Return Of Bucco Bruce

June 25th, 2021

Yesterday when Bucs COO Brian Ford had a Zoom conference call to discuss the training camp plans for fans next month, he was asked about alternative uniforms. And not the all-pewter things.

Ford explained the team held back on throwbacks because the NFL had a rule (which Team Glazer has lobbied to have overturned) that says teams can only use one helmet in a full season.

Ford said it wasn’t a matter of if the rule is changed, it’s when. Joe has a hunch Ford knew more than he let on. Shortly after Ford’s press conference, the NFL announced teams could use two different helmets in a season beginning in 2022.

What does this mean? It means Bucco Bruce is coming back shortly.

Yes, expect the beloved creamsicles to return next year. And how cool will it be to see Tom Brady wearing one?

Joe cannot wait. Well, on second thought, yeah, Joe can. There’s another Super Bowl to be won for the 2021 season. Even without the creamsicles.

37 Responses to “Return Of Bucco Bruce”

  1. Medicated Pete Says:

    No one’s happier than Bobby Fenton. Merch sales will set new records across the league

  2. Swampbuc Says:


    Unless we want to glorify losing.

    One win in those horrible straightjackets, in Freeload’s first start. And other than the Doug Williams years, nothing but horror.


  3. william thames Says:

    Hey, Swampgas get over it. There were alot of great players that wore those colors.

  4. william thames Says:

    Joe WHY?

  5. Jerry Says:

    According to Mike Florio at PFT, the team likely won’t be able to use the throwbacks until 2023.

  6. CalBucsFan Says:

    Please, don’t do it! I’ve been a fan since season-1 and know that winning seasons have been hard enough to come by without putting on those popsicle uni’s again.

  7. Bucco Bruce Says:

    Losing is a personal mentality, not the clothes you wear. These unis are beautiful and my memories of them are 79-82. Winners!, not the bennett/vinny years.

  8. Darin Says:

    Swampbuc obviously didnt go to games then. Bring em back baby!! Wooooohoooooo.

  9. OHBucFan Says:

    Expansion was so different when the Bucs and Seahawks joined the league. They were always going to suck, record-wise but those unis caught the attention of this 10 year old kid and I’ll never forget becoming an nfl fan watching the Selmon brothers and then Doug Williams, Giles, Wilder, Bell and the list goes on.
    Bring on the creamsicles and pair them up with a Bromosa Tangerine and some Hooters wings and let the “alarm clocks” continue the fade into a distant memory.

  10. Bucsfanman Says:

    Old School baby! Love it!
    Right there with you OHBuc!

  11. rrsrq Says:

    That means marketing, I just hope when I order mine, my #12 says Williams, nothing against Brady, but I’m a classic kinda man

  12. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    @ Darin…Wooooohoooooo !!!! is right!

    I had a Steve Spurrier creamsicle made a few years ago as a nod to season 1 and all of the pain that followed. Kind of saying “Been there since season 1 and every painful season since”

  13. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    how cool would it be to have 2 helmets, old and new, with an orange color rush uniform. I would Love an all orange color rush uni, even though i’m not a huge fan of the creamsicle jersey.

  14. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:


    Yeah to remind us of the 0-26 college team we used to be.

    That’s like bringing Jameis back or reviving a puppy and The Bucco Realisto!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PLEASE DON’T!!!!!!

  15. BA4President Says:

    Yeah, Florio is saying 2023 because of a technicality

  16. No Risk It No Biscuit Says:


  17. Rossta61 Says:

    Please, no! Lot of people don’t know or forget that we were the laughingstock of the NFL. We were always made fun of those hideous colors and logo it was associated with losing we have awesome colors in our uniform, now what the hell change it for Cream sickles hell no!

  18. JimmyJack Says:

    I dislike the cream uniform and I think we look like wimps is them. The only thing I could think of that could be worse is if they put us in pink.

    It dont bother me to see it for just a game or two but I am very thankful these uniforms are only throwbacks……As much as I love the Bucs those uniforms always embarassed me when they were our weekly costumes.

  19. JimmyJack Says:

    I mean for real a smiling winking pirate with a dangly earring? All dabbed out in the most girliest color in the NFL? What a freaking joke.

  20. #1bucsfan Says:

    So have the decal changed on the one helmet. Glazer just pouting cause it would cost a little bit of money to change the one helmet to old school for a week then change that same helmet back. Can’t be that hard right ? Or are they just pouting because they arnt getting there way JOE ??

  21. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Just don’t bring back that wink, give our Buccaneer a manly eye patch!

  22. Pete I Says:

    Good still the most unique uniform in the NFL

  23. Dewey Selmon Says:

    My fav creamsickle is Owen 26. get it? No one under age 30 does.

  24. Crack3rK Says:

    No! Please NOOOOOOOOOO! Yuck, puke, barf….noooooooo!!!!!

  25. Bucs Bro Says:

    I still have my Steve Young throwback

    This is all for jersey sales. Brady & Gronk creamsicle jerseys will be insane sellers

  26. PSL Bob Says:

    Nostalgia is all it is. It was a different era and it’s nice to revisit occasionally. I just wish they could have worn the throwback uni a time or two during this juggernaut phase we’re going through now.

  27. Rob Says:

    A orange color rush uni!!! Yes plz

  28. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Just promise me they won’t bring back the orange pants!! 😝

  29. Buc1987 Says:

    Love it and I adore the orange.

  30. Walter Says:

    Can’t wait to see Brady throwing tuddy’s in the creamsicles

  31. Natron Says:

    Yeah, the creamsicle uniforms looked bad when we played in the nfc central division, outdoors in Green Bay and Chicago, but indoors at Atlanta or New Orleans they will look fantastic, nice change pace, can’t wait to see Tom in the Orange!!!

  32. Bucobill999 Says:

    Yep figured yall clowns would argue over everything missing ndog nowadays

  33. Bellingham Bucs Fan Says:

    The losing was brutal, but that look represents Sundays with my Dad at the Sombrero and I will rep Bruce for all time. The Jameis/Gerald/Aguayo-era unis, though, need to be erased from history. Nothing salvageable there.

  34. FrankPillow Says:

    This is fantastic news. The throwbacks are all about nostalgia. As terrible as we were in the creamsicles—and we were historically bad—there were some great early years playoff runs and great individual efforts from Selmon, Giles, Williams, Carrier, Wilder, Woods, Green, Nickerson, Alstott and plenty other. Lamar Sparkman’s Bucco Bruce is part of our history and part of what makes being x2 World Champs so special.

  35. DoooshLaRue Says:


    I agree and had the same experience from 1976-1997.

  36. DavidBigBucsFan99 Says:

    Ha Dewey great way to pinpoint one of the worst records in all professional sports!

  37. August 1976 Buc Says:

    After all the Losing in the orange unis, it would be good to see the Bucs smash a few teams wearing them. I did not like those White Road Togs they wore, because of the very long multiple losing streaks on the road that the Bucs would seemingly be in all the time back in the eighties.

    Anyone remember the 1985 Snow Bowl in GB, with Steve Young at QB, and Steve getting up and picking snow out of his helmet lol They used a clip from that game in a Rolaids commercial back then. The Bucs were almost invisible that day with those white unis in the Snow storm that was going in Green Bay. And yes as usual the Bucs got hammered that day on the road.

    The orange are fine, but those white road togs need to stay in the Dumpster of History.

    GO BBUCS!!!!