At the team's final training camp practice, Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik is handing out free tickets to Tampa Bay's preseason home opener against Miami on Thursday, August 27. Dominik, who is also signing autographs, is only dishing out the tickets to fans who promise to come to the game.
Could this be a sign that blackouts may be coming for the Buccaneers this year? Despite an incredibly aggressive season ticket and individual ticket push this summer, the Bucs have not announced any sold out games yet. That's surprising considering that the 2009 season opener on Sept. 13 is at home against Dallas, which is a marquee NFC team. Also surprising is the fact that the Bucs' first "throwback game," in which the team will wear its 1976 Buccaneer Bruce creamsicle uniforms on Nov. 8, is not sold out.
Scott Reynolds is in his 25th 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 spent six years 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: firstname.lastname@example.org