Buccaneers Promote Tobacco Smoking

July 18th, 2019

“Can’t blame this one on me, Glazer, or on Lovie.”

Joe has often said that no professional sports team writes a soap opera quite like our Tampa Bay Buccaneers. No Hollywood screen writer could craft this story.

“Only the Bucs” is a phrase that too often fits — and it’s rarely good.

Fans are keenly aware of the team’s head-scratching moves on the field and off, which include the business side of things.

Tonight, Joe is nodding in approval at the delicious irony that is the Bucs investing a good chunk of time and resources producing a video that features defensive tackle Beau Allen heading to Ybor City to learn how to make and smoke cigars.

This is a Bucs team that happily collects millions of dollars in sponsorship from AdventHealth and Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute. Yet there is Allen and members of the Buccaneers.com crew celebrating smoking. Brilliant!

Keep in mind this is the same club that went tobacco-free at the Den of Depression last year and talked about how proud they were to do it.

Yes, Joe understands the historical significance of the cigar industry in Tampa, and Joe has no problem with smokers whatsoever. Light up all you want. But that’s not the point here.

Joe hates seeing the Bucs too often looking like the clown show of the NFL, and this video certainly fuels that image.

80 Responses to “Buccaneers Promote Tobacco Smoking”

  1. westernbuc Says:

    The NFL is better with tobacco

  2. AwShbucs Says:

    If there was ever an article that perfectly represented a non-story, this has to be it.

    Athletes routinely smoke celebratory cigars. Shoot Sammy Baugh played into his 50s and he would smoke and dip in the locker room after games. And dont even get me started on Kenny Stabler…. Joe doesn’t care what guys do or do not smoke, legal or illegal. This is about the team making a foolish call. –Joe

  3. Warthog Says:

    If we couldnt drink ourselfs stupid and smoke our azz off on sundays this team would have been unwatchable for most of its existence

  4. Wallace Says:

    You’re not wrong, but if you’re genuinely concerned or embarrassed for the team about it probably should just let it slide rather than bring attention to it on your popular website. I’m not sure anyone else would have written anything about it. Joe writes about what’s interesting to Joe. What someone else would or wouldn’t write is never a consideration here. And perhaps this post raises some awareness for next time at One Buc Palace. –Joe

  5. Buc4evr Says:

    OMG. The horror, the horror… LOL. Things are really slow this week aren’t they Joe. Thank God training camp is starting next week.

  6. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    80% of the people who die from lung cancer are either non-smokers, or quit smoking over 10 years prior. Smoking is NOT the leading cause of lung cancer.

    Nicotine actually protects the lungs from airborne communicable biologicals, which is why the peace pipe was popular among the native American population.

    Never forget that the elites have a de-population agenda.

  7. R.O. Says:

    Just stupid..

  8. buc15 Says:

    Hang in there Joe, camp is almost here

  9. Ndog Says:

    Wow I thought all these make believe “issues” were just reserved for Tom Jones to use on Jameis. And keep in mind I can’t stand the entire smoking industry.

  10. YoungBucs Says:

    Man I’d love to see Bucco Bruce Gangsta style in his kango hat on sidelines with a big cigar yelling at the refs that would be great!

  11. adam from ny Says:

    beau is just robot…


  12. Eric y Says:

    When people visit joe bucs fan they are reading joes thoughts not what is in the know about the buccaneers

  13. Alaskan Abdominal Snowman Says:

    When did Joe move to California? #fakeoutrage

  14. Rob Tanner Says:

    I agree with Joe, this is total bullsh*t. I am a cigarette smoker and I will not attend anymore games. Or even attend a event at the Den of Depression. it is a foolish thing to promote with such sponsor and the new no smoking policy. It’s not like I was ever allowed to smoke from my seat, bathroom only in the outdoor designated area.

