Blacked Out Games Available On

September 9th, 2010

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Bucs fans who can’t go to the game Sunday, can’t take advantage of The Blackout Tour, there is hope.

The Bucs games will be streamed (legally) on beginning at midnight.

Mike Florio, the creator, curator and overall guru of decided to put on his Edward R. Murrow hat and had a nice piece of information that the NFL will repeat what it did last year, offering — for free! — blacked out games some 11 hours after kickoff.

Last year, with the threat of a high number of lockouts looming, the NFL modified its blackout policy. All blacked out games were available in the local markets on a tape-delayed basis, via

Starting at midnight, the blacked out games were available for 72 hours, with the exception of the three-or-so hours of Monday Night Football.

NFL spokesman Dan Masonson tells us that the league will apply the same approach in 2010. Thus, if our friends in Tampa can find a way to avoid all media for 11 hours after kickoff of the Bucs’ home game against the Browns, the Week One contest can be viewed on as if from scratch.

There you have it. No need to monkey with some crappy Internet connection from Hong Kong streaming in a poor video quality of the game with many buffering delays. will have the game available in sweet HD online.

20 Responses to “Blacked Out Games Available On”

  1. Amar Says:

    NFL Game Pass…been had it since pre-season week 1 =)

  2. Pete Dutcher Says:

    How do we sign up for this? I can’t find it on

    And how much is it? Because to be honest…I’m pretty much broke.

  3. Amar Says:

    Sorry Pete….Game Pass isn’t for the broke, $200 for just the Bucs or $279 for every game.

    If it says it’s not available in your area, it is…Just keep messing with it. ‘Cause i watch it from South Korea everything is banned here, except Game Pass =) thank god.

  4. Joe Says:


    Game Pass is for those outside the United States. Blacked out games will be rebroadcast 11 hours after kickoff.

    Just monitor this weekend for details.

  5. justin f Says:

    if we have to go to we would see the scores instantly so what would be the point of watching it then there is no way you log into on sunday at midnight and not see the score ill stick to live stream

  6. Bucc Fan In Hawkeye Country Says:

    ok, so its kinda early and im easily confused, but anyways.. so it says its going to be available in ‘local markets’ so will this guy, living in Iowa, be able to watch the games at midnight then on idc if i know the score i just wanna watch the games.

  7. Joe Says:

    Bucc Fan In Hawkeye Country:

    If you live in Iowa you are not affected by the blackouts at all.

  8. Bucc Fan In Hawkeye Country Says:

    Ha yeah well unless i go out to Wild Wings or somewhere. theyre basically blacked out.. Round here i get to watch the Lions… Bears… Vikings… Packers.. and if I’m lucky.. the Rams.. Buccs arent too high on TV priorities around here unfortunately

  9. Amar Says:

    So joe….It shouldn’t effect me on Game Pass should it? I should be able to watch it live?

  10. Joe Says:


    Joe has no idea how the international online viewing thing works. If you are actually in Korea, and not trying to pull a fast one from, say, South Carolina, you should be safe.

  11. lightningbuc Says:


    Do you know if there are any other teams that will have to be blacked out in their respective market for Week 1? Just curious if TB was the only one.

  12. Amar Says:

    Yeah Joe lol, I am really in South Korea….(USAF).

    Been following your site for at least a year now and my-has this site picked up! Each post would have about 5 comments er so at most back when I first started visiting your page and now most of the time it’s like 50+ for each post… is definitely on the map!

    I am pretty sure I will be able to catch the bucs game live on game pass because I believe the Jags @ Bucs game was blacked out and I was able to watch it live.

    So hopefully I don’t miss out!

  13. bucmaniaco Says:


    hey nice to see someone in south korea. as a korean living in the states i plan on visiting korea next year during buc season. so if i get game pass
    throught internet, will i be able to watch all bucs games? and how much is it?

  14. bucmaniaco Says:


    hey nice to see someone in south korea. as a korean living in the states i plan on visiting korea next year during buc season. so if i get game pass
    throught internet, will i be able to watch all bucs games? and how much is it?

  15. Joe Says:


    To the best of Joe’s knowledge, Tampa Bay is the lone market.

  16. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Amar, I thought all the NFL games were streamed to the military?

  17. Amar Says:

    Only stateside Pete…Overseas we have AFN and we only get whatever games the broadcasters donate. (one for each time frame, afternoon, evening and prime time.)

  18. Amar Says:

    …And that’s if we’re lucky.

  19. jaytek74 Says:

    I only see NFL rewind available on and it costs $49.99 to see games after they have been played. Is this different than this free streaming available in a blacked out market. I am new to this dillema since the Bucs have not had a regular season black out since Gas was 99 cent a gallon. LOL

  20. Joe Says:

    Be patient jaytek24. The NFL has higher priorities than Brownies-Bucs (such as tonight’s game). It will be there.