'Tis the season to pay a hefty sum to have perfect strangers jump out of dark corners and scare you.
Any other time of year and plunking down money to have some creep in makeup jump out and yell might not seem like a great time, but October is a special month indeed.
Thanks to Bob's Blitz for spotting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleaders and their latest jaunt to Busch Gardens' Howl-O-Scream festivities.
Bob's Blitz notes the crew is in danger of making this an annual fright fest, because it also enjoyed the scares back in 2010.
Now when it comes to Halloween, I am the October version of Scrooge. I just don't see the fun in walking around as people dressed like sadist clowns and demented butchers jump out as strobe lights go off in the background.
Now get me in front of a television with a good horror flick and a bowl of candy, and then I begin to see the charm of the season.
Don't get me wrong, because it looks like these cheerleaders certainly enjoyed themselves.
When they were done screaming at the top of their lungs, they gave a shout out to the park, proclaiming all the fun they had. If they really wanted a scare, they should have looked at Tampa Bay's record.
Yes, this is the point in the article about terrified cheerleaders where we remind you that the team itself is actually pretty scary at the moment—and not in the scream-with-a-smile-on-your-face manner.
The Bucs are 0-5 on the year and have been mired in a season in which their quarterback, Josh Freeman, was ousted under peculiar albeit understandable circumstances, forcing rookie QB Mike Glennon to hop aboard and maneuver a presumably sinking ship.
Frightening stuff, especially considering the offense garners just 190.8 passing yards per game (No. 32).
That's enough to keep any Buccaneers fan up at night.
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