Clear Your Calendars

April 11th, 2012

In four months (minus one day) the Bucs will take the field — and hopefully stop the run for a change and not get mauled in the first quarter.

Preseason game dates and times were announced today and there are no big surprises. John Lynch will remain as color analyst alongside Chris Myers, and the first three preseason games will be on Friday nights. No games are set to air nationally. All games not blacked out locally will be broadcast on WTSP-TV, Ch. 10 live.

Friday, Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m., at Miami
Friday, Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m., TENNESSEE
Friday, Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. NEW ENGLAND
Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7:30 p.m. at Washington

Clear your calendars for the first real look at the 2012 Bucs.

34 Responses to “Clear Your Calendars”

  1. jvato24 Says:

    Someone twittered that week1 of the schedule leaked and had the Bucs at the Raiiidersss Monday Night @ 10PM on week 1

    My first thought was … Monday night … 10 PM?!?

    Second thought was .. Wow .. No Blackout for the opener !!

  2. OB Says:

    Joe is John Lynch cloned or is that a typo, can’t come soon enough for me.

  3. jvato24 Says:

    But I would take that with a grain of salt .. Cant wait for the actual schedule release

  4. bucbelevr Says:

    🙂 OB….

    I noticed it too. John Lynch, alongside John Lynch. Think he meant Chris Myers…

  5. Chris FWC Says:

    #47 is that good!

    At times the games are stopped and John Lynch is analized…

    …he is The Most Interesting Man in the World!

  6. Jerrjenn2 Says:

    John Lynch will remain as color analyst alongside John Lynch????

  7. Rob Holiday Says:

    That should be a neat trick. Getting 2 John Lynch’s calling the preseason games for the Bucs. Did you mean the venerable Chris Myers alongside Lynch?

  8. teacherman777 Says:

    John Lynch is the man! I am pumped to have him as the voice of the Bucs games again.

    You know he is a Buc through and through right? Hes still a Buc at heart.

    We did him wrong letting him go like that! He is perhaps the greatest SS to ever play the game. He is definitely top 5.

    Much respect to one of our Legends! And straight up. He is a great commentator.

  9. Nate Says:

    I hate preseaon! I wish they did a 2 game preseason with a longer regular season.. But on any note man i miss me some football! I will take what i can get right now…

  10. Buc Neckid Says:

    WHAT ?!?!?
    No Houston Texan PreSeason Finale ?!?!?

  11. Garv Says:

    Excellent that John Lynch will be returning.
    Question; are home pre-season games blacked out if not sold out?
    I’ve obviously forgotten.


  12. patrickbucs Says:

    @jvato24 Says:

    The NFL opening Monday night features 2 games, 1 at 7 and 1 at 10pm or so I believe. Thye have been doing that for the past few years. I think it’s tough to put an east coast team on the second game if that rumour is indeed true.

  13. jvato24 Says:

    Yeah … I would be shocked to see the Bucs on Monday night opening week … Just 2 season quarters ago we were down 42-0 !!!!!

  14. Kevin Says:

    The leaked NFL schedule with Bucs at Raiders on MNF has been confirmed by the NFL to be fake. Some guy in Cleveland just made the whole thing up. I wish I had that much time on my hands…

  15. Have A Nice Day Says:

    Good to hear.

  16. jvato24 Says:

    I for one hope it is an away game. Tired of opening week Blackouts .. I live in Melbourne almost 3 hours away and Im still in the coverage zone #Fuct

  17. Thomas 2.2 Says:


    You may want use photos of players likely to be part of the 2012 team. I also found it impressive that you have a photo of the one time in history that K2 participated in practice. That is as rare as a hope diamond. It’s like owning a photo of Bigfoot.

    If they find a serviceable tight end one-leg Winslow is a goner.

  18. bucbelevr Says:



    Whichever it is………………………

    Come up with some’in else. Plenty of Saints broken talk, and Bucs draftin theory, salary cap talk, Free Agent talk to discuss……………..that TAMPA BAY FANS wanna talk about.

    Somethin……….give the Tampa Bay area…….somethin to realistically, talk about. We don’t have the Forum…………………………..let’s get it goin!!! Hello Bucs Fans………..

  19. bucbelevr Says:


    Payton…..called plays. Saints, maybe, at best, 5-11. What plays to call, NOT to call. Why Payton is paid 7.5 million.

    I’ll look you up, maybe 5-11 at best. 🙂

  20. Lion Says:

    On the bright side the 2nd home game (week 3) preseason game just might, key word might not be blacked out seeing how we play New England. The 3rd week is usually when all the starters play the full first half. Other than that or unless you have season tickets. I don’t see why anyone in their right mind would spend full price on a preseason game, I guess unless you are rich or buy the cheap seats, although those are a pretty good deal. Preseason games should be 25-50% off regular season prices in my opinion.

  21. SteveK Says:

    Any word on who the next Arkansas Coach will be?

    Rumors this morning were looking at Butch Davis?

