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The Buccaneers Friday said that they have fired head coach Jon Gruden and general manager Bruce Allen.
It is a week before the Gasparilla Feastivities where Tampa Bay is invaded by Buccaneer's. The most famous & infamous being the fictional, or maybe not fictional, Jose' Gaspar. Nobody really knows.
Dozens of boats & yachts travel from St Petersburg to Tampa, where men and women disembark dressed as Buccanneer's & wenches. Then they wave thier swords, climb upon floats and travel the Bayshore Blvd throwing "Buccanner coins" of gold, strings of beads, and candy to the kids (an pretty girls). In addtion to Guavaween, Gasparilla is one of Tampa's "Mardi Gra" type clebrations. From January 24th thru March 1st there will be "Gasparilla Balls", dinners, and pirate themed parties.
And here we are. Yes, our Buc's had a disappointing season, yet we are ready to don our festive beads despite. But wait. OUR Buccaneer's, and I mean our football team, is mighty important to us. Yet, the eve before the Gasparilla the Glazer's checked thier wallet's and dismissed Jon Gruden and head coach, Bruce Allen. If nothing else haven't the Glazers realized the with crowd's of thousands gathering that there is sure to be "Tropical Storm"?
UPDATE: Of course, local Sports News crews have interviewed the Glazers who deny any speculations of a new manager. I doubt that.