Bucs Fans Are Living The Good Life

December 14th, 2021

It’s good to be king.

When Joe wrote last night just minutes after the Rams beat the Cardinals to pull the Bucs into a three-way tie in the race for the No. 1 seed in the NFC, one huge thing slipped by Joe.

Because, frankly, Joe never thought of it because it seems like a fantasy.

While scrolling through Twitter this morning, something stopped Joe’s fingers in their tracks. Is this true? Is it real?

Yes, the Bucs have the best record in the NFL. Two weeks from Christmas.

Yes, Rachel, there is a Santa Claus!

With the depths and despair and agony of the Lost Decade still fresh in Joe’s head, and even though Joe continues to drink to the Bucs and toast every friggin’ member of the team for winning the Super Bowl last year, this fact still stunned Joe.

The Bucs, winners of 18 of their last 21 games, have the best record in the NFL in mid-December.

We are living charmed lives these days, folks.

52 Responses to “Bucs Fans Are Living The Good Life”

  1. Buczilla Says:

    All true and I am enjoying the hell out of it.

  2. Steve Says:

    Now this is the Bucs Life we all dreamed of… Enjoy it Bucs fans as it is well deserved!

  3. Perimeter Blocker Says:

    We earned this! That was a lot of bad football.

  4. TheBucsAnthem Says:


  5. Iamabuc Says:

    Like I keep saying; It’s a brand new day in Tampa Bay!!

  6. #8 Says:

    On to stomping the aints.

  7. Tampabaybuscfan Says:

    Being a season ticket holder in ’76…..you could say that TBBF is getting a bit “long in the tooth”……..but one thing that keeps me young is this Buc team……The Bucs have never been this good, this popular, this relevant……and I know Defense wins championships…..but it sure as hell is a lot more fun having a potent Offense….

    And we have some great characters on this team…..at the top of the list is Gronk…..then JPP, Devin White…….and a host of others…..

  8. SOEbuc Says:

    The terrible coaches and teams stretching back to after Gruden, it’s a fantasy land for all Bucs fans and the pedestrians of the city of Tampa (even though I was about throw a brick at the TV when I still see RJS 3/4 Bills fans). That is a disgrace.

  9. Infomeplease Says:

    The way you keep the best record in the NFL is by winning!!! This Saints game is SO BIG!!! They may have QB issues but they did get Alvin Kamera back Sunday. The BUCS need to step up again, on Sunday, and wipe that smirk off of Sean Paytons’ face!

  10. PassingThru Says:

    Now for some bad news: The Baltimore QB Lamar Jackson has a sprained foot, which will likely compromise his performance this weekend against Green Bay. Jackson’s game is pretty simple: Look for the primary option, and if covered, take off running. He’s not particularly good at reading the field if that first option is covered, and having a sprained ankle will limit his abilities as a runner.

    While the Bucs have an easier remaining schedule, Baltimore was the most credible remaining threat on Green Bay’s schedule.

  11. Eric Says:

    Great to see for sure. We’re not going to achieve the same rabid fan base due to so many transplants. But the core is very loyal and loud. Great times, sometimes I think this is all a dream and I’ll wake up and Raheem will still be our coach, or that guy from Rutgers.

  12. DBS Says:

    No longer the laughing stock of the NFL!!!!!

  13. ocala Says:

    As a long time Bucs fan I do believe us Buc fans deserve this. We have been through enough agony of ineptitude to last several lifetimes.

  14. STL-BucsFan Says:

    it sucks to live so far away from Tampa but i did get down to a game back in 2007 vs the Rams and we won. Very fond memory that I’ll always have. and then to got through the lost decade was just gut wrenching. living the good life now and just like life itself we CAN’T take it for granted! now we gotta mollywhomp the Saints!!! LETS F’N GO BOYS!!!!!!

  15. Bucsfanman Says:

    TBBF- For us “old-timers”, this is a thing of beauty. It’s been a while since we could strut. And let me tell you, with all the bandwagon and non-Buc fans in this town that now hate us, I’m loving every minute of it!!!

    Go Bucs!!!

  16. Joe in Michigan Says:

    These are the Bucs glory days, and I’m savoring it while it lasts!

  17. Chris K Says:

    But yet we still get donkey trolls in here questioning this that or the other. Some people just love living in misery.

  18. Tampabaybuscfan Says:


    Sure there are lots of fair-weather fans….new fans….mostly Brady fans…all kinds…..but those of us there at the beginning share a special bond that can’t be duplicated….
    But….I welcome all fans no matter what type….

  19. BradyBucs Says:

    I was at the MNF game last night here in Arizona (where I now live) to represent us. 🙂

  20. AKicknTheBucNuts Says:

    I have to kick my own nuts to remember how the losing years felt.

  21. Thisisouryear!!! Says:

    It’s so great to be able to say, I haven’t given any thought to the draft. I don’t miss the preBrady tradition!!!

  22. BradyBucs Says:


    For sure. I now post with a username that has “Brady” in it but I became a fan of the team as a kid when they started in 1976. I grew up in Tampa and went to USF. I went to games every season. I was even at the Super Bowl in San Diego in 2003 when we won, and cried like a baby when Brooks made the pick six to seal the game.

