DeSantis Saves Bucs Fans

September 26th, 2020

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.

Hats off to our Governor!

The Bucs announced plans to start allowing fans at home games beginning Oct. 4 when the Bucs host the Chargers.

And the Bucs specifically cited Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis as a man who saved the day. With DeSantis just announcing a full re-opening of the state, specifically bars, restaurants and other businesses, the Bucs say this opened the door, so to speak, to allow Bucs fans at home games.

For the Chargers game, season pass members with continuous membership since 1988 or earlier will have the first opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets beginning on Oct. 1. The Buccaneers will have a Priority Presale for the rest of their 2020 home schedule, with season pass members who kept their 2020 season pass payments as a credit towards 2021 having the opportunity to purchase limited tickets for up to two games. The Priority Presale will begin on Monday, Oct. 5, following the Chargers game. Additional sales may occur in the future based on availability and tenure.

The Buccaneers’ hopes of reopening their gates to fans were realized when Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order moving Florida into the last phase of the state’s reopening plan.

“We would like to thank Governor DeSantis for his leadership and assistance throughout this process,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “There simply is no way to replicate the energy and excitement that our fans provide for our players on the field. We remain thankful for the opportunity to experience this great season alongside our most passionate fans at Raymond James Stadium.”

Great news for Bucs fans, as it sure looked like they were getting the shaft from some unknown source previously.

Joe thanks the Bucs and whoever pulled strings behind the scenes to allow fans back into the stadium.


140 Responses to “DeSantis Saves Bucs Fans”

  1. ItzOK Says:

    Great job by our govenor. Love this guy

  2. Kalind Says:

    Great job Governor! Keep on doing a great job. Easy top 3 governor.

  3. Durango 95 Says:

    DeSantis steps on the face of oppression.


  4. TampaTown Says:

    Thank you Mr Governor! I love a tough guy

  5. Cobraboy Says:

    How many tickets = “limited?”

  6. orlbucfan Says:

    DeathSantis strikes again. What a yahoo.

  7. David Says:

    He really is one of the most logical and common sense acting governors in the country. So glad we don’t have some idiotic, tyrannical Democrat like Cuomo

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    DeSantis….is the BEST!

  9. ClodHopper Says:

    That’s good news. So we have one guy saving the big ten, and another guy saving the Bucs. I think we know who is the party of the people and who is the party of the swamp.

  10. Ftmyersbuc Says:

    And people call this guy authoritarian? 2020, the post modern age where 2+2 can equal 5 and words meanings are subjective.

  11. mark2001 Says:

    On the 23rd, DeSantis said he is considering a bill during a potential special legislative session in November supporting placing limits on coronavirus-related litigation, in the Business Journal of Tampa Bay. There you go…the reason for this all. And to think…you guys believe it has anything to do with freedom, toughness, or anything else. It is simply legalizing “buyer beware” when it comes to Covid. Good luck with that, consumer. Ring the cash register.

  12. DoooshLaRue Says:

    The Snowflakes are under great duress now……

    It’s soooo scary

  13. mark2001 Says:

    He didn’t “save the big ten”. Some believe his fairy tales. It was same day testing that led the league officials to believe they can begin the season safely. So they opened the season. Had nothing to do with T.

  14. DoooshLaRue Says:

    Thanks Ron!

  15. ClodHopper Says:


    That’s what he offered when he offered assistance.

  16. Ivan The Insider Says:


    Has anyone not noticed that there’s a real possibility that the city of Tampa this year could win…

    – The Stanley Cup
    – The World Series
    – The Super Bowl (even though this season’s would be played in Jan/Feb)

    Bolts may win the Cup TONIGHT.

    Rays have the 2nd most wins in baseball and should make a deep run at the World Series. Could be a Rays/Dodgers World Series. But the Rays definitely have a great shot at a World Title if they can play well.

    Our beloved Bucs, still have a shot at a deep playoff run depending on how the team improves and comes together. It surely helps that the NFC South is up for grabs and outside of the Seahawks, the NFC doesn’t look like it has tons of truly great teams. The AFC seems tougher with the Ravens, Chiefs, and possibly Bills.

    WHAT ABOUT THE NBA? For the chance at the ultimate Tampa Grand Slam Sports Sweep?

    Well, the Orlando Magic (closest team to Tampa) are certainly out of contention but our Florida brother city in Miami have a real shot at winning the NBA Championship. They’re playing scrappy and tough and if they face the Lakers may created some serious mismatches, not to mention Spoelstra vs. LeBron makes for a great story line.

    CHERISH WHAT’S HAPPENING, TAMPA SPORTS FANS!!! We may not experience another year like this for sports in a long time.

  17. Rob Says:

    Woof. Florida has been one of the worst Covid hot spots in the world. It’s going to happen again. I guarantee you this will stop by Week 10.

  18. ClodHopper Says:

    Go ahead and google his name + offered big ten rapid testing

  19. Bird Says:

    Curious what percentage of seats Will be available?

    I know florida open now but they wont go 100% capacity At ray jay
    If i had to guess jax and miami will go to 50 % now. And maybe move up from there. Tampa probably starts at 25 % and goes up from there.
    Seats will be 1st come 1st serve On specific date/time

    Tenured people first choice.

