Yes!!! XFL Team Is Coming To Tampa

December 1st, 2018

Awesome! Joe is fired up.

The Tampa Bay Times delivered the beautiful news.

More professional football is coming to Tampa in the form of Vince McMahon’s revitalized XFL. The eight-team league will kick off in February 2020 with a franchise in Tampa.

Maybe Doug Martin will play again at Raymond James Stadium after all!

More football is always a good thing, and you just know McMahon will do a great job of at least keeping things interesting.

This town just get better.

56 Responses to “Yes!!! XFL Team Is Coming To Tampa”

  1. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  2. tmaxcon Says:

    They will be more competitive than glazers bucs year 1

  3. quattrolou Says:

    I thought we already had a non professional team here. I guess we’ll make it 2.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Lol ^

  5. “That guy” Says:

    Joe should “fire up” more of that premium grass and post some more topics about our beloved buccaneers.

  6. DBS Says:

    Maybe they will be a winner like the Stom use to be. And maybe they will make it affordable?

  7. tmaxcon Says:


    Storm would still be with us if the underachieving has beens were not running the show for storm. 0

  8. @Hands2theface Says:

    Doesn’t the, “Den of Depression” have enough football played on it with the Bucs and Bulls? I guess I’m just curious or concerned about field conditions.

  9. Iron Wombat Says:

    no no not Martin, Mike Glennon! He needs work. He’s the perfect guy for Tampa he can stand in the pocket tall, a majestic ivory statue. he’s everything the Jameis haters wish they had at QB. Should be a big draw, or maybe a small draw but they’ll be loud!

  10. Mike Johnson Says:

    Please Hell No. We cannot stomach another..Losing Fottball team in the Bay area.

  11. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    Well the new XFL team in Tampa can’t be any worse than the current Bucs team now….

  12. Ep Says:

    I don’t get why us but okay.

  13. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Ep

    Tampa actually makes perfect sense because alota people wanna live here and Southest Florida is exploding in development and population too.

  14. Tampa Bay Demon Says:

    No interest whatsoever.

  15. Zwak Says:

    So your saying the Bucs are getting new uniforms?

  16. Season Is Over Says:

    Why would Martin want to come back to a city that doesn’t appreciate or recognize talent? A team that holds on to players like Jackson out of greed. A team that doesn’t even respect its own city. A city that has blogs running propaganda campaigns to run players like Martin or the next flavor of the week out of town. In fact, the only players that sound like they would want to go there are players looking to cash checks. You will need one more example than JPP. Keep contributing to the failure.

  17. stpetebucsfan Says:

    I’m with Tampa Bay Demon. I could care less about watching a bunch of wanna bes named “He Hate Me” run around the field with all kinds of gimmicks.

    Cheerleaders doing porno on the sidelines…everybody miced up..

    I actually have enough football already. Obviously I prefer the NFL but I watch a significant number of college games as well. Both games provide enough football entertainment for me.

    If they didn’t I’d probably be more inclined to go to the high school playoffs which are looking pretty good in the paper. I’d rather watch real football than anything phony Vince McMahon is involved in. Will the tackles be well rehearsed like wrestling?

  18. Wesley Says:

    And it will be gone within 3 years.

  19. martinii Says:

    Be careful what you wish for unless you like the sound of “The San Antonio Buccaneers.”

  20. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ season

    Why does anybody even mention Martin……… This guy only had two good seasons outta how many???????? Gimme a freaking break!!!!!

    While I do agree that this site unashamedly pushes ridiculous posts like saying “America’s Quarterback” even though Jameis has not been or shown any kind of greatness whatsoever; I don’t agree this city or people do not know what a good NFL or wants it to be.

