We’ve known for a long time that the Bucs would be reviving their creamsicle throwbacks this season, and now we finally know the exact date that the throwbacks will be worn, because the team has just announced that Bucco Bruce will make his long-awaited return to the gridiron on Oct. 15, when the Bucs host the Lions at 1pm Eastern:
Hey, Hey, Tampa Bay!
The Creamsicles officially return October 15 against the Detroit Lions. pic.twitter.com/BZuohyPq4u
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) June 12, 2023
This will be the creamsicle throwbacks’ first appearance since 2012. The Bucs were unable to wear them from 2013 through 2021 due to the league’s one-shell rule. Although the rule was lifted last year, supply-chain issues prevented the Bucs from reviving the throwbacks until this year.
The creamsicles were originally worn from the team’s 1976 inception until 1997, when the Bucs adopted their current red/pewter color scheme.
If you want to learn more about the creamsicle uniforms, I recently did a deep dive on them, full of info you might not know about, over on my Substack.