Joel Glazer Warns of Blackouts

Sorry for the delay, was on a week and a half vacation in New Orleans….

I saw this retweeted yesterday and just got a little chuckle when I read the quote from Bucs co-chair Joel Glazer.

“Based on where we’re at today … realistically, we are staring at having games blacked out in our local market. I bring that up because I don’t want people to be surprised when they get to September and … the game is not on TV. It’s not what we want.

“We’re working hard to avoid it, and I think people are starting to see what we’re trying to do with younger players, and (QB) Josh Freeman and building around that. There is some excitement when we talk to people. But we’re in unchartered waters that we haven’t seen in 15 years.”

NO SHIT!  Here’s an idea.  Stop lying to the fans about your bullshit rebuilding project, and actually spend some money.  The only recourse we have as fans, and I’ve said this a million times, is to voice our displeasure by not spending our money.  The fans are not spending money right now on Bucs tickets, because I think at this point, 98% of us see through the ownerships bullshit.

I got a call yesterday from my ticket rep, letting me know I was 3 months late on my tickets, and that they were going to cancel my season tickets.  I told him the reason for my displeasure, and even indicated to him, that I would be more than willing to pay for them, if they were reduced in some way. I pay $100 for every game, including the two bullshit preseason games, and I have to pay for two tickets.  I have friends who go scalp tickets, one section over from me, and they pay 20 p/game.  I just can’t justify doing that anymore, especially when ownership is being a bunch of cheap asses.  His response…

“I just wanted to re-iterate to you once again, that you will have a hard time finding tickets next year”

AHAHAHAHAHAHA! The games are empty, and although the Glazers bought up a whopping numbers of tickets, some reports are up to as many as 20k per game, the words from Joel Glazer clearly tell the fans this isn’t happening again this year.  I hope everyone remembers how to tune into a football game on the radio.

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