We’ve known for a little while now that the Buccaneers would be playing a ‘home’ game away from Ray-Jay next season. Now we know who…and where.
The Bucs announced today that their game against the Panthers will be played in London.
I understand why Tampa Bay has to give up a home game; Tampa will be hosting the Super Bowl in 2021. But I don’t understand this selection by the NFL at all. Why would you take a divisional matchup away from the fans in Tampa? The games against the Panthers, Saints and Falcons carry more weight than the others.
Screw you, Mr. Goodell.
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We’ll have to wait a bit longer for the Buccaneers to kick off their season.
This morning, the NFL announced it is postponing the Bucs’ opener against the Miami Dolphins until Week 11, due to Hurricane Irma.
Both teams originally had their bye weeks scheduled for Week 11. Now, they’ll both have to play 16 games in a row. Not playing in Miami was a no-brainer. But why couldn’t the NFL move the game to another location? There are many other stadiums that this game could’ve been played in on Sunday. But no, Mr. Goodell and his team decided to take away the bye week, putting the Bucs (and Dolphins) at a disadvantage when November rolls around.
That said, I hope everyone in Florida stays safe this weekend. That is the most important thing.
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