Training Camp 2016 Kicked Off & Joe Joined The Big Dog, Steve Duemig

May 18th, 2019

Man, Joe had so, so many great memories with the dean of Tampa Bay sports radio, the great Steve Duemig, The Big Dog, who passed away Thursday.

Joe dove into the Spreaker archives last night for a taste of the JoeBucsFan Hour that Joe had with Duemig on WDAE from 2013-2017. Duemig gave Joe a lot of latitude to take over Duemig’s top-rated show and to challenge him, which is really what made the weekly, 5 p.m. segment unique.

Nobody came after Duemig on the air without getting smacked down or booted. But for some reason, Duemig let Joe keep it real — always.

A July 2016 episode is below:

Listen to “JoeBucsFan 7-28” on Spreaker.

18 Responses to “Training Camp 2016 Kicked Off & Joe Joined The Big Dog, Steve Duemig”

  1. D-Rome Says:

    I said it before and I’ll say it again: I used to leave work five minutes early just so I had enough time to make sure I was in the car at 5:00 PM for the JBF Hour. It was my favorite segment all week. I’d also take a break at 3:00 just so I could hear Big Dog’s monologue at the beginning of his show.

  2. Marine Buc Says:

    I will never forget the time Steve Duemig and Scott Brantley got into a fist fight live on the air. That was awesome radio…

  3. Marine Buc Says:

    Your comment is awaiting moderation. Why?

  4. Pickgrin Says:

    It is definitely interesting to step into the time machine and go back just 3 years listening to some opening of training camp talk between Duemig and the Joes.

    Positive and hopeful talk of Sweezy, Kenny Bell, ASJ, Louis Murphy, Aguayo, etc is particularly interesting considering what we know happened to all of their careers. As was speculation that Jameis had or needed to have a “talk” with GMC – to tell Gerald in essence – “You are the man on Defense and you CANT let these defensive collapses continue…”

    RIP Big Dog

  5. Marine Buc Says:

    So you allow that comment and not the last one? Who is running your site?

  6. JAB83 Says:

    That was really fun!!! Thanks Joe… Man do I really miss this guy… True Tampa Radio ICON.

  7. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    Some of those shows with Joe and the Big Dog were classics.

  8. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    I will listen to it later…

  9. AlteredEgo Says: Your comment is awaiting moderation. Says:

    probably don’t in this segment but there was one that cracked me up and how or where conjured up the vision of a Vietnamese whorehouse to describe and look chaotic scene I’ll never know…but that line from Joe still cracks me up

  10. Gettinthebucs Says:

    Not gonna lie when jbf hour with duemig went off I cried a little bit. Def help keep me sane during 5 o clock traffic from westshore area to brandon

  11. JL Says:

    I listened to Wdae all day yesterday, brought back a lot of memories of Steve.D. Great job Wdae family.

  12. Joe Says:

    So you allow that comment and not the last one? Who is running your site?

    Good question. Best guess is someone who wrote code for WordPress.

  13. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    RIP Big Dog will be sorely missed. šŸ™

  14. Chris Simms 2020 GM Says:

    The Golden Age of AM talk radio is past.

    Rest in peace, Big Dog.

  15. Jim Says:

    Made me sad hearing Duemig. It makes me realize how much I miss him.

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  17. Ed Says:

    Sad his life got cut short by such a difficult disease to fight, Iā€™m sure he battled tough

  18. FortMyersDave Says:

    Good post Joes. I e-mailed Big Dog a few times over the years and he often responded, everything from “good take” if he liked what I said to where he said I was an offensive goober for saying that Dilfer was not that bad and the o-line deserved scrutiny instead. Once he was on a tirade about Annika Sorenstam playing in a PGA tourney in Texas. He was upset that she bumped some PGA pro with her sponsors exemption. Anyhow, she missed the cut by a couple of strokes but still beat 6 or 8 PGA pros. I sent an e-mail to ask Steve as a pro what he thought about Annika beating these guys on the same tees. He promptly responded that they were undeservung of their tour cards and should be embarrassed. Classic Duemig. High emotion but with strong support to back up his takes. RIP.