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Ira Kaufman Talks Why/How He Guarantees A Bucs Playoff Berth, Pro Bowl Bucs, The Success Key Down The Stretch, Leftwich’s Audition, And A Very Deep Dive On Tonight’s Bucs-Rams Game, And More

Monday, November 23rd, 2020

Monday Night Football deserves a Monday morning podcast. All kinds of stuff on Ira’s Buccaneers buffet today. Enjoy! The Ira Kaufman Podcast is presented by Bill Currie Ford., Can’t-miss Bucs insight fun and more.

Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend and is fired up to help you personally and give you a JoeBucsFan discount! E-mail, call or visit him at the Bill Currie showroom one mile north of Raymond James Stadium. And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles!

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with fans. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Podbean.com, Stitcher, too, and more.

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Wagering With Ira

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

Handicapper.

Follow along as JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman makes three NFL picks each week against the spread. (more…)

New Math, Clear Meaning

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

Some things are better left unsaid. Some are not.

It’s time to acknowledge what is staring the Bucs in the facemask heading into Monday night’s encounter against the Rams. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks Brady Mustard, “Masterful” Coaching Move, O-Line Shuffling, Early Defensive Sleeping, Godwin Value, The Antonio Brown Mess & Expected One Buc Reaction, And More

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

Ira Kaufman Podcast is presented by Bill Currie Ford, and it’s a feisty and fun affair today following a big Bucs win and more drama courtesy of Antonio Brown.

Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend and is fired up to help you personally and give you a JoeBucsFan discount! E-mail, call or visit him at the Bill Currie showroom one mile north of Raymond James Stadium. And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles!

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with fans. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Podbean.com, Stitcher, too, and more.

Click through to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford for nearly 60 years. BillCurrieFord.com. Tremendous November savings, and reach out to Ira’s friend and general manager Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount.

Great Versus Great

Tuesday, November 17th, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

This is the week Byron Leftwich earns his keep. (more…)

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Panthers

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

The road trip from hell turned out rather heavenly. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks Shaken Bruce Arians, Quick Fixes, Inside The Panthers Matchup, Relocating To The Philippines & Much More

Sunday, November 15th, 2020

It’s the twice-weekly Bucs wrestling match with Sage of Tampa Bay Sports Ira Kaufman and Joe, also known as the Ira Kaufman Podcast presented by Bill Currie Ford.

Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend and is fired up to help you personally and give you a JoeBucsFan discount! E-mail, call or visit him at the Bill Currie showroom one mile north of Raymond James Stadium. And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles!

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with fans. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Podbean.com, Stitcher, too, and more.

Click through to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford for nearly 60 years. BillCurrieFord.com. Tremendous November savings, and reach out to Ira’s friend and general manager Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount.

Wagering With Ira

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

Handicapper.

Follow along as JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman makes three NFL picks each week against the spread. (more…)

An Earned Spotlight

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

Redemption is a beautiful thing, and it can’t come soon enough for some Buccaneers.

While it’s a tough task to single out anyone who fared well against the Saints, one player stands out below the rest. (more…)

Restoring Order

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

There’s a symmetry to the 2020 Buccaneer season that breeds optimism. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks State Of The Buccaneers, Saints Debacle, Finger Pointing & More

Tuesday, November 10th, 2020

Buckle up for what might be an instant classic on the twice-weekly Ira Kaufman Podcast presented by Bill Currie Ford.

Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend and is fired up to help you personally and give you a JoeBucsFan discount! E-mail, call or visit him at the Bill Currie showroom one mile north of Raymond James Stadium. And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles!

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with fans. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Podbean.com, Stitcher, too, and more.

Click through to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford for nearly 60 years. BillCurrieFord.com. Tremendous November savings, and reach out to Ira’s friend and general manager Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount.

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Saints

Monday, November 9th, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

Let’s go to the highlights.

Ryan Succop didn’t suck. Blaine Gabbert took a knee without tripping.

The rain held off, for the most part.

What else ya got?

