What’s Your History?

November 3rd, 2016

30 Responses to “What’s Your History?”

  1. John Says:

    Born and raised in the greater Tampa Bay Area…Bucs football, Rays baseball, and lightning hockey. Wasn’t easy but I’m a strong believer in only liking the teams where I am from no matter the struggle.

  2. tmaxcon Says:


    You sure Lynch considers him a buc first. Lynch seems to be a lot more active in the Denver area & bronco community than in Tampa. I believe he still lives in Cherry Creek as well.

  3. Pa Privateer Says:

    I am not as active as other bucs fans because I live in PA but my heart and soul belongs to the bucs. I loved watching those defenses!

  4. koby kilpatrick Says:

    i was like 5 but yea

  5. celly Says:

    I’ve been a Bucs fan since ’97. It’s actually a weird story that got me into Buc Fan-dom.

    I was at a friends house playing NFL Gameday ’98. I needed a team to select, but didn’t know too much about football, so I kind of just scrolled through the list to see what teams’ logo I liked. I also didn’t want to pick a team that was the “best” cause there’s never any challenge in that.

    I came across the Bucs and thought, “I like this logo and their stats are right around average”. I started playing with them and learned the players that way. Substituting in Alstott for Dunn and using the stiff arm; I made them unstoppable, lol.

    I’ve been a Bucs fan ever since. Win, lose or draw. Unfortunately, there’s been a lot of lose in that time, but I’ll never waver.

    Go Bucs.

  6. 1gr8Bucfan Says:

    Have been a serious Bucs fan since their very first season. I have got a lot of flak from friends over the years, but one thing they will all tell me is that I am no fair weather fan. I am a loyal Bucs fan to the core and always will be.

  7. Hawaiian Buc Says:

    As a young kid, I had memories of going to Tampa stadium and watching the Bucs play. About 20 years later I found some pictures, and come to find out I was going to Tampa Bay Bandits games the whole time! Of course by then it’s too late.

  8. Patrickbucs Says:

    I’ve been a huge fan of his and the defense which originally made me purchase season tickets at a very young age. Miss those times, great player and hitter, only knock on him was his pass coverage deep. Very generous, well spoken person as well.

    T-Max – pretty positive if he gets in the HOF he’s retiring as a Buc. Also Denver is a lot shorter flight to San Diego then here.

  9. tmaxcon Says:


    i would bet a paycheck it’s a simple as the Cherry Creek school district is very prestigious district therefore he’s probably there for the kids to finish education.

  10. Patrickbucs Says:


    I travel a lot for work and stay there at the JW. It’s a very nice area, especially how much downtown there has deteriorated in the last 2-3 years. Not trying to argue with ya but there are plenty of great schools in La Jolla as well by where my company is headquartered.

    Either way glad he’s getting his number retired it’s well deserved. Hope we send him off with a win can’t take going and losing it’s almost comical at this point.

  11. Brandon Says:

    Quite a few years back, it was in style to purchase and wear football jerseys that were way oversized. I have quite a few of them and would feel like an absolute fool wearing one. So what to do with these monstrous wastes of fabric? Car seat covers. Yep, it seems these XL dresses/jerseys fit perfectly over bucket seats in the car. So which Bucs player has adorned the driver’s seat in my car? Mr. Lynch in home white…and the passenger side kick is a black Ronde Barber jersey.

  12. DB55 Says:

    All I remember from my first Bucs game is that we got in free after halftime, Eric Rhett couldn’t hit a hole to save his life and Dilfer was prob the worst QB I’d ever seen.

    My first trip to the old sombrero was Ohio St vs Michigan Hall of Fame bowl. We mistakenly sat on the OSU side of the field. Lol. Fights broke out everywhere. Lol.

  13. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I remember living in Texas and my father insisted I be a Buccaneers fan because they were starting up a new team.

    Been a fan since…although when I was younger I was more interested in cartoons than football.

    “Wonder Twin Powers – – – -ACTIVATE!”

  14. Matt Horse Says:

    I was only 12 when I stumbled on American football and I haven’t been able to keep away since. I’m from England and the game wasn’t very big here back then.

    John Lynch is the reason I’m a bucs fan.

