1 Million And Counting

March 14th, 2014

joe_mug_shotIt’s official. For just this week alone, Joe will bust the 1 million mark for pages viewed on this here website. The final tally will be about 1.3 million. Yes, that’s a new record for a week.

Joe appreciates all his readers, especially those that don’t complain and attack Joe in the comments section, and on Twitter, and in Joe’s email box, and the guy Joe ran into last week who told him he was a radio blowhard. 

Joe is taking pause to thank all who have helped Joe be one of the top three most visited NFL-team-specific sites in the country, not including those owned by the NFL. Major sports media executives have asked Joe what’s the secret here and, frankly, Joe has no answer. Joe continues to write about what interests Joe and cover the Bucs with the same passion he attacks freshly poured ice cold draft beers.

When Joe drinks those beers tonight, Joe will be thinking of all of you. Joe is re-energized to continue delivering all things Bucs 24/7.

63 Responses to “1 Million And Counting”

  1. ctord Says:

    Keep up the great work Joe!

  2. ShutTheBucUp Says:

    Enjoy those beers Joe. I know this Joe will! Cheers!

  3. Buc1987 Says:

    Best fan site on the net.

  4. Yeah It's me! Says:

    Congrats Joe! And I know the secret to why so many views. 🙂

  5. Jacko101 Says:

    Thanks Joe I visit this site Every single day, with school and life this site is my get away. I appreciate your hard work.

  6. Teddy Says:

    Congrats guys. It’s been a fun ride watching your site develop over the years.

  7. BucsRokk26 Says:

    Congrats Joe, keep it up! I enjoy the site and an ice cold IPA. I’ll be having one tonight too 🙂

  8. ColiBUC Says:

    It’s because you get facts on here quickly. I’ve been F5ing the site since the minute free agency started because I know that no matter where it breaks, I’ll find it here right on top of the page, almost immediately. It’s not cluttered and Joe doesn’t take himself too seriously.

  9. bee Says:

    Keep up the good work. For years I had seen the site on Google while searching all things Bucs but never checked it out until late last year. I used to frequent Pewter Report but since they flipfloped their position on the coach midway though that horrible season, I lost respect for them. I appreciate your passion for the team and sticking by what feel without influence from the fans and team representatives. Keep doing ya thing Joe!

  10. Dean Says:

    There re several reasons why so many of us follow JBF religiously. First, you are constantly adding new stories daily. Unlike some of the other sites, including newspapers, who maybe have one story a day or go days without any new news.
    Two, I like the controversy that you stir up with your opinions. Some of the comments are as entertaining as the original story. This results in building a rabid fan base for the Bucs and for your site.
    Keep up the great work and we will keep supporting and recommending your site to the yet uninitiated.

  11. Lutz Bucz Fan Says:

    The first JBF post I ever read had a reference to Rachel Watson. I’m pretty sure that’s what got me hooked. The comments section is worth the daily visits.

  12. CocoaBchBuc Says:

    Congrats Joe!! That is quite the milestone. Lovie and his Licht Saber have pushed things around enough to drive fans to want to see what is next.

  13. StPeteBucsFan Says:


    As someone who experienced the joy of a career doing something I was passionate about I’m happy for you Joe. It’s clear from your efforts that you love what you’re doing and to me that is the measure of success in life. Far more than $$$.

    I appreciate your efforts and even when I disagree with you I still respect your opinion.

    One thing that is clear on this site is you are not lazy, and you put in all the hours and due diligence to put out a great product.

    Again Congrats!

  14. Evan Says:

    Thank you, Joe. I don’t comment much but I visit pretty much every day. Keep up the good work!

  15. Joe Says:

    The first JBF post I ever read had a reference to Rachel Watson. I’m pretty sure that’s what got me hooked.


  16. canadian bucsfan Says:

    Wow those are big numbers. Congrats joe! Drink up.

  17. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

  18. Uk_Buc Says:

    Does that count the number of multiple visits people have to do when they get popups, get redirected to iTunes Store, or reload after all the advertising crashes their browser??

    Only joking, still a great source of bucs news, even if usability is pretty poor

  19. LUVMYBUCS Says:


  20. David Adams Says:

    First time I’ve left a comment, but I will say Joe Bucs fan is the best web site for a Bucs fan like me. (Former season ticket holder #1420, left when they blackmailed me for the PSL) Thanks for all your hard work and dedication.

