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Bucs avoid blackout, thanks to 10th anniversary of Super Bowl team

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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.

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14 Responses to “Bucs avoid blackout, thanks to 10th anniversary of Super Bowl team”
  1. bucrightoff says: Dec 6, 2012 2:09 PM

    Probably still my favorite moment ever is Ronde running down the field to shut down the Vet forever. And its no irony they schedule this for the Eagles game, just a little dagger to the Eagles.

  2. mazblast says: Dec 6, 2012 2:12 PM

    Jon Gruden and his winning the Super Bowl with Tony Dungy’s team literally is so ten years ago.

  3. therealhazer says: Dec 6, 2012 2:14 PM

    Going to be a glorious day at RJS. Crappy Eagles in town ta boot.

  4. dallassux says: Dec 6, 2012 2:19 PM

    And thanks to about 10,000 eagles fans

  5. riggz91 says: Dec 6, 2012 2:27 PM

    Scary that was 10 years ago. Time flies when you get older.

  6. marauder6 says: Dec 6, 2012 2:29 PM

    Bucs win out the year and make the playoffs. It starts this weekend…just watch!!

  7. tbtrojan says: Dec 6, 2012 2:32 PM

    mazblast says: Dec 6, 2012 2:12 PM
    Jon Gruden and his winning the Super Bowl with Tony Dungy’s team literally is so ten years ago.
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    Wasn’t Dungy winning with Sam Wyche guys?
    You know players like Warren Sapp, John Lynch, Derrick Brooks, Hardy Nickerson.

    Gruden won with Grudens team.

    It’s odd that so many give Dungy credit for that team, when he couldn’t win with it himself, and yet nobody ever takes away from his Colts success and says he won with Jim Moras team of Manning, Harrison, Wayne, James, Pollard, Glenn, Saturday.

    When did McCardell, Pittman, Dilger, Jurevicius, Oben, Jenkins, Singleton, Spires start on a Dungy coached Bucs team?

  8. neilanblomi says: Dec 6, 2012 2:33 PM

    I never understood how people try to knock Gruden instead of Dungy with this whole Dungy’s team nonsense. Dungy got smoked in the playoffs season after season with “his team” so they canned him. If anything it makes him look terrible that Gruden won the superbowl the very next season with the same exact players.

  9. 12strikes says: Dec 6, 2012 2:48 PM

    “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”

    As an Eagles fan, I would GLADLY pay twice the face value to see this happen.

  10. jbl429 says: Dec 6, 2012 3:02 PM

    It’s probably just spillover from the people who sold out Jacksonville for the chance to watch Tebow sit on the sideline.

  11. armchairgm9 says: Dec 6, 2012 3:04 PM

    This has everything to do with the Eagles’ fans. That place will be decked out in green. The only games the Bucs sell out are Cowboys games or teams from the northeast because that’s where all the transplants in Florida are from.

  12. t8ertot says: Dec 6, 2012 3:18 PM

    Lets slap Gruden’s face on the article. That will get some clicks

  13. Mr. Wright 212 says: Dec 6, 2012 3:46 PM

    At least the Bucs have a 10th Anniversary Super Bowl (winning) team to celebrate, huh, Eagles fans?

  14. baybuc35 says: Dec 7, 2012 3:04 AM

    Has everything to do with Eagles fans? You mean people want to see that trash they put on the field ? Well I hope you enjoy
    35-10 Bucs

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