Friday Night Football Is Mindset In Miami

September 4th, 2017

Fresh word out of South Florida, where the Buccaneers will open the season against the Dolphins as Hurricane Irma threatens the region.

This afternoon, Sun-Sentinel Dolphins beat writer Omar fired off this Tweet.

Considering the Dolphins will have a very heavy hand in what happens to their home game, it sure looks like Friday night is quite likely for the season opener.

Hopefully, the storm hooks north soon and the Week 1 schedule can stay on its original course for Bucs-Dolphins on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Bucs are the ones who will have the greatest upheaval if they are forced to change their travel schedule.

60 Responses to “Friday Night Football Is Mindset In Miami”

  1. unbelievable Says:

    Friday night lights huh? That would be crazy.

    Hopefully the storm turns away from the US completely! Stay safe my east coast brethren!

  2. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Friday would be great! I’m gonna be on a plane Sunday at 1.

  3. Roy T. Buford Says:

    This could be really bad for the Bucs…they would perhaps not even go down Thursday night but instead, fly out Friday afternoon. Do their walkthrough Thursday, team meetngs here in Tampa on Friday morning, fly down that afternoon. It’s only a 50 minute flight so that’s one bennie–another is that’s two more days to prep for Chicago. I can’t see the Bucs doing it on Monday because it would be post storm with bad weather still hanging, and possibly some bad damage/loss of life…never good to squeeze a game in AFTER the fact. The Dolphins will not want to do it Monday because they are in LA for the weekend. A real tough week.

  4. C-rock Says:

    I’ve read that it could be a category 6 hurricane…

  5. orlbucfan Says:

    C-rock Says:
    September 4th, 2017 at 6:10 pm
    I’ve read that it could be a category 6 hurricane…
    You wish. Not surprising per the latest from the NHC/NOAA. This one looks like Andrew only bigger. Bucs will be fine. The backup QB still sucks! Go Bucs and go away Irma and her son, Jose!

  6. JAB83 Says:

    Looking good for quick hook to the north Saturday. Maybe gonna catch a break?

    Praying this is the case…

    Please pray with me in Jesus name…. Amen!!!!!!!

  7. BucEmUp Says:

    Do it Friday baby!!!!!! Im ready!!!

  8. BucfanInCa Says:

    Would love that being in California the NFL Network might show this game. If not I always got good ole “Mean Gene” to listen too.
    Girlfriend wouldn’t let me get the Season Pass this year. Was tired for the dead beat friends and family over all day on Sunday to watch the other games.
    Stay safe Florida and Go Bucs!!!

  9. Gencoimports Says:

    I’ll be on a plane Friday night flying back to Tampa. If they play Friday night, I hope the NFL Network replays it.

  10. StAugBuc Says:

    I’ve read that it could be a category 6 hurricane…
    That’s a joke, right? There’s no such thing

  11. SB Says:

    @ St. Aug………..not as of yet!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Mike Johnson Says:

    Just be ready Bucs. Rain, sleet or snow. Win the GD game!! Good teams find a way to win no matter what.

  13. SB Says:

    Guys……no sh!t. I just bought a new 24 foot camper to go to Tx with because I have a friend with a bunch of capitol to mobilize to the site. NOW with Irma I may go back to Fla for the first time in 13 years.

  14. PistolPete Says:

    No Cat 5 yet…but this is creepy…take it for what it is….
    Future Category 6 Hurricanes?

    In his blog post, Masters analyzes research that was published in Natural Climate Change in 2015 by Kerry Emanuel of MIT and Ning Lin of Princeton University.

    The scientists ran hurricane models within six different global climate models, and the results were mind-boggling.

    The results showed that three vulnerable areas of the world are at risk for a “high-end” Category 5 tropical cyclone by the end of the 21st century due to the Earth’s changing climate: Tampa, Florida; Cairns, Australia; and the Persian Gulf.

    These potential Category 6 hurricanes may be up to 14 times more likely by 2100, according to the study.

