Malcolm Glazer Passes Away

May 28th, 2014

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Malcolm Glazer, the man who saved the Bucs from bolting Tampa Bay, who fought to have a state-of-the-art stadium for fans to enjoy, and who guided the team to its only Super Bowl championship, passed away today.

Mr. Glazer, who had been in bad health for some years, was 85.

More on Mr. Glazer’s life can be found at

85 Responses to “Malcolm Glazer Passes Away”

  1. BOb Says:


  2. Nick H Says:

    No Pablo.

  3. Jwayne Says:


  4. lurker Says:



  5. BucsfanNJ Says:

    May his family find peace in his memory, and thank you for that lombardi trophy!

    Ironic but I think we have found an answer to this mornings question as far as whose name will be next added to the ring of honor

  6. BigMacAttack Says:

    Rest in Peace and my condolences to the entire Glazer family.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    awwww! I hate that.

    We might just see new owners over the next year or so.

  8. tampamac Says:

    RIP Mr. Glazer. He brought respectability and a team we could be proud of to Tampa and we will always remember the feeling of seeing our Bucs as world champions.

  9. lightningbuc Says:

    This man, more than anyone, was responsible for our Super Bowl!

  10. stvcl Says:

    Condolences and thank you Malcolm.

  11. Diehard_Bob Says:

    God bless the Glazer family during this time of loss.

  12. bucrightoff Says:

    Great man, the utmost respect for what he did to this franchise. Condolences to his family.

  13. Evan Says:

    RIP. Thank you for everything.

  14. thomas 2.2 Says:

    He did tremendous things for the franchise before falling ill. Team hasn’t been the same since. I hope that he rests in peace and that is family finds comfort.

  15. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Glazer family….God Bless Malcolm Blazer for all of his contributions….I know his family will carry on!!!

  16. Harperjm Says:

    He brought class and respect to the Buccaneers.


  17. pablo Says:

    Pablo has a question. Does new owners mean we have to relocate?

  18. SAMCRO Says:

    R.I.P. Boss 🙁

  19. Luther Says:

    Much thanks to Mr. Glazer for buying the team and making the Bucs Superbowl Champions. I spent many years as a losing fan. I will forever be grateful to him.

  20. Matt B Says:

    Thank you Mr. Glazer for saving our beloved Bucs from the tight-fisted hands of Hugh Culverhouse, for keeping the team in Tampa, for investing what it took to build a winner, for the Lombardi trophy (one of the happiest moments of my life), and for bringing pride to Tampa Bay and Bucs fans everywhere.

    Rest in peace.

  21. bucsfan1979 Says:

    Great Man, and Team owner. Will be missed in the tampa bay area and in the NFL.
    WOW there are alot of COLD people in here. show the man some respect he brought us a great team and a SB and great players. Stop being such A Holes gimminy Christmas!!!!!

  22. INDYbucsfan Says:

    Thank you for everything you did for the Buccaneers Mr Glazer you will be missed. RIP

  23. Espo Says:

    My pirate flag will be at half mast.

    Thank you for some of the best memories a young fan can ask for.

  24. Oil Derrick Brooks Says:

    My Man!!!

    Thanks for showing this region a winner. This guy came in a changed things practically overnight.


  25. Cannuckbuc Says:

    May you finally rest in peace Mr Glazer,and I pray for peace to the Glazer family.Thank you for the great memories you have given the Bucs fans.

  26. Buc Fan #237 Says:


    Agreed 100%

    If it wasn’t for Malcolm’s savvy move to go get Jon Gruden then the Bucs would have never won the Super Bowl.

    And for that, Malcolm deserves the first line of credit for his decision making skills.

    Thanks Malcolm Glazer.

  27. Back, from Davie Jones Locker Says:

    God Bless Malcolm Glazer. He bought this team, and immediately began lifting it out of decades of ineptitude and embarrassment. He worked miracles for this team, and changed the opinion of this franchise nationwide. Under his stewardship- the Bucs went from pathetic to World champions!
    That alone is a priceless gift to this area. His tireless efforts for area charities and community projects were a reflection of the mans character and Compassion.

