Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Going Deep!

Think you know Buc trivia? Think you’d like some club seats on the 50-yard line this season? Try your hand in the Buccaneers.com trivia contest but know this: It won’t be easy!

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We gave you one freebie clue: The answer isn't Derrick Brooks (though it could be Michael Vick!)

Think you know Buc trivia? Think you'd like some club seats on the 50-yard line this season? Try your hand in the Buccaneers.com trivia contest but know this: It won't be easy!

Hey, Buccaneer fans: Buccaneers.com has a little trivia for you. Interested?

What if we said there were premium 50-yard line seats on the line?

Oh, sure, you've seen trivia on this site before, but never anything like this. You may have even won prizes from us before, and you may be feeling pretty confident about this one. Well, wipe that smirk off your face, Buc fan.

To win this contest – and take home a very attractive prize – you're going to have to dig deep into your Buccaneer memory banks. You'll have to use your powers of deduction, and you'll have to do it faster than your fellow fans.

Even so, this could take months.

It's Going Deep! the 2005 Buccaneers.com Trivia Challenge, and it's not going to be easy.

At stake: those primo seats. The winner of Going Deep! will select two pairs of 50-yard-line club seats, one each to two 2005 Buccaneer games of his or her choice. And to win, all you have to do is tell us one little name.

That's how this contest will end: When one fan tells us the name we're waiting to see.

But here's the thing: That name could belong to anyone who has ever had a connection with the Buccaneers. It could be the name of a Buccaneer player, or a player for another team who competed against Tampa Bay. It could be a coach, administrator, trainer or scout. It could be a broadcaster or a referee or a memorable fan. It could even be the team mascot (but it's not – there's our first hint, free of charge!).

Obviously, that's a broad field of possibilities. There are approximately 700 men who have suited up for the Buccaneers alone, not including preseason prospects who failed to make the team. Thousands more have stood on the opposite sideline. There's no way to count the number of men and women who have been associated with the team in other ways. You could guess until you're blue in the face and never get close.

And it's not like we're going to make it easy. Put it this way: It ain't Derrick Brooks. (That's our second free bonus hint.)

That's where the weekly clues come in.

Each week on Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m. ET we will post a clue regarding the answer to the Going Deep trivia quiz. There will be a total of 12 clues in all, and they will progressively get more helpful until, by the 12th week, the answer should be obvious to at least some Buccaneer fans. You'll find all of the clues as they add up on the Going Deep quiz page.

The first clue is there now.

Who knows? Perhaps there is a Buc fan out there clever enough to glean the answer from this first modest clue. If not, we'll all wait until next week, and maybe the week after that, and possibly several more months.

The basic rules are simple. Be the first person to send in the correct name, and you win. There is no prize for second place, so be quick about it if you know the answer. To read a more detailed set of contest rules, click here.

Two things you should know:

  1. The correct answer must be spelled exactly right; using the person's first and last name (no middle name or initial is necessary). Any additional text in the answer field will invalidate a correct answer. 2. Buccaneers.com will accept only three (3) entries per e-mail address per week. An invalid e-mail address will negate a winning entry. After being notified via e-mail, a winner must respond within five days in order to claim the prize.

Okay, that's it. Check out the rules, check out the first clue, and start deducing. Do we think anyone will get the answer from the first clue? No. But you never know. There are some pretty smart Buccaneer fans out there.

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