    I bet ticket prices will go up too

    Just glad to be able to watch a game in person.
    I will be drinking the whole game So i dont pass out form wearing a mask for 4 hours. Pass out drinking. Not that sounds like a good sunday. 😂

  20. GoBucsGo Says:

    I guess you don’t really need a mask when your heads are so far up Trumps ass.

  21. Durango 95 Says:

    Rob Says:
    September 26th, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    I guarantee you this will stop by Week 10.

    Sorry Rob but that ain’t happening. Fill that stadium.

  22. mark2001 Says:

    Exactly Clod…do away with consumer rights to protect businesses. I personally believe in both business profits and consumer rights. But not getting rid of them leading to the fatality and liability of the consumer.

  23. Goforthwface30 Says:

    Hahahahah suck it you weak beta losers

  24. Chuckstutz Says:

    Thank you mr governor!

    Best of the best.

    And to think dem Gilliam almost won. OMG!

  25. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    mark2001 Says:
    “And to think…you guys believe it has anything to do with freedom, toughness, or anything else.”

    When people are forbidden from working and forced to close businesses, they STARVE. Which part of that is difficult for you to understand? You’re damn right it’s about freedom. You, though, also have the freedom to stay at home with your mask on.

  26. mark2001 Says:

    If you can run a business without jeopardizing the health of the consumer or our society, and without having to pass legislation to allow you to do that, more power to you. But passing legislation to avoid that isn’t serving our consumers or our society. It is putting profits above the health of consumers and our society.

  27. SufferingSince76 Says:

    The only reason why so many try to whiz all over DeSantis is because he has an R after his name. No other. If it was a D, he’d be regarded as a genius. If you are so scared of COVID 19, don’t go to games. Stay in your house. Wear a mask. Social distance. Wash your hands often. High risk people take better precautions. And quit trying to direct everyone else’s lives. That’s a lot closer to the definition of a dictator.

  28. mark2001 Says: sound like a bitter paycheck to paycheck.

  29. Wesley Says:

    So…… many fans?

  30. Pryda...sec147 Says:

    Yup I’m not going thanks for the refund Bucs

  31. ClodHopper Says:


    I don’t understand your point. Are you saying he did save the big ten but you disapprove of how he did it?

  32. Rod Munch Says:

    But I’m scared.

    Hold me.

  33. Rod Munch Says:

    Mark sounds like the kind of guy that would sue an orphanage out of business because of a slip and fall and then throw out his shoulder patting himself on the back.

  34. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Rod Munch Says:
    “But I’m scared. Hold me.”


  35. Buc1987 Says:

    Rod…ha ha ha

  36. mark2001 Says: isn’t about rapid testing…or a vaccine. It is about a valid one day test, which we now have, and a well tested and effective vaccine, which I hope we have available to us before mid year next year.

  37. Nate1111 Says:

    Joe what the is the glazers doing with soft opening??? They wont have a soft opening for the superbowl either open or stay closed period

  38. mark2001 Says:

    Well Rod…if I had a mom or dad in a nursing home, and they didn’t properly protect my parents from Covid and they died from it, yes I would sue the. And you wouldn’t? Don’t you love your parents?

  39. Dingo Dubois Says:

    Don’t know why I expected sane thought from a bunch of bucs fans. Hate me if you want. “If you’re scared stay home with your mask on!” Yeah me staying home doesn’t stop you freedom fighters from spreading it more and more. Sad day for Tampa Bay. I like desantis but this is a wrong move. Time will tell. I will be staying home with my 6 month old.

  40. mark2001 Says:

    You think a law is OK that allow them to be euthanized by Covid is fine? I don’t.

  41. BucFanSouthTampa Says:

    Thank you Governor and thank you Joe. The discussion this morning on this website probably sealed the deal for Joel and Bryan. Haters will hate, so no use in responding to the Covid Crowd. Everyone knows how to act. If you can go to Publix and get some chicken and a sub, you can go to a game. Mask up and siege the day….

  42. Rod Munch Says:

    Don’t worry, the game has been designated a “peaceful protest” and we know the plague won’t spread when the cause is just. Nothing to be scared about twinkle toes.

  43. mark2001 Says:

    So are you salivating over your parents insurance policy, Rod? Sounds like you can’t wait for a big payday. Scoreboard Covid.

  44. Anonymous Says:

    mark2001 Says:
    September 26th, 2020 at 2:52 pm

    So are you salivating over your parents insurance policy, Rod? Sounds like you can’t wait for a big payday. Scoreboard Covid

    Okay princess you’re done. It’s well past your bedtime.

  45. Mike Johnson Says:

    How dare y’all say bad thing about my Gubner Desatan.

  46. Dingo Dubois Says:

    I don’t think the “peaceful protests” are a good idea either Macho Man Rodney Savage. It’s possible for people to believe in things that cross party lines, hard to understand I know. Logic doesn’t have a color or a R or D in front of it.