    The worst-case potential future hurricane put out by the climate models for the Tampa Bay area is unlike anything ever seen – maximum sustained winds of 233 mph with a minimum central pressure of 830 millibars, traveling parallel along Florida’s Gulf Coast, producing a devastating 36-foot storm surge.

    Those wind speeds are comparable to the EF5 tornado that destroyed Joplin, Missouri, in May 2011, except the damage would be along a swath 22 miles wide rather than only a few hundred yards.

  15. SB Says:

    I would make one of my first priorities to go to Abe’s and meet the Joes!

  16. StAugBuc Says:

    Joe, your site has been hacked by the Onion

  17. SB Says:

    No Ish! St. Aug? I don’t follow social media so I am unaware. Thanks

  18. StAugBuc Says:


  19. StAugBuc Says:

    SB, you sound like a great guy. Thanks for your efforts

  20. mark2001 Says:

    There has never been a cat 6 hurricane….and won’t be unless they adjust the Saffir-Simpson Scale…. Per the professionals at the weather channel. Still, we seem to be talking about the difference between CYA and hope for the best and Kiss your A goodbye.

  21. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    St. Aug

    My Mother’s home on Crescent Beach was seriously damaged during Frances…2004…..fortunately it was a wind event and she was insured.

    I live in Wilmington NC now and I hope you will join me in telling all those hoping Irma turns North that that isn’t a good option…..lets hope it rolls through south of Miami.

    I know the game is important but compared to the destruction hurricanes cause, the timing of the game is a minor issue.

  22. unbelievable Says:

    Everyone should be hoping it turns north and then back to out to sea.

    Going south of Miami only hurts the Caribbean and then probably Texas / New Orleans / Alabama.

  23. StAugBuc Says:

    I feel you. Evacuated for Mathew last year and came back to see Crescent Beach destroyed. It’s now back to its pristine beauty. Let’s keep it that way

  24. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Friday would make the most sense…..NFL would need to act quickly….likely by tomorrow.

  25. Jeagan1999 Says:

    WIth a potential Cat 4 hurricane bearing down on the Florida peninsula this weekend (the entire state could feel tropical storm type effects), it might be wise to move the game out of Florida altogether, so residents can focus on storm prep and/or possible evacuations. I’m as anxious to see the Bucs play as anyone, but YOU SHOULD NOT have any distractions with a storm of this type heading in! ( I have family members in Corpus Christi, TX…my wife and I own a condo on the bay there….and although we were lucky that Corpus itself was not heavily damaged, people less than twenty miles away had their entire towns destroyed.)

  26. Greg Says:

    Not sure if there is any refund policy when they move the date but not the location….sitting here in Tampa with 4 tickets that cost $700 that will not be able to be used by me if they move the date….selfish me wants it moved out of Hard Rock so I would certainly get a refund.

  27. Berserker Says:

    I heard Thursday. No?

  28. TouchDownTampaBay Says:

    Well Roy thanks for clearing up the fact that the Dolphins probably won’t want to try and postpone the game to Monday. Yeah, there is a good chance they probably wouldn’t want to try and squeeze in a game a day after a cat 6 hurricane blows through the area. Of course nobody other than you has even mentioned this, but hey, may as well cover all options. SMH!

  29. SCBucsFan Says:

    I’ve been a Bucs fan from year 1, literally, and have put up with far too many losing seasons and I would happily lose all 16 this year and have this go out to sea then win the Super Bowl and have this hit the east coast as a category 3 or worse.

  30. Mr Ed Says:

    Here’s to that foul storm hooking north and missing everything. Harvey is enough of a disaster to concern the country with.

  31. BigHogHaynes Says:

    Are you ready for some Football ……Thursday Night!

  32. Costa Rica John Says:

    Just move it to Jacksonville and play it on Sunday or switch it to the bye week.

  33. SB Says:

    Sorry but Fla hasn’t had a good hurricane in a while.

  34. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    Costa Rica John..

    That would mean Bucs would play 16 games in a break and then straight to the playoffs..

    We just the bye last year to heal up and kick azz..

    Miami personal feel the same way..

