Return Of The Cannons

September 20th, 2017

“Fire the cannons.”

During Sunday’s win over the bungling Bears, Joe was bombarded with questions about a particular subject.

No, it wasn’t the predictable whining about Donovan Smith. Nor was it kvetching about Charles Sims running up the middle on third-and-one.

No, easily the subject Joe got hit up about the most — and it wasn’t close — was why the Bucs weren’t firing the cannons when the team got in the red zone or scored.

Well, Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times got to the bottom of this mystery. Apparently, the electrical system used to power up the sound effect got washed out by Hurricane Irma.

There’s good news for Bucs fans — the team said Monday night that water damage from Hurricane Irma impacted the electrical systems that control the cannons. Those systems are being repaired and the Bucs expect that the cannons will be fully functional for the Bucs’ next home game, on Oct. 1 against the Giants.

So there you have it. The cannons are due to return.

Which would be a better drinking game? Do a shot for every time a cannon booms or do a shot for every time Noah Spence gets past Ereck Flowers?

13 Responses to “Return Of The Cannons”

  1. Skoorb43 Says:

    How about we do both

  2. Joe Says:

    How about we do both

    Pretty sure you won’t see the end of the third quarter.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Speaking for Pablo

    “Unfortunately, Pablo’s cannon never misfires….this is one reason why Pablo has so many, many, many childrens. Pablo isn’t complaining….Pablo’s childrens will one day be able to support Pablo if Pablo falls off a Pasco County roof or injures his elongated arc table dancing. Pablo is a very smart man and has it all figured out. Pablo saves much money on insurance”

  4. Alaskan abdominal snowman Says:

    Maybe the ghost of Michael Johnson will get a sack on Eli. Seems like the invisible spirits have it out for him.

  5. Rod Munch Says:

    It’s the ghost of Tony Dungy, saving powder for Gruden’s half-time introduction into the ring of honor.

  6. Rick Says:

    @TBBF, don’t ever stop your “speaking for Pablo” bits. They are freaking funny. Probably like most on here I look forward to the laugh whenever you got one up!

  7. Locked In Says:

    What he said

  8. Mike Says:

    Here’s an idea for if and when the cannons fail the next time… PLAY THE CANNON FIRE OVER THE PA SYSTEM! I mean seriously. How hard is it to improvise? I saw the cannons displayed on the jumbo tron like they normally were. This is part of the reason the fan base has been so quiet is the lack of creativity and resistance to change with the times. Some traditions need to be kept others need to be changed to keep the younger crowd excited and want to continue to come back. Biggest example was to get rid of that “You pick the song” that fewer and fewer people were participating within a season let alone over the years. What a relief that finally went away.

  9. BartButtPlug Says:

    How about changing the putrid uniforms??!! Embarrassment.

  10. stpetebucsfan Says:

    What Bart just said. I’m sure there are contractual obligations to be fulfilled but it’s really clear that the fans hate these uni’s.

    Does anybody know how much longer we are stuck with them contractually?

    They need to go!!!!

  11. JAB83 Says:

    I was telling people all game long that the gun powder got wet.

    But honestly it was an electrical issue. However Im sure a case can be made we had some security concerns and the canons got put on ice for some other reasons as well.

  12. 813bucboi Says:

    the uni’s have grown on me….hell I have 3 jerseys….lol…GO BUCS!!!

  13. Rod Munch Says:

    I allowed a full 18 months before I truly hated on the new uniforms as people are quick to jump on the “I hate anything new” bandwagon – but now 2 1/2 years later they still look terrible. Go back to OG Bucs uniforms with Bucco Bruce – that winking French pirate struck the rear of God into opposing players and what might happen to the showers.