    The Buccaneers lost the best friend they ever had today. The Tampa area lost a great member of our community.

    My prayers go out to the a Glazer family.
    RIP, Mr. Glazer. Job well done. You will missed, but never forgotten.

  28. Drew Says:

    Condolences to the Glazer family.

  29. William Says:

    Men…Heavy Heart….

    My condolences to the Glazer & Buccaneer families.

    Thanks for the memories.

  30. BoJim Says:

    R.I.P. Malcolm. Thoughts and prayers.

  31. Mr. Patrick Says:

    My best memory of Mr. Glazer was after the Bucs had just won the Superbowl and the team returned to Tampa for the big celebration at the stadium and then the parade the next day. Nobody was having more fun than him, he never stopped smiling and you could see how proud he was. R.I.P. Mr. Glazer and may your God rest your soul

  32. delson Says:

    Rest in peace Mr. Glazer. My condolences to the family. N for the idiots wondering if this means the team will be sold n relocated, it doesn’t. Mr. Glazer more than likely has a business savvy family member to inherit his ownership.

  33. unbelievable Says:

    RIP Malcom, thanks for everything you did for this organization.

    Reports are that he had paperwork (will, estate, etc.) in place that keeps the Bucs under the ownership of the Glazer family. So they would have to decide to sell it.

  34. Walter Says:

    Thank you Mr. Glazer for giving me the gift of the happiest moment in my life, seeing the Bucs finally reach the promised land and bring home the Lombardi Trophy. Rest in peace, you deserve it.

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Rest In Peace Mr. Malcolm Glazer. Your determination and dedication to win, forged the lives of so many. You’ll be missed Sir


    R.I.P. Mr. G. !!!!!!! Thoughts and Prayers to the whole family !!!!!!! Lets make this a year to remember !!!!!!! GO BUCS !!!!!!!

  37. BucFan20 Says:

    RIP Mr Glazer. And our families thoughts and prayers go out to the Glazer family. Thank You for all you did for The Bay Area.

  38. Architek Says:

    Sincerely thank you Mr. Glazer for all that you did for the Tampa fan base.

  39. Buccaneer Bonzai Says: has a NFLN video about him. Man, that guy was cool.

    On a side note, I hope the Glazers sell MU now.

  40. Netwalker Says:

    Thanks Malcolm and to all the Glazer family. You have done great service to the Tampa community. Our heartfelt appreciation.

  41. tonybuc Says:

    R.I.P glazer the best owner in the NFL period so glad he bought the team away from culverhouse, he was a loyal owner and great man and an amazing person to the tampa bay community, thank you for all you did, hopefully they will wear patches on them new unis this year to remember him, and why not throw him in the ring of honor too, who says we can’t have two this year, it would be a great way to celebrate and honor his life.

  42. Bawlmerbucfan Says:

    Only second to George Steinbrenner in the amount of charitable contributions made to the Tampa area (and beyond). Rest peacefully Mr. Glazer.

  43. Bucs fan in Chicago Says:

    RIP God bless the Glazer family.

  44. WalkdaPlank Says:

    The man who actually made this franchise a respectable team. Rest in peace.

  45. "Skyline" Says:

    R.I.P. Hopefully the family continues the legacy.

  46. Andrew 1 Says:

    Awful news. Still remember that big smile he had when we won the superbowl. Glad we were all able to enjoy it before he got sick. R.I.P. Malcolm Glazer and thank you for everything.

  47. mpmalloy Says:

    Very sorry to hear this.
    God bless.

  48. PhantomVash808 Says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Glazer family. RIP and thanks for everything Malcolm.

  49. Kevin Says:

    RIP Mr. Glazer. Thank you for everything you have done in Tampa. 85 is a good long life and your family must be proud of all of your accomplishments.

  50. RastaMon Says:

    Love…to the Glazer family

  51. Chef Paul Says:


    That video came on NFL Network as I was basically reading your comment.
    Aint gonna lie. Between that video and these comments, I got a tear in my eye.
    Great little montage they had of him. Sad day.

