Bucs And The Hall Of Fame GameFebruary 18th, 2014
You know what the worst part of the NFL is? Preseason games. Joe can totally understand how paying customers throughout the continental United States feel like they got mugged on 42nd Street in midtown Manhattan when buying tickets to these games.
People are paying regular season prices to watch bad college football. Starters barely play. The vast majority of guys on the field can’t make NFL rosters. It’s not unreasonable too see a player in a preseason game deliver beer to your neighborhood watering hole a month later.
It’s really a shakedown that season ticket holders are forced to buy preseason tickets, and it’s why Joe advocates an 18-game season. That would mean two fewer preseason games.
This summer, however, Woody Cummings of The Tampa Tribune is starting to believe the Bucs will not just play four preseason games, but perhaps a fifth, so he Twittered late last night.
@RCummingsTBO: Hearing a lot of buzz about the Bucs possibly being in the Hall of Fame game this year. With Derrick Brooks being inducted, makes sense
Joe knows a lot of Bucs fans are already planning to head to Canton in droves to celebrate Derrick Brooks’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If the whispers Cummings hears are accurate, that will be icing on the cake for Bucs fans, as they can watch the Bucs play on the same weekend Brooks is honored, on the same grounds.
Though Joe understands the bitter taste preseason football leaves in the mouths of NFL fans, Bucs fans would consider such an arrangement sweet as chocolate.