November 8th, 2011

Well, Bucs fans who can’t scrape together a few shekels over the course of six months to go to a home game can celebrate.

The Cowboys game on Saturday night, Dec. 17, has sold out.

Also, Bucs fans who steadfastly refuse to go to Bucs games can enjoy the game at home, relaxing while they watch the contest on the glorious NFL Network.

38 Responses to “SOLDOUT”

  1. bucfanlostiniowa Says:

    Is there any way to find out how many tickets were bought by Cowboys fans?

  2. admin Says:

    Joe here,

    @bucfanlostiniowa — Surely it’s in five figures. But who cares? That’s just the way it goes around here, and at least it’ll be on TV.

  3. bucfanlostiniowa Says:

    It really doesnt affect me since I live in iowa, but it still sucks

  4. Buddhaboy Says:

    Maybe we will have a pass rush by then. Or Dom will bring in a few defensive tackles. Haynesworth…..Ha ha

  5. Darren Says:

    It’s broadcast on NFL network only? So the game that most of Tampa won’t get, because we have Brighthouse, isn’t blacked out?

  6. KD Says:

    There’s a fine line between ‘steadfastly refuse’ and ‘unable due to economic issues.’ Don’t confuse the two. I know people in Tampa right now who would KILL for tickets to see this mediocre team but have fallen on hard times for whatever reason.

  7. Joe Says:


    The game will be broadcast on the man’s channel, the NFL Network, has been scheduled since the schedule was released in April.

  8. K2theSoldier Says:

    We match up with Dallas horribly. Now that they’ve found a running game with Murray we’re going to have a really really tough time with them.

    More than half of that stadium is going to be filled with Cowgirl fans, you know, the ones that stuck with their team and sold out their stadium even when they sucked throughout the 2000’s. Damn, wish us Bucs fans could say the same 🙁

    Sucks for us season ticket holders to have to sit next to those blue and white clowns, I hate Cowboy fans.

  9. Oahubuc Says:

    Any bids in on the contract to paint the star on the 50 or hang the giant plasma?

  10. bill Says:

    75% cowboy fans. It gets harder and harder to tolerate a home game with all opposing fans. Even Houston will be 50/50.

  11. K2theSoldier Says:

    hahaha @ Oahubuc, how surprised would we really be if we showed up to the stadium and a star was painted midfield?

  12. Bucnjim Says:

    Tampa seems to have a much easier time selling out night games. I”m sure it has a little to do with the amount of people in this area who actually have to work weekends and holidays to make ends meet. There are a lot of people who make sacrafices just to go to a couple of games. I admire the hard working fans who still find a way to support the team even when times are tough.

  13. Eric Says:

    I would say “inteligently not buying into the Glazer Boys crap”.

  14. JK Says:

    Joe! This just in! Albert Haynesworth released by Patriots! Teams have 24 hours to claim him! The Bucs could acquire him! Ohhhhh never mind. They would have to spend money. Just forget it.

  15. Architek Says:

    I went to the last Tampa vs Cowboys game in Tampa and I was completely embarassed by the support of the Blue and Silver stars everywhere. That’s the by-product of ownership that will market and ALWAYS “try” to make his team relevant. We talk about TO but hey when he was in Dallas, they dominated on offense. We have never brought in that type of explosive playmaker (NO NOT KEYSHAWN). Jerry Jones was even going after Asumogha because he knew Newman was injury prone and he was willing to pay him. Glazers, have you ever questioned why buy an sports team and restrict the success of the team? But wait they aren’t Manchester U is dominant with the highest payroll.

  16. Nick Says:

    Surely it’s in five figures. But who cares?



  17. Jimmy Delach Says:

    The Cowboys game will also be televised on WTTA Ch. 38 for those who don’t get NFL Network.

  18. Blubber Price Says:

    Bucs owners who can’t scrape together a few shekels over the course of six years to buy some decent talent can celebrate. The Cowboy fans will still purchase thier boring product…

  19. Mauha Deeb Says:

    @jk I’m sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Albert Haynesworth is Albert Haynesworth.

  20. Mauha Deeb Says:

    Why it say I am posting an hour later than it is? Did Joe move out of this time zone?

  21. Patrick Says:

    Unfortunately, my dad has to get Time Warner Cable again because the new neighborhood I’m moving to doesn’t have AT&T U verse service. So I guess I’ll be back at the sports restaurant!

    And really, I had a feeling this game would sell out. Dec. 17……great time for a football game. It’ll be a nice cool night in Tampa, holidays approaching, families together, etc……can’t get much better than that. That’s why it sold out. Everybody’s off from school and work and home for the holidays.

    And it’ll be real exciting for me, being that I live in Texas surrounded by Cowboy fanatics. Honestly, I always love it when the Bucs play the Cowboys. It’s like my super bowl during the regular season. But they’ve been beaten by Dallas three straight times! Don’t make it four!

    It’ll be fun. But our team really needs to get it together on the field. Last thing I want is a blowout

  22. fanofkit Says:

    OK Joe, lay off the “for those who can’t scrap together a few scheckles” crud. Going to a game is hardly a few scheckles anymore. Besides when many of the blue collar base of fans are living paycheck to paycheck and actually running their house hold budget on a deficit- tapping home equity loans and credit cards to meet monthly bills- yes scraping together this amount of money IS too big of a mountain to climb. How many home games have you attended this year? Please let us know. No excuses, no reasons, no justifications. Put your money where your mouth is and your ass in a seat before you call out struggling families.

    And by the way this whole MAN network stuff is irksome. Brighthouse airs this game as well ya dolt. I know, you will say you never said they didn’t, but it was certainly implied…. Seems like pretty haphazard reporting to me. If your manhood is defined by the channel you’re watching well, gym class must have been very hard on you. The NFL has been very over rated IMHO.

