Light Demand For Alstott Ring Of Honor Day

September 29th, 2015

Sunday is a big day in Buccaneers history.

And Joe’s not talking about Tampa Bay breaking its double-digit home losing streak.

It’s Ring of Honor day for Mike Alstott. The A-train whistle will blow again.

Joe assumes fans are excited, but it’s hardly a hot ticket.

Joe sees all kinds of tickets — rows and rows in multiple sections — available on Ticketmaster. Also, there are thousands of tickets under face value for sale on the secondary market.

Is this surprising? No. Bucs fans want a winner or real hope, and they’re not feeling that right now. On opening day, yes, there was hope and excitement and energy. Tickets were tough to come by.

Alstott, or Doug Williams or any other Bucs icon getting an honor won’t move the needle. A win against the undefeated Panthers and a 2-2 record, now that would revive the Tampa Bay spirit from the bars on Indian Rocks Beach to the strip clubs of Lakeland.

On a side note, Mike Alstott Night back in 2008, with the winning Bucs on Sunday Night Football, did not draw a sell out either. Back then, the Rays were chasing a World Series on the same day, which likely hurt attendance.

36 Responses to “Light Demand For Alstott Ring Of Honor Day”

  1. Ray Rice Says:

    Don’t do it Mike. These FUKERS have a tendency to lose every Ring Of Honor Game.

  2. FloridaGirl Says:

    No surprise here……the only reason the Bucs are rolling out multiple ring of honor inductees this year is an attempt to put butts in seats using a thinly veiled attempt to pull at the heartstrings/loyalty lines of Bucs fans that remember the good old days.

    They should do the Honorees and the fans a favor and keep it real. No one wants to sit through the crap just to see the A Train. Stop with the gratuitous plays on fan support while in a losing mode. Save the honorifics until you have something to celebrate AKA a winning season.

  3. Ray Rice Says:

    Man these clips bring back chills. #THEREALTRAIN

  4. Nick B. Says:

    Ray Rice,

    They did win the Sapp and Gruver games. I was at the Gruver one. Blew out the Chiefs

  5. Nick B. Says:


  6. BucFan20 Says:

    The Panthers can rest Cam.

  7. Brigitte F Says:

    I’ll be there for sure. .. For the Bucs first then Alstott. I’ll be at every home game #BUCSNATION #diehardfan

  8. DB55 Says:

    Winston Moss for HC!!!!

  9. DallasBuc Says:

    “…Tampa Bay breaking its double-digit home losing streak.”
    That has a real Incompetent Lovie Smith ring to it!

  10. vegabuc Says:

    Great clips Ray Rice. Oh how I miss those times. Alstott, one of my favorite Bucs of all time.

  11. Tampa Tony Says:

    Listening to Mike on the radio now takes me back to when the Bucs were actually fun to watch.

    Can Loser Lovie finally get a w at home? I doubt it. But I’ll be there hoping the team wins in spite of this loser HC

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    If you are looking for double digit streaks, Lovie sloppy, penalized team should easily get another 10 plus!!!!!

  13. BigMacAttack Says:

    The refs are mad at Cam and it won’t go his way. Time for the D line to wake up and tee off.
    Bucs Win!!!

  14. Seminole Bill Says:

    Let’s go back in history. It is January 2003. We’re at RJ against the 49ers in a playoff game. Bucs have the ball on the 49er two yard line. Handoff from Garcia to Alstott. He is stopped at the two. No, wait a second, he looks to be stopped but he bounces off his own blocker and heads for the end zone, around end. Touchdown Tampa Bay!!!, shouts Mean Gene Deckerhoff.

    Those were the good ole’ days, and I was there, saw it up close and personal.

  15. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Its so sad watching the Glory Days of the BUCS……

    Noone plays smash mouth football anymore….it’s just PASS PASS PASS

    Mike was loved by Tampa Bay and fans…….he was TAMPA

    …..the bucs will somehow find a way to lose again this sunday to honor the one and only A-TRAIN…..sorry mikey

  16. Stevek Says:

    Buc fans smell what’s cooking. If this team is going to do anything good this season, then it starts Sunday. We need another division win and to win a flipping home game.

    Can we put up “Bring Back Schiano” billboards, so we can know what it’s like to win another home game? Seriously, it’s sh!t or get off the pot time for the Love Doctor.

