Primetime Is Bucs Time

May 7th, 2020

Joe was right!

Joe walked out on a ledge and predicted months ago the Bucs would have at least five primetime games for the NFL to capitalize on a potential Tom Brady signing.

And there you have it, five primetime games were announced tonight, including two Sunday night games, two Monday night games and one Thursday night game.

Still, seeing the Bucs have five games under the lights is stunning.

The Bucs will face teams from the top three television markets, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, all in primetime. The first time the NFL can flex a Sunday night game is Week 11. The Bucs will have already played both scheduled Sunday night games by the time that flex window opens.

The Bucs might luck out with the Bears in their Thursday night game. October can be a really s(p)itty month in Chicago and the Bucs catch the Monsters of the Midway the second Thursday of the month.

As Lewis Grizzard once wrote, there are two seasons in Chicago, winter and Fourth of July. Their weather turns from hot to winter in October (really no spring or fall there).

The Bucs even have three primetime games in a row! The stretch begins with a trip to Sin City on the final Sunday night of October to face the Vegas Raiders (!), then a Monday night game in New Jersey to play the Giants, and the three-week stretch of primetime games ends hosting Sunday Night Football against the Saints on Nov. 8.

The schedule also includes two Monday night games in November. The only hiccup here is the Saints home game is on a short travel week in November.

If you happen to work evenings, Joe guesses you will be using vacation time or sick days.

This sure looks like a fun schedule.

Bucs Under The Lights

Oct. 8 at Bears (Thursday)
Oct. 25 at Raiders (Sunday)
Nov. 2 at Giants (Monday)
Nov. 8 SAINTS (Sunday)
Nov. 23 RAMS (Monday)

58 Responses to “Primetime Is Bucs Time”

  1. BUC CHEEKS Says:

    This is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Jmart2470 Says:

    Playing back to back nights november 2nd and and 3rd is gonna be rough.

  3. Tye Says:

    Could it be the things are finally breaking Bucs way?
    Looks like it… The dark cloud over our team for the past 10+ years may be breaking and the light come shining through!

  4. DaBux Says:

    5 days, no sleep. Ugh.

  5. Smashsquatch Says:

    Signing Brady just keeps paying dividends

  6. Bird Says:

    Love it !

  7. Jason Says:

    While this is 99% Tom Brady. I think there may be 1% make up call from last years schedule.

  8. Ndog Says:

    If there any doubt about the NFL having a bias it is completely gone. Last year schedule was one of the worst I have ever seen and this is about a perfect as you can get. It is so clear they favor certain players/teams and completely screw over others.

    It is really disgusting.

  9. Bird Says:


    See every article pertains to jameis with Ndog
    Go away you punk
    People are excited and you are still crying about your boyfriend
    So creepy

  10. David Says:


    Sun. Sept. 13 at New Orleans LOSS
    Sun. Sept. 20 CAROLINA WIN
    Sun. Sept. 27 at Denver WIN
    Sun. Oct. 4 L.A. CHARGERS WIN
    Thur Oct. 8 at Chicago WIN
    Sun. Oct. 18 GREEN BAY LOSS
    Sun. Oct. 25 at Las Vegas WIN
    Mon. Nov. 2 at N.Y. Giants WIN
    Sun. Nov. 8 NEW ORLEANS WIN
    Sun. Nov. 15 at Carolina WIN
    Mon. Nov. 23 L.A. RAMS WIN
    Sun. Nov. 29 KANSAS CITY LOSS
    Bye Week
    Sun. Dec. 13 MINNESOTA WIN
    Sun. Dec. 20 at Atlanta LOSS
    Sat. Dec. 26. at Detroit WIN
    Sun. Jan. 3 ATLANTA WIN

  11. JP09 Says:

    Would ya look at that, just look at it, the Saints have 4 Prime time games all because they signed a new 3rd string QB….

  12. Swampbuc Says:

    Yeah this is great. Five games where the whole country sees how bad of a quarterback Blaine Goobert is because Brady is curb stomped to the IR before week 3.

    Stop with the hype – this team did well one year on hype and that was 2002. And if it weren’t for the best defense of all time, that would have been no better than the 2001 Bucs.

    I am sick about reading “Super Bowl Bucs.”

  13. DBS Says:

    Then don’t read fool. Go cry with Nog.

  14. chris L Says:

    joe – assuming all is ok, we will be headed to the vegas game. i know you mentioned plans for a buc meetup for then, when will those details be able to be shared with the great fans of tampa bay (and beyond in the world)?

  15. Ndog Says:

    The good news is due to the clear bias in our favor for a change we should get all the calls this year

  16. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog give it a rest dude your conspiracy’s are giving me a headache!!!!!!

