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Bucstop.com is a website/blog designed for the diehard Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan who loves the Bucs! It’s written by a person who has a lifetime connection to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. When the team loses, we are miserable. When we win, we want to read and talk all about it. Anyone can read Bucstop.com, whether you are a diehard fan for over 20 years, or you just moved to Tampa Bay and said “I’m going to follow the local team”- we’ve got something for you.
This is NOT a stop for news, but rather a place to read about reactions to Bucs news. Read opinions about Bucs events that are more of a positive nature while not losing the warning of bad news.
Bucstop.com is built on the foundation of Fanaticism for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, it’s players, coaches, uniforms, practice fields, Stadiums, scouts, and yes, Owners too! You’re welcome to have any opinion you can back up, but understand Bucstop.com is not in the habit bringing negative material to the table. We encourage and want your opinions in the form of comments or letters to the editor/writers.
ALL COMMENTS will be respected and heard. No posted comments will ever be removed except comments made in bad taste IE Race, Vulger, etc.
BucStop.com was founded to offer Bucs fans two main things:
1) Access to quality 640×480 or larger video clips of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from all eras….
2) A positive and Pro voice when talking about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We may have all types of opinions on here, but you will always find the positive.
Bucstop.com is the place to come to when you want to see a video clip of a favorite player or moment, or find out about what the Bucs are doing, but not have to hear someone spin a negative storyline about it.
There are two sides to every story, and Bucstop.com will always try to bring you the positive side. If you disagree, then its up to you to let us k now via comments.
BUCSTOP.COM is your source for Bucs history; our 10,000 word History chapter is thorough.
It does not matter how long you have been cheering for the Bucs, even if you just became a Bucs fan yesterday, welcome on board!! Its what you do with your support that matters.
Bucstop.com would love to hear your comments.
Be prepared for some serious optimism if you comment though!
ABOUT THE WRITERS
I was born in an eastern suburb of Chicago, my parents moved the family to Florida before the Bucs were even born.
My Mom was raised just outside of Pittsburgh, PA which was titletown USA in the late 70s. With the Pirates winning world series championships about as fast as the Steelers could win Superbowls, most of my family wore the black and gold. It was 1978, and I wasn’t even aware we had a team until I started picking up the newspaper and seeing Tampa Bay in the NFC Central divison. They would be around 4-4 at one point, and I would cheer their record changing, I had no access to a sports page, none around the house, except at school where I was only lucky to get the standings. I only watched Monday Night Football, as Sundays was a day to do stuff around the house with my dad. He was always building something! Or digging a garden….
Then, in 1979, a neighbor had a Bucs game on while I was over, and they beat the Colts on a sudden death FG inovertime and the announcer said “The Bucs are undefeated” to which my neighbor replied “HA! They should record that!”
Well someone did, and I own that game now along with many others. And so you could say I became a bandwagon fan on that second weekend in 1979, when the Bucs turned from 0-26 losers to NFC Championship game participating contestants in a span of two years.
To me the Bucs were something of a mood setter; and when the losing started in 1983, I would spend many Sundays depressed, and even to this day Sunday is a kind of depressing day for me, and without a doubt its because of all those losses that piled up during the 80s. As a young fan, the Bucs were a lesson in faith: You either stuck with your team while everyone else made fun of you, or you joined the masses in becoming Dolphin, 49er or Bears fans until Red and Pewter became popular in the late 90s and everyone hopped on the same bandwagon.
Not that a bandwagon is a bad thing, again, I consider myself to be a product of one, but its what you do during the down years that defines you.
So I decided to start back up Bucstop.com, the site FOR Bucs fans, that is a PRO Bucs fan site. We see things here through the eyes with Pewter, Orange and Red glasses…not blinded that everything is a fairy tale and no bad ever happens, but not dwelling on everything that can be negative and looking at our team from an angle of positivity of what CAN happen.
2010 was an exciting year, as our Bucs are back to being contenders. Now lets go get a playoff game so we can raise those battle flags again!
I also guest write on www.bucpower.com, Washington Post and JoeBucsFan.com, where my column is called THE OPTIMIST. The links to these sites can be found on the home page.
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