Encroachment: Jacksonville Jaguars

September 30th, 2009

There’s no secret that the Jacksonville Jaguars have been having problems selling tickets. Just look at photos of that empty bowl at any given home Jags game.

Maybe in an act of desperation, or maybe in an attempt to put his toe in the water to test a possible move, Jacksonville Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver has told Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel that he hopes to have his Jags play regular season games in Orlando.

“There’s certainly the possibility that we would play some out-of-market games,” Weaver said. “If it happened, Orlando would be the best option and most reasonable location.

“In the past, we have reached out to try and cultivate that market and haven’t had as much success as we would have liked. We probably need to do a better job. That’s a given. We are looking at a long-term strategy and thinking out of the box on how we can build a fan base in Orlando.”

Interesting that the Jags are so desperate for fans, they are moving in on the Bucs backyard.

Remember that until this summer, the Bucs coveted the Orlando market, 90 miles from the CITS, so much they held training camp there. Joe wonders what the NFL has to say about this? This would be like the Chicago Bears playing games in Madison, Wisc. or the Cleveland Browns playing home games in Ann Arbor (is a whore), Mich.

Also, Joe wonders what the NFL thinks of playing regular season games in the trash heap that the Citrus Bowl is. That place is such a pit, Joe needs a tetanus shot before he goes to games there.

And that’s not counting the weapons Joe needs to bring along to protect himself from the warzone that the Citrus Bowl is located in.

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