“Oh, It’s Going To Be Worse For New York.”September 16th, 2009
It seems the lone negative of not having Bucs home games blacked out this season is subjecting the team to verbal abuse before a sea of the visiting team’s fans.
Yes, there were lakes, rivers and streams of Cowboys blue at the Bucs home opener, and Earnest Graham didn’t like it.
Graham, speaking on 1010AM on Tuesday, said he expects a lot more blue for the Bucs home game against the Giants on Sept. 27.
Asked whether he noticed all the Dallas fans in the stands Sunday, Graham said, “I noticed all the Dallas Fans. Oh, it’s going to be worse for New York. You know that, right. You know everybody’s from New York.”
Asked about the numbers of Cowboys fans in the stands and looking up at the them when the game was out of reach, Graham said, “It was just blue. It bothered me. … And they were very vocal after the game. …Not something I could say [on the radio]. …They were saying a number of things.”
This pains Joe to no end. But it’s no surprise. Anybody who went to the Bucs’ last playoff game — against the Giants in Tampa in 2007 — knows Giants fans will number in the tens of thousands for the Sept. 27 game.
Ironic, that this year the Bucs will wear the throwback orange jerseys for the first time in November. So many of those games of yesteryear saw the home crowd littered with enemy colors, too.