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Ira Talks Detroit Lions Reality, Kirk Cousins Extremists, Tykee Smith, Bucs Red Zone & More

Sunday, May 26th, 2024

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Take Sage Ira to the beach in this fresh weekend episode recorded Sunday. A feisty session with Joe and Mr. Kaufman. Enjoy!

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

The Key To The Highway

Saturday, May 25th, 2024

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Liam Coen has a lot on his plate as he prepares for his first season as Tampa Bay’s offensive coordinator. May I suggest a first course?

Re-introduce Chris Godwin to the end zone. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks Two Uncharacteristic Todd Bowles Messages, Hype Debate, Tristan Wirfs, And More

Friday, May 24th, 2024

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The mighty Sage of Tampa Bay Sports has plenty on the Bucs buffet with Joe. Enjoy!

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

An Important Red Zone Review

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

BY IRA KAUFMAN

It’s that time again. Let’s talk about the Buc running game.

Sorry to spoil your appetite. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Fires Off Sage Schedule Wisdom, Takes A Fresh Look At The Bucs’ Pass Rush & More

Friday, May 17th, 2024

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Episode 2 of this week has Ira firing away on the 2024 schedule and key data that comes with it. All that and plenty more Bucs chatter with Joe. Enjoy!

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

Early Breaks To Celebrate

Friday, May 17th, 2024

BY IRA KAUFMAN

There’s a lot to like about the Buc schedule.

Those who like to play the disrespect card have to admit that slating four night games is a clear indication the league considers Tampa Bay a worthy prime-time franchise, two years after Tom Brady skipped town.

We already knew the Bucs would be playing the NFL’s final four teams from 2023 — the Chiefs, the 49ers, the Ravens and the Lions. No surprises there. You win the division, you pay a price. But a deeper dive into the schedule reveals a soft underbelly that can be taken advantage of if the Bucs play up to their capabilities. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks Jason Licht Rhetoric & Team Glazer, Rookie Minicamp, Roster Health, 300-Level Fans, Night Games, Schedule Respect & Much More

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Click above to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford, BillCurrieFord.com. Reach out to Ira’s friend and GM Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount, and remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new vehicles at Bill Currie Ford.

Sage of Tampa Bay Sports comes strong — 36 hours after hip replacement — in this highly loaded podcast with Joe. Enjoy!

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

A Modern Race To 10

Saturday, May 11th, 2024

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Danger, danger.

The much-maligned NFC South is poised to make the wrong kind of NFL history this fall unless at least one team raises its game. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks Liam Coen’s Harsh Words And Firm Focus, Bucky Irving, Media Disbelief, Thad Lewis Comments, Backup QBs & More

Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Click above to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford, BillCurrieFord.com. Reach out to Ira’s friend and GM Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount, and remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new vehicles at Bill Currie Ford.

Episode II of this week with Sage Ira swinging away on happenings at One Buc Palace and around the media, and more. Enjoy!

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

Ira Kaufman Dives Deeper On Graham Barton Mystery And “GM Speak,” Chris Godwin Realities, Changing Of The Guard, A Schedule Hope, And Much More

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

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Recorded early this morning, enjoy the latest from The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports and Joe.

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

Courting Fate

Tuesday, May 7th, 2024

BY IRA KAUFMAN

The football gods have favored Tampa Bay’s side in one critical aspect.

While other teams scramble to replace injured starters under center, the Bucs have been blessed with improbable health at the game’s most important position. (more…)

“Those Days Are Over”

Friday, May 3rd, 2024

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Todd Bowles is a heck of a defensive coordinator, but at some point, you need the right bodies.
The Bucs have lost a lot of defensive firepower since winning the Super Bowl. As a result, opposing quarterbacks are way too comfortable against this pass rush. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Reviews The Bucs’ Draft, Talks Realities, Needs And Nonsense, Building Around Baker Mayfield (?), Names An Unlikely Potential Best Pick, And More

Tuesday, April 30th, 2024

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Enjoy this post-draft deep dive with The Sage of Tampa Bay Sports and Joe, the first of two episodes this week.

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

Fire Extinguisher In Round 1

Friday, April 26th, 2024

BY IRA KAUFMAN

Graham Barton thanked a lot of people for helping him become a first-round draft pick in the National Football League.

He left out one very important contributor — Derrick Brown. (more…)

Ira Kaufman Talks Bucs Picks In Rounds 2 Through 7, Final Round 1 Debate, Wild Cards And More

Thursday, April 25th, 2024

Click above to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford, BillCurrieFord.com. Reach out to Ira’s friend and GM Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount, and remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new vehicles at Bill Currie Ford.

Part II of the annual predraft episode with JoeBucsFan.com draft guru Sean Sullivan and Joe.

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

The Annual Mock Draft Episode And Debate! Ira Kaufman Joins JoeBucsFan.com Draft Guru Sean Sullivan For A Spirited Breakdown And Much More

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2024

Click above to shop now at Tampa’s first family of Ford, BillCurrieFord.com. Reach out to Ira’s friend and GM Sean Sullivan for a hearty JoeBucsFan discount, and remember their nationwide lifetime warranty on new vehicles at Bill Currie Ford.

Put your seat belt on and settle in for the iconic annual pre-draft episode.

The wisdom and fun of Ira and Joe is presented by Bill Currie Ford. Click play above or listen at Apple Podcasts or Podbean.com, Other platforms, too.

Bill Currie Ford is one mile north of Raymond James Stadium on Dale Mabry Highway, and Bill Currie Ford GM Sean Sullivan is Ira’s great friend. He’s ready to help you personally — and to give you the Ira Kaufman discount on top of all their amazing deals. E-mail, call or visit Sean at the Bill Currie showroom.

Keepers Only

Monday, April 22nd, 2024

BY IRA KAUFMAN

No one disputes that successful drafts are the key to sustained success in the National Football League.

No one, that is, except for George Allen. In building up the Rams and Redskins (now Commanders), Allen craved veterans. He had no hesitation trading draft picks for established players. He ended up with a bust in Canton and a .712 winning percentage that ranks fourth in league history.

But Allen remains an outlier. He turned things around in a hurry in Los Angeles and Washington back in the day, but those days have passed. In the modern-era NFL, you can’t overcome lousy drafts. (more…)