There’s a new locker at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters.
The name plate across the top reads, “Custodian.” But this guy won’t be cleaning up Joe’s empty Papa John’s boxes and beer bottles.
It’s for the Custodian of Canton, Ira Kaufman, the Tampa Bay area’s only voter for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. eye-RAH! is now a very proud member of the JoeBucsFan.com family.
Bucs and NFL fans know Ira best for his 25 years at The Tampa Tribune, and they’ve been entertained by him for years on local and national sports radio. Those with SiriusXM know Ira is a weekly, football-season guest of Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, and he’s a popular interview of PFT Live host Mike Florio on NBC Sports Radio. Ira also does plenty of TV analysis in the Tampa Bay area, where his distinct style sets him apart.
What’s so special about Ira’s arrival at JoeBucsFan.com? Joe has removed Ira’s corporate shackles. No longer will a newspaper editor stuck in the 20th century stifle Ira’s powerful opinions.
No longer will Ira lose mind-numbing battles to get real news to Bucs fans.
Ira’s sources from 40 years in the business are top shelf. Joe will even dare say they’re the very best in town when it comes to the Bucs.
Joe has no leash or limits on Ira. There will be no editorial meetings or orders. Ira will get to speak his mind freely, even if that means throwing sharp daggers at Joe. And yes, Joe will blast Ira when it’s deserved.
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JoeBucsFan.com readers will get three columns weekly from Ira at a minimum. Ira will be roaming the halls and fields of One Buc Palace digging up all kinds of goodies.
Also, The Ira Kaufman Podcast will be heard at least twice weekly right here, fully downloadable for your listening convenience.
Some surprises are in store, too. And, of course, Ira will be live in Canton next month at the 2016 Hall of Fame ceremonies, also working the room at private parties for Eddie DeBartolo and Father Dungy. There will be plenty to share.
Ira also will make personal appearances around town and mingle with Bucs fans.
Lastly, for those worried Joe is going to relax a bit with Ira on board, stop being ridiculous. Joe plans to hammer away on all things Bucs as much or more than ever.