Bucs Return To Tallahassee

June 4th, 2015

JameisOnce upon a time, Joe lived just outside of San Francisco when Joe Montana joined the Chiefs.

Talk about a firestorm of emotions pulsating through a sports town. Wow.

One huge story there in those pre-Internet days was a local radio station buying the rights to air Chiefs games — and it had advance sold a bunch advertising.

Joe was reminded of that this week after learning the Bucs are returning to Tallahassee. More specifically, radio broadcasts of Bucs games are coming back.

They didn’t air there last year. Locals weren’t sold on Josh McCown, apparently, like Lovie was.

Joe’s happy for the Tallahassee faithful and the legions of Jameis Winston fans that will get to listen to America’s Quarterback play ball on 93.3FM. Sadly, there’s no guarantee Bucs games will be on local TV up there.

21 Responses to “Bucs Return To Tallahassee”

  1. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Says:

    One has to wonder if all the FSU Fans here in the Tampa Bay area, will turn out to see Jameis and the Bucs at home ?

  2. ChanEpic Says:

    No Guarantee but we’ve been pretty lucky up here getting the games on the local Fox affiliate. Even when family and friends in Tampa weren’t able to see the games, I could up here. I’m also very stoked about the radio broadcasts. I’m fuzzy on one thing and hopefully Joe can help. Is the Tallahassee radio broadcast, Gene Deckerhoff? Could we be so lucky as to get him on Saturday and Sundays?

  3. ChanEpic Says:


    I’m a season ticket holder and Tally resident, this year I’ll actually use those tickets as opposed to selling them. I’m just one guy but I’m sure there are more.

  4. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    Chan, Mean Gene the Talking Machine does both the Bucs and Noles. Consider yourself lucky to have him as the voice of both your pro and and college team.

    Can’t help but feel awful for the Gator fans having to listen to that idiot Mick Hubert scream “Oh My!” a thousand times a game even after a 2 yard run. Just horrible

  5. stvcl Says:

    Nothing like Gene: “TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY! FIRE THEM CANNONS!” Unfortunately the Orlando stations do not carry the Bucs even though we are considered a “secondary market”. But when I’m out and about I still try to pull in the signal from Tampa…fades in and out but better than nothing. Go Bucs!

  6. BucPuck Says:


    You act like Gene is the perfect announcer. Gene has the same tone for something great and something horrible. Im sorry but to use the same tone for a Bucs touchdown and a Bucs thrown interception is not fun to listen too.

  7. ChanEpic Says:

    @BucPuck – Sacrilege sir! How DARE YOU?!?!?

  8. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    I can’t believe you typed that. Be prepared to be pummeled by every real Buc fan fan. If you think he always sounds the same, it’s clear you’ve never listened to him.

  9. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    BuckPuck, that is the most asinine thing anyone has ever said on the internet ever.

    You sir, should be ashamed. Everyone here is dumber for reading that, and may Dog have mercy on your soul

  10. Celly Says:

    My cousin (Patriots fan) and I are driving down from Atlanta to the Falcons/Bucs game on 12/6. Its 2 days after my birthday and Doug is getting into the ring of honor.

    Any of you guys plan on doing some tailgating that we can come crash?

    Also, would you recommend listening to Gene on some headphones while at the game?

    Bucs fan since 97 and my first ever home game. Can’t wait.

  11. Buc1987 Says:

    stvcl ….don’t you mean?

    Gene : TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY, TOUCHDOWN TAMPA BAY….no he dropped it.

    That’s Gene in a nutshell.

    I love the guy for his enthusiasm but damn does he get you excited for nothing ….a lot. It happens alllll the time.

    “CAUGHT! first down Tampa Bay, the Bucs have a first down….no he dropped it.”

    Yep that’s Gene.

  12. Buc since '74 Says:

    BucPuck – that made my brain hurt. Gene is a legend around here and is not to be trifled with. I suggest you re-post with an apology to both Gene and his fans. Wrong dude to mess with.

  13. Buc1987 Says:

    Now don’t everyone jump on me like they did BuckPuck….

  14. Buccfan37 Says:

    Not a big Deckerhoff fan here either. Suffering slobbering succotash. OH MY, now I like that. Gators vs Noles, Gators have more fans.

  15. Hawaiian Buc Says:


    Congrats on the first home game! To hell with Disney, Raymond James stadium is my “happiest place on earth”. I don’t usually tailgate (I usually let my daughter wait to see the players walk in and take pictures),but I know there’s supposedly a good tailgate for anyone that the guy from “What the Buc” has that I’ve always wanted to attend, but have never gotten around to it. You can just google it and find it no problem (Joe doesn’t want links).

  16. The original "Kevin" Says:

    @BucPuck…….WTF ARE YOU THINKING?????Your probably talking about the one man associated with the bucs that EVERYBODY loves…

    Everybody but you…

    When you think about it. The man is just trying to generate some type of excitment for listeners. At least if they still had the station tuned in he made sure they were not falling asleep. When was the last time this team was winning games and feared by many???

    The day Gene Deckerhoff retires I will be a sad day for most bucs fans

  17. BucBos76 Says:

    I almost dropped my desk top computer when I read that BuckPuck! Harry Caray wasn’t the perfect announcer either, but if you were a Cubs fan, he’d be a legend to you. Deckerhoff is a legend in Tampa. “Alstott up the gut, TOUCHDOWN Tampa Bay!!” Will forever be part of the Bucs lexicon.

  18. Buccanole Says:

    Can BucPuck be banned forever for bashing Gene?

  19. Scott Says:

    You can heap all the love on Gene you want, but radio just isn’t the same with Jesse Ventura.

  20. Scott Says:

    So that should have been without……..

  21. Jon Says:

    I just hit up the local watering hole every Sunday here in Tallahassee for my bucs games