The Buccaneers Want To Kill Carson Palmer (With Howie Mandel!)

Proving once again that no one is funnier than those who work for the official Web sites of professional football teams, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, in preparation for their game Sunday against quarterback Carson Palmer and the Cincinnati Bengals, have put together a little flash intro to their homepage.

It features Palmer playing "Deal Or No Deal," with Howie Mandel, and choosing the jersey number of Buccaneers players who proceed to pummel him. (At one point he appears to have a torn shoulder.) The animation is crude, the humor isn't really there and, uh, they're really pretty brutal to little animated Carson. All that's missing is Kimo von Oelhoffen slicing his knee with a cheese grater.

We, of course, love it and would like to see more like it on official team sites. Who wouldn't enjoy what flash animation the Eagles site would come up with for Terrell Owens? Maybe some Owens pill pong?

Buccaneers Flash Intro [Buccaneers.com]