Stuck In Tampa

November 14th, 2020

[UPDATE: 11:10 p.m.] In less than 16 hours (as Joe is typing this here post), the Bucs are supposed to kick off against the Stinking Panthers.

The Bucs, as of roughly 9 p.m. Saturday night, have yet to take off for Charlotte, site of Sunday’s game.

Per Jay Glazer the Bucs were stuck at Tampa International Airport with plane issues.

Now Joe texted people with the Bucs and learned as of 9:23 p.m. the team was preparing to board another plane to whisk them to Charlotte. The team initially boarded their first plane around 3:30 p.m. Photos of the team boarding with timestamps on the photos are all over social media.

Usually the team has meetings at the team hotel the day before a road game. Joe hopes somehow these took place on the plane (the planes NFL teams use are way, way bigger than your standard Boeing 737-700 that Southwest Airlines uses, for example). So if needed there is room for positions to get together in cramped groups but it is hardly ideal.

Joe was already scared of this game. Dudes will be lucky to be crashed by midnight now. Ugh.

[UPDATE: 11:10 p.m.] Per Jenna Laine of ESPN, the Bucs’ flight is expected to land in Charlotte around 11:30 p.m. The first plane was scheduled to depart at 2:25 p.m. Saturday and the Bucs were stuck on the tarmac for some five hours.

After the Bucs were allowed off the first plane, the team had meetings and a meal back at Tampa International Airport (practicing social distancing, of course).

14 Responses to “Stuck In Tampa”

  1. Ryan Jensen’s Hair Says:

    We’ll take it out on the Kitties!

  2. Natron Says:

    Lovie beat Schiano today…..for whatever that’s worth!

  3. TampaTown Says:

    Did you have to say crashed?

  4. TB55 Says:

    They should push the game back to 4

  5. DaBux Says:

    Hoo boy. Tell Tom to loan us his plane today.

  6. ModHairKen Says:

    “Dudes will be lucky to be crashed by midnight now. Ugh.”

    What the hell?

  7. Fernando Says:

    It’s an hour 29 min flight they almost there
    Stop the dramatic news
    They’re professionals they need to show up and play

  8. Joe Says:

    Stop the dramatic news

    News *is* dramatic.

  9. the_end Says:

    This is the beginning of the end of the “Tampa Bay” Buccaneers. Weenie Arm will return and the evil forces of the realm will force House Glazer to sell the franchise. Thankfully a new beginning will start with this house cleaning and relocation. Brighter days are ahead in a few years.

  10. Buc1987 Says:

    Brady must be thinking like…

    This shyte never happened with the Krafts.

    Go Bucs!!!(Wake up pumpkins it’s time for football)

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    the_end…this team is never leaving Tampa.

    I’ll bet my house on it.

  12. FirstTimePoster Says:

    “Two or three plane crashes and we’re in the playoffs” is supposed to be for any other teams flight.

  13. Roy T. Buford Says:

    “Joe was already scared of this game.” Maybe one of you was. The other wrote earlier in the week about “thankfully” they were playing CAR, a bad team without a pass rush. Yikes!

    Now, we know teams often have some bad games (depending on how good they are) and the Bucs always have at least one “WTF? head schratcher,” and I hope that was last week, as it surely qualified. But when a team has a season that suddenly spirals out of control (like 2008 was), this is the big indicator. If they don’t leave CAR today with a sound win, they are done.

  14. Frankinthe813 Says:

    Kids that play diamond sports in college do that all the time .. they’ll be fine