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Scott Reynolds is in his 23rd year of covering the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the vice president, publisher and senior Bucs beat writer for PewterReport.com. Author of the popular SR's Fab 5 column on Fridays, Reynolds oversees web development and forges marketing partnerships for PewterReport.com in addition to his editorial duties. A graduate of Kansas State University in 1995, Reynolds enjoys giving back to the community as the defensive line coach for his sons' Pop Warner team, the South Pasco Predators. Reynolds can be reached at: [email protected]

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    Even on TV it was obvious that the home town crowd sounded like a home town crowd for the first time in years. We don’t have a terrible towel or twelfth man thing in Tampa, never did.

    Maybe the Glazers ought to think on that a bit, and maybe leverage up the hometown spirit by starting something new that is a signature Bucs crowd “thing”. I have no idea what it should be, but it seems high time that we did.

    Maybe handing out Skull and Crossbones flags for the crowd to wave and chant something with. I bet the players would love to feel the love in a special “Bucs” way.

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      Can the crowd learn to do the pirate’s “Arrrrgghhh!” to intimidate the visitors? It worked for the pirates, didn’t it?

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        You mean, “More cowbell!”


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      Not to disrespect the cultural importance of the Haka to New Zealanders but I’ve always thought that a type of group war dance / chant like that would be particularly chilling to watch as an opponent or opponent’s fan. Heck, my high school football team, like most others, had a rudimentary version of us banging on our pads and the like. It of course would require a large group of fans learning a common “dance” and chant. But make it loud and tough. I say, find someone in the Tampa area that knows about Haka and have them develop a version for the Bucs, put it out on YouTube and have everyone learn it. It would be cool as hell to see with the team and fans responding in unison to a “Call” from the PA announcer with a loud guttural “hooah”, then scaring the hell out of the other team with an ear splitting chant and stomps. But make it in English versus Maori. Rock Ray Jay.

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    Yes, it was obvious on TV that the Bucs’ fans were rock’in! I was also happy that Daryl “Moose” Johnston was there as the analyst. He is excellent. Go Bucs!

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    Naplesfan, I suggested that exact same idea to the Bucs
    PR department 3 years ago. I wish they would.

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      Well, the Bucs folks probably read Pewter Report … maybe Scott oughta write up a special post on the subject of the Bucs hometown crowds needing a “thing” of some kind to rally behind.

      Something like that happening in the middle of a general fan sense that we’re finally on to something … it could sprout some legs.

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    Dotson, you’re bringing something to Tampa that I’ve never been part of. Dot, keep getting beat, or committing bad penalties, and you won’t be part of it for long!

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    First game lost my voice at in over ten years I think. Lol. Fun stuff.

    Legion of Boo!

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    It was a BLAST and Buccaneer fans were into it like no other game in the last decade. Damn it was rewarding. Now…. on to San Diego.

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    I moved up to Seattle in 2008. I hadn’t been to a game since 06 but man I made it back just in time!! So fun even with my pouting Seahawks fan of a wife sitting next to me!! Here comes the season ticket waiting list!! Get on board! And as for the crowd chant, I sure wish we could make Jamies feel at home with am Osceola chant like at FSU!! I’m sure that would seem in bad taste but it sure would be fun!

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