  15. fernando diaz Says:

    wow there is nothing to do

  16. July Joe Says:

    Some would say that hospitals and cancer centers would make less $$$$ if everyone stopped smoking … and that those places want MORE SMOKERS so they can make MORE $$$$$

  17. Jeffbuc Says:

    Joe see your doctor and please get a testosterone shot in the morning. Tampa is known for making cigars. And a bucs player gets a feature on going to a local cigar factory and making cigars. How foolish of the bucs to promote local businesses that have been making cigars before the bucs anyone fan or person associated with the bucs were even born. This would be like a eagles site getting mad that beau Allen made Philly cheesesteaks in philly when he was still there. They are celebrities and you have to promote local business. I think you are getting burned out joe. You need to let Zach run the stories for a while so we can actually her football news. Your last two tmz articles have been horrible. Jlo wanna be calls out boxer for wearing bucs fear we are hated work wide. Not even close to what happened. Tobacco smoking approved by team glazed again not even close. I guess I will have to wait three weeks before returning to this website. I agree on a lot of things with you joe bit these last to are borderline crazy. I don’t care about politics but just found it interesting that after I typed borderline racist was iPhone suggestion for next word. And people don’t think these big tech companies are influencing the way Americans think. Now every time I say or text borderline I am immediately going to think racist. Coincidence I think not

  18. Youngbucs Says:

    Careful Jeff the thought police are listening.

  19. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    adam from ny Says:
    “beau is just robot… #BeauBot”

    Don’t get the chip!

  20. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “I typed borderline racist was iPhone suggestion for next word. And people don’t think these big tech companies are influencing the way Americans think.”


  21. Barack's Crack Pipe Says:

    “please get a testosterone shot”

    BAN HIM!

  22. Magadude Says:

    “delicious irony” That can’t be by accident.

    Sure, cigars have been around Tampa longer than the Hav-a-Tampa brand that came and went. But Joe is right. Even though we can say who cares if they are smoking, the optic is way off. At least it’s not vaping, and I’m glad we’re not known for tofu or vegan dogs.

  23. Magadude Says:

    Here’s a another one. Bucs logo, and before rolling the video, the caption says “Beaau Allen learns how to roll….” (open to imagination).

  24. Getaclue Says:

    Are you going to do an article about Budweiser sponsoring and selling products also? There’s also a big difference between a ybor cigar and a pack of cigs with 2000 added chemicals.

  25. BucEmUp Says:

    Wow these guys dont think much…


  26. Bucsfanman Says:

    There’s irony there, sure. But, come on. This is Ybor we’re talking about. Much ado about nothing IMO. Actually makes me want a cigar right now.
    I feel like we keep forgetting that Beau Allen is on this roster. Even though he’s not an “impact player”, it shows that we have at least a little depth.

  27. Tampabaybucfan Says:

    I have a different take on this……This is about “Tampa Bay Beau”…..sure, he smokes cigars…..and it’s about him making one and promoting the Cigar Industry of Tampa…..but it about promoting a Buc….no problem.

    “The Den of Depression & Smoker Suppression”

  28. Jeff Says:

    Joe, can I buy you a box of Cubans?

  29. Kaptain Morgan Says:

    Kind of miss those old days of the Cream-sickle uniforms and the Marlboro Man poster in the end zone at the old Sombrero.

  30. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Only the Bucs……

  31. Pryda...Sec147 Says:

    I’m pretty sure that Cigarettes are 100x worse than a cigar !!!!! This is culture this is part of Tampa history.

  32. TNBucsFan Says:

    Tinfoil hat stuff right here. Gasp.

  33. D-Rome Says:

    I don’t think this is a big deal at all. I was watching All Or Nothing: Carolina Panthers and in the first episode Cam Newton was smoking a cigar while getting a haircut.

  34. Buccernutter Says:


    I like u man and I love this website, but this is the worst article I think I’ve seen you write. Wow.

    I mean this is bad. It’s like bashing a commercial in Kentucky that promotes whiskey made by a Louisville alumni.

