Every 2013 Bucs Game Will Be Televised Locally

September 26th, 2013

It seems the Mike Glennon Mob will get a great chance to grow.

Team Glazer has announced there will be no more blacked out Bucs games at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway this season. Every game will be televised.

Joe is ecstatic for the legions of Bucs fans, especially little kids, old folks and poor drunks, who can’t get out to the stadium to see their beloved Bucs live.

Team Glazer, obviously, likely will gobble up tickets to serve the Bucs faithful and meet the 85 percent sales threshold for non-premium tickets to get the games on TV. Hopefully, the New Schiano Order will deliver a product to be proud of. Otherwise, Joe predicts alcohol sales across Tampa Bay will skyrocket.


54 Responses to “Every 2013 Bucs Game Will Be Televised Locally”

  1. Rrsrq Says:


  2. BFFL Says:

    Only crap is given away for free

  3. youpeoplearesodumb Says:

    for all those “fans” screaming we need new owners because the Glazers are cheap and don’t spend money……..go find something else to bitch about!

  4. DomsAdvisor Says:

    This just proves the fanbase, the PAYING fanbase, approves this organizational move.

    Good move Dom and Schiano and Glazers.

    Schiano finally brought back the team to non-blackout status.

    Something Raheem and Freeman brought to Tampa Bay.

  5. RBellBuc Says:

    I guess the Glazers feel that fans can’t complain to much if it’s for free now. The P.R. machine in motion. Clean-up on aisle 10!!!!

  6. Charles Ellsion Says:

    Doesn’t make sense…. why would they risk this money to show the games when we most likely will lose? Unless they are looking for an excuse to move to London…. :-O

  7. Bucfan#37 Says:

    This is good news, now I don’t have to listen to Barkerhoff and Mumblemore on the radio.

  8. Buc Neckid Says:

    = Damage Control

  9. T in Orlando Says:

    @ DomsAdvisor

    I don’t think it’s fair to say Schiano brought the team back to non-blackout status, since it’s not due to fans (non-owner fans) buying all the tickets.

    I think it’s a class act buy the Glazers, but cannot credit Schiano for this.

  10. Trey Says:

    BFFL- Get lost. The team doesn’t need “fans” like you.

  11. BUCFAN0627 Says:

    Please tell me your not serious… i was at the opening game. the stadium that was supposedly sold out was only half full at any time. The Glazers are buying the tix to ensure its televised. Open your eyes.

  12. youpeoplearesodumb Says:

    I second that Trey

  13. RBellBuc Says:

    Charles Ellsion

    that would suck. That is my worst fear. The NFL should never allow a team to move abroad.

  14. Bobby Says:


    Please tell me your not serious… i was at the opening game. the stadium that was supposedly sold out was only half full at any time. The Glazers are buying the tix to ensure its televised. Open your eyes.


    Errrrr…..that’s what this article just said. Can you read??

  15. Buc1987 Says:

    The Glazers just saved a ton of money with Freeman sucking and not having to shell out for a new contract for him. On the other hand it won’t help to sell tickets even if the Bucs start to win. Example: The Rays.

  16. Bobby Says:

    I’m gonna say this right now….the Bucs don’t plan on losing. It is NOT going to take a lot of offensive production for us to win games. Our defense is going to keep us in games so if Glennon can move this offense at all then we will win our fair share of games. I’m actually anxious to see what he’s got.

  17. DomsAdvisor Says:

    The Raheem Morris + Josh Freeman marriage brought Tampa Bay the blackouts.

    The Greg Schiano + Glennon era erased blacked out games.

    The fanbase has spoken!!!

    I’m excited!

  18. DomsAdvisor Says:

    Oh… ask Shaun King if this is fair.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    I was at the first game too. I can assure people one thing there was no one in the row in front of me during that game. During preseason however there were season ticket holders in front of me in those same seats. That same preseason game the sidelines were full as well. I think season ticket holders saw that the Saints game was televised and just decided to stay home and watch the game. The sidelines are expensive tickets. Mostly reserved for people with money. Those seats were empty too during the Saints game. I’m sure there are many season ticket holders that don’t to the game if it’s televised. They keep there seats, because they don’t ever won’t lose them. The row in front of me was evidence of that. No lie. They were season ticket holders during the pre-season games.

  20. Superfriend Says:

    And to think some of you posting on this website are “Bucs” fans. This is great news for my Father who can’t attend games anymore.