  23. Joe Says:


    What Joe is referring to is that when the schedule came out in April, if a Bucs fan really wanted to go to a game or two, they could squirrel away a buck or two each week to save up and go to a game. In other words, one beer a week.

    Between the time the schedule was released and the start of the regular season, it was five months, 20 weeks. Putting away $2 a week, right there is the price of a ticket.

    As Joe spoke with a Bucs beat writer a few weeks ago, it’s nice to have breakfast in bed but at some point, you have to get up some day and pour the cereal in the bowl yourself.

    Joe understands that not everyone can afford season tickets. And yes, people are hurting financially out there.

  24. Patrick Says:

    The Cowboys have one of the biggest fanbases of any professional sports franchise. They’re called “America’s team” for a reason. Them, the Yankees, and probably the Lakers have the most fans.

  25. fanofkit Says:

    Joe- and how many times have you been to the stadium this year and “poured yourself a bowl of cereal?”

  26. K2theSoldier Says:

    LOL @ Architek, last I checked the Glazers strategy won them a Super Bowl more recently than Jerry Jones’ strategy.

  27. fanofkit Says:

    Between the time the schedule was released and the start of the regular season, it was five months, 20 weeks. Putting away $2 a week, right there is the price of a ticket.

    By the way…. 4 (weeks a month) x 5 month= 20

    20x $2 (according to Joe) = $40 dollars. Ohh yeah, thats plenty of money to enjoy a game- in 1984.

  28. Dan Says:


    man why the aggression. can someone writing something really get to you that bad? calmdown.

    you act as if Joebucsfan has personally hurt you in a way that is both public and real. this is sports. not religion not politics. sports. maybe this site isnt published on the wall infront of your toilet you CHOOSE to navigate here, and your butthurtness at Joe is well… kinda childish. you sound like the mass wailing for thomas to be banned, with a little of thomas mixed in.

  29. Dan Says:

    fan of kit.

    who are you to tell joe what to ‘lay off of’ on his own site? slow your role and develope some respect and appreciation.

  30. Joe Says:


    Joe- and how many times have you been to the stadium this year and “poured yourself a bowl of cereal?”

    Since this site was launched, few.

    Before this site was launched, Joe was a season-ticket holder at the zenith of ticket prices when all the games were on TV.

  31. Blubber Price Says:

    Why should we spend money on the team if the Glazer nerds won’t ?

    If I want to see a sloppy undisciplined penalty fest I’ll do it for free on my computer….

    If Joe is so worried about selling the tickets he should add a few more ads to the bazillion already on this site and buy them all up himself.

  32. stimpy Says:

    Takes you back to the 90’s when the Old Sombrero used to be filled with other team fans…

    @ KD


  33. Architek Says:

    You’re a idiot if you are comparing Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboy franchise success to the Bucs. Just the history alone doesn’t match. Anytime you go on the road to any venue and your fans equal or sellout the home team stadium you’re doing something right business wise. The difference Jerry Jones spends money to make bad Cowboy teams relevant and the Glazers do nothing. You’re gonna see on Sunday as a friendly reminder of what your owners and GM is doing.

  34. fanofkit Says:

    In regards to “DAN” I don’t see the agressiveness you refer to. I am simply expressing my opinion like so many others here do. In my opinion, Joe is comming off as an insulting ass clown in his haughty and demeaning references to those who can not afford tickets. Yes, I quite willingly come to this site to share in new Buc updates and news. Infact I am probably one of his most common visitors. I don’t post much, because it is generaly not in my temperment. However, I would like like Joe to know hw I feel about this topic and his attitude. Hopefully I can persuade him to be a little less thoughtless toward those in hard financial times.

    I am lucky enough to still afford my seats. The last game I missed, I was 9 years od. I am now in my thirties. It breaks my heart however to see many good friends and long time Buc commrades who have sat near me for – in some cases- decades give up thier seats because they just can’t afford them. These are great Bucs fans and better people. Not only has this economy robbed them of their seats but now the joy of even watching the games at home. These are the blue collar hard working core of Bucs fans who have been there through thick and thin and waaay more thin at that.

    So Dan, with all due respect, go screw yourself. And by the way, what the heck is “butthurtness “? It sounds like your decribing your Saturday night.

  35. Mike D Says:

    Will this be shown on a local channel? They played the MNF game on local channels and ESPN both. Hopefully they do the same with the Dallas game. I shouldn’t need the NFL Network.

  36. Joe Says:

    Mike D:

    Joe knows the game will be on the NFL Network. Joe applauds that as should any Bucs fan, or any football fan for that matter.

    You should want, no, demand, no, already have the NFL Network.

  37. fanofkit Says:

    [Good way to get run from this place is to tell fellow comments to ignore the guy who runs this site. — Joe]

  38. fanofkit Says:

    You deleted THAT? C’mon, kinda thin skin for a guy who criticizes Gruden for the same supposed problem. I think you owe it to your readers to answer their questions directly. YES, the game will be on Brighthouse. As they say in court “the trth..the whole truth and nothing but the truth…” It is sloppy journalism the way you represent this. Worse than what I have seen you criticize others for. This comment is meant for your eyes basically only since this thread is so old. Your obsession with the NFL network is borderline perverse. If you want to “run” me from this site, so be it. You won’t need to worry about me returning with a new address or name- I won’t bother. If a principled post about my desire to see people treated with respect and a fair accounting of where to find the game threatens you or this site- yikes! I feel for you. You have my email address and I welcome any response you care to make. Cheers.