Blackout Clouds Floats Away — For Now

September 30th, 2011

No blackout on Monday night!

It’s official. Locals across the Tampa Bay and Orlando markets will get to watch the Bucs take center stage on Monday Night Football next week.

The Bucs-Colts game officially is sold out and will be televised.

Whether or not Team Glazer gobbled up tickets to get the game on the tube is a mystery, but it doesn’t really matter. The Bucs will be on TV before hundreds of thousands local football fans.

As long as “Yungry” doesn’t look “Yugly,” a win against Indianapolis should go a long way toward growing the Bucs’ ticket-buying fan base.

If you need tickets, as of Friday night at 9:30 p.m., there are more than 1,200 available on for what seem to be reasonable prices. Not much “scalping” going on there. And while shows “sold out,” Joe suggests you keep checking there for tickets, as well, as sometimes seats are released at the last minute.

For Rays fans coming to see the Bucs on Monday, Joe has learned that gates will open at 7 p.m. for the Bucs game and the Rays-Rangers Game 3 of their playoff series will be broadcast on the JumboTron for as long as possible before kickoff.

8 Responses to “Blackout Clouds Floats Away — For Now”

  1. Mauha Deeb Says:

    I don’t quite understand the sun image.

  2. Jonny Says:


  3. Dave Says:

    Watching the Rays game there until about 8pm on the jumbo crowd IF the Rays win would be pretty cool…….. basically for an hour it will be the biggest sports bar in Tampa

  4. Dan Says:


    a mix between grudens quote :things are looking so bright here in Tampa i need sun glasses, and the best image possible for the opposite of a BLACKOUT is a sun shining?

    those are my guesses

  5. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @Dan Perhaps. I just thought it was odd given the “night” game.

  6. Capt.Tim Says:

    Great news! Way to go, Tampa bay!

  7. flmike Says:

    The only thing that sucks about this, we have to wait until Monday Night to see our Bucs.

  8. Pete Dutcher Says:

    Good lord…sun…”blackout”…it’s not that hard to figure out, lol.

    Good to see the streak broken. Fans at the game need to put on a good showing.