Though some believe that Sunday’s game against the Steelers was sold out and/or could have been sold out in time to lift the blackout, on this next issue there’s-a no debate.
The Bucs won’t sell out another game this year, barring something incredibly unlikely and unforeseen.
Next month’s game against the Saints could come close, but Stephen Holder of the St. Petersburg Times reports that the current pace of sales doesn’t indicate a coming sellout.
The team announced attendance of 61,036 at the 65,000-seat Raymond James Stadium. According to Anwar Richardson of he Tampa Tribune, the Tampa Sports Authority indicated that actual attendance was only 57,616.
Our pal Steve Duemig of WDAE in Tampa sent a text expressing his belief that the Bucs’ home venue hosted its largest crowd in 10 years.