  47. mark2001 Says:

    Mike..just saying why businesses are changing their policies. They won’t have to worry about providing safe conditions regarding this disease for their customers or employees, if this legislation goes forward. But who doesn’t think this governor puts business interests and profits ahead of public safety? Really…it is crystal clear. Look at the numbers…look at the rhetoric. He does. Maybe some think that makes a good governor. I personally don’t, but each to their own.

  48. mark2001 Says:

    The right to protest is as fundamental as the second amendment. The right to become destructive or violent, or incite it, isn’t. Protesting isn’t a D or R thing, a L or right thing. But again…you start burning, looting and becoming violent, or you use methods to incite violence in peaceful protests, or disrupt a lawfully allowed protest, you should be arrested…have a trial, and if found guilty, convicted and sentenced.

  49. DoooshLaRue Says:


    If you love your parents so much, why aren’t they staying at your house?

  50. FearTheFlag Says:

    SO Clearly most of you aren’t thinking about the future. At least as as far as a successful Super Bowl goes. Most if not all the MANY,MANY companies and people who collectively stand to make millions locally if we can have people actually attend the Super Bowl here in Tampa, haven’t received any deposits on any of the work that they will be doing because the NFL fears that there might be a resurgence this winter and if that is the case…NO FANS will attend the game. Which means ALL of those people (like me and dozens of my friends) will loose out on that work and this area will loose all those millions of dollars. That’s event companies, restaurants, bars, uber drivers, gig workers, hotels, etc.

    Yes, of course we have to start building the economy up again. Do you realize how influx of money comes from hosting a Super Bowl? That’s a MASSIVE econic boost! But if we don’t do it smartly, Desantis will have helped seal our fate as the dumb ass city (our state has already been one of the worst so farin cases and deaths) who couldn’t do what it takes to have fans at the game and SOOOO much work for so many companies and people.

    This isn’t speculation folks…I’ve been in some of the meetings with these companies. I’m not trying to be negative, just honest and realistic. So go out, have fun but wear a damn mask so we can have a proper Super Bowl!

  51. Cobraboy Says:


    Rod Munch is on fire!

  52. Cobraboy Says:

    @Mark2001: the PCR that is used tio hype new “cases” was never intended to test for this CV19, and produces a 90% false positives.



    Imagine the public panic if an HIV test produced a 90% positive rate.

  53. Roy T. Buford Says:

    If you are the 7% or so that is still unemployeed due to the restaurant/entertainment industry being stymied, this is a huge opportunity to get back to work and save your family and yourself. What is nice about this is it is YOUR call, not some dipspit pol in DC or liberal governor who is already a millionaire on a power trip wanting to control you. If you are vulnerable (as I am), continue taking cover as needed. Common sense.

    I’m not going into the RayJay this year, and it makes me sick to know that, but it’s smart for me. Others…HAVE A GREAT TIME IF YOU CAN!

    Government by the People, for the People. Wow, what a concept!

  54. Aceofaerospace Says:

    What a bunch of pu****s on this site. Go Bucs! Thank goodness for common sense leadership.

  55. Boltsfan17 Says:

    Thanks Gov. Such a shame these clown county commissioners refuse to do the right thing.

  56. Aceofaerospace Says:

    If you’re scared, keep your butt at home. Simple as that. I’m a problem solver. You’re welcome. Go Bucs.

  57. Roy T. Buford Says:

    I got an email saying fans who are season ticket holders since 1998 will have first come first serve, for these Llimited” tickets. We are limited to two games max, and they will be at regular season ticket holder prices (not bad–no gouging). So, doing the math, that is about 29% capacity based on 7 games remaining. Given lots of added restrictions and extra rules due to COVID (no issue with that), being vulnerable to it anyway (age), and being I’m not in the BLM/Antifa burner/looter support mood, I’m just sitting out…but about 1/3 full it is. Not bad.

  58. Sumosam Says:

    It’s a shame that we continue to live in Florida like there aren’t people dying from this. When you look at your elderly neighbors dying, maybe you’ll open your eyes but probably not. The only thing that matters in this country is money and people that only care about themselves.

  59. Bird Says:

    What a joke

    The dude said “freedom fighters” Like that was a burn or put down.
    I will take that all day. Thats a compliment
    I love my country. Sorry you dont.

  60. Roy T. Buford Says:

    While I am good with local mask wearing laws for indoors when you can’t social distance, seeing the NYC ridiculous rules for restuarants to re-open ($$ thousands out of pocket to qualify), seeing how the Michigan and NY governors have acted, and seeing this woman tased and dragged off from a high school football game where she was outdoors, well apart from others…pretty much made me say enough is enough. So it is great the FL govenor is allowing others to open up…but we’ll see how the local goobers are over time and pressure.

  61. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Sumosam…I don’t know about YOUR elderly neighbors, but mine are smart enough to protect themselves, and their families are smart enough to take precautions around them. And yeah, let’s not put infected patients in with them like the clowns running NY did.

    I realize some believe a no-risk/low-risk high school kid in Pensacola, or some 20-something waitress at restuarant are a clear and present danger to me and my elderly neighbors in Tampa, but those who think that, should get smart on the science and stop believing all need to be miserable and financially ruined.

  62. mark2001 Says:

    They are dead, Doosh. But if we just let yours walk around in denial, they might just join mine.

