Thanks … Two Million

October 30th, 2020

Joe is taking a moment here to thank Bucs fans in advance as October comes to its close.

Joe is marching toward/past 2 million pages viewed this month on, which is a nice bonus around here for an October.

Heck, October is usually the month when Joe and fellow Bucs fans start talking draft and some fans traditionally stop caring much about the team after another early-fall disappointment.

This year, it’s a Halloween filled with ecstasy rather than depression.

And damn, it feels so good.

Joe got a letter about 10 days ago from a Bucs fan that said he deserted the team following the 2015 season.

The guy explained that the Tennessee-ready game, opening day of 2015, really pushed him over the edge and by that season’s end he quit the Bucs after 20 years of fandom. But this year, he’s back.

Joe’s gotten similarly-themed emails this year, as well. And that’s a new phenomenon. Usually, Joe gets letters from fans explaining why they’ve given up on the Bucs and that thank Joe for entertaining and informing them through the years.

As a 24/7 Bucs fan, Joe’s just happy it’s fun to be a fan again following the Bucs tease of 2016.

Again, Joe is taking a moment to express thanks to readers, and for the swell of interest here this month. Yeah, that even goes to the moronic haters who think Joe enjoys some form of satisfaction from writing about Bucs struggles, failures and losses.

Joe can assure those folks that not only is Joe a crazed Bucs fan loving what’s happening on the field, but winning is the greatest gift for any business associated with a sports team.

39 Responses to “Thanks … Two Million”

  1. Bucs Bro Says:

    Frankly Joe, I would have thought you’re popping more than 2 million page views a month as someone who understands the industry. I don’t know any fans who aren’t reading, at least nobody at our tailgate. Some of them think you suck but they still read. 🙂

  2. Joe Says:

    Hahaha! Thanks Bro! 🙂

  3. Swampbuc Says:

    I come here every day, several times a day. That should be obvious, as I used to just read but for a while now I’ve been commenting. It’s like we’re in your living room and you’re serving up the chips and salsa and beers and talking Bucs.

    Thanks for the dedication and the quality, and especially the humor.

    Let’s get drunk on playoff qualifying night.

  4. TampaTown Says:

    Congratulations Joes! Much deserved accolades for two guys who work 24/7/365 just so you can be berated by people who don’t appreciate all you do. For those of us who love what you do for us, this team, and this town, you both deserve a big thank you. Thank You 🙏🏻

  5. August 1976 Buc Says:

    For a Bucs fan, this is a great blog and forum. To the ‘JOES’ may you keep on keepin on. GO BUCS!!!!

  6. Sport Says:

    Congrats Joe’s! Great Accomplishment 👍 Keep up the great work!

  7. Buxzszntkt Says:

    So are you telling us the fair weather fans are returning in droves ? Transplants from all over are returning as Bucs fans instead of their original home town team they had reverted to during the era of depression ?

  8. Pancake block Says:

    I’m probably responsible for 10 refreshes each day for the latest updates..
    You’re welcome

  9. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    Congrats to ME!

    I probably account for more than 1 million views myself!!


  10. MattBucsFan Says:

    I am also probably responsible for thousands of views haha I refresh throughout the day. While I will admit…. the nicknames given to Tom Brady upset me… I still love you Joe, keep doing you man!! GO BUCS!!!

  11. Buczilla Says:

    You guys are awesome and are the only “must read” sports coverage for me. Getting Ira was the icing on an already delicious cake. I appreciate y’all and congratulations on 2 million pages viewed this month.

  12. Bucsfanman Says:

    Joe- I consider your page THEE destination for Bucs coverage. Keep up the good work!

  13. Censorship isn’t American Says:

    I come here a few times a day to see if my posts actually get thru Joes censor filter. Even though They are clean with no profanity and only speak facts not hyperbole or outright fiction or lies at least half are outright rejected. Lesson here ladies NEVER cross Joe or any of his treasured contributors.
    Hundreds of comments are automatically and manually rejected here daily. Words are filtered, hate speech, all kinds of things, and hundreds of commenters have been blocked/banned over the years. You can call that “censorship” but there’s certainly nothing unAmerican about it. If this were a pizza restaurant or a liquor store, there would be restrictions on what you can do inside the business. Heck, call a talk radio show to comment and you get screened. It’s been like that for 50+ yearss. It’s really no different here, Joe always encourages readers to go elsewhere if they want to maliciously slander Joe, players and others, among many other things that don’t work here. There are many forums and outlets to do that. Sometimes your type of comment appears and the comment that prompted it later appears. –Joe

  14. #1bucfan Says:

    Thanks for all the hard work joes. Bin a fan for over 20 years. Will never give up on them even tho they were trash for awhile I mean a long while haha keep em coming joe. THIS IS THE ONLY SITE I COME TO FOR MY BUCS FIX. Thank you thank you thank you. LETS GO BUCS!!! Fire those cannons

  15. ClodHopper Says:

    Congrats Joe. Well earned.

