“Onus Is On The Fans”July 16th, 2012
Taking an odd yet firm both-sides-of-the-fence stance on Bucs blackouts this morning on WDAE-AM 620, Trey Wingo sympathizer and notorious Joe basher Tom Jones, of the Tampa Bay Times, said Team Glazer has done its part to end blackouts and now the “onus is on the fans.”
But then in the next breath Jones told his radio audience that he’s not telling anyone how to spend their money. And then Jones repeated the whole take again seemingly in the interest of clarity.
Which is it, Jones?
If you think fans need to step up and buy tickets, just go with that. Or as Sam Kinison might have said, SAY IT! (2:00 of linked video)
Of course, fans and the community need to support the Bucs, which has happened, but Joe can’t put all the onus on fans. Ultimately, it’s a team’s and league’s duty to get games televised by whatever clever, creative and conscientious means necessary.