It seems like a pretty fair trade.
One has to give credit to the Bucs' organization for being such great sports by sacrificing home games for the greater good of trying to enlarge the NFL's brand to other parts of the world.
Surely, the Buccaneers would be rewarded in some way or another, right? Maybe awarding the city of Tampa with an upcoming Super Bowl to help alleviate an economically deprived region.
It fits so well and almost seems too perfect.
The NFL announced earlier today that the destination for Super Bowl XLIX, which will be played in February of 2015, would be Glendale, Arizona. The two cities in the running were Glendale and Tampa, Florida.
The Glazers can't be happy with this transgression, especially since they've lost out on two home games. Granted, those games were most likely not going to be sellouts anyway, but it's the principle of the situation. It's better to have the option to pay for a home game than no option at all.
I'm sure the concession workers and stadium staff, who'll miss a potentially crucial paycheck, are extremely grateful for the callous NFL and their cutthroat style of business.
Is the Buccaneers organization a doormat? Are the Glazers to blame for this public burglary? Are the Bucs seeing extra money for this useless travel to London?
Perhaps if the Bucs assemble a better outing this time around than they did in 2009, Sheriff Goodell will wait three seasons before shipping them back to London.
Seems like a fair trade.