Bucs’ Disney Digs: Spartan No More

Seems like everyone is properly impressed with the Bucs’ new summer camp setup at Disney’s Wide World of Gruden Complex. The fields are manicured and the 115-room Celebration Hotel is hardly your Spartan training camp digs.

Which, in a way, is kind of a shame.

For fans who otherwise cannot realistically identify with professional athletes, the University of Tampa scene was a bonus. Millionaires were forced to live in amenity-challenged dorms and walk to work. Want a TV? Bring one. Need more blankets? Bring them too and carry them up yourself. That after-hours hunger attack? Try Subway or Mr. T’s on Kennedy Boulevard.

Now it’s posh rooms, cable TV and room service. But it was humbling while it lasted.

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