  21. bucs4lyfe Says:


    AGREED….as we’ve seen with this team what they say while in practice and what’s been put out on the field so far is so far from expectations and optimism as if their clueless to the deficiencies….never heard of so many rumors surrounding a coach…a first time rookie head coach and them keeping their jobs….I think what we saw in game 4 of the preseason isnt an indictment of glennons ability and inexperience as much as it is on the offense and how simple it is

  22. holymoly Says:

    Good news.

  23. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I think it would serve Tampa right if the Bucs moved. The fans in Tampa are nearly as bad as Jets fans. However, at the same time I don’t want to live without my Bucs.

    Thankfully I don’t live in Tampa, so I only get exposed to them here.

    The Glazers are stepping up, and all you guys can do (some of you) is complain.

    I for one will still be at the games whenever I can.

  24. Andrew 1 Says:

    Thank you Glazers, that’s the least you can. Smart move by our ownership

  25. Eric Says:

    Good news, kudos to Glazers.

    I HATE blackouts.

  26. Buc1987 Says:

    Bonzai…I’m a season ticket holder too. I will go to every game this season regardless of the record or if they are televised. Although in this economy the Glazers might have me second guessing it next season, if they are just going to lift blackouts.

  27. Jason77 Says:

    Thank you Glazers.

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    ….Because blackouts are part of the reason I bought the season tickets in the first place.

  29. SSG Mike Says:

    Does anybody know if this will open up the streaming of the radio broadcast from 620/103.5 on the internet? AFN will still not get it other than the monday night game and the maybe the thursday game. Still in AssCrackistan and have already fried one Gov’t computer trying to watch last week. Probably a good thing I didn’t see it, might have smashed the Gov’t computer instead of getting spammed by malware!

  30. andres Says:

    I guess we can quash that, “Glazers are cheap” B.S. 🙂

  31. Adam L Says:

    Real fans go to games.

    Real fans find a WAY to go to games.

    I will be there on Sunday.

    I will be there EVERY Sunday.

  32. 1trubuc Says:

    I am totally excited buy tihis. if its our owners buying up the leftovers, I say thank you! they realize they need to do something to calm the masses and this is a good move. BRAVO Glazers! I cant make it to every game financially and physically as I have MD, so this makes this Buc fan verry happy. Go Bucs!

  33. Buc1987 Says:

    Adam…that’s great but it still does not explain the season ticket holders in front of me at the Saints game not showing up. They were two separate sets of people too, not related to eachother at all. They just didn’t go to the game. I didn’t get it either. So I just thought maybe that’s what some people do. If it’s televised they just don’t show up regardless if they hold tickets or not. It was odd though.

  34. Jeff Says:

    Guys im a first time season ticket holder driving all the way from the East coast in Palm Beach Gardens to go to the games. I’m a die hard fan that grew up watching the Bucs on local television in Brooksville. My family didn’t really have a bunch of money so we only got local tv no cable. Thankfully then the Bucs games were televised and there was no such thing as blackouts. It made me who I am today. Watching them inspired me to play for four years of football and be a team captain. I’m now in a financial stand point where I can afford to go to the games. A big reason I did it was because I realized how much the Bucs made an impact on me growing up, and I want the same for another young fan. Now that the blackouts are lifted its a good thing to help build the fan base. This team is only growing. Now as far as Glennon I cant really say if he is the answer or not, but hopefully he is. If not I think the organization has thought about this situation for years now, and knew this day would come. Think about it that is exactly the reason why the Bucs did not include this years first round in 2014 for Revis. They have been watching a few of these QBs and I believe they will go get pending on how much Glennon impresses us. If not whats worse we have a solid backup. However, all that being said just as I hoped Freeman would be the guy he has not. I will now support Glennon to the fullest because that’s what Bucs fans should do. We support our team not criticize them. I will support them, whether they lose or win because that’s what fans do. Go BUCS ill be there Sunday!

  35. BirdDoggers Says:

    Good move by the Glazers. The Glazers know the first three weeks of the season have done nothing to strengthen the fan base. With a rookie QB as the starter, there was no other choice.

  36. BucoBruce Says:



  37. Jacko101 Says:

    No need to bad mouth Rah, he did have a 10 win season under his belt. (Without VJax, Revis, goldson, Carl nicks, David, and dougie)

  38. mvermulm Says:

    This is a great move by the Glazers. If Glennon turns out to be the guy for the job, they don’t want the fan base missing out on it. Not to mention, the fans will need to see the reason they’re passing up a QB next year. Personally, I think Glennon will be a good QB for this system, and I think the vets could see that as well. You could tell VJ was fed up with Freeman already this season, and he’s a captain. Glennon throws a much more catchable ball, and is a quicker decision maker. Let’s hope he can put it together quickly!

