Where’s The Bucs-Chiefs Postgame Marketing?October 16th, 2012
Joe’s not calling a conspiracy here by any stretch off the imagination. But Joe is puzzled why the Bucs and the NFL are not going all out to promote the free game replay of the Bucs-Chiefs game available for the past 36 hours on NFL.com — in glorious HD to those with IP addresses in the Tampa and Orlando markets where the game was not televised.
Joe understands and supports the blackout rule, but if Joe were adopted into Team Glazer, Joe surely would pound the URL of this game video to the Buccaneers’ 600,000 or so followers on Facebook and Twitter, and provide a big ol’ link on the team website. Hell, Joe would even ask the players to fire it out on Twitter.
Last season, NFL.com ran banner ads after blacked out Bucs games promoting a direct link to watch those games free. This season? The banner ads are gone and the link to the blacked out Bucs game is buried deep — real deep. (It’s also only available free for another big handful of hours.)
Joe would encourage everyone to share the link above, including Joe’s media brethren. Exposing a blowout win like this is a public service and can only translate into good things.