Happy Anniversary, Ira!

July 22nd, 2017

It’s been one full year since the Custodian of Canton, eye-RAH! Kaufman, got a locker and keys to the snack drawers and the beer cooler at JoeBucsFan.com world headquarters.

Happy Anniversary, Ira! You make us all feel so young!

After 100+ podcasts, 150+ columns, and a few personal appearances, Kaufman gets a bow from Joe. And yes, Ira has a little more money in his paycheck these days, enough to comfortably keep him in raisins and Riesling but still searching for the nearest free lunch.

Joe also can assure you that Ira, aka the Sage of Tampa Bay sports, still brings his fastball and his best is yet to come. Click on Ira’s face below to find all his work at JoeBucsFan.com.

Oh, and here’s Joe’s favorite moment of Ira’s tenure at JoeBucsFan.com. At the 2017 NFL Draft Party, hosted by The Commish, Ira showed the Stick Carriers how they do shots back in Brooklyn. The ol’ pound it and launch the cup. L’chayim!

12 Responses to “Happy Anniversary, Ira!”

  1. Dlavid Says:

    Ira is the ” Chaiman of The Board ” regarding all things Bucs. The podcast are life’s blood to my Buc inquiries and interest ! JBF has cornered the market as ” the Place ” for credible in depth Buc info ! My regards to the JBF crew !

  2. Jim Says:

    Ira’s the best, the voice of reason with a touch of class…

  3. Dlavid Says:

    Ira is the Chairman of The Board regarding all things Bucs !

  4. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Great, great hire Joes!! Ira was always one of my favorite reads when he was with the now defunct newspaper, and now Mr Kaufman is with my favorite Bucs website! JBF is the best place for depth and insight on all things Bucs!!

  5. PSK Buc Fan Brooklyn Boy Says:

    Congrats Ira for an awesome first year! I’m long time Fabinho looking forward to more sage wisdom during this season? #StickCarrier #OSC #Irv

  6. stpetebucsfan Says:

    Congrats Ira and Joe. Hopefully the first of many more to come!

  7. Buccfan37 Says:

    After the Ira short bar clip up popped the math explanation, most people can get those answers in a few seconds. I hit it again thinking it was a mistake, same deal.
    Zero idea what you’re talking about with “math explanation.”–Joe

  8. Pickgrin Says:

    A match made in heaven. I was hopeful Ira would land on JBF after the Trib folded. And then it happened and instantly made this site better – more “credible” – more “experienced”…

    Congrats to Ira and the Joes.

    And thanks to Ed Morse Cadillac for making it all happen.

    Ira – I hope you get that Caddy as a deserved “bonus” for doing such a great job helping the Joes cover the Buccaneers.

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  10. Buccaneer Bill Says:

    Ira’s podcasts and stories add a touch of class to this site!

  11. JonBuc Says:

    Ira is the best free agent acquisition since Simeon Rice. Bringing him aboard was the best decision the Joes’ have made since refusing to partake in the skinny jeans movement.

  12. Garv Says:

    The Ira podcast is a joy to listen to twice a week. He’s objective yet gets being a fan. He’s smart and funny and with Steve and Lee, it’s the best podcast out there that doesn’t involve #StickCarrier takes of course….

    Congratulations to Joe Bucs and Ira for a great year and for many to come.