So I had the privilege of going to the Bucs game in Cincy. My wife & I had tickets in the corner endzone just above the tunnel where the Bengals run out, I was basically dressed to take the field if needed, my wife also wore a jersey. Needless to say there were several rowdy Bengals fans all around me & also needless to say there was a lot of trash talking both by them & myself. It was a great experience for my very first Bucs game, with the funny banter back & forth with Bengals fans & the awesome nail biting victory.
From where I was we had a great view & I got a few decent pics between beers & trash talking, including one of the game tying TD pass by Freeman. Overall, I came away with a few realizations....When the game is on the line with less then 2 minutes left & the Bucs are driving the field, the chants for the Bengals DE-FENSE were very loud. Then when Freeman connected with Mike Williams in the endzone right if front of me the place got quiet. At that point I decided it would be a great idea to stand up, turn around & try to get the DE-FENSE chant started again, only because I thought it was funny almost every time they started that chant Freeman done something good....Not so much, several fans got pretty mad at me, but that is ok, they gave me loads of crap the entire game. However, after the controversial catch (which I honestly thought would be overturned) & the game winning FG I was told by several fans to "watch my ass on my way out" which I thought was a bit childish & uncalled for. Of course the fact that I left the stadium chanting nah-nah-nah-nah, nah-nah-nah-nah....Hey Hey Hey TAMPA BAY..Could have also been viewed as childish.
Overall it was a great time, Paul Brown Stadium is pretty nice, & other then Bengals fans being sore losers the atmosphere was pretty cool & the trash talking was fun. I hope to make it to Tampa for a game either later this season or next season as I would like to experience the game from the "home" position.
Disclaimer: Yes I know this is kind of a worthless post, however, I started this with the intentions of posting my pictures, however, I have realized I don't know how to post pictures here...If someone could fill me in on that I will gladly post some up.