    Just wow.

  35. Buccernutter Says:


    At least maga agrees with u. He’s definitely one of the few I would expect too with his radical, aging, close mindedness.

    It’s not a good thing when he’s in your corner.

  36. Buccernutter Says:


  37. Buccernutter Says:

    Oh and morgus too. Pretty sure he’s the same guy as maga.

    Both outdated and small minded.

  38. Blind Melon Says:

    I’m so outraged. No, wait – that was gas.

    It’s a culture piece with some tongue-in-cheek elements.

    Poor angle on this article IMO. But hey, it’s your website and it’s the off-season.

  39. Race to 10 Says:

    Everytime there is a big game in this town, monday or Thursday night football they always cut to a scene of cigar factory and someone rolling a cigar. Yea ok I’m sure the bucs feel shamed because of one site exaggerating the issue

  40. SCBucsFan Says:

    Looking for a story when one isn’t there. When your a hammer all you see is nails.

  41. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    @Buccernutter GFY…oh wait, KGFYP. Maga I am not, And knowledge, you have none. (Lovely how people like to hide behind a keyboard to attack people they know not….just lovely). Grow up. Or maybe everyone should see things your way, or be banned.

  42. Magadude Says:

    Ah, there’s Buccernutter…well good morning Sunshine!

  43. Buccernutter Says:

    Lol idk wtf you’re saying.

    Ya I have no knowledge. 👏 lovely

    No need to be sensitive. No hostility here behind a keyboard. I’d be happy to say it to your lovely face.

    Just saying, we disagree a lot and you tend to be negative and uninformed.

    Have a lovely day though. 🙄

  44. Buccernutter Says:

    Now u got Donald Trump AND Yoda on your side, Joe.

    Diehard fans, they are not.

  45. Anonymous Says:

    Too funny. So anyone who disagrees with Buccernutter is negative and misinformed…and there is just no way that more than one person could disagree with Buccernutter…so they must be all the same poster. Well, that’s a logical line of thought. You’re the same guy that goes around “banning” people right? So militaristic, and so early. It’s Friday. Be happy.

  46. Magadude Says:

    Too funny. So anyone who disagrees with Buccernutter is negative and misinformed…and there is just no way that more than one person could disagree with Buccernutter…so they must be all the same poster. Well, that’s a logical line of thought. You’re the same guy that goes around “banning” people right? So militaristic, and so early. It’s Friday. Be happy.

  47. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Lovely anonymous tough guy, who feels the need to threaten. But remains anonymous. What a joke. K is for kindly. G is for go. F is for….. Y is for yourself. P is for please. I knew you’d be confounded. You slapped. I slapped back, You slapped again, I slapped back again. It’s 2 all. Stop.

  48. Buccernutter Says:

    No not the context, yet again maga.

    One day soon you’re not gonna know who Joe is anymore.

    No, you’re just two people lacking awareness of this team. I’ve been here for years and have had plenty of healthy debates. You guys just don’t get it. Lol. Banning? I think you must be confused. Salinity is sad.

    Morgus. YRODMF. See if you can figure that one out. You speak in acronyms in person too? Guess what, we’re all anonymous lol. I’m just saying if it wasn’t that way I’d happily tell my opinion to your face. No threats. Come on man. You sure you’re not the same guy as maga?

    Real talk though maga, you literally post on here all day and suggest you have some awesome job. But everything you say is common sense. Except for your daily jameis bashing.

    If there are any casual fans that need detailed, 3 paragraph long explanations of football 101, I implore you to follow maga.

    Morgus is just negative but very lovely. Your slaps are along the lines of Michelle Tanner from full house.

  49. Buccernutter Says:

    Senility*. Better fix that before maga jumps on it.