  63. Rod Munch Says:

    Going to an outdoor stadium is not a high risk activity, it’s not a medium risk activity, it’s an extremely low risk activity and much safer than going to a Walmart or Publix. Even in the 1918 Spanish Flu, which was much worse than this, sporting events still took place and people still went to games. Life goes on. If you don’t want to participate, then don’t. It’s called being pro-choice.

  64. mark2001 Says:

    Cobra…I wasn’t arguing the accuracy of the one day antigen test. And really, Frankly, I’m not that worried about false positives nearly as much as I’m worried about false negatives. But here is what one team physician said…
    “We know that if we can test daily with rapid testing in these small populations of teams, we’re very likely to reduce infectiousness inside practice and game competitions to near 100%,”

    And that is the point.

  65. PSL Bob Says:

    Well here we go. Managed to get Bucs fans fighting against one another. If DeSantis made your day, great. Go to the game and enjoy, but no need to lambast those you don’t want to risk exposure to the virus. And for those that don’t want to accept the risk that a large crowd might entail, stay home and watch on TV (or listen on radio). No need to blast those who accept the risk. I think everyone knows where they stand and you’re not likely to change anyone else’s mind, so just enjoy the game and stop pissing on each other.

  66. SOEbuc Says:


  67. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Sumosam Says:
    “When you look at your elderly neighbors dying, maybe you’ll open your eyes but probably not.”

    I have always had elderly neighbors. Guess what? They die. It’s unfortunate, but I am powerless to stop it. You know what usually kills elderly, sick people? Colds and flu just pushes them right over the edge. Whodathunk. It’s been going on for thousands of years.

    You are a bad person to try to blame me for all of those deaths.

  68. Rod Munch Says:

    There’s only one state where you can point to a politician making decisions that directly lead to the death of tens of thousands of seniors, that would be New York where Gov Cuomo ORDERED that plague-positive patients be admitted to nursing homes and that nursing homes not be allowed to ‘discriminate’ based on a residents plague status. How progressive of him. Cuomo then attempted to cover this up by ordering that patients not be labelled as nursing home deaths if they died on the way to the hospital or in the ER after being rushed out of a nursing home, the only state in the nation that does that.

    You’d think with all you dopes so concerned about seniors (and certainly not just playing politics) that you’d know this story, about what a truly incompetent moronic governor can do to accelerate a plague.

    Florida has done a great job on this – if you go back to March and look at the best case / worst case charts, FL is literally the best case chart while NY is the worst case chart. FL never had a huge spike in cases and the hospitals were never overwhelmed, that was and still is the best case scenario.

    If you’re really worried about political leaders then you should all point to one place and demand to know why such moronic decisions that directly lead to tens of thousands of deaths. But you don’t, because he has a D next to his name and you’re just a bunch of political hacks.

    This is a plague, if you’ve ever read a history book about previous plagues you’d know they move around, quickly come and go, and there is very little you can do about it short stopping everyone coming into an area. Australia during the Spanish Flu tried this, they stopped all travel and all imports and managed not to get the first wave. Is that what we do here? Can we all live off orange peels? Oh, and btw, while Australia fended off the first wave, when the second wave came they didn’t catch it in time and their people had zero immunity, and the plague swept through killing way more people than would have died if the 1st wave had been allowed to run its course.

    You don’t destroy your country over something with a 0.014% death rate and where the average age of death is 78 years old. Protect seniors as best you can and otherwise return things to normal with common sense precautions, like asking people to wear a mask in a crowded grocery store at 5pm – not harassing people sitting in masks 20ft away from other people in a giant outdoor stadium.

  69. Sumosam Says:

    Roy. I’m a long time season ticket holder and I’m very excited about going to as many games as I can. With that being said, opening up large events is just not the right thing to do because a lot of people are dying. We are going to have a lot more deaths this season as the virus spreads even more. This is fact, not fiction.

  70. Robertg Says:

    Yep, total disregard for public lives. Covid-19 spike coming up!

  71. mark2001 Says:

    And BTW…I wasn’t saying that I don’t believe there can safely be some fans in the stands. GB is doing about 20% capacity, requiring spacing and masks. And I don’t find that unreasonable, personally, as long as fans cooperate. Honestly, we try to self isolate as much as possible. I can have most what I need sent to me or do store pickup, so I can minimize risk. And walk the beaches early before the crowds arrive or go to parks, since I’m retired.

    Where the problem comes is, what if I or a loved one have a medical emergency….and we have to go to an ER full of Covid inflicted individuals? Or if we need medical procedure, surgery and hospitalization? So yes, I personally play the odds, but to some extent that is fine for me, we are all in this together.

    So yes, we do have a degree of personal responsibility to each other. But really, that is a big part of what a society or country is really about, to one degree or another, isn’t it?

  72. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    mark2001 Says:
    “Where the problem comes is, what if I or a loved one have a medical emergency….and we have to go to an ER full of Covid inflicted individuals?”

    As long as I can remember, Mark, every time I’ve been to an emergency room, it’s been filled with COVID-infected individuals. Nothing new.

    Keep trying. I’m sure you can think up some more scary situations to pull at people’s emotions with. If everyone gets emotional and scared enough, we can get the country shut down again, damnit! LET’S DO IT!!


