Weather Cancels Bucs Training Camp – Day 1

August 1st, 2015

joemugshotUpdated 4:15 p.m. – When will it stop raining? It feels like it’s been raining for a month.

Regardless, weather cancelled opening day of Buccaneers training camp practice this afternoon.

The Bucs delayed the 2:30 p.m. start until 5 p.m., but they gave up just after 4 p.m. Joe is totally bummed out for legions of Bucs fans who traveled to Tampa for the festivities.

Last year, lightning zapped the Bucs’ first day of training camp.

Day 2 of public practice is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. tomorrow at One Buc Palace.

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47 Responses to “Weather Cancels Bucs Training Camp – Day 1”

  1. University of Seffner Says:

    Uhh… I think we can lift water restrictions now.

  2. Buc1987 Says:

    Joe I don’t think they are going to practice at all today. Rain is one thing. Thunder and lightning is another. It sucks watching NFLN broadcasting all over NFL training camps while ours probably has about an 80% chance of being cancelled. Downright depressing is what it is. A 2-14 team from last season is already behind schedule. I’m shutting off NFLN. I can’t watch it anymore.

    So is everyone still against an indoor facility? If so, then you’re a moron.

  3. Bucin Frank Says:

    When will they realize this is Florida and we need an indoor facility to practice? They go every year with the same delays and cancellations, it sucks for a fan that drives like myself from orlando to see them

  4. The Buc Realist Says:


    of course we are against it!! Unless it is named the ” Tent of Depression “!!!

  5. Buccfan37 Says:

    It doesn’t matter what the fans are for or against. the season will go off as planned even if it pours every single day. Rain glorious rain. Without rain, this would be Arizona or Nevada, rather hell. Tough it out and be thankful for it.


    Hey Joe’s sorry to bother you, but I’m trying to register for your message board. It keeps telling me “sorry registration has been closed by the administrator”. Just thought I’d give you a heads up. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK !!! GO BUCS !!!!!!!

  7. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:

    3 words: Indoor Practice Facility

    @Joe, I think its has been about a month. While we definitely needed the rain, I don’t think we needed this much so soon. I’m just gald this isn’t Central IL, this type of rain would have had the whole area underwater or washed away. This giant sandbar can sop up some rain.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    37…yeah tough it out. Too bad they won’t do that today with all the lightening that’s taking place. So there goes one day lost. If it happens tomorrow or skips a few days and happens again later this week. There goes 2 days missed. There is no toughening it out to risk injury in a downpour. It’s NOT just raining it’s a downpour. Mixed in with thunder and lightning. No TC for today. YIPEE!

  9. Buccfan37 Says:

    I gave up getting on the message boards, I couldn’t advance pass the original screen. My question is: Is this for newer systems or phones?

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Well I certainly have an old system the worst one of all to be exact…windows Vista and it worked for me.

  11. Buccfan37 Says:

    This is the kind of weather we used to love to go out and play football in as kids and teenagers. 77 degrees now beats normal 90’s.

  12. Buc1987 Says:

    So now it’s set for 5 PM….I’ll believe it when I see it.

  13. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:


    I don’t think it has anything to do with the client computer. Its the message board application or the Joe’s needing to “allow” the new registered users access.

    I’m a very techy guy (software engineer/Database Admin by trade) and followed the steps to a T this AM but still have no ability to submit messages.

  14. Buc1987 Says:

    Meanwhile in Dallas…under the tarp their still practicing and were not.

    Smart…very smart.

  15. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:


    Thought you turned off NFLN? lol

  16. Buc1987 Says:

    Nonya…yeah Joe actually went offline last night for about an hour. I think he was trying to fix something in there. He certainly has plenty of time to do so right now with this typhoon coming down.

  17. Buccfan37 Says:

    Buc1987… I’m talking about using a 7 year old phone, not a new gismo phone or any computer. I can’t receive emails on this either, maybe that’s it.

  18. Buc1987 Says:

    LOL NFLN’s calling it a monsoon.

  19. Buc1987 Says:

    They keep going back to Tampa for updates showing trees bending over from all the wind. It looks like a scene from Gilligan’s Island.

  20. Buc1987 Says:

    I hope none of the rest of you can register by August 10th. Better odds of winning that free jersey for me.

  21. NonyaDamnBucsiness Says:

    Those NFLN clips really showed how bad it was getting. I know we don’t have a named storm or even a numbered system but this weather sure reminds me a lot of a long, continuous tropical storm.