    Every single bucs fan I talk to do not wanna Jameis in town…. They’re tired of him

    All bucs fans want a good defense cause we got spoiled by the greatest of the old defense of the Superbowl

    Lastly, they want new change in coaching and are unsure about the GM

    …………….. So don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise

  21. Robert Says:

    Tampa because there is a huge fan base who has quit on football for 2 reasons

    1 the glazers have proven to be unable to field a decent team
    2 they have also proven to be morally bankrupt to a large portion of people in signing a POS Qb

    We still care and want football, but want something worthy of our time and money. And we’re pissed they took football away!

    Bring the xfl and I’ll be a fan and never look back at the bucs. The glazers should be worried.

    That’s what I think anyway…..

  22. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    @ Robert

    I don’t believe you

  23. First Down Tampa Bay Says:

    This is great for us fans because now, if the XFL team performs well, the Glazers will start to feel the heat from Goodell and be forced to kick it up a notch.

  24. Pickgrin Says:

    spbf Says:
    “Cheerleaders doing porno on the sidelines”

    Wait – you’re counting that as a negative?? LOL

    Whatever happened to good ‘ol unabashed, unashamed objectification??

  25. Cobraboy Says:

    “We will present a shorter, faster-paced, family-friendly and easier to understand game,” McMahon said in January. “It’s still football. But it’s professional football reimagined.”

    Interesting. The Bandits were a lot of fun and didn’t compete with the NFL until Trump made his move. I thoroughly enjoyed the USFL as an off-season diversion for the NFL.

    I had Storm tickets for years for the same reason.

    This could be fun if they learned their lessons from the old XFL.

    In the meantime, I’ll adopt The Old Ball Coach’s Orlando Apollos AAF team to fill the NFL void and feed th4e football Jones…

    I’m glad Tampa is a landing spot for one of those leagues. Who knows? If the rules are similar enough, maybe there will be an Off-Season Spring Championship Bowl between the AAF & XFL champions, like the original NFL/AFL Super Bowl.

    Lord knows there are a LOT of guys who would prefer spring ball to driving beer or UPS trucks or…dare I say it…lounge singers at the Ramada Inn.

  26. Robert Says:




  27. BucFamous Says:

    So, we went from one US league (standard football) to 3? I have no faith in the XFL, and personally think it only started as a stunt to feed the anthem faux-outrage. We’ll see…

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Vince is smart. He’s in it purely for the money and his ego.

    He is hoping to make some fast money, but he also hopes that NFL teams will view his teams like a farming system of sorts.

    Him picking Tampa was not a coincidence.

  29. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    In the end, the XFL will fail again.

  30. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Unless they allow fighting. hehe

  31. TheBucsAnthem Says:

    I think everyone is giving it a 80% fail rate………two years max

    I just wanna see ex nfl players lighting it up again.

    There were some compelling games on with some interesting players in last XFL………………………but hey, we know for one thing we’ll see for sure and that is alot of “Hitting”.

  32. 911bucs Says:

    That would be worthy in my mind. These days can’t even watch Rudolph the red nosed reindeer on TV because of all the wackos out there.

  33. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Here’s a great XFL halftime promotion.

    The bring in Greg Hardy, Ray Rice, plenty of others to choose from and line up some women and have these guys beat on them. They could count on at least one season ticket holder…I’ll let you guys guess which poster that would be.

  34. Pete I Says:

    The Bandits were better than the Bucs during the USFL run…

  35. DBS Says:

    So now we know the reason for leotard cheerleader uniforms.

  36. adam from ny Says:

    bucs will have competition…

    gotta admit, i became a big tampa bay bandits fan back in the day along with the struggling bucs…the bandits were fun to watch and pretty darn good at times – offensively they were fun under spurrier with reeves, truvillion and anderson – most prolly don’t remember tho…they were easy to root for

  37. Trench War Says:

    Man, that is awesome. Maybe we’ll bring Steve Spurrier back.

  38. Trench War Says:

    Or better yet, maybe Tampa resident Steve DeBerg will coach

  39. Cobraboy Says:

    @Trench War: The Old Ball Coach is the HC of the Orlando Apollos of the AAF, first game in February 2019.

