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Police: After Buccaneers lose, man tries to burn team’s flag

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After the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a defeat marked by fumbles, penalties and just one touchdown, authorities say a south Florida man tried to set the team’s oversized flag on fire. Tampa police say it happened just after the New York Giants beat the Buccaneers 32-18 Sunday evening. A caller said someone was attempting to torch the $26,000 flag outside the Bucs’ corporate offices, near Raymond James stadium. The red banner featuring a skull and two crossed cutlasses measures about…

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Latest Bucs marketing ploy makes girls look like self-centered dummies

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Last week the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were lambasted in the media, including on this blog, for having poor grammar and an overall misunderstanding of what the word “siege” means. This week they’ve gone and pissed off their lady fans. In an attempt to woo female fans, the Bucs launched an advertising campaign called Red. It includes terms of the weeks to help women, who clearly don’t know a thing about football, understand game day lingo and general rules. This week’s…

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Gary Shelton: Bucs’ schedule hints the team has a chance to be better

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If it is indeed Jameis Winston whom the Bucs covet, he’ll come into the league with a lot to measure up against. More than anything else, that struck you at first glance of next year’s Tampa Bay Bucs schedule. Boy, does Winston (or whichever quarterback the Bucs draft) need to be good. And fast. It’s no surprise, of course, that the schedule seems to focus on the Bucs’ passer. It’s a quarterback’s league. And, throughout its history, the Bucs have…

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