Brian Urlacher Wants To Play Bucs In Tampa

June 24th, 2011

Just 37 days.

If only the NFLPA or the NFL owners can hold out 37 more days, this nonsense about the Bucs playing the Bears in London won’t happen. That’s the deadline the NFL has given all parties.

Should the lockout remain in place on Aug. 1, the Bucs will host the Bears Oct. 23.

Joe cannot find any Bucs fan who is in favor of the Bucs playing in England, short of the Bucs fans in the Tampa Bay or Orlando area that want other people to spend their money so he/she can watch the game at home under a sellout.

Well, one can add Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher to those disgruntled Bucs fans who are irritated about this home game overseas.

Appearing with Tom Waddle and Marc Silverman on WMVP-AM in Chicago, Urlacher went off on playing the Bucs in London rather than The CITS.

[Muffled laugh] “No, I’m not excited to go to London,” Urlacher said. Traveling to Tampa “is a good trip, it’s fun. [The Bucs] are less excited about this than we are. It takes away a home game for them. They are tough at home. Plus it will be hot. I don’t understand why they do that. I am not excited to go to London, I will say that.”

Joe understands how the NFL owners want to grow the game, but damn, grow the game where there is some interest or appreciation like Germany or Mexico or Canada. You don’t see that used car salesman Bud Bad Hair Selig try to play baseball games in London, do you?

Yeah, Wembley Stadium is sold out for this each year but the vast number of fans in the stands are American expatriates who come from throughout Europe for the game and fans who fly in from the states as part of a vacation.

England is the country for bad food and kickball. Just give it up.

25 Responses to “Brian Urlacher Wants To Play Bucs In Tampa”

  1. Sander Says:

    Maybe it’s just me, but I see far more Europeans in the stands than American expatriates.

    Besides which, a sellout is a sellout regardless of where the people in the stands are originally from.

  2. niko (The Optimist) Says:

    The Optimist would have to disagree with you on this. During my bad taste in my mouth time on tenyardtyrants.com, hundreds of thousands of Brits were downloading every single game each week to watch them, furious if anyone forgot to take out any spoilers.
    The NFL.com has a special program for Europe to watch the games live (for fee of course) and the UK is a huge part of that.
    Plus in my association with Paul Stewart of Bucs UK, I can tell you these guys are as knowledgeable about the game as any average american is.

    Those are not americans in the stands, those are brits who sell that thing out in moments. They are crazy about the NFL .
    However even the creator of the Bucs UK denounces any realistic chance London will ever get a football team of its own. Poppycock was the word I believe. Or Bollocks.

  3. Thomas 2.2 Says:

    This is SOLELY due to our community having the MOST cheap and greediest owners in the league.
    No owners who care about the community or winning would have done this.
    It sickens me that you sheep do not call these crooks out for this. I appreciate Urlacher saying what he and the players really feel about this.

  4. Joe Says:

    having the MOST cheap and greediest owners in the league.

    Thomas 2.2:

    You clearly have not been introduced to William V. Bidwill, have you?

  5. Jrock (mobile) Says:

    I agree with Urlacher here but this is a double edged sword. I’d rather have football sooner than august as opposed to having the bears game at home. I’d rather have the peace of mind knowing that the bears game would actually be played..

    Thomas, i don’t know you; but i would say there are constructive ways to get your point across. you come off as a teen with a lot of angst

  6. Garv Says:

    It’s a shame we were lied to when told that all 32 teams would eventually be required to play this ridiculous game in London. For the Bucs to do it TWICE so close together and both “HOME” games? It’s revolting. Once again, season ticket holders get screwed and lied to.

    Shocking………not.

  7. Joe Says:

    Jrock (mobile):

    Thomas, i don’t know you; but i would say there are constructive ways to get your point across. you come off as a teen with a lot of angst

    For some reason, Joe doesn’t recall any characters in “Dawson’s Creek” like Thomas 2.2. Surely not Katie Holmes.

    Then again, Joe could easily picture Thomas crawling through someone’s bedroom window in the dark of the night.