    Long-time Bucs fans will always have a different bond than the newer fans due to all the hardships we went through for many years — being the butt of jokes on TV, being ridiculed by other fans, experiencing heartbreak after heartbreak.

    I think I still have PTSD from that Ricky Proehl TD in the NFC Championship that kept us from getting to the Super Bowl and the Bert Emmnuel no-catch.

  23. anderson Fa Gonzalez Says:

    yes we are baby

  24. Listnfrmafar Says:

    It is true Tampabaybucsfan, I am one of the I’m here because Brady and Gronk are with Bucs and when they leave I will to. Please don’t shed any tears. Until then it will be a fun ride cheering for both Bucs & Pats and if they clash in the SB it will be the epic fan experience. So unfortunately until my favorite 3 amigos Brady, Gronk & yes AB are gone you all get my negative yet warranted posts. Saints have a similar style qb as Allen, I know he doesn’t throw like him but Bill’s also didn’t have Kamara and the Saints Dline. I will end with this, your team is GREAT but your coaches STINK!

  25. Duane Says:

    We are living the dream as Bucfans. We paid our dues in spades suffering through some of the leanest of years, along with all of the dashed hopes and promises of the young talent we had at the time. It would have been a shame to not have won with all the homegrown players we have. Clock has not struck twelve, maybe another chance to see a bit more magic this season.

  26. Tampabaybuscfan Says:

    I welcome all Buc fans…..no matter how long they’ve been fans……the more the merrier….as a matter of fact….if you came to the Bucs this week….WELCOME!!!

  27. Wild Bill Says:

    My next door neighbor bought season tickets for the Creamsicles first season. I told him he was crazy and of course they lost every game that season. And only one game the next. What a ragtag group of cast offs and wanna bees the first few years were at the big sombrero. And now we have a premier team with a combination of talented young guys and wise old vets. How sweet it is!

  28. D-Rome Says:

    It’s a great time to be a Bucs fan and real Bucs fans (not the ones who switch jerseys when their old team is in town) deserve this after 10+ years of futility.

  29. ElioT Says:

    It’s certainly an amazing time to be a Bucs fan, especially considering the H*LL we went through over the since the 2002 SB.

    It will be AWESOME to see this team start putting together complete 60 minutes going into the playoffs.

    Go Bucs!

  30. WorldChamps Says:

    Love it!! Bucs Football is fun again! So many years I wondered why I wasted 1/2 my Sundays on putrid product. Thanks BA, Thanks TB12. It shows just how much a GMs perceived ability is dependent on the coach underneath him. Which is an obvious statement but

  31. Jmarkbuc Says:

    So let’s put a little icing on this feel good cake, this Sunday night and annihilate the Slimy Saints and there butt faced head coach.

    True Buc fans hate the New Orleans Paytons.

    LFG Tom and the boys!

  32. lambeau Says:

    GB has to play Cleveland on Christmas after the Ravens game..there’s a chance.

  33. TBNative Says:

    Some of my very first childhood memories were of my dad yelling at the “guys in orange” back in 1976-77. So many hard years. Then, such a great ride during our Super Bowl glory years. The Bucs had been relevant for a few seasons at that point, and none of us could have foreseen the seemingly endless dark days to come. This time, I’m soaking up every bit of the success. I’m not fretting the bad plays or questionable coaching decisions, second-half loafing or leaving points on the field. I’m celebrating every single win, because we could live out the rest of our lives and die without ever experiencing greatness like this again!

  34. Rob In Land O Lakes Says:

    Perimeter Blocker says:

    “We earned this! That was a lot of bad football.”

    Oh yes it was! Bad things, man!

  35. HeyItsAdam Says:

    There are people who earned this and deserve this… there are people who don’t.

    If you weren’t here for:
    ✅”Toes on the line.”
    ✅Drug Martin
    ✅”Scoring before halftime is a bad idea.”
    ✅0-8 at home.
    ✅Winslow’s phantom OPI
    ✅”Siege the Day,” “It’s A Bucs Life”

    … then you don’t get to hop on for the Tom Brady Joyride. You didn’t earn it. You didn’t suffer. You didn’t sit in the Florida sun and watch games that were over by the 2nd quarter so you don’t get to enjoy this “dream” we are in right now.

  36. Jmarkbuc Says:


    When did you come on board, 2005? 😂😂😂😂😂

    Young pup.

  37. Cannon Says:

    This sure beats looking forward to the draft before the Halloween candy is put away 🙂

  38. Bucsfanman Says:

    TBBF- I guess I share the same frustrations as D-Rome; fans who wear Bucs jerseys until their “favorite team” comes to town.

  39. HeyItsAdam Says:

    Actually I got my season tickets in 2005… been a fan since 1980 when I moved here from New York at age 5. My dad worked with Jerry Bell at IBM post-Bucs career.

    And I stand by my post… if your interest waned after 2007 because going to Bucs games wasn’t “cool” anymore, these last two seasons aren’t for you. I only referred to the recent “Lost Decade” since 97-05 was really the glory years that wiped out the stench from the 80s and early 90s.