  52. Jacko101 Says:

    Sad news, May peace surround everyone affected by this heart breaking news.

  53. Burl Morgan Says:

    Thank you Malcom for all that you have done for the Buccaneer family, fans & Tampa bay area. My condolences to the Glazer family. R.I.P. Malcom!!!

  54. Warren Says:

    Condolences to the Glazer family. For any of us who remember the Culverhouse years, Malcolm Glazer and family were a Godsend to the Tampa Bay Area. May he rest in peace!

  55. Buxfan Says:

    RIP Malcolm Glazer. It was a breath of fresh air when he brought the team. Anyone who lived through the Culverhouse day know how I feel.

    Now let’s clear this up. Mr. Glazer didn’t save the Bucs from moving to Baltimore. Art Modell save the Bucs by jumping at the deal before Mr. Glazer had a chance. The Bucs was suppose to be the Ravens right now.

  56. Dougy balls Says:

    RIP. MG

  57. stratobuc Says:

    Thanks Malcolm for all you’ve done for the Tampa Bay Bucs and the community. Sincerest condolences to the Glazer family. R.I.P.

  58. SteveK Says:

    RIP Mr. Glazer!

  59. ToesOnTheLine Says:

    My condolences to the Glazer family, and a thank you to Malcolm for having the stones to do whatever was necessary to turn the franchise into a SB winner. Hopefully his sons can emulate some of that

  60. John Says:

    RIP Mr Glazer…..thank you for all you did for the community and the Bucs.

  61. Snook Says:

    Sad day. He brought the Bucs to glory and since he’s stepped down from operations, they haven’t been the same since. His hands on this team is what really made it succeed.

    You will be missed.

  62. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Let me pile on, thanks Malcolm for a job well done. You have made the Bucs fans proud. Rest in eternal peace.

  63. GlenninGrad Says:

    Two football greats have passed away, both never putting on pads. God Bless you mr Glaser. I was too young to see our great super bowl win, bu what ive seen hes a great guy. Sorry to see you go.

  64. BucTrooper Says:

    Guess the only thing left to do is win one for the Glazer this year….

  65. Jeff Says:

    I cannot begin to tell you how much this organization has influenced my life since I was young. From helping me become a great football player and student, to pursuing my days in college to become an engineer. Its helped make me into the man I am today. Now I am operating one of the largest renewable energy fleets in the world. Proud of what I do just like Mr. Glazer himself. More, and more reasons why I spend lots of time and money contributing to this team each year. It’s a respect thing to give back so others can receive the same gifts I got from it. For all of this thank you Mr. Glazer. You believed in this franchise and sometimes that’s all one needs. Hope. BUCS 4 LIFE!

  66. Bannor Says:

    “who fought to have a state-of-the-art stadium for fans to enjoy”
    That’s not how I remember it. I think it was closer to very successful business man negotiates deal with imbecilic elected officials for the tax payers to build a state of the art stadium that he would reap ever dollar of profit from. After the first referendum failed they had to combine the proposed police, schools and stadium tax into one item to try and get enough votes since the voters rejected all 3 the first time around. The guy was brilliant though wasn’t he the one that convinced the other owners that the new Cleveland expansion franchise should go for no less than one billion dollars?

  67. b.Bruce Says:

    let’s win the Super Bowl for Mr Glaxer this year.that’ll be the speech in the locker room

  68. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    Malcolm Glazer, thank you for bring respect to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers franchise and the city of Tampa. You helped to build a state of the art stadium for the fans to be proud of where players want to play, and other teams/franchises admire. Your commitment to the team and the community helped to turn around a perennial laughing stock, door mat, and basement dweller of a team into a playoff contender, a formidable force in the NFL, a Super Bowl Champion winning franchise.

    My appreciation and thanks to you for what you did for this city and franchise as well as for what you accomplished in your business (Houlihans, etc.) and other sport ventures (Manchester United.)

    My condolences to the Glazer family for their loss.

