Soccer Business Swift For Team Glazer

July 28th, 2010

For those obsessed with Team Glazer’s financials and how that may or may not relate to the Bucs, Joe provides occasional updates on all things Glazer kickball.

Manchester United is touring the U.S. right now. Its last stop in Kansas City turned out a cool 53,343 to Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday. Quite a shame that NFL icon and crazed soccer junkie Lamar Hunt didn’t live to see that. (Uhh, thanks for not bringing Tampa a game and boatloads of tourists and cash for the local economy).

And now Manchester United moves on to play tonight in Houston against a Major League Soccer all-star team at a nearly sold-out 71,000-seat Reliant Stadium.

Last week, a report from the Telegraph, an England fishwrap, said Team Glazer already had sold 50,000+ season tickets for the upcoming Manchester United season and was in-line with its ticket sales goals despite threats of a boycott by angry fans.

So that’s your morning Team Glazer news.

Many Bucs fans can now continue resting comfortably knowing that “money will never be an issue” when it comes to building the Bucs into a lasting contender.

10 Responses to “Soccer Business Swift For Team Glazer”

  1. Slappy Says:

    Never understood why they can’t have Man U play a game at the CITS. I guess it makes too much sense.

  2. nick Says:

    Joe, a little off topic, but what do you think the signing of TO in Cincy will mean for the beloved Antonio Bryant? Is he finished before he even started?

  3. Gary Says:

    Probably does Nick. Imagine if we would have kept him. We would be dealing with his knee BS again this year.

    One thing that often gets overlooked is medical opinions. Not saying it did/didn’t have an effect on our decision to let him go but it could have been a very big factor.

    Imagine if everthing was perfect, Dom was happy, AB was happy, and the doctor thought that his knee problems were chronic. That would put an end to all the good feelings wouldn’t it?

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Joe doesn’t think Bryant is done at all. All these anonymous reports don’t mean squat. If he doesn’t practice when training camp opens this week, then it’s worth talking about.

  5. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    I think the main reason Cincy sign TO was because of Bryant’s knees. Really do. So in essence, maybe not re-signing Bryant was a good thing afterall.

    In this scenario though, Bryant does not want to be outshown by BOTH 85 and TO. So he may grind it out. But with the Bucs, AB would have just malingered, and justifiably so. I mean, how can anyone perform at a high level with a bum knee anyway?

  6. JimBuc Says:

    Slappy, they chose MLS cities only, but you raise an interesting point. If the Glazers were really hurting for money no way they pass up having ManU play in Tampa. Instant sellout, concessions, parking.

  7. JimBuc Says:

    Here’s the latest specualtion on AB, from a local reporter’s blog:

    As much as the Bengals would like to try and deny it, there’s something wrong with Antonio Bryant with some suggesting he might be headed to the PUP list. It will be interesting to see what he has to say when the players report to Georgetown today. You also have to wonder how much he might be asking if TO asks for 81? 18 might be a good number too, but that’s taken by Matt Jones. If Bryant’s knee is bad, then this move makes lots of sense. If Bryant is indeed healthy, I’m still skeptical on how they can make it work with Ochocinco, Bryant and Owens all wanting the ball.

  8. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    “I’m still skeptical on how they can make it work with Ochocinco, Bryant and Owens all wanting the ball.”

    I have always dreamed of Johnson and Owens being on the same team, showbaoting and attempting to share the spotlight. They need a QB that has a similar attitude. Maybe Phillip Rivers ego would fit nicely? Now add in a TE with a huge, Kellen Winslow/Jeremy Shocky, ego. What about a running back? Larry Johnson/Clinton Portis comes to mind.

    Now THAT would be a team to watch, if for nothing else, entertainment purposes.

  9. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    On his Twitter account, all Owens would say was, “Hoping 2 b a Bengal w/in the 24hrs!!” He later said: “Ocho Uno is coming 2 town!! Hey Robin, Batman will b there soon!”

    OCHO UNO!!!!!


  10. Javier n Wimauma Says:

    Wait, did he call Ocho Cinco Robin?????? Oh snap!