Happy Birthday To Joe

August 7th, 2010

"Joe, I have a present for you."

It all started with a laptop and a dream.

JoeBucsFan.com was unveiled two years ago today.

Feeling compelled to work tirelessly on behalf of his fellow Bucs fans, Joe set out to inform and entertain hardcore Bucs fans like nobody had ever done in the history of the free world.

Thankfully, Bucs fans slowly began to flock here and proceeded to blast Joe for his strong opinions and call Joe a jerkoff and a loser hiding behind a cartoon. But they kept coming. They told friends.

Some of Joe’s media pals helped spread the word, and soon Joe knew that JoeBucsFan.com was a place some fans wanted to go every day — whether they liked it or not.

Joe finally knew his humble website had arrived when traffic here exploded on the night Jon Gruden was fired.

More than 5,000 Bucs posts later, today Joe is proud and grateful to report that 2010 has already brought 1 million actual visits to JoeBucsFan.com.

From the bottom of Joe’s beer-soaked heart, Joe thanks all of you.

26 Responses to “Happy Birthday To Joe”

  1. FIRE GREG OLSON! Says:

    Congrats Joe!!

    Oh yeah and here’s something for all you haters…yes, that’s Pat Yasinskas telling you that you don’t know what you’re talking about…

    Daryl in Springfield, N.J. writes: Thanks for the recent blurb about the Bucs not being cheap. From what I remember, a lot of people called Tampa cheap when they let Antonio Bryant walk instead of giving him a long term contract. Bryant has yet to take part in the Bengals training camp due to lingering injury issues. The Terrell Owens signing seems like further proof that Cincinnati doesn’t trust Bryant to be a starter. What looked like cheap in the offseason appears to be a brilliant move now.

    Pat Yasinskas: Well, if people called the Buccaneers cheap for not re-signing Bryant, then they had no idea what they were talking about. The decision not to re-sign Bryant had nothing to do with money. Bryant made that decision for the Bucs with his actions last season and the decision was made long before the season was even close to being over. Bryant was a receiver who the Bucs rescued off the scrap heap and he responded with a big season in 2008. After that, Bryant began making a lot of noise about wanting a huge, long-term contract. The Bucs wanted a little more evidence that Bryant really had turned his life and career around before making a long-term commitment. That’s why they made him a restricted free agent last year, which basically guaranteed Bryant $10 million for one season. Bryant kept griping about that, didn’t really produce on the field, blamed his sore knee on the plane trip home from London, took repeated shots at rookie quarterback Josh Freeman and questioned the coaching staff. That’s the text-book version of how to play your way out of any town. I wrote multiple times late last season that Bryant was on his way out. The first time I wrote that, a pretty important figure with the Bucs called me up and said, “That’s a pretty good read on the AB situation’’. Again, that one wasn’t about money and the Bucs are looking pretty good right now for letting Bryant walk.

  2. Gatorbuc15 Says:

    Great job Joe!

  3. Aldo Says:

    From Colombia Happy Birthday JoeBucsFan!!!! excellent stuff all days!!! its a pleasure to be a buc fan with all the information we got here!!!

  4. Barber20 Says:

    Fire Greg Olson you are right on the money. One other person that should me mentioned is Haynesworth.

    Go Bucs

  5. eric Says:

    Happy Birthday Joebucsfan.com!

    Thank you for the opportunity to shine the light of truth and enlighten the ignorant.

    I can only hope the Rah firing will cause another explosion, followed by the Cowher hiring.

    I figure 12 more losses and the man is goooooooooooooooooooone!

    Tick tock, tick tock.

  6. Horice Says:

    Joe, Happy Birthday.. I am proud to have helped you bust the old Million Cherry.. Can you say 2 Mili here we come. And you do a fine job, Keep it up! See ya at The Night Practice. Can you believe I’m taking about 45 people, and it’s my Anniversary Weekend (what a cool wife).. See Ya! Well if I knew how you looked I could see ya, but none the less.

  7. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Happy Birthday to you
    Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday dear Joe – now go get your teeth fixed

    Happy Birthday to you!!!!