  39. Buc1987 Says:

    Bojacksonsucks…perhaps that’s why he’s slowly turning on Schiano as well.

  40. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    awesome. just as I predicted..

    btw, there were tickets on ebay for $23, 3rd level, 30th yd line. so basically, you could get 16 regular season tickets for around $400-$500, rather than dropping over a thou on 18 season tickets, being forced to watch those awful preseason games.

  41. tony Says:

    Rah doesn’t get any credit from me. Not when the team had the easiest schedule in football in 2010.

  42. long time buc fan Says:

    im a season ticket holder. i think this is a great move.it reaches out to the community not just the people who can afford to go to the game. it shows commitment by the glazers.

  43. Tim Says:

    To whoever said the 1st game was only half full, I think they may of had a few to many pops. That place was pretty full, plus if you ever look to the pirate ship or the party deck (the endzones) you will see that they are always packed.

    Season ticket holders such as myself occupy approximately 68% of the stadium. An additional 10% of the seats are held by 1/2 season ticket holders. Putting season tickets at roughly 78%. The Gazers worst case scenario are buying 7% of the stadium.

    Math hard, troll me!

  44. mpmalloy Says:

    This is good.
    The G-boys (in some circles) have reputation
    as global-elite, detached, entitled, let-them-eat-cake,
    etc, etc.
    This does wonders.
    Good job Glazers.
    This makes them look like ‘in-touch’, regular Joes.

  45. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    OK. now Im at odds with the BD again. Dude’s gotta back up the players. I hate the coach as much as him, but at least support your starting 22.

  46. Trey Says:


    I have a full time job, go to school full time, and have a 10 month old baby. I have watched every game for the last 15 years (not always legally), but can’t make it games. I live nearly an hour away from the stadium but I land in the blackout area. I buy Bucs apparel yearly.

    By your definition, I am a fake fan. Is that about right?

  47. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    dude Trey. this little game pales in comparison to a career, an education, and a family. if you can find time after all that to watch a game however the fck, then youre a better man than me.

  48. Adam L. Says:

    I have an explanation, bucs1987.

    The season ticket holders in front of you are a-holes.

  49. TAC Says:

    That’s great news for the folks that still live in the area. Many couldn’t afford to go regardless of the price.

    Just learn to lead Glennon, and manage the game.

    Looking forward to a better short passing game, we know Glennon has an arm, and the receivers can catch anything thrown in their zip code. The short game was missing for the last 4 years.

  50. cabdriver 2 Says:

    Makevil the don
    You are right Trey is a much better man than YOU….
    So are most of the people on this site…
    Many of us have seen this for quite some time, I’m glad you finally Saw the Light….

  51. Buc1987 Says:

    Adam L…your right man. But since the Glazers are buying up tickets for the fans that can’t make the game. It sure would be a nice gesture to throw season ticket holders a bone. If anything we are the ones getting fk’ed not the rest of the Bay area. We are the ones that shelled out the money. Not the rest of the Bay area. Free parking would be nice or more of a discount off of food and beverages. Whatever I’m calling One Buc tomorrow and asking about it. I’m going to ask what’s the deal here?

  52. MakaveliTheDon Says:

    youknow what cabbie?? as btch made as youre ascting, I wont sh!t on you. cause my dad was a cabbie too. but he eventually got his degree and became a nuclear engineer. and left his family well off and comfortable… so hows your fam doing?? getting an education on the side?? to better off your family?? or are you another deadbeat stuck in a deadend job, probably have a nagging wife too huh? well stay strapped tho cabbie. never know when a passenger like Talib will wet your ass. wouldnt be much of a loss though. but hey, go bucs, cabbie!

  53. cabdriver 2 Says:

    Hey Don…..Your Dad would be Proud….to bad none of his good character rubbed off on you…….Very Sad…..Best of Luck to You….

  54. Patrickbucs Says:

    @ Tim you are exactly right. Half full stadium ok. I’m a longtime season ticket holder as well. There are 7 home games left; I’m sure MNF will sell out, Carolina Thursday night game and SF game should draw 85 pct anyway. It’s a great move pr wise but they may not have to shell out to much possibly.