Happy Birthday To Joe

August 7th, 2015

Seven years ago today Joe fired up this website and never turned back — seven full years obsessing 24/7 about all things Bucs on these pages.

It all started with a laptop and a dream.

About two years before JoeBucsFan.com was born, Joe hatched a plan to cover the Buccaneers in a way that would entertain and interest Joe, something edgy, fresh and unlike the stale traditional media. A defunct site called JoeNetsFan.com was the inspiration for the name and the spirit, but Joe decided to bring a different angle, the whole third-person “Joe” thing.

Joe pounded away for months on these pages writing passionately for almost nobody. Traffic grew while Joe endured endless personal attacks, the result of rattling the cages of Bucs fans, the Bucs franchise, and Joe’s media brethren.

But Joe pressed on, confident fans were buying into Joe’s unique brand of journalism that continues to be like no other.

Thankfully, Bucs fans kept coming. Yesterday, JoeBucsFan.com enjoyed a rather typical day, about 20,000 actual visits to the website. Joe’s traffic grows annually, and it’s reached the point where Joe now is the only destination for legions of Bucs fans.

The ride has been wild (Joe could write a book about the bizarre sh*t he’s experienced), and Joe appreciates all his readers. While Joe has wacky daily commenters, the typical reader around here only comes once a week or so, and Joe is thankful to all of you.

In the birthday spirit, Joe is seeking gifts, donations to help fund his obsession with the Bucs, unattainable women and beer. Joe would love to travel to more Bucs games this year. Thanks in advance for those who choose to give Joe a birthday gift. Your cash will help drive Joe to new heights, or new lows, depending on your perspective.

Gift options for Joe of JoeBucsFan.com

25 Responses to “Happy Birthday To Joe”

  1. DavidbigBucsFan Says:

    Ha Ha! Appee Birttaay Boi!!(imagine Jafaican accent ) This definitely the best and most entertaining Bucs site around. Wished I had jumped on the bandwagon years ago. Has definitely replaced where I go first for my Bucs news. The stories and commentators up here truly give this site a unique flavor lacking in the others. Great job JOEBUCSFAN.COM!

  2. thunderchunkyPA Says:

    Happy birthday Joe. if team Joe Bucs Fan makes it to the Pigeons game in Philly, look me up. I can show you some damn good beer and eat spots in the ‘burbs.

  3. Nodak Pirate Says:

    Thanks Joe’s, love the site. Happy birthday!

  4. RustyRhinos Says:

    Happy birthday Joebucsfan.! So far its been always entertaining.

  5. America's D-Bag Says:

    I admire your entrepreneurial spirit and….I guess I just admire the one thing. Happy birthday.

  6. Buc Neckid Says:

    Thank You Joe(s)

  7. Kalind Says:

    Hey Joe, happy birthday. Keep up the good work. I visit the site 12-20 times a day usually, up here in VA. you’re not my only stop, but you’re my first and last Bucs news stop.

  8. Bucco Brice Says:

    hahaha…gift options…thanks for all you do 🙂

  9. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    Happy Birthday JBF

    Thanks for Joe’s dream….let’s call it a “Dream & A Six-Pack”

    1. Believe it can be done
    2. Believe you can do it
    3 Have the desire to do it.
    4. Plan
    5. Commitment to the plan
    6. Work hard & work smart

  10. Buccfan37 Says:

    Now Joe’s hit the bigtime, in the USA. Good job and keep on keeping on. BTW, is your mailing address the same as last year?

  11. Nole on Sat.-Bucc on Sun. Says:

    Happy Birthday Joe. Time to turn up homie.

  12. pick6 Says:

    happy birthday. i’m sorry, though, for the quality of team you’ve had to cover. 5 months after you started your site, gruden was fired and you’ve been writing about the Morris\Freeman\Dominik\Schiano 3-ring circus. while it’s been entertaining, it’s probably been draining as well. let’s hope the next 7 years bring 70 wins instead of 70 losses.

  13. Buccfan37 Says:

    Last JBF Birthday you gave your mailing address, I still have it, has it changed? Never owned a credit card in my life.

  14. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    Happy birthday Joe’s. You nailed it with this sentence.

    Joe’s unique brand of journalism that continues to be like no other.

    Exactly! This is probably what I appreciate the most about your site. At least it’s the difference maker in the others and why I come here.

    Congrats. Enjoy it guys. You’ve created something out of whole cloth..actually out of nothing at all but a laptop and a dream. There is nothing more rewarding in life than creating something. And you guys are pioneers on top of it.

    Enjoy your birthday!

  15. Mike10 Says:

    Ah yes Joe.

    Many of our days, too, start simply with a dream and our laptop.

    Congrats on your birthday, and many thanks for your excellent coverage. Without your site, I wouldn’t be the envy of the water cooler and alpha of my surrounding male colleagues. You have given me many enjoyable hours, that my superiors wish they could have back. Here’s to many, many more!

    (insert happy birthday song) + birthday cake… but no candles, candles are for winners joey

  16. gracelivin Says:

    Thank You & Happy Anniversary/Birthday Joe(s)

    Really enjoy the articles and some of the debate which goes on within this site, I come here everyday to get Buc’s news….Keep up the good work. Fire Those CANNONS!!!!!

  17. Simpleasthat Says:

    Happy birthday joe
    Drink a Spaten Optimator for me it’s the best beer in the world.

  18. BuccaneEric75 Says:

    Congrats!! Keep up the good work!!!!

  19. Joe Says:

    Thanks for the kind words guys. Truly appreciate it.

  20. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Due to the constant format renovations, and overhauls on our fan based-
    social forums

    • Ole’ Bucs Forum
    • PR
    • TBO
    • And others

    You guys have provide a great online community, for a loyal disbanded fan base. We will always appreciate what you guys have done Joe’s.

    Keep up the great work

    Happy B-Day!!!

  21. Bucsfanman Says:

    Congrats Joe! You’ve got a heck of a site! Keep up the good work.

  22. BucsFan85 Says:

    Awesome site Joe. Happy B-day. I never feel like i’m out of the loop for all things Bucs!!

  23. Bucwild Says:

    Happy Birthday Joe! I live in Northern PA and this is my top bookmarked Bucs site. Love the way you do it. Enjoy man

  24. Joe Says:

    Appreciate the thoughts guys, thanks.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    “While Joe has wacky daily commenters” – Joe

    I’ve yet to encounter any wacky commenters….lol