  50. Youngbucs Says:


  51. Buccernutter Says:

    I just want to clarify maga there is no hostility. I respect your passion but I do not respect your constant need to remind us all you’re not a fan of jameis. It’s unnecessary and immature. It’s literally the same thought repeated every article I read. It’s just immature and lacks depth.

    Other than that, it’s all good. 😁

  52. Youngbucs Says:

    Joe didn’t have that big of a problem with VH3 puffing on a crooked dogturd in a video in the not so distant past.

  53. Buddy Says:

    So now the Buccaroos are promoting a guy with barely a tackle a game last year and no sacks as their poster boy??? Man this organization is a total joke. TEAM GLAZER has to be worst owners in all of professional sports.

  54. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    I figured it out. Just stop attacking, that’s all. Don’t be a dik like that. You think I’m alone in my disdain for all things Winston? Hardly. It’s been hell to be a Bucs fan ever since March 2016. Defend Winston if you wish, but not by attacking those that disagree. All that says (loudly) is that he’s indefensible. (To which most of us agree.)

  55. Al da pewter King Says:

    It’s amazing that so called Bucs Fans complain about the team but keep coming back instead finding a new team to root for! Just shut up and stop complaining! Enjoy life! It’s just a game!

  56. Magadude Says:

    @Buccernutter…your threats and accusations…ad hominem attacks are clear pretty often. Not to just me, but to several. So you try to stifle, ban, etc, and now you determine what’s necessary and not? Who are you to do that again? Keep on threatening, name calling, and attacking other posters who disagree with you. Doesn’t bother me. Not sure how it works in your country, and/or your household. “No hostility” you say? Do you see what you write? Telling a host of people who disagree they will soon go away, will disappear, should be gone, will be banned, etc? Over football? Guess again. You should knock that stuff off.

  57. Buccernutter Says:

    I’m only attacking maga because he’s been prone to doing it himself. I’m like the Robin Hood in this m***** f*****. If u hate on the team I’ll rip you. It’s gonna stay that way.

    Al you nailed it bro.

    Morgus I’ve just seen your posts and they’re overwhelmingly negative. Al just said it. Leave it alone if you’re gonna get consumed with negativity. Yes we’ve all been through s***, but why reinforce it? Cheer or leave.

  58. Buccernutter Says:

    Oh and most of us do not agree. You better check the pulse on this fan base more.

  59. Magadude Says:

    Ah, it was just a matter of time…but it came: the old Buccernutter fallback of speaking for “everyone” and “most” people from behind his keyboard with more guidance for things one had “better” do. Like a page from Saul Alinsky teachings. smdh

  60. Buccernutter Says:

    Maga what the hell are you rambling on about now?

    As I already stated I’m only calling out the people that don’t know much about the team yet spent a bunch of time here bashing aspects of it, like yourself. Ban? Lol what are you talking about? You must be confusing me with your great grandson. Also I’m not sure what threats were in the 40s but I have yet to do it in here. Or the internet. Stop being so sensitive. Lol

    Yes maga. Most real bucs fans support their qb. It doesn’t take a know it all to figure that out. Saul alinsky? 😂😂😂😂. Weird. I’ve also seen more than a few people call you out on your ignorance yet I’m your biggest bully. Got it.

    Fact is, you don’t know much about the team. It’s been evident. You spend a lot of time trashing our qb. Almost every jameis article. Nobody is gonna ban u but Joe. And I’m sure he won’t either so get that out of your head Microsoft apple grandpa Amazon.

    But please tell us how bad of a person jameis is again and blame the other person that calls you out for your ignorance. Smh

  61. University of Seffner Says:

    I’m sure cigars are just what we need to get after the Quarterback on 3rd down

  62. Morgus the Magnificent Says:

    Incredibly laughable. A joke. Glad someone speaks for “everyone”……hehehe. I’m done here. Self inflicted wounds are obvious. See you on the next Winston post. Oh, and by the way….ALL I posted was EXACTLY THE SAME WORDS THAT JOE POSTED. “Only the Bucs”. So trash Joe.