    I didn’t realize how numb I’ve gotten about football until this year. Was never really pissy other than on game days but I didn’t know I had gotten numb. I’m watching and enjoying NFL network again. I’m listening to and enjoying sports talk radio again. I’m enjoying Joe Bucs Fan even more too.

  16. BucUToo Says:

    Congrats Joes! This is the first website I hit every morning. Best sports coverage on the web. Plus you have Ira the Sage, the best damn sports columnist in Tampa for as long as I can remember, and everyone’s favorite player Mr. Derrick Brooks. You can’t lose. The only way you can get better is if you get Brady on here after he retires with 2 or 3 more rings. GO BUCS!

  17. ClwJB Says:

    Congratulations!! I live for the distraction of the day each morning with my coffee – make it 7 days a week👍

    And the Bucs content is pretty swell too!

  18. Casual Observer Says:

    Yes, congrats, Joe. Your comments and (most) others here make the enjoyment of this season even better.

  19. SufferingSince76 Says:

    Best site for Bucs news! Period!

  20. D-Rome Says:

    Congratulations Joe. You can count of me for at least five visits a day and it’s been that way almost since the beginning.

  21. Usedtocould Says:

    Happy for you joe

  22. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Been a JBF fan for a lot of years. Glad to see the Joes are doing well – it is deserved. You guys do a great job of keeping all of us informed and entertained, even when it is slow season. Thank you Joes for all your efforts.

  23. Orlampa Turd Says:

    Keep up the excellent work Joes + Ira! And death to the mainstream media outlets!

  24. 813bucboi Says:

    dang joe…no t-shirt?…cheap bum….lol…

    GO BUCS!!!!

  25. orlbucfan Says:

    I’m one of the old fart diehard crazy (?) fans who dates back to the 1970s. Plus, I am the Bucs Radio Nut. I am also one of the ‘fairer’ sex. :-). This is one of my Bucs info stops. Hey Joes, major kudos are in order and well deserved. 🙂

  26. 74 Bucs Fan Says:

    Great job Joes! Love the site! It’s like a family of Bucs fans and some drunk cousins who will never get it.

  27. unbelievable Says:

    Congrats Joe!!

    Definitely well deserved.

    And I must be a glutton for punishment, cuz even when I try to quit the Bucs, I simply can’t. No matter how awful they are.

  28. Bojim Says:

    Congrats Joe. You keep us going all year. First site I hit in the morning. Love it!!

  29. Bucs4821 Says:

    Congrats Joes! I check in at least once every day. I listen to every Ira podcast. And yes, I’m also working on my Bucs PTSD after 40 plus years of mostly “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” football. To everyone… enjoy every second of this while we have it!

  30. Censorship isn’t American Says:

    Really Joe? Nothing Un-American about censorship??? Wow!!! Craziest statement ever put forth.
    ??American media and the judicial system have been censoring photos for 200+ years. Joe actually knows quite a bit about this topic. In the late 1700’s, it became illegal under federal law to criticize a government official without proving the claims in court. People even went to jail for it. There are many, many other examples.–Joe

  31. IrishMist Says:

    Joe, along with thanking the fans and Tom Brady, you should also send thanks to the Geeks who redesigned the Buc Nation site and turned the comments section into a user unfriendly experience from hell. Send ’em a case of Big Storm beer, or energy drinks or something.

  32. CitruscountyBUC Says:

    Congrats Joe! I actually requested the IT guy at my bank allow me to read on my work PC. Didn’t fly so I just spend more time on my phone LOL

  33. Buccfan37 Says:

    When 99% of what this government tells the people is a lie voting becomes a joke. Way past that point now.

  34. Joe Says:


    Welcome! Glad to have you on board!

  35. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    “Joe is marching toward/past 2 million pages viewed this month…”
    Wow! I thought you were going to say “this year.” LOL. Congratulations, Joe, and thank you for resisting conformity.

    Anyway, this proves your point that the activity in the comments section does not drive the ship. We are pretty much an afterthought.

  36. Joe Says:

    Anyway, this proves your point that the activity in the comments section does not drive the ship. We are pretty much an afterthought.

    On the grand scale, yes, a complete afterthought. But if that was completely true, Joe would only monitor comments in the moderation queue once or twice a day instead of almost round-the-clock like Joe currently does. Gotta sleep sometimes.

  37. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    orlbucfan Says:
    “I am also one of the ‘fairer’ sex. :-).”

    I knew there was something wrong with you. ;p

    Bucs4821 Says:
    “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory”

    I miss Chris Berman.

  38. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:

    Bush’s Coke Spoon Says:
    “I miss Chris Berman.”

    Wow. I just saw the halftime show, and I feel like a total dighus. I haven’t watched BSPN in so long, that I was just assuming Berman was retired by now.

  39. Bush's Coke Spoon Says:


    If you can’t spell it, you might be one…