    And I see who these people are…. it’s the blonde South Tampa 30 year olds in bedazzled, spotless, ironed Gronkowski jerseys drinking White Claws. It’s the half-head-shaved over-gelled MacDinton’s “bro” with the popped collar, khaki shorts and flip flops with his Mich Ultra who gets up 40 times to walk to the concourse. They’re there to “hang.” “What’s ENCROACHMENT?”

    These were the people who came to the games because it was “hip” to do. Not because the lived through the turmoil. I resent those people who heard “Tom Brady” and tried to hop back on the bandwagon. My phone blew up with people wanting my season tickets when he came here. The same people I couldn’t GIVE a preseason ticket to. No…. they don’t get to enjoy this.

  40. D-Rome Says:

    When did you come on board, 2005?

    I was wondering the same. There are Bucs fans of all ages. The Bucs became my team when I moved down here in 2000 so I was also here for:

    – Dunn up the middle on the opening drive on every play.
    – Clyde Christensen as offensive coordinator.
    – Dungy blaming the defense for everything.
    – “Mark Alstott”. His career here was never the same.
    – Gruden running McKay and Keyshawn Johnson out of town.
    – Bruce Allen.
    – Gruden shoving Bruce Gradkowski down our throats.
    – Chris Simms nearly dying on the field.
    – Dexter Jackson (the bad one).
    – Gruden getting fired for going 9-7.

    I’m probably missing so much more.

  41. Buc4evr Says:

    Fan from the beginning. Its been a crazy ride and for decades it was hard to be a Bucs fan. For much of that time the only thing holding the team back was the QB position. Over the years the Bucs had better defenses on losing teams than today’s team, but no QB. I’m just going to enjoy the time we have with Brady as I know it will end too soon.

  42. tampabayallday Says:

    Enjoy it! We may never see it again!

  43. D-Rome Says:

    And I see who these people are…. it’s the blonde South Tampa 30 year olds in bedazzled, spotless, ironed Gronkowski jerseys drinking White Claws. It’s the half-head-shaved over-gelled MacDinton’s “bro” with the popped collar, khaki shorts and flip flops with his Mich Ultra who gets up 40 times to walk to the concourse. They’re there to “hang.” “What’s ENCROACHMENT?”

    Nailed it. This is an issue in every sports city though. When a team gets good and ticket prices become more expensive it attracts those who want to be seen at games. They don’t actually follow the games when they’re in the building. During timeouts they’re doing the Macarena to the wrong song just to be seen on the big screen. The NFL prices out most of the die-hards so you get those who are still strolling into the stadium when there’s 4 minutes left to go in the 1st quarter.

  44. SOEbuc Says:

    “And I see who these people are…. it’s the blonde South Tampa 30 year olds in bedazzled, spotless, ironed Gronkowski jerseys drinking White Claws. It’s the half-head-shaved over-gelled MacDinton’s “bro” with the popped collar, khaki shorts and flip flops with his Mich Ultra who gets up 40 times to walk to the concourse. They’re there to “hang.” “What’s ENCROACHMENT?”

    I live in South Tampa. Trust me they’re not all in Gronkowski jerseys. All these rich f#cks moving down here every day are not repping for the Bucs that were the dumpster fire of the NFL before Brady. Not to mention Brady is the most hated player in the NFL.

  45. Lesko_Brandon Says:

    It is definitely something we can tell our grandkids that there is this BUCS team from 2020 – ???? that lift the city from its dark years to a whole new world. A GOAT QB named Thomas Edward Patrick Brady that leads us to the light. GO BUCS!!!

  46. Boo Radley Says:

    Bottom line is that if Aaron Rodgers loses AGAIN to Tom Brady and the Bucs in the NFC Championship Game, he will FOREVER and ALWAYS be known as MR. IRRELEVANT. Rodgers will never have ever felt such pressure if these Teams meet again this Year.

  47. Chris@Apple Roof Cleaning Tampa Says:

    The biggest thing us Bucs fans all lived through, besides losing all the time, was being outnumbered in our own Stadium by Fans of the other team.
    I remember a Steelers Game. We had Steeler Fans all around us, and every one of them lived down here too!
    Now that we are winning, many of these fans of other teams who live here have suddenly become Bucs Fans.

  48. RunRunPassRay Says:

    Enjoy it !!! We had to put up with ray perkins and Greg schisms lmao

  49. DaBux Says:

    We deserve it. We, the fans, had to survive, gulp, dare I say the name?


  50. unbelievable Says:


    TRUTH! I’m a bit younger so I didn’t start really following the Bucs until the mid-90s (dad was a Dolphins and Giants fan).

    But we have endured so much losing and incompetence over the years, we do deserve this!

    Savor it fans. Savor it.

  51. LARRY t Says:

    The bucs need to spring a surprise and employ a two headed monster with rojo and Lenny in the backfield and the 🐐, will fool everyone.they will not know where things will come from.

  52. LARRY t Says:

    Bucs need to use rojo and Lenny in backfild at Sametime with the goat.trams will not know when to xspect run or pass