    I heard about the enforcer who knocked out his own brother in law and I took notice. Then I saw 55, 99, 97 and 20 on that defence to name a few and I was hooked!

    I hope he makes it to Canton..

  15. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Joe, can we see who voted “I’ve Never Been A Serious Bucs Fan”?

    That would expose several trolls here.

  16. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:


    I never once thought to use jerseys as seat covers. That’s a great idea.

    Wonder if I could make a sofa cover too…

  17. Cobraboy Says:

    I wore his jersey.

  18. evolvingBucfan Says:

    I love and remember when this team was making a name for themselves on defense, Anyone remember that commercial wherethe bucs defense are waiters at wedding (lynch and barber and maybe kelly) and they throw the garter and they guy who catches it gets clobbered by lynch??!!! still laugh….lol

  19. evolvingBucfan Says:

    found it

  20. evolvingBucfan Says:

    and your welcome in advance

  21. Pittbucfan Says:

    Been a rious Bucs fan since ’76.

  22. Pittbucfan Says:

    Serious Bucs fan.

  23. AtlBucFanDan Says:

    A quick pointless biographic look at how I became a Bucs fan:

    Moved to Hudson, FL sometime in 1997. I befriended a guy named Steve who was an avid Buccaneers fan. I laughed at him for his love of the NFL laughingstock. One evening around pre-season of 1998 season, out of boredom and morbid curiosity, I halfheartedly accepted an invitation to come over and watch the 2nd or 3rd pre-season game. Up until that point, the only football I had ever watched was some Superbowls and the 1990-1996 FSU games. So with the having Dunn and Brooks on the team, I would at least have some familiarity. I’ve watched or listened to every game since then.

    In 1998, I attended my first NFL game when we hosted the Carolina Panthers (W 16-13) and the next year (1999) I went the the Monday night game against the Vikings (W 24-17). Shortly after that, I moved to Tampa and worked a mile south of the Stadium. Sadly, I have not had the opportunity to attend another home game because before the next season started, I moved to the Atlanta area. That year, I went to the Ga Dome to watch the Bucs win (27-14) but have yet been fortunate enough to attend another game since.

    During the 2000-2013 season I relied on sports bars and Sirius radio to keep up and from 2014-present, with the help of the internet, I’ve been able to become more and more connected with the team up to this point.

    Looking forward, I hope to have the chance to attend a home game, but not until they start winning at home again. Until then, Go Bucs!

  24. Buc1987 Says:

    tmaxcon…I think Lynch is a Buc 10 times more than he’s Bronco. I hated seeing him inducted into their ring thingy.

    Truth be told when John Lynch was drafted there was probably only about 5,000 real Buc fans left. Raises hand in the air…. Oooh Oooh Mr. Koetter…I was one of them.

    You youngsters think you have it bad now, and you have a topugh time with your co-workers. Nobody told other people that they were Buc fans back in my day. 1987.

  25. Buc1987 Says:

    AtlBucFanDan ….I currently live in Hudson.

    The #1 tourist destination of all Florida tourists. (btw that was a joke)

  26. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    My favorite Bucs commercial : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGhzirr-6I

  27. AtlBucFanDan Says:

    ’87 Lol! I barely lived in Hudson, too! Right on County Line Rd. in Oakwood Village (behind the 7-11 on Hwy 19) I worked in Spring Hill, about a 5 minute commute… I now commute an hour each way, outside Atlanta area.

    Yep, good ol’ Hudson/Spring Hill, home of… some people.

  28. AtlBucFanDan Says:

    I did happen to have the opportunity to play several rounds at The Dunes.

  29. AtlBucFanDan Says:

    Speaking of great commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UqrOOrhK88

  30. Chucklehead Says:

    My uncle is a huge Bucs fan. He never had much money but a couple games per year would pick me up and we would tailgate all morning and then go find some cheap tickets. Saw Vinny Ts first home game as a Buc his rookie season and have been hooked ever since. I was 8 years old and still have the stub.

    The biggest difference between a true fan and a band wagon fan is that true fans really dont have a choice which team they love. Band wagoners just like saying their current team is a winner. Band wagoners suck.