Watch The Blacked Out Bucs

October 16th, 2010
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Can’t afford to enjoy Sunday’s Rams-Bucs game at the stadium?

Can’t stand watching the game on your computer?

Joe’s got a solution for you. You can travel with diehard Bucs fans to  Lee Roy Selmon’s in Fort Myers to watch the game there on a 6-foot HD screen, and catch the other 1 o’clock games at the same time.

Roundtrip on the bus, plus a FREE draft beer and a FREE plate of wings is only $24.95.

It’s known as The Blackout Tour. Joe can tell you it’s a comfortable luxury bus ride and a great time with diehard Bucs fans.

Get your tickets now for Sunday’s Blackout Tour. More than 75 Bucs fans have enjoyed themselves on The Blackout Tour to date. Get your tickets now.

26 Responses to “Watch The Blacked Out Bucs”

  1. mark Says:

    just got 2 tickets for sunday joe!

  2. Joe Says:

    Thank you Mark!

  3. OAR Says:

    Dang it Joe! When are you gonna stop this? We need those seats filled in the stadium! LOL!
    Seriously, I’m glad to see you doing this. Sounds like some Tampa Bay Blackouteers’ fans love it.

  4. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    Thanks, Oar. Joe’s taken his share of grief for The Blackout Tour. …Joe will say that after meeting so many of these fans on the bus, Joe feels great about the Blackout Tour. For a lot of people, this is their best and only reasonable option.

  5. Patrick Says:

    Ah..Fort Myers, the town I was born in! Haven’t been there in 6 years though. It’s been sad hearing how Fort Myers is the worst place to be in Florida right now and one of worst in the country. Not sure if this is true, but I heard from a friend there that the unemployment rate is 20%?

  6. Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    We have Tampa season tickets, otherwise we would be there!

  7. r hawkins Says:

    The NFL is doing nothing to get fans back in the seats. Keep blacking out games and you will push more fans away. Not renewing my tickets next year.

  8. McBuc Says:

    Joe…The Blackout Tour is a great idea. Not only do people get to go watch the game and eat great food, but they get to meet the other readers of this site, and of course you get to put a face to a name and mingle with your customers. Do not listen to the people giving you a hard time. When the games come back on TV, maybe you can go to some location closer and still dot the same type thing, just minus the bus. Going to the game does not define your loyalty to the tem.

  9. joey88 Says:

    Hey Joe, I dont live in Florida but was wondering how far is L.Selmons bar from where you guys leave out of. Just was curious how far the blackout expands from tampa itself.

  10. Joe Says:


    Blackouts reach 75 miles from the NFL stadium of the blacked out game.

  11. Fire Greg Olson! Says:

    “Going to the game does not define your loyalty to the tem.” – McBuc

    Actually, that’s exactly how loyalty to a team is measured.

  12. OAR Says:

    F.G.O., Are you serious???? How many games have you been to this year or any year?

  13. Fire Greg Olson! Says:

    I’m a season ticket holder since 1993. I’ve been to every game this year and I have tickets to go to see the Bucs play the Cardinals next weekend.

    I also attended over 25 Rays games this year; 2 being away against Atlanta

    I’m in section 123, row U, seat 24 (the aisle) @ Ray Jay

    and yes, attendance matters.

  14. Fire Greg Olson! Says:

    A guy who has sat behind me since Ray Jay opened, was in a bad car accident two years ago. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He’s been a season ticket holder since ’76…..AND HE STILL ATTENDS EVERY GAME.

    Put that in your pipe and smoke it….

  15. OAR Says:

    Wow, then you guys are a couple of the “real loyal” fans. Where should I send my gold stars? I was a season ticket holder from 91 to last year. I didn’t make every game in person(made at least 90% of them), but gave my tickets to family or friends when I couldn’t. Went to several games at the sombero, too. Including the 79 playoff game lost to LA Rams. But, you don’t hear me saying crap like that. Just cause someone doesn’t go to the game doesn’t make them any less of a fan. Don’t pat yourself on the back too much!