The most lopsided loss in the unparalleled career of Tom Brady left two announcers and a national TV audience wondering why the Bucs have been generating so much hype. After two weeks of slop, even Tampa Bay’s most passionate supporters are questioning the players and coaches operating out of One Buc Place. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Grades The Bucs Front Office, Talks Chris Godwin’s Motivation, Saints Matchup, NFC Picture, Speaking For Bucs Fans, Game Predictions & More

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Episode 2 of this week has The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports all jacked up and firing on many Bucs subjects. All the fun is presented by Bill Currie Ford, Tampa’s home to the nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles.

Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan is Ira’s good friend and is always ready to assist you personally and give you a JoeBucsFan discount! E-mail, call or visit him at their showroom one mile north of Raymond James Stadium. And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles at Bill Currie Ford!

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with you. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Podbean.com, Stitcher, too.

Click through to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford for nearly 60 years. BillCurrieFord.com. Tremendous October savings. Reach out to Ira’s friend and general manager Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount.

The Game Within The Game

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

Forget about Antonio Brown’s highly anticipated Buc debut for a moment. Let’s focus instead on a veteran wide receiver who can’t wait to torment the Saints Sunday evening. (more…)

Wagering With Ira

Friday, November 6th, 2020

Handicapper.

Follow along as JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman makes three NFL picks each week against the spread. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks The Book On Bowles’ Defense, Giants Realities, Protecting RoJo & Brady, Saints Magnitude, Jason Licht Apples & More

Thursday, November 5th, 2020

All kind of Sage of Tampa Bay Sports wisdom flowing from Joe’s good buddy Ira Kaufman. All the fun is presented by Bill Currie Ford, Tampa Bay’s first family of Ford. Tampa Bay’s only Hall of Fame voter hangs with Joe to dive head first into all kinds of Bucs angles. This is Episode 1 of this week.

Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan is Ira’s good friend and is always ready to assist you personally and give you a JoeBucsFan discount! E-mail, call or visit him at their showroom one mile north of Raymond James Stadium. And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles at Bill Currie Ford!

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with you. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Podbean.com, Stitcher, too.

Click through to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford for nearly 60 years. BillCurrieFord.com. Tremendous October savings. Reach out to Ira’s friend and general manager Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount.

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Giants

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

We’re on to New Orleans.

That should have been the mantra for Bruce Arians after Monday night’s forgettable performance at the Meadowlands.

The only positive the Bucs can take out of that slop is they managed to walk out with a win on the road, remaining atop the NFC South. They played better in the second half — in large part because the opening 30 minutes were absolutely unacceptable.

It’s not a stretch to suggest some of Tampa Bay’s minds were already on the Saints, despite all the pleadings from the coaching staff to take the Giants seriously. Those pleas fell on deaf ear holes as New York rolled up 15 first downs in the first half.

The Giants were well prepared for Todd Bowles and his exotic blitzes and a slapdash offensive line opened up big holes for Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris, two journeymen who will never be confused with Derrick Henry.

“They hit us in the mouth in the first half,” acknowledged Lavonte David.

The Bucs looked wobbly, but they never went down. Perhaps a better opponent would have put them away, but the Giants are 1-7 for a reason. Tom Brady likes to say that if you’re not on your game, you’re in trouble against any NFL team.

The difference is this Buc team has the talent and fortitude to overcome a lethargic effort. The Bucs will have to play a better game against the Saints Sunday night — and they will.

Here’s how the Bucs forged their first 6-2 getaway since the 2002 championship season: (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks Winfield Injury, Antonio Brown Alterations & Trust, Euphoric Times, Brady Proof, Giants Predictions & Much More

Monday, November 2nd, 2020

The twice-weekly Ira Kaufman Podcast is can’t-miss fun and wisdom presented by Bill Currie Ford, Tampa Bay’s first family of Ford. The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports hangs with Joe to share all kinds of news, nuggets and insight.

Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan is Ira’s good friend and is always ready to assist you personally and give you a JoeBucsFan discount! E-mail, call or visit him at their showroom one mile north of Raymond James Stadium. And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles at Bill Currie Ford!

