Claiming The Home Turf

September 28th, 2012

Joe’s not naive to believe a string of Bucs wins would quickly fill the roughly 20,000 empty seats on Dale Mabry Highway. But Joe does want to see the Bucs hurry up and establish a true home field advantage under the New Schiano Order.

Every quality franchise is a winner at home, and that must become part of the new regime. There’s no excuse to not have an edge in Tampa, but since late November 2008, the Bucs have won exactly eight home games and they’ve dropped twice as many, plus two “home-game” losses in England.

Aside from being a fantastic way to crush the spirit of a fan base, that’s completely unacceptable.

The Bucs are aching for a win against the Redskins on Sunday, but just as much, they need the game to claim the once-proud home turf in a meaningful way.

7 Responses to “Claiming The Home Turf”

  1. BucsJuice Says:

    I’m embarrassed about being a Tampa fan because of how pathetic the fan base is in Tampa.

    The product on the field is 100 times more entertaining than last year (I was at the dallas game) and tickets are 30 bucks! Come on now!

    I hope we destroy the redskins

  2. skp Says:

    whatever the glazers saved by hiring morris over a more experienced coaching candidate, they have lost several times that amount by allowing a raheem morris-coached team to take the field at RJS. as a season ticket holder, i can’t count the number of “i actually paid money to watch this?!” moments in the raheem morris era. i’m sure alot of fans are seeking proof that the team can meaningfully compete before they spend a dime to watch this team in person again. unfortunately with the blackouts, even a dominant home performance will go largely unnoticed by local fans

  3. JSmalls Says:

    Quit talking about $30 tickets… Those seats are doo doo. The issue is the corner end zone lower bowls. If the lower bowl was sold out the games would be on TV. The upper deck sections that offer the cheap tickets were packed pretty good during the Carolina game. It’s the $80+ center field upper deck and $100 plus corner lower bowls that aren’t selling. Sorry folks, the unemployment rate for construction workers in our area is around %25 and the ones working aren’t all full time.

    Until the construction turns around, get-r-done’s, vendors and suppliers aren’t going to get season tickets. Now get off the horse, it’s dead! Yeah, all we need to do is sell all the $30 seat ;-/

  4. Tbuc Says:

    Score some TD’s be a exciting team and the casual bandwagon transplants that clog up or streets, take our jobs and litter our beaches will come out and watch the team. 2 yards and a cloud of dust doesn’t excite the overweight couch potatoes.

  5. Bobby Says:

    Nothing is going to excite this fair weather fan base. Red Sox fans….now THAT’S a fan base.

  6. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:


    I don’t think it is just the construction people. Although, with the housing market the way it is, it doesn’t surprise me that construction workers are one of the hardest hit.

    I might have an opportunity to buy a house in a very upscale neighborhood. The houses around it are worth $250k each (a few years ago were worth $500k), but this one is selling for only $60K. It’s an older home, but it is made of concrete brick and built to last, Florida ranch style.

    I may go for it…if I add a little fix up, a screened in pool in the back and maybe some solar shingles, the value will go up 3-4 times. At worse I would double my money.

    But with pre-owned houses going so low, I doubt there is much new house construction.

    I think we’ll see 1-2 sometime this year…but next year season tickets will sell better (I might even get a few next year).

    It’s a good point about the bandwagoners though. If you want them to buy tickets, Tampa Bucs fans really need to talk up the team in public, because odds are a bandwagoner will overhear and think “Maybe I should check them out!”

  7. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Red Sox Suck. Not as bad as yankies though 😛