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Bucs blacked out again

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The sellout streak in Tampa has ended at, well, one.

The Week Four Monday night game between the Bucs and the Colts snapped a 10-game streak of blacked out games at Raymond James Stadium.  The Week Six visit from the Saints has not resulted in enough ticket sales to permit the game to be televised locally.

Rick Stroud of the St. Petersburg Times reports that roughly 55,000 fans are expected to attend the game, not enough to constitute a sellout.

The team’s next home games comes next week, in London.  Only three games remain in Tampa:  November 13 (Texans), December 4 (Panthers), and December 17 (Cowboys).

For Week Six, only two games have been blacked out.  The Bengals announced earlier in the week that the visit from the Colts won’t be televised locally, making Cincinnati three-for-three when it comes to non-sellouts.

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31 Responses to “Bucs blacked out again”
  1. seneca1ss says: Oct 13, 2011 6:48 PM

    The London game isn’t sold out either
    forget trying to move them there

    It’s the Cheap Glazer Family no one likes :-)

  2. apooster says: Oct 13, 2011 6:55 PM

    Send them to LA!

  3. dannano says: Oct 13, 2011 7:12 PM

    Well, considering that Blount is out, Foster is out, McCoy is out, Free is playing like crap, the WRs all have stone hands…

    I don’t think anyone will want to see the blowout. :/

  4. zimaman says: Oct 13, 2011 7:16 PM

    excellent news

    gonna be in Sarasota this weekend

    now I can watch the PATS open a can of whoop a$$ on them cowgirls

  5. My Last Victim Escaped says: Oct 13, 2011 7:31 PM

    Why arent the Bucs ever a consideration to move to L.A.? Jus tell ‘em the Raiders had a logo change, the fans wont notice the difference… I doubt they even know where Tampa Bay is.

  6. tyelee says: Oct 13, 2011 7:31 PM

    3 possible Reasons:

    1) Horrible coaching
    2) Poor quality talent (compared to the much successful teams)
    3) Opponents above .500 just seems to own this team!

  7. bluefan204 says: Oct 13, 2011 7:41 PM

    This is about as interesting as Brett Favre holding a press conference to announce that he MIGHT come back…maybe….

  8. buffalosaint says: Oct 13, 2011 8:13 PM

    No excuses for a city of 4 Million+ to not sell out a midseason game when you can take the division lead. I bet they’d sell out if they traded Freeman for Tebow.

  9. nineroutsider says: Oct 13, 2011 8:25 PM

    Bucs fans are the worst! This team is in the thick of a division race and playing a divisional opponent. Go to the game! What…you think they will get blown out again? Then you are a tool who knows nothing about football. Stop complaining about all of the young talent, the 10-6 talent, and go out and support your team!

    Otherwise this has to be the team to move to LA.

    Disclaimer: If Tampa fans are super broke, than its completely understandable.

  10. mrgroovesd says: Oct 13, 2011 9:20 PM

    Yeah either the Bucs or the Raiders move to LA, not the Bolts. LOL

  11. djdvd says: Oct 13, 2011 9:46 PM

    For all the bashing everyone likes to do on the Jags for their attendance, they sure as hell seem to sell out a lot more than the Bucs do. How long has it been since a Jags blackout? Two seasons? Sure the hell isn’t two weeks like TB.

  12. bucsraysboltsfan says: Oct 13, 2011 10:29 PM

    @djdvd: how much does Muni stadium in Jax hold after laying tarps over the seats, 45,000? Don’t puff your chest out too much, you couldn’t sell anything out without capping your attendance. 31 teams, including the Bucs, could sell out your stadium.

  13. netrunner2k2 says: Oct 14, 2011 12:20 AM

    Actually, bucsrayswhatever fan, Everbank holds a touch over 67,000 WITH THE TARPS for NFL games. Raymond James? Almost 66,000. Eat facts.

  14. blancodiablo says: Oct 14, 2011 12:53 AM

    @bucsraysboltsfan:

    Raymond James Stadium: 65857
    Everbank Field: 67164 w/ tarps

    Jaguars are selling out a larger stadium for a nauseating product on the field.

    Interesting fact Sherlock, Ray Jay can be expanded to 75,000 seats for special events – which in this case doesnt involve Buccaneeers football. Yes, Jags have tarps over their extra 10k seats. However, if you went to football games, genius, you would realize Tampa has the same issue.

    Again, Tampa has the worst fans of any major league sport. Way to represent the base, yo.

  15. maddenisfordorks says: Oct 14, 2011 1:16 AM

    bucsraysboltsfan says: Oct 13, 2011 10:29 PM

    @djdvd: how much does Muni stadium in Jax hold after laying tarps over the seats, 45,000? Don’t puff your chest out too much, you couldn’t sell anything out without capping your attendance. 31 teams, including the Bucs, could sell out your stadium.

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    That’s incorrect. Check your stats. We’re not FedEx Field, but Jax averages more attendance than several teams, including the Bears (with the tarps).

    Either way – man I wish PFT would stop kicking all of us in the balls whenever our attendance numbers aren’t stellar.

    These franchises mean a bunch to our towns, and the people are doing what they can. Knock it off with the low blows you internet goons.

  16. bluefan204 says: Oct 14, 2011 5:14 AM

    nineroutsider says: Oct 13, 2011 8:25 PM

    Disclaimer: If Tampa fans are super broke, than its completely understandable.

    They’re only super broke until the playoffs start, at which point money suddenly appears in their wallets, and they’ve been there since the beginning.

  17. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 14, 2011 5:17 AM

    45k tarps, really? Not only are you misinformed, but that an idiotic statement. You wrote the same thing a Jax topic last week so you obviously believe this nonsense so let me help you out.

