“Buc Nation Going To Have It Rocking;” But Will They?

January 12th, 2022

Ninth-year Bucs defensive tackle Will Gholston shared his perspective today in advance of Sunday’s Eagles clash at The Licht House.

The biggest difference for Gholston in this year’s postseason isn’t about experience as defending Super Bowl champs, it’s about the post-COVID-freakout environment. Simply stated, packed houses for the postseason will be a game-changer, he explained.

“Buc Nation going to have it rockin’,” Gholston said.

But Joe wonders if that will actually happen.

As of this afternoon, there are many thousands of tickets available on the resale market. That’s a lot of Bucs fans willing to cough up their tickets. And the 1 o’clock start is a good kickoff time for Eagles fans if they’re trying to fly back to Philadelphia on Sunday night.

There also are tons of Philly fans in the area and it’s only a 16-hour drive in from the Liberty Bell.

Joe remembers too well the sea of Giants fans at the last Bucs home playoff game in January 2008. It was disgusting, depressing and loud as hell when the Bucs had the ball.

Joe sure hopes Gholston is correct. Red and green is a bad color combination.

59 Responses to ““Buc Nation Going To Have It Rocking;” But Will They?”

  1. BucEmUp Says:

    Gonna be a crap ton of green

  2. PassingThru Says:

    Sadly, I’m expecting lots of Phili fans migrating south for this game, and making lots of noise during Buc possessions.

  3. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Sure there will be lots of green at Raymond James Stadium……but not as much as usual…..Brady makes a big difference……at least Buc ticket holders will be receiving a hefty price for their tickets……
    But, my advice to Tampa ticket holders…..got to the game…..it’s not like we have a playoff game at home every year……

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Season ticket holder here and unfortunately a significant number of season ticket holder’s bought only to turn a profit. There will be green there but it WILL be rocking for the Bucs!

  5. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    @J:”..Joe remembers too well the sea of Giants fans at the last Bucs home playoff game in January 2008. It was disgusting, depressing and loud as hell when the Bucs had the ball…”
    you don’t have to go that far back in time….it was just like that a month ago, against Bills.
    this is what TB fans are… look at Rays, they want to move to Montreal …. why you think Glazer bought MU….
    A lot of population here => you expect out of 3 million you will find enough fans, unfortunate their loyalty belong to the place they came from.
    These are realities we have here, YES it is disgusting.

  6. Upstate NY BUC Says:

    You season ticket holders are nuts!! Why wouldn’t you want to go to this game. If I could get the time off I’d be down there in a sec. Come on now….

  7. mg Says:

    Worst fans in America are from Philly. Bucs fans should show up. Give me a cuban or a shrimp po boy anyday over a cheese steak.

  8. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    …got couple of friends, been here 40-45 years, they were little kids when they came from up-state NY. Still hard core Buffalo Bills fans.
    YES it is depressing!

  9. Rod Munch Says:

    I’m looking at the Ticketmaster site, and it’s like half the stadium is available as a ‘verified resale’ ticket. That’s pretty insane.

    It could just be a case of SB champions and a spoiled fan base. Looking on Ticketmaster at the other games, and the Chiefs, who everyone says have an amazing fanbase, their ticket map might even be worse than the Bucs in terms of resell tickets. Meanwhile the Bengals, who are excited about just being in the playoffs, they have by far the least number of tickets.

    If people really are just sitting on the tickets and not planning on going, there’s going to be a ton of people dumping seats for whatever they can get on Sunday morning. If you want to go and have a tight budget, it certainly looks like you’ll get some amazing deals if you wait until the last minute.

  10. BA4President Says:

    Red and green has worked out pretty well for Christmas. Just sayin…

  11. PassingThru Says:

    If Phili wins, it’ll open a portal to Hell. May God have mercy on your souls.

  12. Jerry Says:

    There will be a lot of green. I estimate about 30-40% Eagles fans.

    Looks like a lot of people thought they could make some big money on this game. But with so many tickets right now for sale, you won’t get much. A ton of people will drop that price in a few days. Anyone who wants to go and holds out may be able to get tickets below face.