  69. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    In the immortal words of Mr. Malcolm Glazer: TAMPA BAY!! TAMPA BAY !! WE LUV U

  70. Macabee Says:

    RIP Mr. Glazer. You gave us a champion and for that we will be forever grateful. My family’s condolences to the Glazer family. May you all have continued health and success! Malcolm Glazer was a visionary and a great philanthropist.

  71. Harry Says:

    @BucsfanNJ Says:
    “…May his family find peace in his memory, and thank you for that lombardi trophy!

    Ironic but I think we have found an answer to this mornings question as far as whose name will be next added to the ring of honor…”

    Could not have said it any better. Just want to add to the family a “God Bless”

  72. T in Orlando Says:

    Forget adding him to the Ring of Honor, it should be renamed to the Malcom Glazer Ring of Honor. There would be no ring, much less too many players to fill it, if he doesn’t buy the team and lead it to a World Championship.

    Thoughts and Prayers with the Glazer family, this is a great loss for them as well as all who consider themselves Buccaneers.

  73. finishers Says:

    God bless R.I.P.

  74. sam Says:

    Thank you MR. Glazer. RIP

  75. Andres Says:

    Thank you Malcolm for all the great years of football! You were a damn good owner! Always remember you walking up the big sombrero shaking hands, cool sight to see!

  76. BucFanInTokyo Says:

    Simply put…Thank you Malcolm Glazer. Peace be with the whole Glazer family during this time.

  77. Bucgold Says:

    R.I.P. Mr Glazer. The Bucs players, coaches and especially fans are forever indebted to you. Not only for what you did for our team, but our community. My families prayers are with yours tonight.

  78. Tom Says:

    RIP. Thank you for turn this franchise around.

  79. RustyRhinos Says:

    Blessed be. To The Glazer family. Thank you Malcolm Glazer for bringing in the First Super Bowl to our team and Tampa Bay community. Sad day today.
    Go Bucs!


    RIP Mr. Glazer and my deepest condolences to the Glazer family. I will always remember the image of him and Chucky holding the holy grail.. Thank you for the great memories. But more importantly, thank you for everything you and your family do/have done for the Tampa Bay Community.

  81. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Sad, sad day. A great guy from what could tell, and since he’s been sick the decision making of the organization has been all over the place. Malcolm’s name should absolutely be in the ring of honor… Hell, do it this year.

  82. blackmagic00 Says:

    R.I.P. Mr. Glazer.

  83. Drew Says:

    I did not know the man, but it feels like I did, he gave Tampa a model, a way to model a pro franchise. And look at the Lightning, and the Rays, they have taken Mr. Glazers model and duplicated it. I cried today, because this CITY lost someone who cared so much about it. He brought the unprobable to Tampa, a Super Bowl Trophy, and respect. Plus he also gave millions to the children of this city, and on top of that he built a museum for them in downtown Tampa. The Tampa community needs to mourn a man who loved us, and gave us so much, that most don’t realize until its gone. @JOE I have a task for you. Get fans to show up this year for Mr. Glazer, its the last thing we owe to this man, is to show him, his franchise, is the franchise in this town. RIP Mr. Glazer.

  84. Hawk Says:

    T in Orlando Says:

    “Forget adding him to the Ring of Honor, it should be renamed to the Malcom Glazer Ring of Honor. There would be no ring, much less too many players to fill it, if he doesn’t buy the team and lead it to a World Championship.

    Thoughts and Prayers with the Glazer family, this is a great loss for them as well as all who consider themselves Buccaneers.”

    Agree with everything 100%!

  85. Gus Says:

    It is not factually correct that Glazer was “the man who saved the Bucs from bolting from Tampa Bay.” His family bought the team and immediately demanded a new stadium or they too were bolting from Tampa Bay. Did he “give” the Hillsborough County taxpayers the chance to tax themselves to build a replacement stadium? Yes he did. But presumably, any other subsequent owner would have been required by the NFL to give the community the opportunity to tax itself. He was a decent family man who spent some money on the payroll occassionally (don’t ask about the no floor years when the payroll was at the bottom of the NFL), but some kind of civic patron he was not. Just business. Pure and simple.