Friday, October 19, 2012
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers sold enough tickets to have Sunday's home game shown on local TV for the first time this season. Bucs fans, do you think the NFL's blackout rule is fair?
Friday, October 19, 2012
Good news, Tampa Bay Buccnaeers fans: This weekend's game won't be blacked out on local TV. The Bucs' home game against the New Orleans Saints at 1 p.m. Sunday will be shown in the Tampa market, TBO.com reports. That's the first time this season a Bucs home game won't be blacked out. The team sold the required 85 percent of general admission tickets necessary to avoid the blackout of the Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium, the team announced Thursday. The Bucs failed to sell out each of their first three regular-season home games this season and 16 of their previous 18, TBO reports. Sunday's game will air locally on Fox 13. Are you looking forward to watching Sunday's game? How have you been dealing with all the Bucs' blackouts the …
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Leonard Johnson, who grew up playing football for the Greenwood Panthers, has cracked his first NFL roster with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
For Leonard Johnson, playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers isn't just a dream come true — it's a homecoming. Johnson, whose football career began with the Greenwood Panthers as a youth and continued at Largo High before he starred at Iowa State, has cracked the hometown Bucs' initial 53-man roster. “I am excited just to be back home,” Johnson told JoeBucsFan.com earlier this week. The cornerback, signed as an undrafted free agent this spring, went to Bucs games as a kid and attended Bucs coach Greg Schiano’s local football camps while in high school. Now, he may be seeing lots of action for Schiano in the Bucs' secondary, especially with E.J. Biggers and Anthony Gaitor contending with nagging injuries, JoeBucsFan.com reports. Johnson's feel…
Thursday, May 3, 2012
The single mom walked outside her office Monday to greetings from Bucs players and cheerleaders. She also got a new Ford Focus.
Diana Rose is a role model working hard to help others improve their lives. She knows what it means to struggle and to prevail against the odds. The single mother of four lives in Clearwater and works for the State of Florida in downtown St. Petersburg as a public assistance eligibility specialist for the Department of Children and Families. She helps those in need, whether with funds for food or Medicare. Where does Rose find the time and energy for her compassionate determination to help others? She also volunteers at her children's schools. She is a student mentor at Clearwater High School, and a math tutor at Belleair Elementary School. Rose also has developed a poetry lesson plan at Largo Middle School. Rose can relate to some of the …