Since they were first revealed prior to the 2014 season, many Tampa Bay fans have been counting down the days until new Bucs uniforms could be redesigned. On Tuesday, the team did away with the unpopular “alarm clock” style numbers and went back to something similar to the Bucs’ glory days when the team won its first and only Super Bowl in 2002.

Unfortunately due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the team couldn’t have a live press conference for media members and fans to showcase their new threads. But Tampa Bay did unveil their new look via Buccaneers.com and the team’s social media platforms.

Tampa Bay will wear three new jerseys in 2020, including a new pewter alternate jersey with white numbers, which looks sharp. Given the fact that the Bucs have a pewter helmet and pants sets up the team to have an all-pewter Color Rush ensemble this year. Over the past two seasons the team has donned an all-red look with solid red jerseys and pants for the Bucs’ Color Rush uniforms.

Some minor changes have been to the helmet and the Bucs’ secondary ship logo. The helmet facemask has now been changed back to black instead of the chrome that was featured from 2014-19. The sails on the secondary ship logo have been changed back from red to black for the red and white jerseys, but the sails remain red for the new pewter jerseys.

Below is a video the Bucs released on the team’s social media platforms to reveal the new uniforms.

The Buccaneers’ original uniforms were unveiled on April 15, 1975 more than a year before the team would play their first game. The orange, red and white color scheme was designed to represent the vibrant, sun-splashed feel of the state of Florida. The logo featured a pirate with the feathered hat and knife clutched between his teeth, and was designed by Tampa Tribune artist Lamar Sparkman to recall the type of swashbuckler portrayed in Errol Flynn movies. The pirate logo became affectionately known as “Bucco Bruce.”

Former Former Bucs QB Doug Williams
Former Bucs QB Doug Williams – Photo by Allen’s Studio/Tampa Bay Buccaneers)

The Buccaneers wore their orange, red and white uniforms for 21 years, including the team’s infamous 0-26 start that lasted into the 1977 season. The home jerseys were orange with white numbers outlined in red. The road jerseys were white and originally with orange numbers outlined in red, but the red and orange were reversed after one season to make the numbers more visible. In 1992 the team introduced orange pants to wear with their white jerseys.

One of the first major acts by the Glazer family upon their purchase of the team in 1995 was to initiate the development of a new color scheme, logo and uniform that would debut two years later.

On April 9, 1997 the Buccaneers unveiled their new logo and uniforms at a noon press conference held in the downtown Tampa Convention Center. After the unveiling the Buccaneers moved the proceedings outside to conduct a ceremony with the fans. The Buccaneers began play in their new uniforms in 1997, the same season the team broke a 13-year playoff drought, going 10-6 and earning a wild card berth.

Legendary FB Mike Alstott was a surprise entry into the Bucs Ring of Honor on Wednesday – Photo by Getty Images
Mike Alstott – Photo by: Getty Images

Bucs fans hope the latest redesign will provide the same results as the 1997 ones did, as opposed to the period of futility seen since 2014 when the team had a dismal 2-14 record in Lovie Smith’s first season as head coach. The Bucs had a .354 winning percentage from 2014-19 with just one winning season – a 9-7 campaign in 2016 – during that span.

Tampa Bay signed arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history in Tom Brady this offseason and season ticket demand had been high. Bucs jersey sales are expected to soar locally and nationally in 2020 with the combination of Brady and a brand new look – a look that kind of resembles the old look during the Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden years.

The Bucs organization is crossing its fingers that the combination of Brady, head coach Bruce Arians and new, updated uniforms can bring excitement – and fans – back to Raymond James Stadium this fall.

Mark Cook currently is the director of editorial content and Bucs beat writer and has written for PewterReport.com since 2011. Cook has followed the Buccaneers since 1977 when he first began watching football with his Dad and is fond of the 1979 Bucs team that came within 10 points of going to a Super Bowl. His favorite Bucs game is still the 1979 divisional playoff win 24-17 over the Eagles. In his spare time Cook enjoys playing guitar, fishing, surfing and family time at the beach. In addition, Cook can be found in front of a television or in Doak Campbell any time the FSU Seminoles are playing. Cook is a native of Pinecrest in Eastern Hillsborough County and has written for numerous publications including the Tampa Tribune, In the Field and Ya'll Magazine. Cook can be reached at [email protected]

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Yo PR-guys, you should secure the following domain: http://www.greyreport.com ;-/ Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

jongruden
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Very sharp looking I like the pewter color uni too and thank god they ditched the stupid alarm clock font and went to the 2002 look Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Makski13
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Very disappointed, after all that hype, I was hoping for something NEW! More disappointed in the fact that we went backwards and didn’t change hardly anything from the OLD jerseys. I can just wear my old D Brooks jersey and you probably will hardly be able to tell. That said, I LOVE the pewter color rush and wish we could wear them more often. Also hope we try out the white jersey with the pewter pants, I think that would look much better than the all white all the time. Just mix it up! Too bad we didn’t get a… Read more »