  17. Youngbucs Says:

    You hate the Bucs move on walk the plank like your bromance.

  18. Ndog Says:

    Anyone notice all of the easier primetime games are on the road and all the tougher ones are at home?

    Notice the last year games are against teams that everyone universal thinks are going to be crappy?

    Notice we have a late bye week for all of our old players to rest up?

    Wonder why that this year and 8 straight road games last year?

    Hmm what could it be????

  19. TampaTown Says:

    Thank you so much for the Lewis Grizzard reference! I loved that guy and his articles. So sad his health issues took him far too soon.

  20. Jeffbuc Says:

    Ndog your are insane. Now the schedule last year was made to screw jameis. And this years schedule was made to help out Brady. Come on man you sound like a jealous ex boyfriend that everything was done to make you jealous. She went to Applebee’s with him she knows that’s where we went on our 8th date. Give it a rest he is out of here gone. He signed to be a backup for 1 million dollars. If he was as great as you think he is he would have been in a bidding war every team drooling to sign the best QB at his age to ever hit free agency. it’s starting to get borderline crazy how you are acting. It is just a game and these are just regular human beings who happen to play football for a living. You need to relax. Just trying to help you. everything to you is a conspiracy as to why jameis failed. You are quick to say he didn’t fail we failed him but at every article you point to that as a reason he failed. It is getting sad. And your obsession is starting to get scary to me. I am a die hard bucs fans been so since 1998 know every player every stat where they went to college everything but I know when to let a player go and it was time to move on from jameis. And buc fan to buc fan I think you should just let him go and realize he is gone and move on and just start getting excited about who we have on our team now. Seriously I am getting worried about you that you are taking it this serious. He is just a goofy kid from Alabama who can throw a football. You need to watch the baseball movie with Robert deniro and Wesley snipes called the fan. And see you are acting just like Robert Deniros character in that movie

  21. TheBradyBunch Says:

    Ndog’s first comment was spot on. Last year NFL didn’t even realize they had screwed the team and fans by not having a home game for well over a month. Brady comes and now we really do have a dream schedule. I love it though for now.

  22. Ndog Says:

    Jeffbuc please show me where I said anything about Jameis?

  23. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog is gonna cry all season. He wants a I-told-so moment so bad.

  24. DBS Says:

    He is trying to bait you guys. Ignore him.

  25. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog shut up you don’t have to say his name nobody’s stupid as you think.

  26. Youngbucs Says:

    Ndog shut up you don’t have to say his name nobody’s stupid as you think.

  27. Ndog Says:

    Again who brought up Jameis cause it wasn’t me?

    Reading is fundamental.

  28. SOEbuc Says:

    Ohhhhh sh!t. Sunday night at RayJay against NO in the middle of the year!!! Requesting that night off if I go back to work.


  29. Youngbucs Says:

    Ok ndog mister smart you said screw over ????? Who you talking bout cause u hate the team so who??

  30. Ndog Says:

    Well YoungBucs I hate to say it but I guess you are stupid cause I was talking about Brady not Jameis.

  31. Youngbucs Says:

    Watch he write some long BS answer can’t even man up.

  32. Onebucdaddy Says:

    When our team lost its association with a known sex offender the dark cloud has been lifted from us and now we can flourish!

  33. David Says:


    yes, I am trolling you. You’re a moron. It’s not a conspiracy theory idiot.
    It’s called marketing.
    They’re going to market the teams that are kicking ass, teams assuming to make the playoffs, teams that have stars in the national spotlight, etc…

    The bucks are now a playoff potential team and have the biggest star in the game.
    Of course they got more primetime game suddenly.
    It’s not a conspiracy, it’s common sense

  34. Youngbucs Says:


  35. Ndog Says:

    They pretty much screw over any team that doesn’t have one of their golden boys and they CLEARLY hook up the players and teams they want in the playoffs.

  36. Youngbucs Says:

    Thank you David ndog still hasn’t realized his boy is bad for business. On the field and off it!!!!

  37. SC Bucs Fan Says:

    Leave the troll alone. When you engage him his loins swell.

  38. Jeffbuc Says:

    Ndog you said they favor players last years schedule sucked this years is great. And we changed quarterbacks and that’s it. So you are saying without saying names that the nfl favors Brady and dislikes jameis. You didn’t say it you implied it only so you could say I never said jameis I implied it. Trying to be the smartest guy in the room and manipulate conversations. When everyone but you knows that we know what you are doing but you think your so smart. Never said his name jeffbuc you brought it up even though my whole post implied it I’m innocent. Yeah

  39. lambchop Says:

    Brady’s influence is there for the prime time games, but the favorable schedule is for raking us over last year.

  40. Bird Says:


    “The nfl favors certain players and screws over others “
    Yah you did bring up jameis. Of course you did. Thats every post.

