The Bucs came close to avoiding it but will still have a black out on Sunday when they host the Steelers.
The Buccaneers will have their second home game of the year blacked out. The team hoped to avoid it when they host the Steelers on Sunday, but not enough tickets were sold this week to avoid a black out.
Last modified on Sunday, 26 September 2010 07:50
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came close but the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers this Sunday will be blacked out on local television. The Bucs had their Week 1 win against the Cleveland Browns blacked out.
Pewter Report has learned that there is a chance that the Bucs next home game against the New Orleans Saints could avoid a blackout. However, since Tampa Bay did not get the Steelers game on local television the Saints game will be a challenge as well. The remaining five home games after the Saints are extremely likely to be blacked out. If the Bucs can't avoid a black out against the Saints it is very likely that half of the Buccaneers’ 2010 season will have been blacked out.
The black outs are the first that the Buccaneers have had since the 1997 season. Tampa Bay was done to a few thousand tickets to avoid a black out, but the team did not receive the spike in ticket sales this week that they hoped for.
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