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QUIT BITCHING Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Makski13
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Not really bitching, just disappointed that more wasn’t changed. Could have just said, hey, we’re going back to the old uniforms of our Super Bowl era, and updating. Didn’t need all the “new” uniform hype. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Makski13
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BucNnole, if you read all of the comments below, there is a good amount of us who were underwhelmed with the big release. Maybe could have tried black pants or anything else different. They just look too much like the old ones to me. I still like them, just was expecting more change, especially the numbers. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

buclover1988
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Yea, like 4 of you. These are uniforms that people can live with. Deal with it. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Bucko40
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you can’t please everyone. The Bucs uniforms from 1997-2014 weren’t broke. The only reason they were changed in 2015 was because Nike didn’t design the uniforms, Rebook did. Uniforms are clean and a throwback to the Super Bowl era. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Looks good to me. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

buclover1988
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buclover1988

Went back to the glory day look while keeping some of the concepts from the “digital clock” uniforms. I like it. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

cgmaster27
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Love these uniforms, much like our superbowl years. But that Pewter jersey is sick. I will be getting one of those. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

chefboho
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I knew you would be thinking the exact same way. Love the uniforms and the all pewter just looks incredibly clean. I’ll be picking up a jerseys for sure. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Very simple and clean looking. I like it Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

TBChucky
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Much better!.. I actually like that Pewter Color rush a lot! Very unique looking. Kinda sucks we’ll probably only wear it once a year.. GO BUCS!! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

FLBoy84
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They can wear the all-pewter up to 3 times a season, hoping they do. Also like the combo of the white jersey and pewter pants as well. There’s a pic on the Bucs website. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Jdgamble31
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Jdgamble31

Just saw that , you’re right , good combo Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

FLBoy84
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Reminds me of the SB run, especially the ’02 NFC Championship in Philly. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

BucRy
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Yup, going to pick a few of these up. Good job! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

pinkstob
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Now we’re cooking’ with Crisco! The pewter one is my favorite and I love the Super Bowl winning red and pewter combo also. I don’t like the all white because it looks like the Falcons. Overall though I’m happy. Go Bucs!!! 🙂 Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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RETURN TO GLORY !!!!!! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Dman
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Love ’em!!! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Jdgamble31
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Looks good to me, I also like the pewter combo. Although, it also wasn’t that big of a deal to me in the first place. I just wanna win baby !!! Winning will make any uniform look good , IMVHO Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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I was disappointed when I saw the leak from Uniwatch a month ago, but these are AWESOME! Well done! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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I ordered my #12 alternate jersey sight-unseen, glad I did! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Mee Loopa
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I like the look, it looks good to me, but they could have used a different font – there are a lot of option between the ultra modern casio font and the 1930s old school font. I wish they would have tried something like the Chargers or even the new font on Buccaneers.com. The outlines could be a little thinner. But it’s much better than the unis of the past 5 years These look like the uniforms i expected when i saw the last teaser with David, White and Godwin. Very good but not awesome. But great to wear on… Read more »

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We all saw what happened last time they tried to change the font lol Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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100% this. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Ja'crispy
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Wow! These are so much better. Very nice job. Love the pewter jersey. The bucs are back baby! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

drdneast
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Yes, i too like the new pewter rush color scheme. Also the pewter jersey. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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They look clean! I like em. The Pewter uniform is really clean… workmen like. Don’t see as how this will help us with the Bucco Bruce throwback game uniforms. The helmet was the problem before, yet same color. I think the Bucs r banking on an NFL rule change about the helmet and what is permissible. I like em though! But, I have seen some awesome Buc helmet renditions floating around out there. Awesome looking with great imagination. This is safe. Got rid of the alarm clock numbers. Looks like all orange is gone now. Just play ball guys! Bring… Read more »

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I see the orange now around the numbers. My bad. Thought they totally got rid of the orange. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

40+yrs fan, 7 double digit win seasons, feels like 30+ double digit losing seasons & 1 SB. Go yucks
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Much better & they kept a lil orange. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Bucs4life
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Love them!!! Finally brought back the intimidating black facemasks on the helmet!! Love the colour rush pewter uni, but would have like to see orange inside of the red on the numbers. Definitely not disappointed with these! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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love the pewter Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Makski13
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VERY disappointed, I like them, don’t get me wrong, but with all the hype, was looking for something different. LOVE the all pewter color rush, but that’s it. They basically went BACKWARDS to the old ones! I can just wear my old D Brooks jersey and I will fit right in. Wish they would’ve tried a new number font, so many modern options. Although I think I’m the only one who liked the alarm clock numbers, if they did switch to something cool, they probably would have been hated by all the fans again. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00… Read more »