  8. Lakeland Bob Says:

    Your site is for hard core Buc fans.Thanks for continuous coverage.

  9. Mr. Lucky Says:

    Joe wrote, “From the bottom of Joe’s beer-soaked heart, Joe thanks all of you.”

    Is that a Caybrew soaking still or have you switched brands????

  10. BillT Says:

    I don’t post very often, but come daily to this site. I really enjoy it. In my opinion it is the best web site for Buc’s info. Thanks for all your hard work and Happy 2 Years…Many more.

  11. USAF Says:

    GO JOE!

  12. Bucnjim Says:

    Bucs, Beer, Babe’s, and B.S. It just doesn’t get any better than that! This is where hard core fans come to get their daily fix of Buccaneer news. Joebucsfan is now part of my everyday routine. Happy B-Day! & Keep up the great work.

  13. MOBucs Says:

    While I don’t always agree with you Joe, I visit your site daily and appreciate what you do. Congrats on two years!

  14. MOBucs Says:

    Fire Greg Olson… Looks like another smart move by Dom to not re-sign AB! The pessimists will never aknowledge that though!

  15. Ozzie the Sports JUnkie Says:

    Congrats Joe!!
    Love the insight! Love the no punches held in yer face straight Buccaneer talk!! JoeBucs Fan Rocks!!!

  16. Mark Says:

    anyone remember last year when AB constantly said he was playing well just for it to be on camera to show off for other teams?

  17. Dew Says:

    Excellent work Joe and Happy Birthday. As I said recently, this is to me now the best site to get up to date info and some great insight on the Bucs. And of course the cheerleaders. :-) Thanks.

  18. ReaderM Says:

    “and soon Joe knew that JoeBucsFan.com was a place some fans wanted to go every day — whether they liked it or not.”

    That is the most honest and true statement you have ever written on here. There were MANY times I kept wondering why the hell do I keep coming back here because…, well it doesn’t matter what I thought, all I know is Joe’s work speaks for itself and while I have disagreed you on many number of things, you have created A Must Read Daily for Bucs fan and for that I am grateful.
    Happy Birthday Joe and go enjoy yourself a Crebrew ( i think that was the name) You deserve it.

  19. Joe Says:

    Thanks for all the kind words guys. Joe’s blushing as if Rachel Watson came calling.

  20. DPR Says:

    Congratulations all the way from Mexico joe. Really this is a great site you have and its nice to have a place where i can read about my bucs! GO BUCS!

  21. JK Says:

    I guess all the lobbying you did to get rid of Gruden when he was on the hot seat really paid off for you. I always thought that there had to be another reason other than him not giving you the time of day. Congrats!!! and I mean it. This is my only place for Buc information! Go BUCS!!!

  22. Joe Says:

    DPR:

    Hey, Joe populares en México, cool! Cuando en México, mi amigo? Joe agradece sinceramente su apoyo. Tal vez los dos nos puede ayudar a convertir los Bucaneros en el equipo de México?

    (No, Joe doesn’t know Spanish but he knows how to use Google Language tools!)

  23. Joe Says:

    JK:

    Thanks. BTW, not only did Joe not “lobby” to run Chucky, Joe sincerely doubts Team Glazer would throw $15 million away based on what Joe writes. :)

  24. Patrick Says:

    Congrats Joe. I always enjoy coming to your site everyday!

  25. gotbbucs Says:

    great website joe. i am a full blown addict at this point and am proud to say so. not many bucs fans here in iowa but the ones i do know i push toward your site.

  26. BigMacAttack Says:

    Thank You Joe,

    I was on TBO one night almost 2 years ago I guess, and someone came on there and posted “Hey check out this website JoeBucsFan.com”. I don’t know if it was one of you two Joes, I think it was, so I checked it out. There was good Buc News and a Few Commenters. Mr Lucky was one and a couple others. I was addicted from then on. Not much else I could do, so I owe you a debt of Gratitude and here’s to 10-6 & the Playoffs, LOL.

 
 

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