  13. Steve Says:

    I personally know of a half dozen Philly fans heading down for the game – I expect, as in typical Tampa fashion, 20 to 25% will be wearing iggles green. Bummer to say the least.

  14. Gofortheface30 Says:

    Correction MG: the worst fans in America sell their tickets and don’t go to the games. I don’t wanna hear any complaining when 40% of stadium are eagles fans. It’s becauseof a-hole alleged buc fans that think an extra 500-1000 dollars is going to change their life or something. It’s actually pretty disgusting that there are still thousands of seats left for a home playoff game with a super star-laden roster. As an aside, and perhaps most importantly, this is the problem with being in a transient town. Funny how those same New Yorkers that made fun of Florida during “shutdown” continue to all move down here. So funny how that works.

  15. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    I was at the last game played at Veterans Stadium in full blown Buc’s attire, and was not hassled by any Philly Fans, and we won that game.
    I was treated with kindness and respect by the so called “Bad” Philly Fans. In fact, one even bought me a Beer!

    Give me a Philly cheese steak over a cuban or a shrimp po boy anyday. In fact, I will take a good Submarine Sandwich or a Grinder over a Cuban too.

    Expect quite a few Eagles Fans at the game Sunday. It is winter up there, and they will be here supporting their team.

  16. mg Says:

    Correction acknowledged, Gofortheface30.

  17. mg Says:

    Well done beef smothered in cheese isn’t for everyone.

  18. Rod Munch Says:

    Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:
    January 12th, 2022 at 3:35 pm
    I was at the last game played at Veterans Stadium in full blown Buc’s attire, and was not hassled by any Philly Fans, and we won that game.
    I was treated with kindness and respect by the so called “Bad” Philly Fans. In fact, one even bought me a Beer!


    Why in the world would they be nice to you? I’m never nice to visiting fans. Heck, one time I went to a game vs the Lions, that the Bucs lost, and at the end of the game some Detroit fans were all together cheering, looking very happy, and I went to security and said they were trying to start fights and you might want to break them up before something happens, so security goes over and tells them to break it, and they’re whinning about being a family or some fake news garbage to try to talk their way out of being in trouble. I was so happy… That’s just one of many many stories I have about harassing opposing fans. It’s part of the game, part of the fun, part of the reason you pay those prices — to be entertained!

    I’d at the least expect Philly fans, if they bought you a beer to have done something to it.

  19. Bird Says:

    I will be there. Aint gonna miss this

    As a season ticket holder, i will say that there has been way more bucs fans then in years past. Maybe covid is a factor but i hope real buc fans show up. Hate to sit next to obnoxious eagles fans looking to start junk

  20. Christos Says:

    That is the point i made in the article about a potential Bucs game in Germany. I m in Greece and watch all the Bucs games (and all the games every week) in the NFL Gamepass. I was able to see our Bucs close for the 1st time in London at 2019. I heard then and i hear now many Bucs fans complaint why the team gives up a game overseas but from what i ve watched through the years RayJay stadium is almost never full and many times is about 50/50 with the opponents fans. You should not sale the tickets to Eagles fans, is a playoff game the team needs the support and the noise. Many fans complaint during the Lost Decade as Joe is calling it that if the team wins you will fill the stadium. Well the team wins but what i see is many fans from other teams in the seats. Stop selling the tickets and go to the games. I mean many fans here in this site was talking all year about home field advantage and now that we got it we will see thousands of Eagles fans, dont get it. Go Bucs

  21. Jaymiss Pick6 Again Says:

    Unfortunately Ray Jay ’bout to look like a Christmas get together!

  22. Kansas95Buc Says:

    Wait a minute, we survived the lost decade, got the GOAT at QB, finally playing football past the regular season and people don’t wanna go to the games?!?!?! I’m sorry you can’t be a real fan if you reselling post season tickets. I’d punch my grandma in the face for one of those tickets

  23. godlovesbucs Says:

    I am in town for the game to cheer the bucs on. All the way from California! Went to last week’s game with my boys, and when we realized we would still be in town for the home playoff game, I bought 2 tickets for me and the wife! Excited to cheer on the bucs in a playoff game at RAY JAY!!!!