Buc-in-Philly Fan
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So you think posting this twice will make you relevant? It’s people like you who could never be satisfied. Get The F Outta Here! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Makski13
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Kind of a harsh post, don’t you think. I wasn’t sure if my first one posted or not so I replied to someone. You don’t even know what kind of person I am! I never say this, but F U too! I was just making an observation on the uniforms, sheesh !!!! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Bucko40
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I call Bullcrap. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Makski13
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Makski13

It’s pretty obvious you are from Philly!!! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Morgan
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Morgan

Underwhelming. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Bucko40
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not surprised coming from you. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Naplesfan
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The uniforms don’t produce a W-L record … nor does a W-L record produce love for a uniform as some have suggested. The 1997 unis were great unis … and this set, though mostly the same, is even better, with the pewter on pewter being a way better look for the “color rush” style. The red on red looked like onsies for toddlers, not football unis. Now all we need do is add Ws! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Bucko40
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It’s all about merchandise sales. The Glazers and Nike screwed up in 2015. Bucs Merchandise sales are horrible. This should give them a boost. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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A bit of a disappointment but they are still nice. Glad to be rid of the alarm clock numbers and there is only so many things you can do change wise without losing the Bucs identity but I was hoping for something bolder. The Super Bowl era Red is beautiful. I like the pewter but am wildly disappointed in the lack of orange there! The orange and red number outlines look so good. Can’t believe there isn’t orange in the number outline. Would have bought pewter with the orange outline… now maybe won’t buy anything. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit… Read more »

Alldaway 2.0
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They fixed the number font. That is awesome! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

jrwilson85
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The new unis are better than the old ones. I still think the big flag on the helmet is cumbersome. Maybe just a skull and cross bones. I dunno. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Spitfire
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Oh Man! These jerseys look great!!! Anyone who doesn’t like it, your different looks ideas are what led to the last ones which were terrible. These are clean, classic and and sharp as hell! The all Pewter Color Rush look Amazing like I hoped it would!!! White helmets would have been cool for throwback purposes but it sounds like they may change the one helmet rule next year which means it won’t matter. I am very happy with this, we never should have changed the Super Bowl Era ones anyways, but these are a sleeker, sharper version of those so… Read more »

DT25
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Honestly…bit of a let down. It’s essentially the same exact uniform as the Super Bowl era with some very minor tweaks in badging. Not nearly enough to make it look new and fresh. Even just changing the number font slightly would have been enough to make me like these. Plenty of teams have figured out how to use modern number fonts that look clean rather than overdone like we did with the alarm clock font. Bit of a cop out to revert back to essentially the same exact uniforms we moved away from 6 years ago, imo. Rate this item:Thumb… Read more »

Makski13
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DT25, I TOTALLY agree!!! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Makski13
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DT25, I TOTALLY agree! Just any little change would have been nice. Was a great opportunity to change the numbers and we just went backwards to our old ones. I do like the new pewter color rush!! Hope we wear pewter pants with the white jerseys too, I like that look a lot. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Another that could never be satisfied. Very sad….. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

EricNV
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EricNV

Sweet! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Pick6
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they corrected the mistake made 7 years ago. that’s all that needed to be done, and they added a little but not too much. well done Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

owlykat
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Even better than I expected. Hopefully it will help motivate us to go for the Super Bowl. Pewter uni’s are an unexpected bonus too! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Dude
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I love them, especially the all pewter one. Very cool! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

chuckabuc99
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Like the look of the new jersey’s overall. The all pewter jersey is going to be straight fire! It’s going to be the first of the new jersey’s I’m going to buy. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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Love! Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

Bucko40
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The 1997-2014 Uniforms weren’t broken. The only thing wrong with them was Nike didn’t design them. These uniforms are spot on to the Super Bowl era. The all Pewter combination is awesome. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

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These look sharp. Not the most creative approach – but the last version was and it was kind of a disaster, so I’m happy. I would have preferred more orange (creamsicle on pewter for the color rush would have popped nicely), but I have no real complaints. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

plopes808
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I’m torn between ordering red or pewter but other than that, I’m loving these! 😍 Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

grafikdetail
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could have just said we’re going back to the old look & kept it moving without all the hype & hoopla… typical Bucs… hype you up to let you down #BucsLife Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

AlbJack65
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I like it. I would have liked to see them keep the chrome face mask, though. Just glad they didn’t try to bring the creamsicle back. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...

plopes808
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I’ve been searching with no luck so far, has anyone found anywhere selling the customizable new jerseys? So far I’ve had horrible luck purchasing players’ jerseys (3 of 4 are no longer with us) and I wouldn’t want to jinx anymore of our guys by buying theirs. Rate this item:Thumb UpThumb DownSubmit Rating00 No votes yet. Please wait...