  17. 321BucFan Says:

    Buc fans need to show up and show respect to a player that played on a team that showed up for us every Sunday.

  18. Stevek Says:


    I couldn’t agree with you more. Mike Alstott was an absolute boss. Chris Berman coloring on Alstott’s highlights were the best. The most impressive thing about Alstott was his power, burst and agility combination. Alstott may have had some ball control issues, but it was the “real” NFL back then. Also, how underrated of a receiver was Alstott out of the backfield? I distinctly remember him running to the flats and catching balls and YACing his way to first downs. No DB wanted any part of #40. If we had only kept Warrick Dunn.

  19. BigMacAttack Says:

    I’ll be there as always.

  20. DallasBuc Says:

    Seminole Bill- you are making sht up or fudging different realities. Garcia hands off to Alstott in 2003?

  21. Tampa Tony Says:

    Seminole Bill- how early did u start drinking?

  22. BrianBucs Says:

    Remember back when it was forced on us that drafting Jameis would continually fill up all the seats because of all the FSU support? lol
    What a joke

  23. Buccfan37 Says:

    I listened to that Alstott radio interview also. I didn’t realize he scored that many TD’s in his Bucs career. He made it look easy. Where is our equivalent of Mike today?

  24. BucsFanInTokyo Says:

    I still have my Alstott jersey. He was Tampa. If memory serves me correctly, Gruden was not a big Alstott fan when he started coaching here, but quickly changed his mind when he realized what Mike meant to the Bucs and Tampa.

    If time and distance were not an issue for me, I would be at his Ring of Honor game.

  25. Buccfan37 Says:

    Looking at the Alstott clips makes me angry that those great uniforms have been tampered with resulting in these ugly ones the team is wearing today. Pitiful and matches the present play. Lovie and the ugly uniforms came as a pair.

  26. SchlomieBarMitzvahCircumScissorStein Says:

    I’ll watch from either a sports bar or at my house. No way I would spend money and drive time on that product. The overpriced food and beer is a joke. I loved it when Garcia handed off to Alstott. It was so rare for a QB of one team, to switch uniforms during the game and then play for a different team. Yeah, those were the days. I always loved when Staubach would hand off to Stabler.

  27. Orlamdo Turd Says:

    Lakeland has strip clubs? I bet that twisted, old SOB Grady Judd has them all under 24 hour survelience…

  28. BucDaddy82 Says:

    I’ll be there, always! Go Bucs!! #bucs4life

  29. Gt40bear Says:

    It’s a shame the Bucs have sucked the life out of the fan base already, Mike deserves better than a half full stadium w/as many Panther fans as Buc fans. supposed to be a beautiful day too.

  30. Architek Says:

    Lovie is simply not the right coach to turn this franchise around period.

  31. Ray Rice Says:

    A-Train was an animal on the field and a great person off of it. He always showed love to the fans. Cool story. In 02′ after the Monday night game against Pittsburgh when they lost a lot of players came out of the locker room like they didn’t give a FUK about the fans waiting outside. Keyshawn and Sapp walked out of the locker room and basically told everyone FUK U and didn’t sign autographs Alstott was last. I had an original helmet and was waiting on him to come out to sign. There were only a couple of us left waiting for him. He didn’t come out and the fat gates were already removed. In the process of walking away someone yelled “there he is.” By the time I turned around Alstott was already passed the players gate where they access their cars. Security was at the gate door. I politely asked him to sign my helmet. With no questions asked he said “no problem buddy. Yea.” The only problem was that the security was at the gate so I was going to have to throw the helmet over the fence. Alstott noticed it. That is when he told the security to open the gate and let me in so he could sign my authentic helmet. Cool A$$ Cat Man! And one helluva ball player.

  32. Ray Rice Says:

    *** fan gates…..

  33. Strider.... Sec 146 Says:

    I’ll be there I’ll be drunk I’ll get a tan

  34. Buc1987 Says:

    Ray Rice I was at that game too. That was the game I noticed how much Alstptt loved the fans. I was out there too trying to get autograph’s just like your were AT that very SAME game. lol small world. Anyways he was out there for a long long time signing this and that, shaking hands with fans. He was out there for what seemed like atleast 20-25 minutes and this was after they lost the game. Other players signed a few things this and that, then split. Not Alstott. He was the fans player.

  35. THETRUTH Says:

    Games should be free till they win one at home, just charge for concessions and parking

  36. CAN'T FIX IT Says: