September Love

October 1st, 2021

Joe still remembers firing up this site 13 years ago with a fat handful of daily newspapers covering the Bucs like a glove, as well as multiple sports radio stations, national outlets and a popular local, year-round Bucs magazine.

Now there’s no daily newspaper in Tampa, local sports radio is a shell of its once proud self, magazines are dead and Joe just popped 2 million+ pages viewed right here for the month of September.

Joe wants to thank Bucs fans for their patronage and continued love — even the haters.

39 Responses to “September Love”

  1. atlbuc28 Says:

    Just wanted to stay Thank you Joe! Living in Atlanta was hell as a Buc fan until i became addicted to your creative writing skills! Finally moved back just in time for the craziness of Buc fandom returned! Go Bucs!

  2. Scottish BucBob Says:

    Best Bucs coverage in the world.
    Thank you Joes.

  3. Evolvingbucsfan Says:

    Congrats Joe, thanks for all the content that you work hard for to bring to us fellow fans and give us this platform to express our opinions.

  4. Steven007 Says:

    Quite an accomplishment Joe. Trust me, we appreciate it.

  5. Sparky Says:

    There’s still a daily newspaper in Tampa. Even though they don’t use trees anymore it still exists.

  6. Bucsfanman Says:

    Keep up the good work Joe(s)! I love your site.

  7. Player 1 Says:

    Congrats Joes! Lucky number 13 and you finally get to cover a winning team!

  8. Thisisouryear!! Says:

    Love your site Joe. Thank you.

  9. August 1976 Buc Says:

    GO JOE & JOE BUCS FAN!!!!!

    Best place for the Bucs content period!!!!!!

  10. SB~LV Says:

    Congrats !
    No riskit
    no Bisquit

  11. Soggy Says:

    Congrats Joe’s good work..Great to be a Bucs fan these days..

  12. Medicated Pete Says:

    Thanks to Pete.

  13. D-Rome Says:

    Congratulations Joe! I am wondering, do you still have a link to the very first article you wrote?

  14. The Beer Whisperer Says:

    It’s an informative Blog, Joe. (I’m guessing it’s called a Blog) I’m kinda low-tech.

    And, some of the commenters down here in the “peanut gallery” are entertaining, as well, lol

  15. D-Rome Says:

    I was just reading your “About Joe” link and came across the part where you mentioned the blackout tour. I can’t believe that was in 2010. That seems like yesterday. I’ve been reading since the end of the 2008 season right around December when the Bucs lost 4 straight to finish 9-7.

  16. PassingThru Says:

    Never drop the cartoon logo.

    Did that come with Joe version 1.0?

  17. sauron's eye Says:

    Love this Bucs sports mecca, Here’s to your continuing success.

  18. Drunkinybor Says:

    Why thank you and your welcome. I was a pewter report die hard but after the for rid of their magazine I was looking for something else. I remember the beginning of this site and it’s one of those you have to be there and see it to know how far this site has come. Truly the most enjoyable, knowledgeable content on the Bucs. I check the site 5 to 6 times a day and damn near every time there is a new article. Keep em coming Joes

  19. D-Rome Says:

    PassingThru, the cartoon logo has been there for as long as I can remember and I’ve been reading this site since late 2008. The ’28’ jersey is an homage to one of Joe’s favorite Bucs of all time Warrick Dunn.

  20. Joe Says:

    Congratulations Joe! I am wondering, do you still have a link to the very first article you wrote?

    Yeah, it is in the archives. Been so long forgot what it was about.

  21. PassingThru Says:

    Cool, thanks D-Rome.

  22. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Why thank you joe. for all your hard work.

    A shame about the Tampa bay times we used to get it every day. It got too expensive and we stopped reading it.

  23. tampabuscsbro Says:

    Also how do you navigate the archives by date?

  24. Rod Munch Says:

    Awesome guys, it’s a fun site, tons of news updates, quick reads – should be solid for years to come.

  25. D-Rome Says:

    Also how do you navigate the archives by date?

    Since this site scubs links the way to do it is to use the JBF URL then followed by forward slash, year, forward slash, numerical month (i.e. /2020/09)

  26. D-Rome Says:

    Joe, I’ve never searched the archives. I have been reading old articles and saying to myself “Wow, I remember that story.” I came across an incredible prediction you made on April 22, 2009 where you said “Simply put, if the Bucs choose (Josh) Freeman in the first round, it will set the franchise back five years.”

    You were spot on!

  27. Posey99 Says:

    The Johnny M era was my favorite. Such a love-hate group with those posts. I’m sure a few were banned in those days. Amazing how much we all loved are team even when we were so bad. Good times we live in now!

    Thanks, Joe!

  28. Anonymous Says:

    That’s a hell of a number for one month. Congrats Joes!

  29. unbelievable Says:

    I dunno what I would do without my daily JBF fix… seriously.

    So thanks!

    And congrats and the well-deserved, continued success! I believe I first starting reading JBF during Freeman’s rookie season.

  30. SB Says:

    You are VERY welcome Joe!!
    NOW can I have my old handle back?

  31. gp Says:

    You can’t please all the people all the time
    The trick is to get them so hooked on the content that they keep coming back whether they’re pleased or not.

    Well done Joe(s)!

    Count me as pleased

  32. BuccoDav Says:

    Very happy for your success, Joes!

  33. BuccoDav Says:

    BTW… how does one access the “archives”?

  34. ClodHopper Says:

    I used to consume national tv and radio all for the once in a year snippet of Buc talk. I just recently realized since I found JBF I don’t know as much about the rest of the NFL anymore because Joe filled all my needs with the articles and podcasts and even the bar like atmosphere of CoJ. Now we’re the talk of the league and other than what Joe writes I have no idea what the national guys are saying and I don’t care.

  35. ClodHopper Says:

    It’s very liberating not needing the national guys anymore.

  36. Joe Says:

    It’s very liberating not needing the national guys anymore.

    Ha! No screamin’ Stephen A.’s drive-by analysis from New York?

  37. Señor Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Congrats to you Joes. You certainly deserve it. I love seeing people having success in a dream they turn into reality. And we Bucs fans are clearly the beneficiary of your good work, so THANK YOU!

  38. JimBuc2 Says:

    Been reading since early on. One aspect really keeps me visiting this site is integrity. The Joe’s are not funded by the Bucs. That counts when the Joe’s produce content. What we the readers get is the straight, unvarnished skinny on our beloved Buccaneers. Don’t change that. The day JBF takes a dollar from the Bucs will be the day I tune out. Keep on pounding out high quality content. Much continued success Joe’s

    LFG JBF!

  39. unbelievable Says:

    Clod – spot on.

    It’s funny that in the last year plus when the Bucs have finally been a daily topic of conversation, I haven’t really seen any of it because I stopped watching all that garbage.