Nov 17, 2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey (43) high fives fans after they beat the Atlanta Falcons at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

A Brighter Future: Buccaneers Avoid Blackouts for 2014 Season

Remember when you could wake up on a Sunday and not worry about how you were going to try and see the Bucs game?

Those days have returned.

For the second season in a row, the Buccaneers will have all of their games televised to a local viewing audience. The team announced on Monday that they are projected to reach their 85% sales goal for each game (including the preseason), ensuring that no game will be blacked out in 2014. From 2010 through 2012, the majority of home games were blacked out due to the team failing to sell enough tickets.

The increase in ticket sales probably has a everything to do with Lovie Smith, whom the Tampa Bay area has rallied around, expecting him to save this franchise from enduring more losing seasons. A new variety of players like Michael Johnson and rookie receiver Mike Evans also have fans excited about what’s to come.

Alas, no need to drive 75 miles outside of our local viewing area just to watch our team on television.

As long as the offensive line play improves, the Bucs should be displaying a much better brand of football to their local TV audience.

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