  16. Fire Greg Olson! Says:

    What was the point of asking me how many games I’ve been to this year, if you were ultimately going to dismiss my answer to your question??

    Newsflash, we live in a capitalist society. Businesses (what the Bucs are) measure customer loyalty in dollars spent. Yes, you can buy a t-shirt or a hat, but merchandising revenue is shared in the NFL.

    However, the Bucs’ product is selling seats. There are a lot of people out there saying that they can’t afford tickets (in the case of the Rays, that’s ridiculous because they sell $10 tickets).

    If you’re a pack-a-day smoker, you can afford to go to 8 Bucs home games.

    I see plenty of people out drinking their asses off every Fri and Sat night.

  17. OAR Says:

    Reread and rethink about my posts. You’ll get it. If not oh well no sweaty off my brow.
    So now you have to quit your vices and go to games to be a loyal or real fan??? Whatever!
    BTW Rays fans are hard to come by. Baseball hasn’t been around and isn’t a as-favored-sport as football, but whatever, I could care less if you go to Rays games or not.
    Like I said, keep on patting, you’ll get that recognition some day!

  18. Fire Greg Olson! Says:


    You act hard with your “How many games have you been to?”

    If I had answered: “none” you would’ve ripped me for being a hypocrite.

    But when I answer that I’ve been to every game, you rip me for patting myself on the back.

    You sound like my ex-girlfriend. Can’t win either way.

    Doesn’t surprise me, she tended to act like a little b***h too…

    LOL…Come see me if you can afford a ticket. You have my seat number.

  19. oar Says:

    Act hard? Man, I thought you were older than that?
    Lets put it this way, lets say hypothetically(obviously you can go afford both) you had to chose between going to the Rays or the Bucs. Only one! Who do you choose? Remember the one you don’t choose, you are not a fan of (if you cant go) in your world. Get it?
    BTW you would be so lucky to have a girlfriend that thinks like me!

  20. oar Says:

    BTW unfortunately with hours cut at work, I had to let my season tickets go this year. Wasn’t a hard choice though.

  21. McBuc Says:

    FGO…I only go to one game a year, and I am a hard core Bucs fan, win or lose, since I was a kid. I am also legally blind, so I really can not see a thing in the stands so I bring a radio with me. I like watching the games on TV, so UI choose to watch them at home where I can see better. I know plenty of other fans that love the Bucs that choose to watch them on TV as well.

  22. FIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    I was merely stating the fact that “loyalty” is judged by patronship of the games. I’m very fortunate to get to go to as many games as I do. However, if you think logging onto or going on the blackout tour (which is fine by me; it helps Joe and only nominally affects the Bucs) is being a “loyal fan”, then you’re sadly mistaken. It’s like going to steak and shake and telling the waitress how your favorite restaurant is Outback Steakhouse.

    I don’t begrudge anyone who can’t attend games for physical or financial reasons.

    But to say that attending games doesn’t correlate to being a loyal fan, then you’re an idiot.

  23. FIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    Oar says: “had to let my season tickets go this year. Wasn’t a hard choice though.”


    The true rumblings of a “loyal fan”…give me a break lol

  24. oar Says:

    After last season 3-13. I didnt enjoy it, sorry! It made it easy. Whatever.
    The game should have decent wheather. Go Bucs!

  25. oar Says:

    Lesson: Honesty gets you nowhere.

  26. Dr Patrick Hunt Says:

    I stumbled upon this site and am embarrassed to see this kind of back and forth from Bucs fans. You’re like my wife’s shar pei pups. We’d all like to make it to every game. This Blackout Tour seems like a great idea. Lee Roy Selmon’s is the best sports bar, hands down.

    Penalizing us for not selling out their stadium (by a few hundred tickets in some instances) isn’t in an effort to get us to go to the game, it’s so we purchase subscriptions to NFL owned premium networks like Red Zone. The blackouts are disruptive to the local economy. Surely the advertisements would supply sufficient revenue. This league is greedier than the NBA.