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with you. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Podbean.com, Stitcher, too.

Click through to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford for nearly 60 years. BillCurrieFord.com. Tremendous October savings. Reach out to Ira’s friend and general manager Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount.

Wagering With Ira

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

Handicapper.

Follow along as JoeBucsFan.com columnist Ira Kaufman makes three NFL picks each week against the spread. (more…)

“They’re Coming To Smash Somebody’s Ass”

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

As Vince Lombardi famously remarked, if you strive for perfection, you can catch excellence along the way.

The 2020 Bucs aren’t perfect by any measure, but they’re sure playing some inspired football. Ol’ Vince would be proud of the way Tampa Bay has rebounded from that dispiriting evening in Chicago, dismantling the Packers and pulling away from the Raiders in crunch time. (more…)

“For Tom Brady, There’s Simply No Other Way”

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

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Back in 1979, a young reporter from Brooklyn became a New York Giants beat writer. The NFL hasn’t been the same since — and neither has the Tampa area. The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports arrived in 1985 to cover the Buccaneers, and Ira has since earned Ph.D. status in mauling buffets, schmoozing front office types, never revealing sources, and podcasting. 

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Through seven weeks, it’s all going according to schedule for a franchise that often didn’t seem to have a plan.

The 5-2 Bucs are rising up the power rankings and some prominent league pundits are starting to praise Tampa Bay as the most complete team in the NFC. That’s quite a leap of faith after a bitter Week 5 loss at Soldier Field, where Tom Brady lost track of downs and a prideful defense forgot to make key stops. (more…)

Ira Weighs In On All Things Antonio Brown & Bucs-Raiders, Talks Carlton Davis, Twitter Nonsense & Much More

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

Presented by the iconic Tampa Ford dealership, Bill Currie Ford,  it’s the podcast you’ve been waiting for. The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports shares all kinds of Bucs wisdom and more with Joe.

Bill Currie Ford general manager Sean Sullivan is Ira’s good friend and is always ready to assist you personally and give you a JoeBucsFan discount! E-mail, call or visit him at their showroom one mile north of Raymond James Stadium. And remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new and used vehicles at Bill Currie Ford!

Big Storm beer from Big Storm Brewing Co. is the official beer of the podcast and their Clearwater location is where Ira watches ALL Bucs road games with you. Try Florida’s best craft beer, especially Bromosa, their amazing tangerine IPA. Listening to Ira is fun, free and easy! Click play above or listen Apple Podcasts, Google Play or Podbean.com, Stitcher, too.

Click through to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford for nearly 60 years. BillCurrieFord.com. Tremendous October savings. Reach out to Ira’s friend and general manager Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount.

Ira Kaufman’s 10 Takeaways From Bucs-Raiders

Monday, October 26th, 2020

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BY IRA KAUFMAN

By one key metric, you could make a credible argument that the Bucs have been the most dominant team in the NFL this season.

No, they’re not unbeaten, but the Bucs have outscored opponents 222-142 in fashioning a 5-2 record. That plus-80 mark in point differential is tops in the league.

Quite a rebound from that bitter setback at Soldier Field two weeks ago. Tampa Bay followed up a majestic final three quarters against Green Bay with a very solid win on the road against a Raiders team coming off a bye week and a confidence-boosting victory at Kansas City.

Jon Gruden wanted this win in the worst way and the Raiders hung in until a turnover and the relentless pressure exerted by Tom Brady proved decisive.

Since that shaky opening quarter vs. Green Bay, the Bucs own an 83-20 scoring advantage. The Packers are very good, the Raiders aren’t bad and the Bucs just might be outstanding.

It’s all coming together for this woebegone franchise. Antonio Brown is on his way, but at this point, the Bucs don’t need much outside help in ending that 12-year playoff drought. They’ve been the talk of the league since Brady arrived and they still generate more than their share of national attention.

Here’s how an all-in franchise cashed out in Las Vegas: (more…)