Welcome Rock Riley To JoeBucsFan.com!

April 19th, 2017

How bout fun, quality video added to your JoeBucsFan diet three times a week!

That’s what’s coming from Rock Riley.

Lunch With Real Rock Riley kicks off here Monday, April 24.

Rock is a Tampa Bay sports television icon. His old nightly show on BayNews 9 was great fun back in the day when Rock took live phone calls. And Rock was a fixture on weekend sports radio for so many years, in addition to his TV duties that ended late last year.

Rock has just four orders from Joe: Keep it fun. Keep it real. Do just about whatever you want. And remember you’re no longer shackled by the corporate world that insists people like boring. (Follow Rock @RealRockRiley)

Rock Promo 1 from Rock Riley on Vimeo.

30 Responses to “Welcome Rock Riley To JoeBucsFan.com!”

  1. ClodHopper Says:

    I don’t know Rock Riley from Adam but this sounds great and I’m looking forward to getting to know him. Those are great rules. Joe, your business model is amazing. You know what people like and don’t like. You’re building an empire!!!

  2. DallasBuc Says:

    Props to JBF for beefing up the content

  3. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Clod….. if you are from the Bay Area and don’t know who Riley is, what bridge have you been living under? Dude is an ICON. Tkraz does the best impersonation of him ever haha.

    I am pumped to see what he brings with no restrictions on him. Should be a good time. Again no question JBF brings the total heat when it comes to our team. GO BUCS!!!

  4. tdtb2015 Says:


    I used to watch your show. Years ago I swicth to Verizon. Boy I missed your show. I’m glad you are part of the JBF team.

    Joe you are putting together a great team. I appreciate all your work!

    GO JBF!

    Go Bucs!!!

  5. ClodHopper Says:


    Nope. I’m a half a country away

  6. Tom Edrington Says:

    Rock’s been around…..nice addition!

  7. 1Gr8Buc Says:

    Ah makes sense then. Great content added to the site for sure.

  8. Buc1987 Says:

    Welcome aboard the crazy train.

  9. DallasBuc Says:

    TKras impression of Riley is a hoot!

  10. Jim Says:

    Awesome. I always have respected Rock’s opinions.

  11. shouldhavedraftedefiert Says:

    Rock is one of my favs man good sh#$

  12. DB55 Says:


    Might just be me but the video cut out before the end. I’m sure it me.

    Welcome aboard Rock.

  13. BurgDweller Says:

    Awesome! I like how you are taking the best talent from the corporate media world and it is good they are jumping off that sinking ship. Just please don’t ever hire Tom Jones. LOL. You don’t have to worry about the latter.–Joe

  14. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I like Rock, and as long as he doesn’t go off the deep end like Justin, I’ll follow!

  15. Joe Says:

    Props to JBF for beefing up the content


    You know what people like and don’t like.

    Hope so! 🙂

  16. Bucs4821 Says:

    This is yet another excellent addition to JBF. I started watching Rock’s Sports Connection show in the late 90s and it was as much a part of my daily Bucs coverage routine as anything else. (This was before I discovered JBF and still read this bizarre entity known as a ‘newspaper’).

    My two most memorable moments occurred during the Super Bowl season. Rock and guest Simeon Rice, who, after using the word “magnanimous” and then added it was part of his “vernacular,” made me an even bigger fan than I already was. From that moment, “Planet Sim” became one of my deep, profound, philosophical influences!

    The other interview I remember was JBF’s own Ira Kaufman, who told Rock that the Bucs realistically could win the Super Bowl (still quite unthinkable at the time) but added that, with every other factor in place, this team could go only as far as its “offensive line can take it.” We know how that turned out. Great memories!

  17. Dave Says:

    Top 5’er on the Charles Davis scale of “Nicest guys in the world”.
    Couldn’t be happier for Rock. Best of luck. I hope you all make millions!

  18. Joe Says:

    Thanks for all the kind words guys. Joe is certain Rock appreciates the thoughts as well. Very excited to get the ball rolling!

  19. Denver Buc fan Says:

    Welcome Rock! Great Add Joe!

  20. Eric Says:

    Fantastic! Great addition indeed.

    Get him to tell the story of the day Dungy got fired.

  21. feelthepewterpower Says:

    Man, I remember being on Joe Buccs (Bucs) fan since the beginning (circa 2008). You guys have come a long ways. Keep up the great work!

    To Rock, we’re excited to see your passion on Joe Buccs Fan. You would always look into the wrong camera on Bay News Nine, which was hilarious…nevertheless you always delivered quality nuggets about the team that you couldn’t find most other places, and you’re one of the few all-around good guys in the media. Congrats!

  22. Pickgrin Says:

    NICE Joes! Riley is a true “Rock”star in the Tampa Bay sports world unlike that poser of a previous GM you guys seem to always suck up to for no apparent reason.

    Welcome aboard Rock Riley! Your takes regarding all things Bucs will be appreciated.

  23. Dusthty Rhothdes Says:

    Awesome, Irv was/is my favorite print guy covering the bucs and now having him on here with the podcasts is awesome, and rock riley is a great addition an alternative view of the bucs…loved whitney johnson on 620 back in the day too

  24. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Welcome aboard Rock !!!!!!!!!!

  25. CarolinaBucFan Says:

    Well he seems pretty pumped up about it. Gotta love having even more Bucs news!

  26. Buc4Lyfe79 Says:

    Rocky and Irv under the same banner…Joe just keeps adding layers of cement to the JoeBucsFan pole staked firmly in the tampa bay sports media realm. Love Rock, A+ signing Joe, Drinks all around.

  27. TampaTown Says:

    I loved Rock’s call in show! Sunday nights were hilarious with fans calling in after games obviously drunk/slurring/using bad language. Also his interview with FB Darian Barnes who arrived wearing a full-on Sponge Bob costume and was jumping around like crazy. And Rock playing it straight the whole way. Those were the days! 😂😂 I agree, Joe’s are really stepping up their game. We thank you.

  28. Me? Says:

    i never would have thought most of my free time would be dominated by joebucsfan. Bucs Uncensored can get kinda old, especially three times a week and being so long-a lot of repetition per episode. But Ira’s podcast is excellent, i wish those were a bit longer. I really enjoy hearing Ira and the joes talk shop-really insightful and entertaining.

    Cant wait for Rock’s show-really great idea and great addition

  29. mike10 Says:

    He reminds me of Casey Kasem..

  30. The Buc Realist Says:


    Wish it was Thomas 2.2 that was being brought on!!!!!!!!! Joe should carry that guy piggy back down Dale Malbry in front of the stadium after the GMC93 press conference!!!!!!!!

    Thomas 2.2 the greatest poster in JBF history!!!!!!!!!!