Rondé Barber Gets Bucs To Fix His Name

September 22nd, 2019

Would it surprise you to know the Bucs were spelling the name of a franchise icon incorrectly for years?

Of course not.

A fun and timely nugget here before Rondé Barber is added to the Buccaneers Ring of Honor at halftime today. For years the Bucs were spelling “Ronde” without the accent mark. And Barber finally put his foot down and got the record straight this year.

When his name is revealed today on the stadium facade, you will see the accent mark. began including the accent over the “e” consistently in recent months.

Barber was eager to get things straight so his name would not be forever enshrined spelled incorrectly.

This reminded Joe of when former head coach Greg Schiano didn’t make sure the Bucs were letting everyone know how to pronounce his name. Schiano rhymes with piano, but many fans and media said it differently. It was awfully odd for a coach who prided himself for being all over the details. Schiano said he didn’t care if people or players got it wrong.

13 Responses to “Rondé Barber Gets Bucs To Fix His Name”

  1. AlteredEgo Say: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    Happy for the guy! Great Buc and a fine human being!

  2. MadMax Says:

    Good job Rondé! Welcome to the ring of honor!

  3. unbelievable Says:

    Rondé !!!

    Get this man in the HOF Ira!

  4. Bob in Valrico Says:

    I think Ronde!!!!!!!!!!!! is much more realistico.

  5. Alvin Scissors Harper Says:

    Ring of Honor today and hopefully the Hall of Fame someday. He deserves it, as do Lynch and Rice!

  6. Bculaw Says:

    Perhaps the most underrated defensive back in the history of the game. Number 20 deserves a bust in Canton.

  7. El Buco Realisto Says:

    How embarrassing!!!!!!! They should take out ads to apologize!!!!!!!!!!! In my book the greatest Buc in history is Rhonde Barber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Rod Munch Says:

    People will say he’s a system corner as if that’s a negative – which is what morons would say. He’s the best Tampa 2 corner ever at a time when that scheme was the most important, and imitated, scheme in football. That’s called a HOF career.

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  10. HowToSpellRhonde Says:

    Wait. Wait?

  11. Mord Says:

    Kinda fascinating to make a thing of the accent mark, and then allow everyone to effectively ignore it .. I mean. It’s presence is an instruction to say the name as “Ron-DAY”, but even with the accent mark, everyone’s still saying “RON-day”

  12. Old School Athlete Says:

    Such a shame the team crapped all over Ronde’s special day. He deserved better. We all deserved better.

  13. Sally Says:

    What a horible franchize !