  35. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    not just…”used”..

  36. Destinjohnny Says:

    Cat 6 and amps up to 11

  37. Rod Munch Says:

    LOL… Cat 6… Bigger than Andrew…

    Chill out ladies – right now this is a very small storm (not much bigger than Charley) and they literally have no idea where it would be in a week. The forecast track has been going north and south and in case has the storm hooking north, right now either directly over Miami on Sunday or directly over Tampa on Monday. As I’ve said before the safest place you can be is at the end of those 5 day forecasts when they’re trying to guess where that hook to the north is going to come because only a slight difference in when that turn takes place is the difference between getting nothing and getting slammed by a hurricane. Also the tracks earlier in the period before the hook have been trending south, in that case it would be over land in Cuba which would dramatically weaken the storm. We haven’t had a good old we’re all going to die hurricane scare since Charley and we know how that turned out – it barely rained in Tampa and all the people from Tampa that evacuated to Orlando for the hurricane then got struck in the middle of the night by a cat 1 hurricane, LOL! Basically we won’t actually know the potential impact of this until probably early Friday morning – maybe a few hours before or after, but right now we really have no idea.

    For the hurricane itself it is a small very tightly wound storm – but it will almost certainly grow in size and as it does it will weaken a bit – but then it will hit the gulf stream and hulk back up and everyone will say we’re going to die, then it will turn north and head out to sea and everyone will feel dumb having 40 jugs of Zephyrhills water in their garage.

    I mean yeah sure, it could plow directly into Miami, that’s much more likely than it figuring out how to turn properly to come into Tampa. But then again it’s been like 100 years since Tampa was hit, so we’re due.

    Tick tock… tick tock…

  38. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    Charley was devastating, I was 10 in port charlotte when the eye went right over my house. B4 Harvey Charley was the last cat 4 to hit the US

  39. SB Says:

    Lol, Janikowski is now available!!!

  40. SB Says:

    Mike Evans GOAT Says:
    September 4th, 2017 at 10:07 pm
    Charley was devastating, I was 10 in port charlotte when the eye went right over my house. B4 Harvey Charley was the last cat 4 to hit the US
    That was 2003 I believe! I was living in Lakeland at the time and courting my wife!

  41. SB Says:

    Oh snap my wife just hit me with a dish towel! 2004 and I concede!! I am getting bombed right now!

  42. SB Says:

    I think, and this is before I go research, that at least Three Eyes went over Lakeland that year.

  43. SOFIERCE Says:

    They should of called the storm Aguayo, then we wouldn’t have to worry so much that it would hit Florida directly… probably miss us wide right.

  44. Mike Evans GOAT Says:

    You win this thread

  45. Pa Privateer Says:


    OMG LOL thread ended, drop the mike lol

  46. LifeOfABucFan Says:

    That was freaking

  47. Cobraboy Says:

    Even if the game is played Friday night, the weather will still be windy (15-25mph) and funky wet.

  48. J mone sec 147 Says:

    Yes please can we not get hit by a flipping hurricane !!!Tampa can’t take it n Miami would be so bad too

  49. unbelievable Says:

    Didn’t Florida get 3 hurricanes in the same year, I think it was 2004, but maybe 2095?

    I lived in Orlando at the time which, no one really worried about because of it being inland. The first 2 hurricane came straight across the state. The roof of our building got destroyed by the 1st one, then the 2nd one was mild but the rain starting flooding and filling up the walls floor by floor. Roof wasn’t finished yet. Place full of mold from top to bottom in a few days.

    Crazy times.

  50. Rod Munch Says:

    In 2004 Florida got hit by 4 hurricanes, Charley, Frances, Hugo and Jeanne. Frances and Jeanne both hit basically in the same place on the east coast of Florida and both impacted the weather here, but Jeanne was worse for Tampa and caused more damage and power outages. The Bucs were playing in Oakland, I certainly remember that much because we didn’t have power and I had to listen to it on the radio – but more importantly I didn’t have air conditioning and it’s been a very long time since I tried to sleep, when it’s hot, without air conditioning. Also a part of our fence was blown down in that one, so I feel your pain Unbelievable, although instead of being a total loss it took about 4 minutes to prop it back up and drive a nail into it and then it was fixed.