  73. Goforthwface30 Says:

    Look at some some of these dems with their micro penises. Cute ideological world you guys wanna live in, and so melodramatic with your “people are dying everyday” crap. As if people don’t die everyday already. Jesus you guys are the worst, and don’t even deserve more of an intelligent response. I’d rather just bully and name call you tiny little fairies. Then you have other a-holes on here using their 6 mth old as some sort of prop to make them more sympathetic, like their super dad or something protecting their kid. I see right through all of you, bunch of fake phony hypocrites

  74. Gabfed Says:

    Screw Desantis and for calling him a hero. What an absolute joke! Florida being the hardest hit spots for covid and ppl on here saying he has common sense for easing up on restrictions. haha. I’ll get my coverage from the the Tampa bay times and gladly pay for the coverage. Good riddance

  75. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    mark2001 Says:
    “But really, that is a big part of what a society or country is really about, to one degree or another, isn’t it?”

    I will jump in the middle of the night to go to the aid of my neighbor if they have an emergency. But if one of my neighbors tells everyone else on the block that they have to start altering their routines, and please everyone in town wear a mask because he is vulnerable to infection, I will say, “how about YOU wear a mask to protect YOURSELF, and leave everyone else alone?”

    It’s only common sense, Mark. I don’t impose myself on the rest of the world because I have a personal problem, ESPECIALLY when there are masks that I can wear all by my grownup self that will protect me.

    The whole world is being played and you just cannot bring yourself to accept it. OR you do understand it, and are a part of the problem.

  76. Allbuccedup Says:

    Joe you need to stick to football this is not a political blog.

  77. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    @Rod Munch
    Well done!

  78. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:


    We should start going for the jugular. This would all be over faster!

  79. BucBrady Says:

    Jesus Joe–your priorities are unbelievably backwards.

    As someone who teaches at a public university this is possible the stupidest Public Health decision he could possible have made as professors like me see our numbers skyrocket out of control.

    It’s sad that we have a governor who doesn’t care about our public health, and it’s sad that your primary concern is whether we can have unmasked fans packed into a stadium.


  80. Nate1111 Says:

    Long live football and fans in stands if you dont want to go then dont donate your money on a vaccine.. till then give me my football

  81. BucEmUp Says:

    Jane Castor is a hardcore liberal who wants to play along with the fake virus to screw up everything intentionally and blame it all on a certain someone they cannot stand

  82. mark2001 Says:

    Bush… extending your logic about the old folks, you must acknowledge that we all die sooner or later. So why even bother with medical treatment at all? Better to thin out the old, the weak and the infirmed. And while we are at it, why don’t we just get rid of those with ADHD, lower IQ’s, mental and physical defects. Seems I’ve heard that before.

    And can do something to lessen their chance of dying in the next few weeks, months, and beyond. Wearing a mask in the grocery store you frequent and other places will help decrease transmission to them. Actually scientists have said that masks are more about you not transmitting it to others than about keeping you from inhaling the virus. And that is why my wearing a mask is important to your health, and visa versa.

    Regarding ER’s with Covid patients..yes we do have many unfortunately…for the very reason I mentioned…many of them due to lack of accepting personal responsibility. That is why many college campuses are having such problems now. And that is why many colleges aren’t allowing game attendance where students are attending in large numbers, like college football games. That being said, it isn’t extremely unusual among the immature and self indulgent to think themselves invincible and not think about others. But as adults, we should consider what we can do to help others…and that extends beyond emergency calls in the middle of the night.

  83. JimmyJack Says:

    Take me out to the ball game.
    Take me out to the crowd.
    Buy me a mask and a temperature test.

  84. Roy T. Buford Says:

    @Sumosam…some people will die in car accidents, of cancer, of natural causes, of the flu, and by murder. What is your point? I think the risk is manageable if people social distance…and those who are at high risk need to freaking stay home. So I am doing that. But why should others suffer when they have little to no risk, and I am being prudent to protect myself? You say “We are going to have a lot more deaths this season as the virus spreads even more. This is fact, not fiction.”

    I’d say to that:

    We are going to have a lot more deaths this season outside of the virus. This is fact, not fiction.

  85. orlbucfan Says:

    Aceofaerospace Says:
    September 26th, 2020 at 3:31 pm
    What a bunch of pu****s on this site. Go Bucs! Thank goodness for common sense leadership.
    So, who is a puss** here? Folks who don’t want to get real sick? And “common sense leadership”? You referring to dimwit DeathSantis? Get real.

  86. crazybucs_CL Says:

    Respect to our great governor Mr. DeSantis. Thank you Sir for expressing your opinion on this, and thanks to Tampa mayor for not fighting back.
    Great news for our fans…
    BA = Lovie S 2.0

  87. Bucslife44 Says:

    Pretty sure DeSantis wouldn’t let his kids go to a Bucs game with the pandemic … he’s just a trump ball cleaner

  88. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    BucBrady Says:
    “As someone who teaches at a public university…”

    That’s all you had to say.