    I mean “The others“ is obviously jameis
    Another lie by you.

    Again go root for #2 on the saints
    And You like that number cause it reminds you of his 2 nuts …your favorite feature

  41. lambchop Says:


    You seem to forget that the “Golden Boy” went through Deflategate. This is just a money matter because Brady is a winner and a 1st ballot HOFer and possibly the greatest QB in NFL history.

    The NFL only cares about maximizing their earning potential, they could care less who they have to use along the way.

  42. WestChap Says:

    Precious puppy still being all precious. Sure hope Blameless sends him a flower or maybe a string of beads from Mardi Gras… anything to take the edge off.

  43. Ndog Says:

    You people think what you want but I’m talking about the competitive part of the schedule. Primetime games are cool and all but when the schedule makeup hurts from a competitive standpoint that is wrong and it is crystal clear last year’s schedule was built to hurt us where as this years schedule was built to put us in prime position. I don’t care what team, what players it involves that is wrong. And if you want to sit here and act like last year schedule didn’t suck and this year isn’t outstanding then go ahead and keep lying to yourself.

  44. Youngbucs Says:

    Ok so what you complaining for dude? Why you still so hung up on last year it’s over let it go we don’t care.

  45. Ndog Says:

    Cause I know in a short few years we will get screwed again and this just further confirms it. We will go back to being hosed and it really isn’t that hard to make all the schedules balanced so no one should get screwed. Frankly it’s just bullsh!t and they try to dictate the results it’s just disheartening.

  46. Youngbucs Says:

    Never mind I’m done have at dude this discussion is stupid.

  47. FirstTimePoster Says:

    Ndog, tell us again how easy it is to make a full schedule

  48. Robert James Says:

    Seemed like the networks didn’t appreciate Mr Entertainment enough.

  49. adam from ny Says:

    we almost get a double bye week too…well sorta…

    after week 5 we get like 10 days off…

    then after week 12 the real bye week comes…

    so we get some extra rest about 1/3 through the season…

    then the much needed rest for the final month of games and hopefully the post season…

    if things go well, it will be sunny and 70 on gameday in chicago in october as well

  50. permanent_moderation_doghouse Says:

    As a fan, I’m getting queasy just hearing all this hype. The last time this team was hyped, the Hard Knocks year, they shat the bed. The idea that we’re among the Superbowl favorites is insane and unwarranted. I’m excited that we have a team that, by any measure, should be good… But Tom Brady hasn’t played with any of these guys yet.

  51. Alaska Abdominal Snowman Says:

    Dang I can actually go to a bar and see a Bucs game! Yeah I’ll be one guy in a Bucs jersey surrounded by Seahawk band wagoners.

  52. Rod Munch Says:

    Why @Chicago?!? Ugh. The Bucs never ever win that game – even the SB year when we beat the Bears on the road it wasn’t in Chicago. I hate that game.

    The rest of these they should win. I’d say the game @Raiders is the next worst matchup, but being in Vegas and not Oakland should help. But it’s a bit of a wildcard. You know Gruden is going to want destroy the Bucs and make that his Super Bowl, so that’s no easy W.

    What have the Giants done to be on national TV? The Bucs should win that.

    Saints at home the Bucs should win – I figure we split, so this should be the W there.

    Rams at home, again the Bucs should win – I mean if Brady can’t beat the Rams after Winston dropped over 50 points on them last year, that will not be a good sign.

  53. SmoothBayRider Says:

    I’m gonna pull a Joel from twitter (Might actually be N Dog) and tell him I want to show him the fade .

  54. Anonymous Says:

    NDog Where you at ?

  55. SmoothBayRider Says:

    NDog Where you at ?

  56. tickrdr Says:

    I did my training in Chicagoland, and had season tickets to the Bears games for several years before moving to Florida in 1988. September games on the lakefront were typically gorgeous days, but in October the wind shifted out of the north and the temps usually started south. Nevertheless, there always seemed to be one weekend in October, where it warmed up to unseasonably warm weather called Indian summer.

    Tried for several years to become a Buc fan after moving, but just couldn’t do it at first. Finally became a Buc fan during the last year of the creamsicles, and then longtime season ticket holder soon after, but gave up my club seats in 2017. The changes this year had me looking at the Bucs’ site for ticket info again! I sure hope the games will be played this year.


  57. Phil Says:

    Looks like Al Michaels will be going to Berns this year.

  58. mark2001 Says:

    Ndog. Last years schedule was a rip. No doubt about it. I think it is better this year, because we are on paper at least, a better team, and also in an effort to compensate for the injustice of a schedule last year. You see other reasons. I absolutely can’t say you are wrong…but believe it was for my reasons, not yours.