Vick Return Could Impact Bucs

March 21st, 2009
Having Michael Vick playing 80 miles from Raymond James Stadium will not help Bucs ticket sales

Having Michael Vick playing 80 miles from Raymond James Stadium will not help Bucs ticket sales

NFL and Bucs writer Chris Harry, of the Orlando Sentinel, explains why Michael Vick is a likely candidate to play quarterback for the new United Football League team in Orlando.

The four-team league will play its inaugural seven-week season in October and November. Jim Haslett will coach Orlando.

Joe read this and thought about the Bucs’ struggles to sell tickets this past season and how the economic recesssion is impacting ticket sales leaguewide.

Regardless of what is thought of Vick, people will pay to go see him play in Orlando. Heck, Joe would even shell out the money when the weather cools down in October.

Vick in Orlando can only hurt the Bucs’ bottom line.

8 Responses to “Vick Return Could Impact Bucs”

  1. RastaMon Says:

    the 09 Buc roster will be 1/2 filled with no name unproven talent… to have MV on the roster as a hybrid offensive “roster spot”…..should at the very least sooth the seasons pain….he is certainly better than Josh …and if he doesn’t work out what better scapegoat…errrrrrr…dog

  2. Mike Says:

    If the Bucs come out and play well, they’ll sell tickets. If they don’t play well, the stands will be empty. I don’t think Vick will have any impact on the Bucs ticket sales. Sorry but got to disagree with you on this one Joe.

  3. RastaMon Says:

    Vick WILL as an offensive hybrid weapon help the Bucs win more games than without……how they use him is the question I have…he can play QB…he could be used in other creative ways….he has God given talent to beat defenders running with the ball in his hands….fact jack !

  4. admin Says:

    Joe, here.

    Thanks for visiting everyone. Just sayin’ Vick will be a huge draw and attention-getter for the few games he might play in Orlando. In this economy, IF the the Bucs struggle, that’s not going to help get people out to RayJay and avoid blacked out games.

  5. Mike Says:

    If Vick signs with the Bucs, expect to see PETA-bread sandwiches at my tailgate…

  6. Danbucsfan Says:

    Joe is not saying anything about MV signing with the Bucs, he is talking about the economic impact of him playing with another league in such close proximity to the Tampa Bay area.

    I dont see this as a problem, Buc’s fans are BUC’S FANS!! I dont see any Buc’s fans making the trip and shelling out any money to see MV play in some wannabe league that only has 4 teams competing for an audience in the height of the NFL season, especially in this economy when we have to pick and choose what we spend our money on and with Christmas looming on the horizon.

    Personally, I might make the trip and shell out the money if it were Vick trying to elude a pack of pit bulls instead of a group of defensive linemen.

    As far as the Bucs signing him for the ’09 season…as my brother in law would say…Fahget about it, nevah happen!!


  7. MTM Says:

    I would welcome Vick at this point. I know he can play. He is faster than most of the NFL. Vick is not going to screw up any chance he gets. Dump “Son of Bob”. Make him the 2nd string QB. Bring some excitement to the stadium.
    Bring on PETA. It would give tailgaters something to watch before the games. Hammered Buc fans and angry PETA cult members. Sounds like reality TV.

  8. Nicole W Says:

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    The movie also examines the life of Brandon Bond and his struggle with balancing fame, fortune and the Rock-N-Roll tattoo lifestyle with a more fulfilling life that focuses on the betterment of both animals and society as a whole.
    Featuring celebrities like Debbie and Danny Trejo, Michael Berryman, Pixie Acia and Donal Logue, the movie takes you on an incredible journey you will never forget!

    Proceeds for this film will be going to Villa Lobos Pitbull Rescue.