October 20, 2012
When the Buccaneers and the Saints clash this Sunday in Tampa Bay, there will be more than NFC South bragging rights on the table. It will also be a crucial game between two AFC South teams with losing records. While plenty of games remain for the 1-4 Saints to rebound and claim a wild card spot, the team is tied for last place in the entire NFC, and beating the 2-3 Bucs away from the Superdome is crucial.
The Buccaneers will wear their throwback Creamsicle-color uniforms this Sunday in their 4th official throwback game. The Bucs will wear the same jerseys they wore from their inception in the league in 1976 until they switch to their current pewter and red color scheme in 1997. The Bucs have a 1-2 record thus far in games in which they have worn their throwback uniforms. Coach Gregg Schiano stated that he liked the orange, white, and red jerseys, while receiver Mike Williams stated that he didn’t like the jerseys, big surprise, but said they paid homage to the players who came before him, and that was a good enough reason to wear them this Sunday. The key to the Buccaneers attack this week will be their running game, which now sports a two-headed monster of Doug Martin and LeGarrette Blount. The Saints defense has issues stopping the run, while the New Orleans offense will want to pressure the Tampa Bay secondary by peppering them with a mix of deep passes as well as double-move routes. Game time is set for 1:00pm EST.
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Congratulations to the Detroit Tigers for making it to the World Series for the 1st time since 2006. Giants and Cardinals fans can support their team as both are still vying for the NL pennant and a chance to play the Tigers in the World Series. To help you support your favorite team, PLA continues to offer 25% off on all MLB jerseys, just use the code "MLB" when purchasing.
Authentically Speaking Trivia Time: What logo did the University of West Virginia Mountaineers wear on their helmets from 1970-1979? Answer to come Monday.
Thursday’s answer: Dick Klein, the founder of the Bulls is the only ever NBA owner to play pro ball. He played for the Chicago Gears before founding and owning the Bulls.