Finally Something Worthwhile To Watch On TV
October 18, 2012 at 11:20pm by Scott • 3 Comments »
Just like the moon landing or the announcement that cheese now came in a spray can, residents of Tampa will remember where they were when the Buccaneers announced that they would be able to see their local football program on their home moving picture boxes.
“We’re pleased to have reached the 85 percent of general admission seats needed for local broadcast of this Sunday’s game versus the New Orleans Saints, which leaves us with the remaining 15 percent of tickets — starting at $30 — available for this exciting divisional showdown,” said Bucs Vice President of Business Administration Brian Ford.
It’s good news for the Bucs fans in Tampa who forgot they had a team. I was skeptical it would happen at all this year. Last week’s game was ridiculously underattended. The crowd looked about the same as your typical Foreigner concert — in 2012 — and the Saints aren’t exactly a draw this season. But the allure of the orange is strong. The Bucs do it up right with the stands and the cheerleaders and the field and the uniforms all decked out in glorious creamsicle. They give out free shit and make it a 70s party atmosphere and people know that now, so they’re coming to the game even though the team isn’t exactly firing o all cylinders just yet. Seriously, embracing the throwbacks is one of the better decisions the Bucs have made in quite a while.