    Guess what, Mr University indoctrinator, Public Health also includes things such as depression, suicide, homelessness, domestic violence, child abuse, hunger and broken homes caused by people not being able to work, losing their businesses and their homes to the banksters who always manage to get bailed out.

    The shutdowns have literally been worse than the disease. Maybe you should worry about some of those people, instead of students who are almost never in danger of death, and usually don’t even get sick from COVID19 exposure. You such a smart university edumacator.

  89. Rob F Says:

    This entire thread is extremely embarrassing.

  90. JustAnotherBucsFan Says:

    DeSantis is the man. Hoping he runs for president after Trump’s next term. If you’re still scared of Covid stay home.

  91. Alanbucsfan Says:

    You know what’s sad?
    The fact that today, American colleges and Universities have become hedge funds that conspire with Banks, Wall Street and Politicians to place our nation’s youth in insurmountable student loan debt.
    You “teachers” smugly hide behind your academia curtain while absolving yourselves of any responsibilty to counsel students to pursue careers that would make their debt a good investment and eventually pay off.
    YOU are part of the sad story happening to our disenfranchised youth.

  92. Bucnjim Says:

    I am late to the Corona Lt party sorry. If everyone here knew as many doctors, surgeons, and board directors of hospitals as I know you may have a different opinion. They all have the same take on the virus. Is it contagious? Very contagious! Is it fatal to 99.5% of the population? Absolutely not! What if you are older and healthy? Most healthy adults under the age of 80 have little problem recovering. Why are there so many deaths? The elderly population is at risk mainly because there is a good chance they are already fighting off other disease and morbidity.

  93. richardtyson Says:

    What is this?

  94. Laura $$ Says:

    My God the hysterics continue! The data is in…unless you’re on your death bed, you’ll be ok. Go to the game and enjoy! If you’re scared (you’re not really scared…you just HATE the orange man) that is ok but leave the rest of us alone. Here’s how I know you’re (the covid crazies) all intellectually disingenuous….I would bet you all one million $$$ that opening up the state will not increase the deaths per 100,000 and I know that not one of you would take that bet. The truth will eventually be revealed and not one of you will apologize for being wrong. To call you cowards is not strong enough.

  95. Says:

    Jameis joe story….more socials=more death…risk life for a football game? U people have no morals…and dont give me the downplay donnie rhetoric “its harmless” …f’n koolaid drinkers

  96. Bucnjim Says:

    Rod Munch,
    I’m in moderation but your post is even better than mine. Common sense has been missing throughout this entire process. Mark2001 this has been suggested to you many times but I will say it again: STAY AT HOME! Tell all your friends: STAY AT HOME! Anyone who is concerned: STAY AT HOME! While you are doing that mind your own business!

  97. Sucfartoutmybutthole Says:

    So amazing how Southerners proudly revel in stupidity.

  98. Dan Says:

    Thank you Ronnie D

  99. FairMinded Says:

    Idiotic and irresponsible

  100. Atrainwd40 Says:

    As a fan I’ve been to at least 2 games a year since 1983. That ends this year. My sister in law is a nurse practitioner in Vegas so I get to hear more than most. My life and the life of my family is worth waiting this out. Our governor be he good or bad does not care about safety… just economy and popularity. I wish all those who attend will be safe and healthy, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  101. SOEbuc Says:


    “Joe you need to stick to football this is not a political blog.”

  102. SOEbuc Says:


  103. Bruce Blahak Says:

    U posted my email?

  104. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Fn b*llsh*t

  105. Bird Says:

    Bruce. ^^

    You put gmail in wrong spot
    You are trying to chap on others when you just showed what a moron you truly are


  106. Nutbucer Says:


  107. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Nice security mechanism in place

  108. Nate$Buclife Says:

    Covid 19 is here Forever folks even with a vaccinee it would be AMAZING if everyone stayed at home for two weeks to eliminate this virus you would never have a COLD again that sounds great but people will never listen.. no one can force any1 to do anything.. So can you give me my football now?

  109. Buc N A Says:

    Been a season ticket holder since 95 I guess that means I’m out! F….. theGlazers!!!!

  110. LA Bucs Fan Says:

    Economos demands sacrifice!

  111. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Every last one of you who think this virus is some Lib/Dem hoax need to go to these games and spread it to your families and some of you need to become one of the 200,000 families who have lost people to it. Making this a political thing really shows how foolish you people are. It’s always better to err on the side of public safety and its got nothing to do with being a punk or Nancy boy. Florida opened up and look what happened. You intellectual cavemen worried so much about your rights and freedoms caused a flashpoint because morons don’t know how to act. Up here in Va. we opened up gradually and haven’t had as much problems, and we have a Dem. I’m a moderate in my thinking but you Trump lovers are straight buffoons though. How can you know what’s good for Americans when you can’t see past Trumps sphincter and where the sun don’t shine? You don’t really care about most Americans who aren’t like you only your poor lil 2nd Amendment rights. You people are the reason this country has so many problems, but hey whuduya say? Watch some football, don”t social distance or wear your masks! Let your tuff guy instincts guide you!

  112. Buc1987 Says:

    Politics, politics, politics at JBF.

    With that said….

    Go orange man go.

    Beat the blithering idiot.

