Bucs-Pats Attendance Falls To 47,440August 25th, 2012
The Bucs’ attendance last night of 47,440 was surely discouraging to those yearing for the community stain of TV blackouts to leave forever.
The Bucs-Pats preseason game last year drew a crowd of 49,313, per ESPN data. Joe’s no math major, but that means last night’s game represented a drop of roughly 2,000 fans, or 4 percent.
One would think the New Schiano Order and last night’s victory, and Cam Newton in town, and honoring Ronde Barber’s 200th start, would generate enough buzz over the next 12 days to avoid a blackout by the league deadline of Thursday, Sept. 6.
Joe sure hopes so, but it’s hardly a given that Bucs fans get the job done.