When the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were formed in 1976, they unveiled a garish uniform with two shades of orange and the “Bucco Bruce” logo on the helmet. Those uniforms were put on the shelf in 1998, and most people thought the new Pewter uniforms were an improvement.
But as time has passed and throwback jerseys have become more popular, a lot of people have come to like the old “Creamsicle” style. So when the Buccaneers announced today that individual game tickets will go on sale July 17, they made a special point of highlighting the Throwback Game.
Yes, on September 29 against the Arizona Cardinals, the Bucs will wear the old-school uniforms that they wore as an expansion team that lost its first 26 games — and also that they wore as quarterback Doug Williams and Hall of Fame defensive end Lee Roy Selmon were leading them to an NFC Championship Game.