If you like to read body language, you can really see the love Drew Brees has for the human armoire, Bucs guard Carl Nicks, in this Times-Picayune video. Brees refers to “storytime with Carl” and much more.
Joe generally deletes off-topic comments when they are the first in a post. Joe’s letting this slide since you are a first-time commenter (Joe always welcomes questions e-mailed to him).
Yes, the game will be televised, though highly doubtful in the Tampa/Orlando TV markets. No idea how close/far away the team is to selling 85 percent of the non-premium seats by Thursday’s deadline of 1 p.m.
The only time the Bucs update us on ticket sales is if they believe the team is within reach of meeting the non-blackout requirements. The Bucs have not said a peep about this game, which leads Joe to believe it is far from the 85 percent threshold.
As Joe always tells readers when hit with this question: Want to watch the game live? Buy a ticket.