  113. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    LA Bucs Fan Says:
    “Economos demands sacrifice!”
    Libertas demands no sacrifice, only libertatem.

  114. Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    Hopefully we lose enough Floridians to Make the world a better place.

  115. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:
    “Every last one of you who think this virus is some Lib/Dem hoax need to go to these games and spread it to your families and some of you need to become one of the 200,000 families who have lost people to it.”

    The fact that you still spout the fake 200,000 number, after Brix and Fauci have admitted on TV that the numbers are inflated, shows who the mental midget is.

    “Those who would gladly give up essential liberties for temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    ~ Benjamin Franklin

    And trust me, the founding fathers knew all about disease and pandemic. You find me a quote from them telling me when it’s ok to follow petty dictates of the medical tyrants, I will kiss you ascot.

  116. Buc1987 Says:

    Mirrormirroronthewall Says:

    “Hopefully we lose enough Floridians to Make the world a better place.”

    What an evil little trollish thing to say…

    On second thought I used to say the same thing about NY’ers!

  117. ItzOK Says:

    Nobody thinks the virus is a hoax. its the FAKE news making it more than it is that is the Hoax.

    There are 320MM people in this country and 200k is a half percent that have died,

    People are dying who would have died because they are old are had some other disease and this has pushed them over the edge just as the Flu would have.

    Hospitals and states are classifying deaths as Covid to recoup Money. George Floyd had Covid when he died. Its like saying Covid killed him and not a cop. The numbers are skewed

    That’s the science. Stop be a liberaltards drinking CNN fear tactics kool aid. All they do is push a false narrative ( just like they have lied for 3 years that Trump colluded with Russia) All fake stories.

    All of this to convince some dumb pansy liberal college professor or some 40 year old make making 50k a year that Trump is to blame for a world wide pandemic and the only way to fix it is to suspend everyone’s freedoms.

    By the way nice strategy by the Dems and Biden to play the prevent defense for 4 quarters with a three point lead. I might actually respect a Dem if they fought or worked hard to be president.

  118. Ivan The Insider Says:


    Who said Covid was a hoax? I don’t think anyone is saying that. I think most people here just agree that the Covid dangers have been overblown.

    You mention the families of those 200,000 people…

    Would you feel just as passionate if it were only the families of 40,000 dead people?

    Because that’s how many die EVERY YEAR FROM THE FLU. 40,000 to as much as 60,000 people… EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.

    It’s now been proven that only very old people or those with serious conditions are high risk to die from a Covid infection. GUESS WHAT…

    Those people shouldn’t go to a Bucs game. Or probably shouldn’t even leave the house at this point. I don’t think anyone here is advocating that High Risk people should go to a Bucs game or anywhere else in public.

    There IS a major problem with shutting down businesses for too long. It DESTROYS the economy. People commit suicide (which already are at record rates). It displaces families. Are puts more people into poverty. It has a ripple effect of negative outcomes throughout society.

    Life must go on. The average death rate from Covid is under 1%. In fact, the current “number of Covid cases” in the US is reported to be 6,000,000 but some scientists believe it may actually be as high as 100,000,000+ due to asymptomatic infections being 10X-20X the actual number of reported cases; which makes the mortality rate for Covid even lower… closer to normal influenza (flu).

    You and the other whining lefties on this post never want to talk about PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. If someone is high risk, they can choose to stay at home and away from visitors, which is what they should be doing whether we were all on a national lockdown or not.

  119. UKBuccaneer Says:

    Countries in Europe are currently seeing a second COVID spike thanks to people ignoring basic rules about mask wearing and social distancing. Opening up stadiums even partially is going to look like really dumb move in months to come.

  120. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Well said DavidBigBucsFan99….some people are hopeless followers with no brain to think for themselves…

  121. Bruce Blahak Says:

    Jameis Joe, fix or delete my messed up post please….ps…Jameis sucks!

  122. Roy T. Buford Says:

    The mask IS part of social distancing measures. They are not separate. That is key to understand. If one can’t stay six feet from others, wearing a mask is a good meausure so they prevent spreading droplets. Too many morons have translated wearing a mask to be this mystic way the disease won’t be spread. Stay six feet apart, first. If not, wear a mask. Indoors in public that makes sense as most folks can’t keep that distance. I would agree the optics of open stadiums isn’t good, and I understand that many think it can only be spread at political rallies for guys they don’t like and not the BLM/Antifa thugs burning cities. Whatever the case is…stay six feet apart. If not, cover up. It’s simple science.

  123. Jim bob Says:

    DeathSantis wants Florida to continue it trajectory as the worst run state combatting Covid-19. Great job idiot. You had the most deaths in the country yesterday with 108. With your leadership, you are well on the way to a projected 13,000 more deaths by January. I was a lifelong Republican until it became the party of Trump and his corrupt, autocratic, and cowardice cronies like DeathSantis came to power.

  124. ClodHopper Says:

    “Mirrormirroronthewall Says:
    September 26th, 2020 at 11:31 pm
    Hopefully we lose enough Floridians to Make the world a better place.”

    This is an example of a person who “knows” they are morally superior to everyone else.

