Will Team Glazer Show Off Its Prize?November 28th, 2010
The quote from Bucs media chief Jonathan Grella was loud and clear earlier this season. The Bucs gobbling up unsold tickets to avoid local TV blackouts was “not a sustainable practice” for the business of the Bucs.
But what about a one-game practice?
What about a one-game Glazer deviation so many hundreds of thousands of local fans can see the exciting young Bucs next Sunday at 4:15 at home against the NFC-leading Falcons?
By Joe’s estimation, Team Glazer would have to cough up about $500,000 or so to get the game on TV (Joe doesn’t feel like breaking down the math here now). Wouldn’t that be worth the exposure? The Bucs do spend money to market the team. Surely that would be money well spent.
Joe agreed wholeheartedly when Grella gave that quote months ago. Team Glazer put every game in 2009 on the tube, clearly investing a pile of cash to eat unsold tickets.
If Joe owned the Bucs, he wouldn’t be forking over millions of dollars again this year so fans can watch a whole season on TV. That’s no way to build a business and sell tickets.
But next Sunday is different. It’s a one shot opportunity that could have a major impact long term.
C’mon, Team Glazer. Go for it!