Happy Thanksgiving!

November 23rd, 2017

Joe just wants to wish all readers (and the handful of haters who can’t give up this site) the best today on one of Joe’s favorite holidays.

Think about it? What day can you eat like a hungry dog, often wolfing down unhealthy grub, and drink like a thirsty fish all day and night while enjoying football from noon until late in the evening?

That’s Thanksgiving, Joe’s kinda day. There’s no real reason to ever get off the couch except to shovel more turkey and dressing and pumpkin pie down your gullet and to, well, you know, take care of personal business that comes thereafter.

(If you are a sicko and watch a recording of the Bucs-Vikings game from earlier this season, it will likely aid in your, well, regularity.)

Joe has a lot for which to be thankful, but nothing more important than Joe’s readers. If not for readers like you, there’s no telling what Joe would be doing, if not doing time. This here corner of the Interwebs certainly wouldn’t exist without loyal, faithful readers like you.

Thank you all. Throw away the belt! Hope you enjoy the day.

23 Responses to “Happy Thanksgiving!”

  1. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Joes and Ira. And thank you for all the years of articles and great reading. Stuff that Turkey with Bud (for the one Joe with no taste) and some nice craft beer (for the other Joe who has taste!)!

  2. German Buc Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, my fellow Bucs fans! Enjoy your holiday while I am at work.

  3. StAugBuc Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all. Despite being tortured by our favorite team, we have it pretty good!

  4. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Joe’s, Ira – Happy ThanksGiving 2 U & All My Buccaneer Brethren.

  5. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to the entire JBF crew! I hope you all gain 30 lbs!

  6. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    I do most of the cooking for Thanksgiving and Christmas in my house. Can’t wait for one of my sons to get married so I have someone to share the work load, because my wife could burn water!

    On the menu this year:

    Garlic & Herb Turkey (22lbs)
    Sweet Potato Casserole
    Homemade Cranberry Sauce
    Stuffed Peppers With Ricotta
    Stuffed Mushrooms
    Candied Yams
    Buttery Cornbread
    Green Bean Casserole
    Deviled Eggs
    Garlic & Herb Stuffing
    Mashed Potatoes
    Turkey Gravy
    Dinner Rolls

    Cheesecake Cupcakes with Blueberries and Coolwhip Toppig
    Double Layer Red & Blue Velvet Cake
    Red Velvet Parfaits
    Pumpkin Pie
    Apple Pie

    Raspberry & Walnut Salad

    Most of it is from scratch, except the cake mixes and dinner rolls. Started cooking Tuesday night (the stuffed peppers), did a bunch of things yesterday, and been up since 4 am this morning.

    Its the two holidays when we can pig out without guilt each year…so I go all out.

  7. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    Oh, and Roasted Peppers & Onions, one of my favorites.

  8. Clodhopper Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!!

    Today I am thankful for the Joe’s and the growth of this website this last year with the additions of quality media folk. You can thank us all day Joe, but were here because of you. Moths are attracted to light. You supply the light us moths want to be around!!

    Also, I am thankful of the nicknames Joe gives and the people that get so damned worked up about them.

  9. Tampabaybucfanr Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Joes and to all JBF posters.

    I am very thankful that no one is missing from my table this year….I am saddened for those in Las Vegas, Texas, NY who lost love ones to terror.

    We come here to JBF to escape and enjoy our common love of the Bucs…..but we are reminded much too often that there is evil in our world.

  10. Pickgrin Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Lee, Steve, Ira, Rock and to all jbf comments posters.

    Thank You to the jbf crew for all your hard work and professionalism.

    This season hasn’t turned out like any of us thought or hoped it would for the Buccaneers.

    We need to support our GM and our coaches and every one of our players through these next 6 games – and believe that this team is still on the right track. A path that will lead to winning and ultimately to Super Bowls.

    Glazers need to stay the course with the current front office and coaching staff. Do so and that “patience” will be rewarded in the coming years.

  11. Razor Ramone Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Bucs fans! Everybody count your blessings (even at 4-6) and for everyone going thru a rough patch, we offer up prayers.

  12. I'm tired and 87 is right Says:

    Thanks Joe! Happy Thanksgiving to you and all Joes as well! Let’s all enjoy great food with our family’s and friends. This site gives me an escape for answers and laughs during tough times being a Buccaneer. Hopefully a bright Bucs future is in store for all us loyal fans and we can be the big dogs on campus. Tired of always being the laughing stock of the NFL. We all deserve more. Oh and lastly let’s all be nice to each other and stay safe during the holidays! Go Bucs!

  13. orlbucfan Says:

    To the Joes, Ira, etc., and my fellow long-suffering Buc Brethren: HAPPY TURKEY DAY!! @Bonzai: I’m coming over to your house. 🙂 LOL. it will be a simple, peaceful one here in O-ville. Works for me! GO BUCS SUNDAY!!

  14. Doctor Stroud Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all! Thank you Joe(s) and Ira for all you do!

  15. Mikadeemas Says:

    Thanks JBFers and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Happy Thanksgiving to all posters and readers!! GO Bucs

  16. StPeteBucsFan Says:

    What Pickgrin said…Happy Thanksgiving to all JBF/Staff/posters

    Now some things I am grateful for as a Buc’s fan this Thanksgiving.

    Listen we may all think the Buc’s have no chance against the Falcons and honestly the Falcons are the better team right now than the banged up Bucs. With all due respect to Fitz anytime an NFL team goes into a big game without their starting QB it’s considered an incredible challenge.

    Buuuuutttt…there is that outside chance that our defense plays to the very best of it’s ability and Fitz uses all our offensive weapons to manage a good game and I think we all feel good about Patrick Murray.

    My point is that as a Buc’s fan I’m thankful we are playing a meaningful game after Thanksgiving!!!! It may be the last this season LOL but hey at least we literally can still get excited about Sunday….now Monday?

    I’m Thankful as a Buc’s fan that whether Jameis is guilty or innocent…whether his arm strength returns..whether he plays for us next year or not…whether Dirk Koetter gets to stay or is fired…we will STILL have a Bucs football team to cheer and gripe about. HAPPY THANKSGIVING

  17. darin Says:

    I’m thankful for joebucsfan.com! Keep up the good work. Happy Thanksgiving to all.

  18. MadMax Says:

    @Bonzai, jeeze, you got it going on bro!

    im hitting a restaurant for 3 to go plates and drinking and eating and sleeping…..nice to enjoy a day off finally.

  19. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving Joe and to everyone. Don’t post too often but an avid reader.

  20. DoNUTS Says:

    Gobble Gobble fellow JBFers.

  21. Casual Observer Says:

    Nice column and thoughts, Joe. Don’t always agree with you but your writings are nearly always thought-provoking. I am thankful for that.

  22. EA Says:

    Happy turkey day everyone.

  23. lurker Says:

    happy thanksgiving to all.