  21. WalkdaPlank Says:

    Thanks for the hard work Joe. I haven’t ran into another site that covers the Bucs like you do. Stories every single day and the morning cups are funny too.

    Just don’t replace the Hooters Girls or Rachel Watson with Johnny. 🙂

  22. stratobuc Says:

    Great job, Joe. Keep up the great work, and thanks for keeping this site free. Go Bucs!

  23. canadian bucsfan Says:

    Wow those are big numbers. Congrats joe. Drink up!

  24. robert6 Says:

    good work joe!

    now you’ll have your work cut out for you to keep up the traffic once JM is gone and MG takes the starting gig 🙂

  25. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    The “Read More” links sort of corrupt the record a bit.

  26. Vico Says:

    Vico guesses those Hooter girls are very effective! Congrats, Vico is a bucs fan from a land far far away, but Vico is very glad Joebucsfan.com exists because it would be very hard for me to have access to such good insight on the bucs, as Vico is out of the US and all. Vico Congrats Joe on his success and hopes he keeps up the good work!

  27. safety Says:

    I remember your 5,000th post, and your 10,000th post. I feel like I’m a ‘since ’76’ Bucs fan, but for JBF. Appreciate you guys so much. You’re awesome.

  28. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    But you still do a great job, Joe!

  29. Destinjohnny Says:

    strong work mate!!!!!love the site and would be lost without it!!! I don’t always agree with your player and gm evaluation but hey variety is the spice of life.

  30. anthony chambers Says:

    Im on this site a good 20 times a day checking out the latest news. Your doing a hell of a job! Thanks

  31. Keith Says:

    1 million in 1 week? Jeez.

    Frankly, Joe, I think half of what you write is supremely stupid, but it’s the other half that is priceless. I think most of your readers would agree. lol

  32. Tom Says:

    I really enjoy this site…..keep up the great work..Go Bucs!!

  33. zam Says:

    why? easy:
    1) you post frequently
    2) you promote cross-media
    3) your opinions are well-founded
    4) your style is amusing (Belicheat, Rachel Watson, Peter King modifiers, etc.)
    5) you occasionally comment back to commenters

  34. buchead407 Says:

    Hell yea Joe!!!! Best way to get real Bucs news and inside story’s. I visit the site everyday and listen to you on 620 weekly. I’m gonna drink one for you tonight, and one for the glennon mob!!! Haha hit me up Joe!! If I ever run into you I’ll buy ya a couple beers

    Cheers Bucs fans, to a better year of Bucs football.

  35. Vincente Says:

    I talk on here like I would if you were sitting next to me at a bar. I don’t hold nothing back. And Joe thanks for all the work you put in day in and day out. I might talk smack but not cause I don’t like just cause I like speaking my mind. I must check this site like 20 times a day cause your honestly the quickest to report. Thank you. Cheers.

  36. BucFan20 Says:

    Best site there is. I never visit any other. Great work Joe!

  37. ander Says:

    just heard the interview with lovie in mike and mike and im really assuming that the bucs are going to push glennon to show if he could be the future

  38. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the kind words guys.

    Just don’t replace the Hooters Girls or Rachel Watson with Johnny.

    That won’t happen! Now if the Bucs draft Johnny, Joe might have to start posting photos of Johnny’s busty blonde girlfriend.

    And Joe promises if the Bucs draft Bortles, Joe *will* post photos of his model blonde girlfriend.

  39. Aubpierce Says:

    Keep up the good work and congrats.Now stop dreaming about Johnny cream puff and start dreaming about Mack,Matthews,or Watkins as our first pick.

  40. Shimota Says:

    I don’t always agree with your takes, but I appreciate the 4 to 5 articles a day you put out specific to the Bucs. Keep up the good work, and I’ll continue hitting your site

    Thanks. Joe does “put out” about double that on average. –Joe

  41. OB Says:

    Joe you create controversy and you don’t seem to care whether the big busts are real or boltons, I prefer real, but you sure do dream and hope both for the Bucs, fans, Rachel, and the breasts.

    Keep it up (pun intended) and have one for me.