  8. Garv Says:

    Gee, we can hope and pray the deal gets done in time to pay full price for two “practice” games while getting the opportunity to watch the London “home” game on the freaking TELLY! LOL

    BTW, the Bucs actually had the nerve to “offer” a “GIFT” debit card for concessions at the games played in Tampa in exchange for not returning the money spent on the Bears game by season ticket holders last NOVEMBER! We were told that by paying early we’d be given a “discount.” That “discount” was given to EVERYBODY and new season ticket holders were given the better seats BEFORE long time season ticket holders including those of us who have paid two, 2, TWO seat deposits were offered upgrades!

    Yeah, it bothers me but not enough to give them up. That’s the Glazers, that’s the truth.

  9. PWNASAURUS Says:

    Thomas is a Tool. Kid just talks out of his ass and is always WRONG.

  10. nick Says:

    Thomas 2.2 = Pacey.

    “I don’t wanna wait for our lives to be overrrrrr….do da da do da da da da da daaaaaaaaa”

  11. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    Who is William Bidwell Joe ?

  12. Joe Says:

    Who is William Bidwell Joe ?

    William V. Bidwill.

  13. Joe Says:

    Nick:

    Thomas 2.2 = Pacey.

    Well, Pacey bedded Katie Holmes (both in real life and on TV). Not sure Thomas 2.2 could pull off such a feat

  14. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Any story about London without a picture of Pippa is worthless

  15. UK_Buc Says:

    “England is the country for bad food and kickball”

    Such sweeping generalization! Is such laziness/lack of insight the reason why Joe had to start his own website – because he couln’t get a writing gig anywhere else?

    Granted we dont have such culinary delights as a Krispy Kreme burger, but i would invite Joe to join me for dinner next time he is in the UK…assuming he has been here before?

  16. Joe Says:

    “England is the country for bad food and kickball”

    Such sweeping generalization! Is such laziness/lack of insight the reason why Joe had to start his own website – because he couln’t get a writing gig anywhere else?

    LOL! :)

  17. eric Says:

    Something tells me the one thing the Glazer boys will do in this monumental cluster is to ensure they get their precious game in London.

    Then again, Rah and the boys havent exactly established a strong home field advantage.

  18. Jesse Says:

    Anyone else mis-read the title? lol.

  19. Greg Says:

    “Yeah, Wembley Stadium is sold out for this each year but the vast number of fans in the stands are American expatriates who come from throughout Europe for the game and fans who fly in from the states as part of a vacation.”

    Spoken like someone who has’t got the first clue what they are talking about, I’ve been to every single UK game (yes that includes those in the 80′s) and the number of Americans there is minimal.

    BTW you haven’t look very far for those Bucs fans that you claim don;t exist, I know a whole bunch of them that are happy the game is being played in London. Just because you don’t like the idea it doesn’t alter reality and facts.

  20. McBuc Says:

    OK T2…since anyone that sees a bright future is a “sheep”, than I am back to referring you as a “jack ass”, due to your stubborn repetitive posts. EEEE AAAAA!

  21. New Era Bucs Says:

    Again, do you really Think the Bucs would have received any prime time games this season without committing to play over seas? With two home games to boot.

  22. Patrick Says:

    I think we would’ve maybe gotten one more SNF or MNF game if there had not been a London game scheduled for us.

    LOL let’s lift the embargo and play a game down in Cuba

  23. passthebuc Says:

    England will be the Bucs home in 10 years or less.

  24. RustyRhino Says:

    Of course Mr. Urlacher wants the game played in Tampa, do you know how much price difference in airline & hotel between Tampa and London from Chicago. That’s not even considering the beaches compared to the Thames…. he has family and friends who also want to go to sunny and warmer Florida not to weather about comparable with Chicago… if I had a few million in the bank I would go to London to watch the game, and invite some friends… but I don’t so I am sitting at home. Watching the bucs play the bears on tv…. Yahoo!

  25. Mark Says:

    Don’t know what Joe’s talking about…having been to Wembley for Bucs vs Pats in 2009 I was fully expecting a mostly expat crowd…boy was I wrong. The crowd was at least 75% European and that’s being conservative. It was a Super Bowl environment around the stadium and the line for NFL team gear was way longer than the beer line.

 
 

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