    XFL is a year away.

  40. Buc believer Says:

    Whoop de freeking do

  41. Trench War Says:

    I didn’t know that Cobraboy …thanks for info

  42. VFL98 Says:

    it’s all about the Benjamins for Joe!! Nothing wrong with that, however I will have no part of it..

  43. stpetebucsfan Says:


    Well I’m with you…on my computer at least! Don’t know that I want to watch porno on the sidelines though. LOL

    Actually I don’t want to watch anything on the sidelines. I’m old school…I actually like what goes on between the lines. Give me some football! I do not need cheerleaders, bands, cannons etc

  44. D-Rome Says:

    The CEO and Commissioner is Oliver Luck, who is a serious football businessman. This league will be ran very differently than the last time. It won’t be a joke.

  45. Knoxville Bucs Fan Says:

    Why the hell do most of y’all even bother being a Buc Fan? I mean so many negative comments on here by most of you, sware to God if I thought just a fraction of the way most of you do I would not waste another day of my life with this team. Let along coming to a blog and reading what these guys put out here everyday.

  46. Bucs 14 Says:

    Not again. The XFL sucked the first time and I am sure it will suck again. Since Vince McMahon of the WWE is the owner, it’s gonna be a drama filled league with hoakie gimmicks and story lines. I give it one season like the first one.

  47. D1 Says:

    Cobraboy ,

    Finally the NFL realized the development issue could be addressed by adding an additional revenue stream. The AAF is on a solid foundation and frankly Imo long overdue. XFL franchise
    I’d gladly trade it to Orlando for an AAF team and Tampa throws in a minor league team to be named later.

  48. D1 Says:


    Vince isn’t hoping to be a aaa minor league buc team. He is pretty well informed about markets and the news that the aaf is the minor league kinda sinks your odd ball theory.

    He choose tampa, by coincidence. …or demographics. The latter is why he’s a smart business man and billionaire. Smart to be in underserved growing areas that’s not hidden agendas or ego driven wtf I have no idea. How it makes sense in your cranium is truly a mystery

  49. Joe Says:

    The CEO and Commissioner is Oliver Luck, who is a serious football businessman. This league will be ran very differently than the last time. It won’t be a joke.

    Heard an interview with him by Florio couple of months ago. He sounded awful. Really never answered any questions and when he did, (at least honestly) said, “I don’t know.”

    Two days before Florio interviewed Charlie Ebersol, the guy behind the AAF. That guy has his sh!t together. Never dodged one question. Ebersol came across like a guy who had everything mapped out. Luck (his kid plays for the Colts — ahem) sounded like he was just hired to be a frontman.

  50. D1QB Says:


    Bill Polian is involved and if Florio is going to interview anyone , BP adds credibility and now it’s only about front office organizing. Players haven’t been thru try outs , coaches have been hired , marketing is not something that is going to compete with the NFL so that’s not news worthy. Basically, Polian is the best option for national audiences. Luck is not polished or at least it appears that way.

  51. D1QB Says:

    Never mind^^^^

  52. Rod Munch Says:

    Buy the rights to the Tampa Bay Bandits – and since Nike won’t have their worthless hands on it, it will probably look awesome (hint: copy and paste the old colors/logo).

  53. orlbucfan Says:

    Yawn. I’ll pass.

  54. D1 Says:


    So dead on about Nike. You’d think that they’d be lucky on at least one redesigned uniform but it appears that they are working hard to suck.

    Bandits uniforms and colors would be easy to update for anyone other than Nike.

  55. Fire Light Says:

    All the Jameis Bashers and hard line republicans can go be fans of that team. Fitzpatrick can even stay in Tampa so the Jameis Bashers can see and cheer for their hero Fitz. The Bucs could trade Fitz and DJax to the new team for a few cheerleaders or a paint cans.

  56. Huey Says:

    I’m looking forward to watching football again in this city, for a team that doesn’t kneel for the national anthem. Go XFL Tampa!