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« : August 04, 2012, 08:34:37 PM »

From JoeBucsFan.com

Blackouts Still Lurking
August 4th, 2012

Many Bucs fans were giddy when the Bucs became the lone team in the NFL to agree to accept the new NFL blackout rules that will allow local broadcasts of home games if 85 percent of the non-premium seats are sold 72 hours prior to kickoff.

As Joe wrote at the time, that did not automatically mean Bucs games would be televised locally again. It seems Joe’s first inclination is accurate.

Speaking before a gaggle of reports at tonight’s night practice at the Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, Bucs co-chairman Bryan Glazer noted ticket sales are good; just not good enough to prevent blackouts (yet), so reports Stephen Holder of the Tampa Bay Times.

    Speaking with reporters at a well-attended open practice Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium, Glazer said sales are brisker but televised games “not a slam dunk.”

    “We want to give our fans every opportunity to win as many games as they can this year,” he said. “But I cannot stand here today and predict how many there will be. But we’re hopeful there will be more games on television than last year.”

Glazer went on to add he is not disappointed in ticket sales because he understands how the downturn in the economy — which shows no immediate signs of rebounding — has ravaged the Tampa Bay area, thus meaning people have far less expendable income.

Add to that Joe’s long contention that technology has made the in-game experience secondary in a large, growing number of NFL fans’ eyes. Joe wouldn’t be shocked if many home games are still blacked out.

People just don’t have the cash they once did.

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« #1 : August 04, 2012, 09:33:21 PM »

Of course the blackout are still lurking....It's a better deal to sit at home on the couch with the sunday NFL Ticket and watch multiple games that boil in the sun and get
ripped off by the Glazers.

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« #2 : August 04, 2012, 09:44:38 PM »

They've done good this season.

This space for rent....*sigh* I trusted you coach.

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« #3 : August 04, 2012, 09:45:51 PM »

Of course the blackout are still lurking....It's a better deal to sit at home on the couch with the sunday NFL Ticket and watch multiple games that boil in the sun and get
ripped off by the Glazers.

Disagree!!

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« #4 : August 04, 2012, 09:52:54 PM »

RayJay would be MY mancave on Sundays. The only one i'd ever need.

This space for rent....*sigh* I trusted you coach.

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« #5 : August 05, 2012, 09:49:03 PM »

We have one of the worse fan bases in the NFL. It really is just pathetic. Can't wait for opening day but it's frustrating as hell wehn you try to get your friends to go who claim to be fans and they say "I'd rather watch it online."

This fan base is filled with excuse after excuse.

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« #6 : August 11, 2012, 06:09:20 PM »

Of course the blackout are still lurking....It's a better deal to sit at home on the couch with the sunday NFL Ticket and watch multiple games that boil in the sun and get
ripped off by the Glazers.

hard to argue against that pov

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« #7 : August 11, 2012, 06:20:35 PM »

We have one of the worse fan bases in the NFL. It really is just pathetic.

I agree... and to that, i offer exhibit A

Quote from: TheQ
It's a better deal to sit at home on the couch with the sunday NFL Ticket and watch multiple games that boil in the sun and get
ripped off by the Glazers.

Personally speaking, the only reason i dislike the blackouts is the inability to record the games and re-watch them during the week. Aside from that, I welcome them.

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 I thought Lovie said he wanted quickness & speed, even at the QB position?

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« #8 : August 11, 2012, 06:26:45 PM »

We have one of the worse fan bases in the NFL. It really is just pathetic.

I agree... and to that, i offer exhibit A

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It's a better deal to sit at home on the couch with the sunday NFL Ticket and watch multiple games that boil in the sun and get
ripped off by the Glazers.


lol.. Going to take a playoff berth I think to get the fans back, or a very stong first half of the season.


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« #9 : August 11, 2012, 06:37:22 PM »

perfect description of 'fair-weathered'

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 I thought Lovie said he wanted quickness & speed, even at the QB position?

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« #10 : August 11, 2012, 06:41:15 PM »

It is certainly going to take more than two free agent signings to bring the fans back.  The fans haven't forgotten how much was spent on players from 2004 until now.  The fans haven't forgotten replacing Gruden with Morris.  When the Glazers follow through with the investment you will see  the fans give their hard-earned money to the team again. I bought a hat for the first time since 2008 to show my appreciation.



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« #11 : August 11, 2012, 06:58:48 PM »

Wish I lived in the area because if I did, I would be at every game.


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« #12 : August 12, 2012, 06:16:17 PM »

RayJay would be MY mancave on Sundays. The only one i'd ever need.

Pretty damn hot out there.

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« #13 : August 12, 2012, 06:22:12 PM »

Wish I had the money to go every week.  Got tickets for two games, may get to a third.

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« #14 : August 12, 2012, 06:40:08 PM »

Wish I had the money to go every week.  Got tickets for two games, may get to a third.

That's pretty cool of you -
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