    Mike – Yeah Charley was the real deal, but it was a very small storm, but ultra intense. The issue was with the forecasting, the NHC continued to call for it to hit Tampa when all the models had shifted. Even the local bores that are the local weatherman, who never go off script, were shocked the morning of Charley that the NHC wasn’t changing their forecast since it clearly was hitting well to the south of Tampa. I lived with my GF at the time in her house and told her what was going to happen, I’m a weather nerd and by 2004 you had access to everything and I explained what was pushing the storm and why it would hit where it ended up hitting, but it wasn’t my house so I helped her board her place – but I did get one concession and that was to wait until the very last min to leave, which by the way is a great idea, the roads were 100% empty, out by the airport there was nothing on the road, I could do 100mph down the Vets at midday because there was no traffic. Anywho once I hit the road and heard the local weather dullards saying the storm might track a little further east than expected I turned around and went back home and said “told yah”. Meanwhile my gf’s family was panicking but I said go evacuate, I’ll stay and protect the property with my pellet gun that looked real.

    Anywho the moral is I was right and people should respect my authority.

  51. Rod Munch Says:

    SB – Fun fact: Janikowski had a worse rookie season than Roberto, but Twitter and Facebook didn’t exist so he kept his job for 16 years.

  52. Rod Munch Says:

    What they should do is nothing… just wait it out until the last minute and then cancel the game if they have to and reschedule it for the bye week. There is, in my opinion, only a small chance the storm impacts Miami (or Tampa) based on the info we have know and we won’t know until probably Thursday or Friday if it’s going to be a problem for Miami.

    As for the Bucs I’d hate to see a Friday night game rushed out – I can see the Bucs being super sloppy and getting demolished for a game they’re traveling for. Yeah I know Miami would have the same excuse, blah blah blah, but the travelling team on a week when you didn’t know you had to travel, doing it early, I don’t see that ending well. If it was in Tampa I’d be all for it.

  53. Tut Says:

    Move it to Orlando

  54. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @TouchDownTampaBay. You should read more “JBF” so that when you make a snyde comment you don’t look like such an A-hole. There is another article on the blog where there was talk in comments about Monday Night. So yes, covered the bases.

  55. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Rod Munch Says
    “What they should do is nothing… just wait it out until the last minute and then cancel the game if they have to and reschedule it for the bye week. ”

    That would truly be a disaster. Our bye week is at the perfect point of the season this year. In your scenario they would play 16 games straight.

    That would probably cost us the playoffs.

  56. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Solution is pretty simple

    Move it to Tampa on Sunday. Miami loses a home game…but they would have lost it anyway.

  57. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Btw, they won’t move the game to the bye week. Miami plays in London and those teams always get a bye week because of the traveling.

  58. Rod Munch Says:

    Tut – the current forecast calls for a hurricane to hit Orlando on Monday.

  59. Rod Munch Says:

    Bonzai – I disagree, teams used to play 16 games straight all the time. What I worry about is changing a game that won’t need changing. There is less than say a 15% chance the storm impacts Miami in any meaningful way right now – panicking to move the game up, only to have its forecast changed days before landfall to turn out to sea, that would be dumb. Just wait and see. Playing some sloppy half-baked game that is rushed on a Friday night and doing poorly, that too can tank the season – it’s also the type of game people get hurt in. I hate the idea. I’d rather take the 85% chance that the game happens normally on Sunday rather than panicking.

  60. unbelievable Says:

    Lol yea a blown down fence really isn’t the same at all. Our walls were filled with water, plus it was coming through the ceiling in about 15 different places by the end of the weekend. The whole place covered in mold from top to bottom. Had to move out immediately with nowhere to go, no compensation or help in anyway. Luckily I was young and that month of couch surfing was basically a big party for me. Threw my stuff in a storage unit that didn’t get ruined. it would be a nightmare going through that again now.