Often, when a team that struggles to sell out its home stadium does, it’s because the fans of the visiting team plan to put their butts in the seats.
With the Eagles coming to Tampa on Sunday, that’s definitely not the case.
Instead, the Bucs have sold enough tickets to lift the local blackout, due in large part to the fact that the game will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the team that won the Super Bowl.
Coincidentally (or not), the Buccaneers beat the Eagles that year in the NFC title game.
As pointed out by the folks at JoeBucsFan.com, tickets are going on the secondary market at twice the face value.
Of course, it’s also possible fans are buying tickets in order to witness the possibility that Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie will fire Andy Reid and hire former Bucs coach Jon Gruden at halftime.