  42. bucray1 Says:

    great job joe. we appreciate all your hardwork and articles , especially those that don’t attack and demean any readers with a different opinion than yours.

  43. Rene Jack Says:

    Although I do not agree w everything u post and ur journalism is shotty at best. ( always misspelling words and punctuation eras). Especially about Johnny football. Thank god ur not our GM. He will b a bust. Has no anticipation in his game and is a JACK ASS!!! I still look forward to ur updates and insight. After all u are a DIE HARD Bucs fan just like me and I can appreciate that.

  44. Rene Jack Says:

    Oh ya and congrats!!! Sammy Watkins baby!!!

  45. Greg Says:

    I don’t know (or care) who the other two sites are that are as popular as JBF, this is the first and last place I go for my football news! Joe, you can always re-post pics of Jeff Garcia’s wife, they never get old either!

  46. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Good site Joe, whatever you are doing, you are doing it right. It shows how many Bucs fans are out here wanting up to date info on their team. The ease of opinions puts you over the top.

  47. Bucsfanman Says:

    Joe, you’re the man! I love the site! Keep up the good work.

    Most of all, GO BUCS!!!

  48. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement guys.

  49. Buc A Deer Says:

    Congrats Joe!! Been a Love Licking Fest this week!! When they scoop up from the bargain basement bin next week it may reach 1.5 m and maybe 2m during the draft!!

  50. bucfandon Says:

    I want to say that I appreciate your coverage of all things Buccaneers.Although you do seem to have lots of love for Manzel and none for Glennon, i don’t hold it against you. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, even if their wrong.LOL I will continue to read and listen to you on 620 down here in Englewood, Fl. You’re the best for Bucs coverage!! By the way, drop that crappy American beer and drink a real one….Guinness, forever the best!!!

    As most of you know, there are two Joes, and one is no fan of the taste-test-failing, watered-down, often-canned American swill. –Joe

  51. Pkpaa696 Says:

    Been reading your blog for about 2 years I think. This is my first comment. Thanks for your work. I believe it’s your passion and accurate reporting that gets you all the visits. Sometimes you make me angry/annoyed and other times you make me proud to be a bucs fan with you. So like a tv show, you keep us interested Joe. Congrats on your success!

  52. Vico Says:

    Man, that is a very difficult draft decision. I mean, I thought Bortles was a lucky man, but Johnny’s girl makes it difficult to say who I envy the most…

  53. tickrdr Says:

    A hearty CONGRATULATIONS to both Joes on their well-deserved success. I think most BUC’s diehard fans must come here for their daily (sometimes several times a day) Bucs “fix”. I think I speak for many when I say that we like your taste in women somewhat more than your tastes in football players though! LOL.

    Thanks for all you do to make this such a great site.


  54. ATLBucsFan Says:

    You’re welcome! 🙂

  55. MadMax Says:

    Could it be the referencing in the third person? lol, saw this episode of Seinfield a while back and immediately thought of Joe!


  56. stvcl Says:

    I visit several times a day to keep my BUCS jones satisfied. Thanks Joes for the best FREE coverage a BUCS fan can ask for.

  57. buc4life24 Says:

    Since we are going down memory lane……Learned of this site while deployed n sitting around talking Bucs stuff with a coworker. He showed me this site and hooked ever since and this is my 1st site I go to for news!

    Not a fan of the “read more” button….but that doesnt stop me obviously! Now that I am in Korea, it keeps me posted with all my Bucs news 24/7! Thanks Joe!

  58. PanhandleBucsGuy28 Says:

    Thanks Joe for always keeping us in the loop with our Bucs!!! I look forward to getting on here everyday to catch up on Bucs Football!! #ItsaBucsLife!!

  59. buccinfan Says:

    Joe don’t mean to attack you but does this mean we can take off that dumb”read more” button as a gift to your loyal readers?

  60. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the humbling comments guys, thanks. 🙂

  61. Eric Says:

    Great job Joe!

    Can you please have more stuff about Johnny Football?

    It’s the one thing we’ve agreed on in four years! 🙂

    Awesome work, many thanks for putting it all together.

  62. sho-nuff Says:

    Congrats!….much appreciated

  63. Orlampa Turd Says:

    Congrats from your biggest (only) fan in Nicaragua – soon to be relocating back to the methlabs and trailers of Orlampa!