Bucs blacked out, but here's how you can watch
Okay, Bucs fans, Sunday's game between the Bucs and Browns is officially blacked out. So your options to watch the game? Well, you could actually go to the game. Or you could travel outside the 75-mile black-out zone and find a sports bar that is showing all the NFL games, including the Bucs. Or you can wait until midnight -- some 11 hours after kickoff -- and watch the game on your computer. Just like last season, NFL.com will make blacked-out games available this season to the local markets beginning at midnight. The game then will be shown for 72 hours except for the window when the Monday Night Football game is played. This Monday, there will be two games, so you will not be able to watch the Bucs-Browns while those are being played.
This is the second season in a row that the NFL will allow blacked-out games to be shown on NFL.com on a delayed basis. The problem is it will be nearly impossible to avoid finding out the score of the game unless you turn off your television, radio, computer, telephone and, just to be safe, avoid grocery stores, restaurants, Home Depot, Lowe's, evening church and just about anywhere in the civilized world.