  63. Snook Says:

    Pretty sure this is more about the history of Tampa than it is about tobacco.

    This sounds like a liberal take on the Bucs video in question.

  64. Magadude Says:

    Buccernutter Says:
    July 19th, 2019 at 12:00 pm
    I’m only attacking maga because he’s been prone to doing it himself. I’m like the Robin Hood in this m***** f*****. If u hate on the team I’ll rip you. It’s gonna stay that way.
    ^^^Uh, I don’t attack other posters. But you just admitted it to you yourself. “If you hate on the team, I’ll rip you.” Ad hominem attacks. Why? Perfectly fair, which I do: Take issue with what people say, not the posters themselves. I thought we’ve had this chat before?

    Here’s a novel thought: If the article is about something worthy of commenting, I comment. That’s why we’re here, right? I don’t set the topics, or their repetition. The site owner does. I also don’t see anything that says I have to clear stuff with you. You had mentioned the stuff you write here you’d say in person. So that is characteristic of your interpersonal comm skills? Read above again…a few of the things you write…to several folks. Gotta run….for now…why don’t you go denigrate, threaten, shout down, and do otherwise ad hominem attacks for others who don’t shart your opinion. You should let it out. Or not. I’m getting tired of explaining this to you. Think I’ll just ignore you here on. Post away!

  65. Buccernutter Says:

    Almost as laughable as using acronyms and “lovely” to insult people.

    About time your done here. Hopefully it’s for good cuz you contribute NOTHING. Don’t stoop to maga’s level morgus. Nobody speaks for everyone. What a reach to deflect from your ignorance lol.

    All you posted THIS TIME was what Joe posted. Stop being dense. We all see your input and it’s nothing but negativity.

    Quick maga, find the “threat” that hurts you the most in this post. Lol.

    See you guys on the NEXT post. I’m sure you’ll have some fresh negative commentary.

  66. Magadude Says:

    Sorry…can’t resist this one. Another example of claiming to speak for so many when he’s crashed and burned trying to make a point:

    Buccernutter Says:
    July 19th, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    “Nobody speaks for everyone. What a reach to deflect from your ignorance lol.”

    And then four lines down in the SAME post, Buccernutter says:
    “We all see your input…”

    Guy can’t help himself. Too funny.

  67. DJ Shotgunn Says:

    Christ sakes you assholes at Joe buc hater will find the negative in anything! #1 Most people know that there is no real inhaling in smoking real cigars. It’s all in the look & taste. & haven’t you ever heard of a celebratory cigar. #2 this is a heritage of our city. Beau is fairly new to our city. I saw this is nothing more then a promo hype video for him to help promote him in this city. Something like what they did with Ali, & Donavan. I just saw a video done at the same place by Florida. They were at a few places in Tampa & this was one of them. Joe yall keep saying on the podcast that people say you guys are negative. This kind of journalism if that’s what it is, is why… Maybe you guys should remove the fan off of your name. It still wouldn’t be cool the way yall diss a team you’re supposed to be a fan of but at least it would make more sense not to have the fan on there.

  68. Magadude Says:

    Of course, perrineal cellar dwellars, laughing stock of the league, continuously shoot ourselves in the foot, make bad deals, have a bad football team. What am I missing here? Yeah, we should have a big love in every day…

    I guess that’s the way the coaches should be too. The guys before were too rough on the Bucs before. They need to talk nicely to the players. Bring them water.. Rub their feet. Tell them the record is really just fine. Give them days off to go hang out in Ybor. And of course, sign them up for long term contracts. No player problem, no marketing problem, no image problem. Nope. After all, we’re fans. We’d not dare say anything that could be construed as “hate.”

    If Joe didn’t bust their chops…no one would because there is literally no one left locally in the media who cares. Joe should keep doing it just like he is. And it’s great to have SOMETHING to get the news….even if it’s getting a little thin.