  22. SteveK Says:

    Let’s see if the Patriots come in and open up another can of “whoop that youngry a$$” up and down the field again?

    I hope we do better this time around.

  23. Lion Says:

    I do agree that the Saints will have a bad year next year, they are on a downward spiral. I am dying to see what the suspensions will be. If the suspensions are as bad as expected then I agree they will be lucky to win 5 games with their already Swiss cheese defense if their starters are suspended. Now if the penalties on players aren’t so harsh I would say 7 wins for the Taints would sound about right.

  24. SteveK Says:

    Saints will still do better than us…. next year.

    Don’t count Brees out, I see them going into total self destruction if Brees holds out.

    It is a shame for all Drew has done for NO they don’t “pay da man”.

    Mickey Loomis better be BSPN’s week 1 “C’mon man” for is awesome ability to run a franchise from the top all the way back to the bottom.

  25. Lion Says:

    @ SteveK

    No way in hell Butch goes to Arkansas. Do you really think they will hire a guy who had the same kind of ethical issues that got Butch fired at NC. Arkansas will be looking to someone with a clean slate. Why would they hire a guy who just got fired for ethical issues to replace the guy they just fired for ethical issues? Plus isn’t the reason why Butch isn’t coaching for the Bucs is so he can still be getting paid from NC?

  26. Lion Says:

    @ SteveK

    Brees is disgruntled, the Taints are in salary cap hell, no draft pick till late in the 3rd round, no viable head coach (no true leading voice of the team), by reports the entire defense is facing punishment (suspensions?), and defense was already the weakest link on the team.

    I think the Taints are in for one hell of a year.

  27. RCH Says:

    Saints suck I hope they have a rough year

  28. Stevek Says:

    @ Lion,

    Hope Butch stays on board the ship.

    Also hope the saints don’t do well.

    Brees was franchised back in 2006 and got his shoulder tore up (bounty?).
    He should have TE right to refuse franchise tender and go be an UFA.

    Saints got a bad rep from bounty gate, but by not respecting Brees they are a horesh!t program.

    What does everyone think about Freeman winning “comeback plate of the year”? Love to see Free\GMC/ Price get it.

  29. bucbelevr Says:


    He’s got it straight. The rest of y’all can hide under a rock, can’t wait till Goodell’s suspensions. 5-11………..reality, and punishment, plus lousy defense, will set in.

  30. Stevek Says:

    I really hope we get a cap casualty or two.

    I feel strongly about our Coaches having a good idea/network for info on college players flying under the radar.

    Really hope we can get a “Blount” type waiver this year.

    Does anyone think Morris Claibourne can be “Charles Woodson” good?

  31. Cmurda Says:

    You guys are out of your frigging minds. I hope I’m wrong because there cant be enough losses to satisfy me. But, come on, a one-legged Drew Brees wins at least 5 games. We lost ten in a row and still almost won 5 games. 8-8 or 9-7 maybe but it’s not like Brees is suspended for the year.

  32. Miguel Grande Says:

    Last night I read that Matt Kalil was 6′ 6-1/2″ and weighed 306. An analyst went on to say that he was the best offensive lineman that he had ever seen coming out out college. The consensus is that he’s at least the best OL in the last 5 drafts. The upside is that he is very young and could put a lot more muscle weight on his frame and as a junior, he was inexperienced and would greatly improve with proper coaching.

    “The most complete tackle I have evaluated in my time scouting prospects, Kalil has the athleticism to excel as a pass-blocker and the mean streak to be a force in the running game.” Todd McShay ESPN

    I have read on this forum that he was undersized and couldn’t run block. I beg to differ.

    Claiborne’s DB coach is now with the Bucs now so his learning curve has ended. He himself has tweeted that once he gets paid, we can basically kiss his ass. Hardly a Rhodes scholar.

    Coming off knee surgery, TR has admitted to being slowed by injury, has seen his best days. Hardly any discussion of upside or improvement.

    What is wrong with Bobby Patrino having a young, beautiful girlfriend. He is 51 years old and a successful multi-millionaire. He takes care of his family financially. Why can’t he have some fun?

    Urban Meyer is a devoted family man, yet he appears to be a liar, cheater, and all around scum bag. Ohio State may get the dreaded death penalty with Urban at the helm.

  33. Garv Says:

    LOL at the Bobby “Patrino” comment. HOPE it was sarcasm as there is plenty wrong with what he did. Unless morals, ethics and honesty don’t matter for a leader of young men……whoosh.

    As I recall the preseason games are replayed later if blacked out live. That’s fine as it is preseason anyway. Still hate to pay full price for those “games” but so be it……..I guess.

  34. Bobby Says:

    @Miguel Grande….

    “What is wrong with Bobby Patrino having a young, beautiful girlfriend. He is 51 years old and a successful multi-millionaire. He takes care of his family financially. Why can’t he have some fun?”

    Dude….some people still take marriage vows seriously. I happen to be one of them. Doesn’t violating that promise make Patrino a ‘liar’ and ‘scumbag’ also????