Thursday’s Magic Number At 9,000

November 5th, 2012

It seems New Schiano Order fever still has a ways to go to reach the wallets of Bucs fans across the region.

Bucs officials this evening are advising that the Bucs must sell another 9,000 tickets to Sunday’s Chargers-Bucs game by 1 p.m. on Thursday to avoid having the game blacked out on local television. Yes, that 9K is to reach the 85 percent of non-premium tickets sold, the threshold to avoid the blackout.

Joe doesn’t want to be a downer, but that’s a lot of tickets to move with an election tomorrow that’s going to distract a lot of people — and depress about half of them on Wednesday.

Per, $30 seats are available.

24 Responses to “Thursday’s Magic Number At 9,000”

  1. Ian's Gay Lisp Says:

    Sweet! It’ll be on tv. No doubt whatsoever. Count on it. Take it to the bank. Bet the mortgage on it. Go Bucs.

  2. Jrock Says:

    I’m spending some cash on a Doug Martin Jersey, so my “finally go to a game” fund is going to take a hit.

    On that note, can anyone tell me where the best (aka cheapest) place to get a jersey is?

  3. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Google NFL jerseys China.

  4. Jrock Says:

    China doesn’t have a #22 or a #54 for sale 🙁

  5. Matt Says:

    Man I wish I still live there with the opportunity to go to the games every week. Took my family on a five hour drive for the Thursday night game and watched my Bucs whip some Viking butt!!!

  6. Orlando bucs fan Says:

    Do you know if those are good jersey or are they going to rip to shreds the second I wear it?

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    The one I found does. it was actually the top search result when i googled that.

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I have a friend that has bought several from China (not me though, wink wink) and hasn’t had any problems. They are obviously not as good as the real deal, but for the price difference, you can buy about 10 of them (keep in mind my friend told me the numbers are stitched in like the elite jerseys).

  9. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    oh yeah, not 54. But there is 22

  10. Adam Says:

    I never knew about the “Chinese” jerseys. I did just google them and those jerseys look very familiar. I see them all over the stadium on game day and they look like they are a “little off” as compared to the authentic jerseys you see on the field. The numbers are a little slimmer, the color is a little lighter…I never could figure out exactly what it was, but it’s the fact that those jerseys are from CHINA!! It makes perfect sense now.

    that being said, I am a jersey SNOB and I don’t buy replicas or cheap stuff. I only buy authentic jerseys because the replicas fade and crack and then you end up buying 2 or 3 of them and the next thing you know, you spent the same amount had you just bought the real deal. If it can stand up to a game, it’ll stand up to your tailgate party. I have a 2 reds and a white plus an orange throwback… all authentic. I highly recommend getting one.

  11. Orlando bucs fan Says:

    Thanks for the info

  12. Bill Says:

    To bad there are only 4600 left at ticketmaster!B.S.

  13. Jon Says:

    Ticketmaster doesn’t show all remaining tickets at once

  14. Drew Says:

    Buy Made in America…

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the real ones are typically made in Vietnam.

  16. Adam Says:

    Round eye buy cheap jersey! A-saw!

  17. Tbuc Says:

    3 exciting games aired on TV locally is still not enough to get people excited about this team? Pathetic.

  18. Burg Says:

    don’t do me any favors, just means more elbow room and shorter lines for season tik holders

  19. NYCbucman Says:

    the site is and they are stitched on and look and feel like the authentic jerseys they have all the same patches and nike logo and nfl logo just like the authentic ones, i honestly couldnt tell the difference i got a Vincent Jackson 83 red and it looks legit to me…

  20. Chris Says:

    If I was still in Tampa I would. Hey Hawaiian. Who was the Blount lover that daid Martin was Pittman without the speed?

  21. Adam Says:

    Crazy Legs Pittman would trip over the turf. I remember him dealing long runs and ALWAYS getting caught from behind. There was a long run in thy Denver game (the John Lynch Homecoming at RJS).

    We use to call h Crazy Legs because he would swing his feet wide when he ran. Thank God he picked the Super Bowl to have the best game of his career.

  22. Have A Nice Day Says:

    I’ll certainly be at this game. Can’t wait for the Bucs to smash the chargers.

  23. AK Says:

    Herein lies a problem that many are overlooking (maybe not a problem, per se, but in regards to selling that many more tickets it is)… plenty of people are going to go on stubhub and other retail outlets this week and buy seats, you can bank on that…but those are already sold seats. You’ll get people on sunday who either buy outside from scalpers, or even walk up to the window (past the deadline). Meanwhile, most of the seats the Bucs themselves actually have left for sale are not the 30-40 $ ones, I don’t believe. Just my 2 cents. I’m a season ticket holder also.

  24. Christopher Says:

    Can someone explain the archaic 72 hour rule? Back in the day it was for “setting up the camera crew or not”…but the game will be broadcast now no matter what *somewhere*. It literally makes no sense to punish fans & weaken the exposure of your product, because the game didn’t sell out by Thurs., instead of Sun.

    & why the hell aren’t the games on pay-per-view, if you’re really gonna be a stickler for sell-outs. The fact is, when football & stadiums were created, that was the only way to see the game…now it is an inferior way to see the game. There are those that enjoy the experience, & they will always go. The NFL owners are a league of bullies, IMO…