  24. Anonymous Says:

    I have a big business trip that I get a huge raise once it’s over I was hoping the game was gonna be on Saturday just like last year. Unfortunately I cannot make the game so I sold my tickets to a friend.

    They gave me 800.00 when I only payed 232. So I consider it money well spent,

  25. D-Rome Says:

    I’ll be there with my Bucs gear.

  26. Swampbuc Says:

    Anyone with an out of Florida driver’s license should be required to produce proof of vax, proof of boost, and proof of a negative covid test within the last 36 hours. Just for the playoffs.


  27. crazyBucs_CL Says:

    🤣🤣😁 like u idea!

  28. ModHairKen Says:

    Who cares? Come on down, Philly people. Your money spends just the same as Tampans.

    If this is the difference in whether the Bucs win or lose — how many Eagles fans are in stadium seats — then it is already over.

  29. Rayjay1122 Says:

    Does not matter how many Philly fans are there as long as we whip the Eagles tails and silence the visiting fans.

  30. Im not tired anymore we Super Bowl Champs!! Says:

    Season ticket holder and currently have Covid which could be a problem. If I have to sell it will only go to a Buc fan that I know. Even if I lose out on making the big sale. Go Bucs!

  31. Mort Says:

    Bucs fans are soft as hell. The stands will be green white and red. In that order probably. You’re gonna hear “fly eagles fly” and it’s going to be embarrassing. This fan base sucks.

  32. Jerry Says:

    Actually, One other thing to point out though, is that there may be a high number of tickets on Ticketmaster because some season ticket holders didn’t buy their seat for the playoffs. Season ticket holders are not obligated to buy playoff tickets. It’s like an add on. If the season pass holder didn’t sign up for the “pay as we play” option in August or didn’t opt in to buy the playoff tickets in December, their seat for the playoffs goes up on sale.

    So who knows what kind of crowd will be there.

  33. JimmyJack Says:

    Factor in in 2019 that that the stadium was barely half full and that pretty much shows you how many diehards we got in this town.

    All these people buying up season tickets could care less about the Bucs when we arent a contender……If they were diehard fans theres no way they sell their playoff tickets after all the struggling we have endured the past 2 decades.

    Personally I have no intrest in season tickets and prefer to go to just a game a year. But I also refuse to pay a sucker price for a ticket so Im basically kicked to the curb while Brady is our QB. Dont bother me none to watch on TV.

    GO BUCS!!!

  34. Ryan K Says:

    I noticed the abundance of tickets as well. I did check arrowhead for a reference and they had a bunch of tickets still available.

    Come on boys, buy tickets and get to the game !!

    How many chances do you get to see the GOAT in a Bucs jersey playing in a home playoff game? The stadium better be rocking!!!!

  35. Mike Johnson Says:

    Philly fans are the worst. Thet do have some of the best cheese steaks in America though. I hope we slaughter them.

  36. Mike C Says:

    I can watch a rock concert on TV too….. not the same as being at the event.

  37. Swampbuc Says:

    Here’s to the cheesesteaks comment. They are The Best. True.

  38. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Bought 4 tickets….. We are ready to rock n roll… GO BUCS!!!

  39. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    Time to wear my Brady BUCS SB LV Champions jersey….. GO BUCS!!!!

  40. ClwJB Says:

    I HATE the slugs in the row behind me that sell their tickets every week to the road team – I complained to the Bucs and they are going to revoke seats from those that sell more than 3 times… be forewarned

    It’s DISGUSTING you slobs sell your soul for money


    Thanks for letting me vent

  41. ZeroBucsGiven Says:

    Ray Jay is one of the driest home stadiums to play in. Even when the crowd is “into” it were weak compared to every other home team.

  42. TBNative Says:

    Yeah… currently probably 30% of the seats in the stadium are up for resale so any Philly fan who wants to come can get in. I guess the Glazers don’t care because all the seats were sold but it’s a terrible look. Having the stadium filled with obnoxious visiting fans really screws up the experience. If the tickets aren’t resold, having a half-full stadium has got to be a real buzz-kill for the players, too. Add the rainy weather that we’re supposed to get, and most of our weak fanbase will be hiding in the concourses. Not the playoff atmosphere we’ve been waiting for all these years.