  125. Aceofaerospace Says:

    Orlbucfan. Apparently I was referring to you. If you’re scared of catching Covid, stay home. Stay home forever. Wear a paper mask. Wear a handkerchief. Wear a maxi pad over your face. I don’t care. Do whatever makes you feel safe. I’m doing what I feel safe doing. I suggest you check into a nursing home in New York. There’s real common sense leadership there. You know, the kind you’re looking for. Probably where you came from anyway.

  126. Bucsfanman Says:

    DeSantis didn’t “save” anything, talk about hyperbole. All he did was look around at other states and stadiums and did the EASY math.

    In a state where you can be governor TWICE and then be elected to the Senate after being in charge of the largest medicaid/medicare fraud in the history of the nation, it’s no wonder Floridians have such low expectations!

  127. Buc Bro Says:

    Trump’s puppet trying to help him get re elected

  128. BuddhaBuc Says:

    I’m not a republican or Democrat. I’m a “None of the above” party. But I will say that anyone who whines about wearing a mask in stores is a knuckle-dragging mouth breather. Are you also crying about wearing shirts and shoes in a store and that that also takes away your freedom. If you think you’re truly free at all you are delusional.

  129. mark2001 Says:

    Jim…I do limit my travels, between my houses and for necessities. I want to live to a ripe old age.

    Now regarding your point…if people would just stay at home after they get the disease, and either live or die, without taxing our medical systems, I’d say, your choice.. roll the dice…and RIP if you don’t make it.

    But you know as well as I do, at that point your like minded friends won’t just take their chances and live or die at home. You will live as you choose, and then show up at the hospital, or doctors office, begging for help to survive a disease you now believe in, and increasingly spreading it to others. So you see, your position really isn’t fair to people already making sacrifices to avoid spreading the disease, and having reasons for those services through no reckless action of their own.

  130. mark2001 Says:

    Roy… good point…if one has a strong cough, the virus can travel far more than six feet…many times that. So a mask is also important. But science and logic seems to have little weight in this discussion anymore. The amount of misinformation is staggering.

  131. BleachBangerInChief Says:

    It’s amazing any of you can type while so vigorously jerking of Trump and Desantis. Joe’s are just thinly veiled Trump Trolls.

  132. jb Says:

    This site’s name should be changed to It’s nothing short of amazing how Bucs fans (and the public in general) can believe the continuous stream of lies and misinformation coming outta the White House and Tallahassee. Just remember Trump Trolls, what goes around comes around. One day you will ALL pay for your hate and stupidity.

  133. FairMinded Says:

    Ah well a lot of people of a particular political cult are gonna die. Pack em in boys!

  134. unbelievable Says:


    That woman was tased for resisting arrest. Not because of a mask.

    Please stop regurgitating fake news propaganda.

  135. lambchop Says:

    Man, I hate DeSatan and Trump, but it’s an outdoor stadium, you’ll be 6-feet apart, and wear your damn mask. If someone else isn’t wearing one, but you are, you should be fine. If you’re worried it’s going be a super-spreader event, again, wear your masks and take precautions to protect yourself if you have elderly at home or children (it does affect children and random people not in the target danger category).

    Can we just get a F-in Bolts Cup win and have the Bucs and Rays run the table?

    Sports should unite people. It almost always does. This post is intended to create this exact kind of response since it creates buzz for his posts. But, for anyone to tell Joe not to post his political beliefs on his BLOG, as much as I don’t agree with his political views, is just plain wrong. You’re coming to read his articles, it’s his site, if you don’t like it then you have a choice.

    It’s a blog, not a bipartisan give both sides kind of site, which means there’s no standards that should be followed. It’s up to the discretion of the blog owner.

  136. lambchop Says:

    But, if anyone brings their politics to a sports bar or game, I’m tossin my cold beer on you. Let me enjoy my damn sports without politics ruining it. Sports is my escape.

  137. crazybucs_CL Says:

    @ItzOK Says:
    “Nobody thinks the virus is a hoax. its the FAKE news making it more than it is that is the Hoax.
    There are 320MM people in this country and 200k is a half percent that have died…”
    Correction: is NOT half percent or 0.5%. Some arithmetic…. 320M = 100% of population. 3.2 M = 1% of population; 1.6M = 0.5% (or half percent) of population. 200K = 0.0625% of population.
    But you are SOOO right that FAKE news is trying to shape the opinion of people so they stop living their life, till Nov 3th. After that they don’t care no more….we are going to be presented with NEW narrative, who know what.
    Kudos to JOE for touching this subject …. you can not hide from it.
    At the end, he just brought some good news to us, the fans…
    Thank you Joe.
    BA = Lovie S 2.0

  138. gp Says:

    Tis painfully obvious who on this site is able to think for themselves and who simply regurgitate what they are told to believe. Very sad how many are in the latter group.

  139. ClodHopper Says:

    Some of you don’t seem to be thankful enough on how lucky you are that you have DeSantis and not Ed Buck’s next victim and meth head running the show.

  140. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    ClodHopper Says:
    “Ed Buck’s next victim”

    OMG I laughed myself sore…

    Only people paying attention will have any idea who that is. (Hint: you won’t find out by watching the fake news. They don’t want you to know.)