    I’d rather read about marketing gaffs every day than about losing another playre to injury…knock on wood. Believe me, it helps that Joe is pointing stuff like that out. Even if it’s what seems like pedantic little stuff.

  69. Buccernutter Says:


    At first I thought you may be a smart guy but I guess I was wrong. We all see your input is irrelevant to people’s opinions. LMAO. My context was that his posts are there for the world to see. Smh. You aren’t the brightest lightbulb at Microsoft Amazon Google or apple are you?

    Attacking and defending is a different concept. Man you get dumber by the minute. Lol. Or maybe older?

    You spend a lot of time with your posts translating common sense but lack it yourself. There was absolutely no substance to that post you just wrote. Lol. You can comment all you want but your opinion of jameis is asinine and for some reason need to reemphasize it daily. We got it. You don’t like him. You gonna explain his character flaws over and over again as if you’re speaking to children? Lol. You’re a weird one.

    I’m in your head. 😂 That’s a characteristic of my interpersonal comm skills! Where do you get your humor? Jeopardy?

    I’m gonna go do otherwise ad hominem attacks for others who don’t SHART my opinion. Enjoy the next article by Joe cuz that’s exactly where you’re going to trash jameis. Explaining things must get tiring for the elderly. Especially when they don’t know what they’re explaining.

    Wait maga you’re posting again? Thought you had to run. Return from the arrive early? Internet life!

  70. Magadude Says:

    Buccernutter Says:
    July 19th, 2019 at 4:49 pm
    “We all see your input….”
    “We got it….”
    Do you EVER just speak for yourself? Amazing. Have a couple beers, it’s Friday.

  71. Buccernutter Says:

    Article*. Better correct the grammar or maga may read it wrong.

    Internet life!

  72. Buccernutter Says:


    Do you ever comprehend things correctly or do u sincerely think I’m speaking for the masses? Have a Vicodin. You’re still alive.

  73. Buccernutter Says:

    LMAO you did it again. I guess I should have italicized “we all see your input”.

    LMAO. Dumbest smart guy ever.

  74. Buccernutter Says:


    I’m literally laughing out loud at how easy it is to get to you and the overwhelming amount of times you haven’t correctly comprehended my posts. Hahaha

  75. Loungemane Says:

    Really Joe????? Tampa Bay was historically known for Cuban cigars. I see this as a team and town embracing its roots and how deeply they’re tied into the residents living their. Sheesh. Cool your jets.

  76. Loungemane Says:

    There*. Autocorrect

  77. BringBucsBack Says:

    Joe’s simply pointing out the duplicity in the relationship between a “world-class athlete” & smoking. It may be an err in judgement for some but, the Bucs’ suites certainly have made worse judgement calls.

    I’m much more offended by McDonalds being in the middle of the Olympic Village and/ or at the entrances of hospitals, as was the case at TGH some years ago.

    More beer ads, please. …“Two sides of the mouth.”

  78. WestChap Says:

    Moving on…

  79. unbelievable Says:

    They look like a clown show because they are a clown show.

    As someone who works in marketing and branding, I find myself constantly confused, if not downright embarrassed by the moves of the Bucs marketing and PR departments.

    “Hey guys, you know what would go really well with the ugliest uniforms in the league? How about the ugliest cheerleading outfits too? #Winning (just not on the field)”

  80. SoFloBuc Says:

    Really Joe??!!

    “Yes, Joe understands the historical significance of the cigar industry in Tampa” That’s all it is! Tampa is a great city, as is the whole area, I love it. Take away the fishing, beaches and losing sports teams, what is Tampa famous for? Cigars and Strip clubs. Now the ladder would be an issue but I don’t see them doing a feature on a local historical part of our area, a bad thing at all. Actually this article is a little snow flake-ish. Hell, Ira boasts about the cigar he got from Javier all the time!!

    I can see it know “Vita Vea goes to Mons Venus”, LOL!!