The 20K Mark

February 9th, 2015

joemugshotJoe’s somewhat stunned by a new plateau that was reached over the weekend.

As turned 6 1/2 years old, Joe typed up his 20,000th post on these pages.

That might qualify Joe as insane. No other outlet in that time has come close to publishing that amount of news, notes and nuggets on the bumbling, beloved Bucs.

Joe was feeling proud, but then Joe felt a little ill. Joe’s not sure he’s got another 20,000 in his fingers. The losing is taking its toll.

The Bucs have won 30 out of their last 100 games and Joe hates losing. Not only does it suck the fun out of Joe’s work and soul, losing is bad for business. Lots of readers think losing creates drama and intrigue and Internet traffic; Joe tells those folks they shouldn’t quit their day jobs. Nothing makes fans check out like bad football. Joe’s busiest day last fall came the day after the Bucs beat the Steelers to up their record to 1-3.

Regardless, Joe vows to press on. The 20,000 or so daily visits here are inspiring, and Joe will feel 10 years younger if the Bucs do the right thing after working so hard to win the Chase for Jameis.

15 Responses to “The 20K Mark”

  1. Bird Says:

    Way to go joe. You can do it! No seriously. Congrats. Best bucs website out there.

  2. SteveK Says:

    Way to go Joes!

  3. Big Irish Says:

    Yo Ho toil and trouble
    All around Tampa Bay
    We’re the worst
    But we pick 1st
    Jamis Winston will save the day!

  4. Buccfan37 Says:

    When the going gets tough, the tough keep going.

  5. Rrsrq Says:

    JBF is all that
    And sometimes the Bucs win
    Thanks Joes

  6. theodore Says:

    Say it ain’t so, Joe! You’re my Bucs news aggregator, and even though you encourage us to follow the links, I get all my Bucs news here. And the comments are great.

    Don’t make me go back to clicking on a bunch of links everyday. Oh, the humanity!

  7. JoeJoes Fungi Nails Says:

    How many if you only count Mazeil and Winston once each ?
    Seriously congrats !

  8. OB Says:

    Congrats for a fine site.

    When you are feeling down Joes, do a post about the Bucs Cheerleaders, they will Buc any live person up.

  9. 77bassguitarist Says:

    Joe i appreciate you’re hard work! Best bucs site

  10. Buc Neckid Says:

    Joe(s) i appreciate the site
    But please!
    Don’t type 5,000 articles on Jameis to try to reach your next milestone by May:)

  11. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    “Joe was feeling proud, but then Joe felt a little ill. Joe’s not sure he’s got another 20,000 in his fingers. The losing is taking its toll.” – Joe

    I was feeling a bit discouraged myself halfway through the season. But then I decided to try something different.

    Instead of looking for the bad in the team, which had become a severe habit, I decided to look for things that leaned toward the positive. Yes, our offensive line sucked, but Mike Evans looked great (as an example). The defense wasn’t great, but the team never quit on Lovie and toward the end of the year, I could see the defense buying into the system. There were injuries, but I saw many players play through them.

    It’s all on how we view things.

    The Bucs lost enough games to acquire the #1 pick, but look at the potential. We fix the oline and draft a QB, and there is a good chance we’ll have a top 10 offense sometime this year…though I’m willing to admit it might take 2.

    And I feel secure that Lovie’s defense will come together by the halfway point of the coming season, if not sooner.

    I can handle the losing (for now) because I see some good things developing, although doing so slowly. The way I see it, the team is heading in the right direction. It might take another year or two, but once things are clicking, we’ll have a good run of 10 or more years.

    A positive outlook.

  12. BuccaneerBonzai Says:

    I’ll add as well that once I decide something, I commit to it, even if the going gets hard. It’s why I’ve had so much success in business and in my personal life.

  13. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Congrats Joe….good work.

    Bonzai…..glad to have you amoung the “Positive Mob”…>TBBF

  14. SSG Mike Says:

    Congrats! I understand about the checking out with losing. I did at the end of the season. I need a competitive season next year as I have the NFL ticket next year and obviously I didn’t see much of the Bucs while deployed to Afghanistan for the 2013 season. I am ripe for at least some competitive Bucs football.

  15. WS99 Says:


    Thank you! Best bucs site ever!!!!!!!