    Everbank Field holds 77,164. There are only 2-3 large market teams that has this capacity or more(Dallas, Washington). 10K tarps, I repeat 10k were added to bring the capacity down to 67, 164 to compare with all the other small- medium market team. It’s pretty simple. Look it up and don’t let facts get in the way of making your misguided point.

  18. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 14, 2011 5:30 AM

    @bucsraysboltsfan

    One more thing. Jax is is disgruntled with Del Rio and we are still selling out, what’s your excuse and save the economy one. Before you talk about the “31 other teams, including Buc”, try selling out Raymond James first.

  19. marty2019 says: Oct 14, 2011 5:39 AM

    bucsraysboltsfan says:
    Oct 13, 2011 10:29 PM
    @djdvd: how much does Muni stadium in Jax hold after laying tarps over the seats, 45,000? Don’t puff your chest out too much, you couldn’t sell anything out without capping your attendance. 31 teams, including the Bucs, could sell out your stadium.

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    After coverings some seats with tarps, the Jags’ stadium holds 67,000 for a Jags game. The Bucs’ stadium holds 65,000 for a Bucs’ game. Nice try.

  20. marty2019 says: Oct 14, 2011 5:45 AM

    bucsraysboltsfan says:
    Oct 13, 2011 10:29 PM
    @djdvd: how much does Muni stadium in Jax hold after laying tarps over the seats, 45,000? Don’t puff your chest out too much, you couldn’t sell anything out without capping your attendance. 31 teams, including the Bucs, could sell out your stadium.

    ============================

    Look up the average attendance last year. Jags averaged 63,000. Bucs averaged 49,000.

  21. jagmania65 says: Oct 14, 2011 6:17 AM

    67,164 after the tarps, bucsraysboltsfan – about 1500 more than Raymond James. But thanks for playing…

  22. leopold332002 says: Oct 14, 2011 6:40 AM

    bucsraysboltsfan says:Oct 13, 2011 10:29 PM

    @djdvd: how much does Muni stadium in Jax hold after laying tarps over the seats, 45,000? Don’t puff your chest out too much, you couldn’t sell anything out without capping your attendance. 31 teams, including the Bucs, could sell out your stadium.

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    Hey dipstick, our stadium holds 67,000 with the tarps you uneducated punk and don’t get mad that we’re lifting blackouts and your team blacking out games with a good team.

    2011 attendance: Jacksonville 61,963 with tarps and Tampa 54, 080. The numbers don’t lie crybaby.

  23. kenny328usa says: Oct 14, 2011 8:07 AM

    I don’t think there’s any question that Tampa is the worst fan base in the country. Trust me I know I lived there for 7 miserable years. And I heard all of the bullcrap excuses that you see above. What a shame when you can’t sellout playoff baseball games.

  24. cshearing says: Oct 14, 2011 8:34 AM

    bucsraysboltsfan got seriously owned. I like it.

    How do the Bucs sell out a game against the hapless Colts, but not for the Saints, a division opponent no less? It boggles my mind.

  25. bucfandango says: Oct 14, 2011 8:46 AM

    ….uhhhhhhhhhhhhh, you can say that again….

  26. tampafan24 says: Oct 14, 2011 12:03 PM

    The first playoff baseball game that wasn’t sold out was a Tuesday game that started at 2 pm so don’t try to reach for ways to bash Tampa attendance that aren’t there…stick to the easy reasons! The Bucs aren’t moving…and Jax needs to get off of their soapbox because if our owners were willing to toss out a few dollars then our games would be “Soldout” just like yours!

  27. johnny696 says: Oct 14, 2011 1:04 PM

    So if the London game is not soldout, will that be blacked out in Tampa Bay as well???

  28. kingbuccaneer says: Oct 14, 2011 1:55 PM

    Have you guys EVER even been to J-Ville??? Yea, that’s what I thought… There is NOTHING to do in that town on a Sunday except go see a crap Jags game….

    Oh and hey @buffalosaint, you should remove that foot from your mouth because there isn’t close to 4 million people in the ENTIRE Tampa Bay area….

  29. ilovefoolsball says: Oct 14, 2011 5:41 PM

    What the Jags fans fail to mention is that they wouldn’t be selling out anything if it wasn’t for businesses stepping up and purchasing the remaining tickets at discount prices.

    I guess the Bucs are too “youngry” to sell out. One day they will, when they get their drivers licenses.

  30. nationalmediacansuckit says: Oct 14, 2011 9:34 PM

    kingbuccaneer says:
    Oct 14, 2011 1:55 PM
    Have you guys EVER even been to J-Ville??? Yea, that’s what I thought… There is NOTHING to do in that town on a Sunday except go see a crap Jags game…..
    ——————————————————

    So what is that is so exciting to do in Tampa on Sundays that can’t be done in Jax? Can’t wait for this answer. By the way a Bucs guy saying “a crap Jags game”. That’s funny. Hi pot, I’m kettle.

  31. blancodiablo says: Oct 14, 2011 11:20 PM

    ilovefoolsball says:Oct 14, 2011 5:41 PM

    What the Jags fans fail to mention….
    ——————————

    What are you failing to mention foolsball?

    Here’s a quote from Rick Stroud of the St. Pete Times:

    “In the past few years, the Glazer family, which owns the Bucs, has bought unsold tickets to keep the games on local television.”

    Notice he said YEARS. Bucs havent sold out their stadium, without the help of their owner, for years. A stadium that could seat 75,000, but is capped at 65,000 and averaging 49k a game.

    I tell you what Buc “fans”. You sell out those 75k seats and you have every right to criticize the Jags. Until then, go away.

    Need incentive? Just make believe the Bucs have a home game.

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