ON THIS DAYDECEMBER 12, 1983TAMPA BAY 9 GREEN BAY 12I stayed up all night listening to this one on Armed Forces Radio but probably wished I hadn’t after the Bucs summed up their 2-14 season with more blown chances and lost in overtime to their NFC Central Division rivals. “Capece is kaput” said John McKay after the game as his kicker missed a PAT that would have won it. This was also Howard Cosell’s final game on the Monday Night Football crew for ABC Television.Click for all the game details
BUCCANEER BIRTHDAYS - December 12And today we wish our current starting quarterback a very happy 24th birthday as Mike Glennon will spend his day at One Buc Place preparing for the arrival of the San Francisco 49ers into town this weekend. Also with birthdays today are two former Bucs, S Ahmad Black (24) who was released earlier this year after arriving as a 5th round pick in 2011, and WR Courtney Hawins who was a 2nd round pick in 1992 and made nearly 50 starts in five seasons. He is 44 today.
EDITORIAL COMMENT - A SNOW SUPER BOWL?Everyone seemed to love last weekend’s games around the NFL with snow in Philadelphia, Washington, Cleveland, in fact probably everywhere except Tampa (thanks Jerry Bell for the picture you posted on Facebook yesterday!). But I simply do not want to see this in the Super Bowl in February. Outside of the fact that it could seriously spoil the actual performance on the field, who the hell would want to sit outside in those freezing conditions for hours to see what they would consider to be the sporting event of their lives? I am sure as hell glad that I got to see the Bucs win in the pleasant climate of San Diego in 2003.