of The Week: Raheem Morris

I know... here we go again.

Less than two weeks after naming an entire pro sports team a 'fan,' here we go bestowing a head coach with the 'fan of the week' honors.

Hey - I can't help it if they keep acting like they belong in the stands instead of in the game.

I'm sure you know why Coach Rah-Rah is on this list.  Because he's acting just like that Sammy from the accounting department.  You know -- the guy who really doesn't know much about the game, but insists that his team is the best, and won't shut up for a week after a win -- no matter how shaky.

And just as Sammy once declared "Look, we're FIVE DASH TWO!," Coach Rah Rah says his team is the best team in the NFC.  Check the quote from Sunday:

"I like where we are. We’re 4-2. We’re the best team in the NFC. Yeah, I said it."

Now sure, this is a bit understandable.  It was just after the game. Half of us fans around him walking down the ramps from the 300 level were yelling "Tampa" and the other half responding "Bay."  There was lots of hootin' and hollerin'.  I'm sure I heard someone yell out "Super Bowl." It must be that Coach Rah Rah just got caught up in the excitement, and screamed it out before downing that last swig of $9 beer.

I mean, come on, especially when the game is won in the last 10 seconds, it takes a good 20 minutes to come down from that.  Usually, I'm not really dissecting the game until I at least get across Himes Avenue.  Anything said before that is emotional, not logical.

But when given an entire day to reconsider (and go ahead and picture Sammy from accounting bounding down the stairs), you know this guy can't be shaken.  Monday:

"You are what your record says you are," Morris said. "Right now, we are tied for the least amount of losses, and that makes us the best team in the NFC."

That, my friends, is not a head coach, but a fan.

And the SB Nation Tampa Bay Fan Of The Week, no less.

We're always looking for Tampa Bay's most outrageous, outspoken, excitable, enthusiastic fans.  If you see anyone who fits the description, snap a photo, tell us what makes them such a great fan of our local teams, and send it to us at

Photographs by, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.