  43. JimmyJack Says:

    Mike Johnson I would actually take a Philly fan over a backstabbing traitor like you.

    You will not come on here and pretend to be some huge Bucs fan around me. I didnt forget that you turned your back on us in 2018 to become a Jags fan.

    You are not one of us you are a fraud.

  44. University of Seffner Says:

    Any Tampa Bay Buccaneers Season Ticket Holder who sells Post-Season Tickets should have their membership revoked from them.

  45. Swampbuc Says:

    …..and then made into eunuchs.

  46. Jerry Says:

    Would not surprise me one bit if 1/3rd of the stadium is Eagles fans.

    And if we play the Cowboys the following week….it’ll be even worse.

  47. jerseybuc Says:

    Flew down for the Bills game and the amazing start shut up the Let’s go Buffffalloooo chants until the furious finish. They were actually dominating the noise level last minutes of the 4th quarter. I listen to philly radio and they are dialed in to take over the town. They always pride themselves on that. Worst fans by a longshot. Just run the Ronde INT on a loop pregame to hypnotize those idiots. I can’t believe Buc fans are selling their tix for this game but there are a lot of tickets available and the philly faithful will eat em up. Get used to hearing that stupid iggle chant, lets get it done fellas and shut em up.

  48. Swampbuc Says:

    The Glazerboyz should buy up all the tickets that are for sale from season ticket holders, that way learn who the snowflakes are, and then distribute them to the less fortunate. Everyone wins, and Lord knows the Glazerboyz can afford it after so many years of running the Bucs on the cheap throughout the lost decade and a half.

  49. David Says:

    I am just unwilling to spend hundreds per ticket for a cheap seat. For a family of four, which I have, when you add in parking and food, it’s easily $1000 to $1500. Insane.
    I’ll be watching on the big screen at home

  50. David Says:

    Why is scalping tickets legal now?
    It was illegal for years and now every sporting event and concert gets sold out rather quickly and ticket prices double and triple within a week on resale sites.

    It’s horrible

  51. Anthony Says:

    The Bucs need to lace them up and play smash mouth football. The fans need to be none stop. I believe the key to winning is to keep Brady clean play solid D. And run the ball T least 20 times or more. Vaughn is a key to this but the weather could play a big part. If throwing becomes an issue then the edge goes to eagles. But if we can run and throw then our Degense has to plY lights out. Better to control and contain the quarterback then to try big hit and miss and he scrambles. Gronk needs to play huge as do all

  52. Bucs80U4rea Says:

    How about all the millionaire players buy up the tickets and give them out to their charity sites

  53. Bucs80U4rea Says:

    How about the millionaire Bucs players buy up the tickets and give them to their charities

  54. Mike C Says:

    Talked my bro out of selling out, he was going to sell on line, but I gave him the old guilt trip, now two BUC fans will be attending the game at face value. GO BUCS!

  55. SomeGuy Says:

    With the amount of money some people have paid for years to have those tickets I don’t blame them a bit for trying to get back a few bucks on them.

    The “we need the crowd” trope is a brilliant marketing move by the NFL, but I can still recall when excessive crowd noise would draw a penalty. At some point they figured out that allowing the crowd to feel like “part of the team” sold tickets so they dropped it.

    Bottom line, the owners wouldn’t sacrifice a dime for you, you are under no obligation to pass up a money making opportunity for yourself. Lord knows the Glazers never have.

  56. Wesley Says:

    Bucs80U4rea – that’s actually a great idea.

  57. TBNative Says:

    The Bucs just released a ton of tickets at face value on Ticketmaster. Clever move to screw the scalpers and drive down prices. Just picked up lower level Bucs sideline seats for face value next to similar seats listed for two and three times that much. Go snatch ’em up before the Philly fans do!

  58. dbbuc711 Says:

    Bucs need to jump out to early lead and quiet their fans down.
    Get a good lead by half-time so they just leave.

  59. 941Boltsfan Says:

    How about the slaughtering we took at Raymond James12/09/13 It was against the damn Eagles as we honored the 10th year anniversary of us slaughtering them at that old stadium our 1st super bowl win and then again the next year beating the Pheables at their shiny new one.