    Just amazing! I think I’ve had at least 3″ since noon.

  22. Buc1987 Says:

    Yep that’s what I was calling it in the message boards a damned tropical storm…

  23. Buc1987 Says:

    I think they may need to move it up to 5:30 or 6 even judging by the radar.

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    Talking to Jameis on NFLN.

  25. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    I’m sure the Animosity Amigos will figure out a way to put this one on Lovie Smith as well.

  26. Couch Fan Says:

    Nah its not incompetent Lovie’s fault they dont have an indoor facility.

  27. Buc1987 Says:

    Nole they already have begun in the message boards. Saying Lovie should have been watching the forecast and changed the time accordingly. They do kind of have a point.

  28. Buc1987 Says:

    I mean I saw the forecast for Saturday 2 days ago. It said 80% of rain for Saturday. Plans should have been made.

  29. Couch Fan Says:

    Incompetent Lovie doesnt know how to adjust accordingly. Didnt you learn this last year…

  30. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    lol…some people never change their tune.

  31. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Couch if Dallas is the leader of the Animosity Amigos your definitely second in command.

  32. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    To echo others, get that Indoor Practice Facility going. Whether for storms or intense heat, it keeps you from losing crucial practice time.

    I am certainly not the thought police, but, being negative about the same thing over and over has to be exhausting for some of you.

    One thing I actually look forward as a Bucs fan is the offseason, as I can actually have a positive outlook on the team. To be that negative about Lovie, or anything when the team is 0-0 is……I’m just glad I am able to be hopeful at this point. I don’t think Lovie is Belechick, but we have a great new OC, and a rookie QB primed with talent and confidence.

    Go Bucs.

  33. Couch Fan Says:

    A position to be proud of. Calling out the imcompetent decision makers that have plagued my Bucs for far to long is our duty! and our right as fans!!

    But we really do need a indoor faciility. Not sure how we can go through this same thing every year and Glazers do nothing about it. They are close to earning a nickname to.

  34. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Darn, The kids and I were looking forward to watching when we got home. It’s a Bucs life.

  35. University of Seffner Says:

    Mother Nature 1 Bucs 0.

  36. Buc1987 Says:

    Called this one early…

  37. Buc1987 Says:

    What’s the forecast for tomorrow? Rain!

  38. Dick2111 Says:

    Looks like Rays are out of town until next Friday. Maybe the Trop is available? It’d be better than not practicing at all.

  39. rayjay1122 Says:

    You already got a free Jersey! Now you are just being greedy! Hehe.

  40. Kevin Says:

    Get an indoor facility. This weather sucks. I paint houses…I know.

    By the way, the new blog is a little confusing. Hard to navigate. I signed up and logged in but could not post anything.

  41. Dinnerpate Nips Says:

    I dont get how this same thing happened day 1 last year, and the Glazers didnt have the foresight to start the plans for an indoor facility…

  42. Couch Fan Says:

    You might need to check your email Kevin. I had the same issue. Signed up but wouldnt let me post cuz it sent me an email verification that it didnt tell me about.

  43. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    And this is why I don’t drive from out of town to attend.

  44. Buc1987 Says:

    60% chance of rain tomorrow too. YIPEE!

  45. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    So is everyone still against an indoor facility? If so, then you’re a moron

    Who is going to pay for it? If it’s the Glazers who are now billionaires paying the players millions…Russell Wilson 20 million per freaking year and he’s not the highest paid QB. When Fameis rookie contract is up HE CAN BUY the freaking indoor stadium!!! He’ll probably be making 50 mil a year.

    But let me guess…you fanatics are more than happy to continue some more WELFARE for the very wealthy. Why should the billionaires or millionaires pay when they can get the sheep to pay with more of their hard earned tax dollars while our freaking infrastructure crumbles around us.

    Before the RWNJ’s jump me just understand that the Society of American Engineers gave our infrastructure a D rating. Probably to be politically correct. Who can admit that it’s really an F in many places?

  46. BucFan20 Says:

    The summer rain season is the same every year. We have forecasters that can give the weather 7-10-15 days in advance. So why is anyone surprised the day it rains?

  47. Capt.Tim Says:

    No matter how you look at it- we are now a day behind the Falcons, Saints, and Panthers

    An indoor facility is essential