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#30 : November 21, 2012, 02:46:52 PM

If they are blacked out, I'll go do something else or watch a different game.

You do realize you can watch the game on the internet, right?

I've been to 1 game this year and have only been able to get 2 on TV. All the rest I have streamed online. May not be the best quality, but at least you see the game.

Not to be a prude, but I'm not really into the illegal feed thing.  If there is nothing else to do, I'll watch a different game and have my laptop up with the play-by-play on ESPN and the gameday thread from this site.  Next best thing to seeing it live.

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#31 : November 21, 2012, 03:58:58 PM

Not to be a prude, but I'm not really into the illegal feed thing. 

You're not into watching the games online?

Prude? Are you afraid of being arrested?

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#32 : November 21, 2012, 04:00:37 PM

The Glazers expect that all should be forgiven. It's going to take a little more than that to pull the fan base back into the fold. JMO

so what are these Bucs fans getting?  they are gonna watch choppy internet feeds just to show the Glazers up?

I need more time to forgive the Glazers! In the meantime, I'm going to miss some exciting football to make a point!

Ridiculous.

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#33 : November 21, 2012, 04:11:37 PM

Tired of that excuse. Buffalo's economy sucks, bills fans still go to games.

Have you ever been to Buffalo?

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#34 : November 21, 2012, 04:28:52 PM

Almost 2,000,000 people in the 'greater tampa bay area'....economy or no economy, the fact is that this is a lousy sports area.   So is Miami.   So  is Jacksonville.  Don't know if it's a function of too many transplants who can't release their prior allegiances, or too many other things to do...or what.   But it's a lousy sports area.   I rarely went to game while they were on TV every week...but when it became clear 3 years ago that we were going to blackout, I became a season ticket holder.   Spread the ticket costs over the year with the no-interest payment plan...and it's not bad...even for the end zone tickets.   My heart goes out to those for whom the economics truly don't work...but that doesn't explain it all.   Enough folks frequent Hard Rock for it now to have expanded to become the 6th largest casino in the world.   There's enough money in this area...there just isn't enough love for the Bucs.   

If this team moves...just when we are finally putting together a SUSTAINABLY good team....it's really going to piss off a lot of us who have been fans for years.

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#35 : November 21, 2012, 07:37:05 PM

For those who are really struggling, I feel for you. I'm not knocking fans who can't afford to go, I just find it hard to believe that the Tampa area can't afford to fill the stadium.  It's just not true. So to say people aren't going because it costs too much just means the yuppie's with the money aren't coming to the games either. My city is way smaller than Tampa, I live in upstate, NY in Rochester about 45 minutes from buffalo. We have 700,000 plus people in my county. I would imagine the same or more in the Tampa area. With people visiting, other teams fans making the trip, etc I am going to guess it would require between 5 to 10 % of the areas population to fill that stadium every week! That is nothing!

My main point, in the OP, was the fact that people went out to support gruden for years and years. There are a lot of fans in Tampa who just started deciding not to go to games. Many on the board here will call them fair weather fans. I call them fans who were disconnected and found something else to do on Sundays. If this team doesn't get the fan base excited again I don't know what will. This is the most exciting team I've watched since 2002.

Certainly there are circumstances for some individuals on these boards, and I dont mean to sound insensitive, but i am going to go out on a limb and say based on the population and the money in the tampa area you could afford to fill that stadium a couple times over. I personally think that is the reality, I guess it depends on how many people in the tampa area are still buccaneers fans.


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#36 : November 21, 2012, 07:48:33 PM

And just to aid my last comment, hillsborough county has about 1.2 million people. Pinellas county has over 900,000 people. With that population, other teams fans visiting the stadium, etc. is anyone here saying the stadium can't be full?

Im sorry some people cant go, but like i said, that stadium can and should be full.

Economy in buffalo sucks, the county has 900,000 people and I don't believe they've blacked out once yet.


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#37 : November 21, 2012, 07:51:02 PM

I guess I'm lucky to be able to either go to the games or because I live outside of FL and have DirecTV, I can watch all the Bucs games on Sunday ticket, but as a fan of the Bucs, how can you stand not being able to watch the games? Come 1 or 4:25 on gamedays, I'm really looking forward to watching the Bucs play. If I had to watch another game instead, I think I'd be like a little kid who has no toys to play with.

I'd be like 'Pookie' from New Jack City

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#38 : November 21, 2012, 08:00:41 PM

If they are blacked out, I'll go do something else or watch a different game.

You do realize you can watch the game on the internet, right?

I've been to 1 game this year and have only been able to get 2 on TV. All the rest I have streamed online. May not be the best quality, but at least you see the game.

Not to be a prude, but I'm not really into the illegal feed thing.  If there is nothing else to do, I'll watch a different game and have my laptop up with the play-by-play on ESPN and the gameday thread from this site.  Next best thing to seeing it live.


Sorry, I don't agree, if I can't make it to the game I watch it at home, if its not on TV, I'm watching it online, if I'm away from the house and can't do either I got it on the radio, my phone and any other update I can possibly get

There is absolutely no way you will see me watching another game if the Bucs are on


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#39 : November 21, 2012, 08:03:34 PM

I'd be like 'Pookie' from New Jack City

You expect anyone to get that reference?   


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#40 : November 21, 2012, 10:56:20 PM

Parking for Bucs games is pretty cheap. Cost me 40 dollars to park in Pittsburgh before.


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#41 : November 22, 2012, 12:09:23 AM

A lot of americans don't realize about half the fans of the Buffalo Bills come from southern Ontario, mainly Toronto and the economy there is great.  So comparing buffalo to tampa is dumb. Toronto is the 4th largest city in North America.  To keep their canadian fan base happy they play a home game in Toronto every year.

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