VIDEO ARCHIVE - ON THIS DAY 16 YEARS AGO Tampa Bay Buccaneers 27 Philadelphia Eagles 10 January 19, 2003 For the third time in as many years, the Buccaneers found themselves in Philadelphia for a playoff encounter and once again, the temperature was below 40 degrees.  But all the old curses had gone out of the window with these new Bucs and despite falling behind in the first minute after a long kickoff return set up Duce Staleyís 20-yard TD run, Jon Grudenís team fought their way back.  Joe Jurevicius had a momentum-changing 71-yard play on a third down to set up one score and the defense shut down Donovan McNabb and the Eagle offense.  Ronde Barberís interception return was the most memorable in franchise history and the Buccaneers were finally going to the Super Bowl Click here for more details on this game We did hope to have this game available for everyone to watch on YouTube but it has been blocked in the United States.  For anyone else who does want to see the game, here in the Sky Sports coverage in two halves. 1st half   2nd half
THE BUCPOWER.COM AWARDS Our awards date back to 1985 when the likes of James Wilder, Jeremiah Castille and Donald Igwebuike were the receipients of the unofficial trophies.   Since then the nine categories have been awarded and although the likes of Jimmy Kimmel are not employed to host a black-tie gala event, simply being named as a winner ranks second only to going to the Pro Bowl each year.    And we have a few additional awards too including the highly prestigius Rudy Carpenter Award for wearing your cap backwards on the sideline. Click here for the details of all the winners
COMPLETING THE 2018 SEASON The 43rd season of Tampa Bay football is now officially in the books.   The 2018 season screen is now completed on this site.  Every Buc game reviewed with statistics, pictures and video highlights, every player profile page updated to include the past season, individual stats and much more. Click here for the 2018 season screen
BUCCANEER BIRTHDAYS After a few days of great lists of ex-players celebrating, we are back to four trivia items who most Buc fans would not even be aware of outside an all-time listing on this site. K Mirro Roder will be 75 today.  He was the first Buccaneer kicker and had three chances to score the first points in franchise history but missed all three fieldgoals and was cut. WR Reggie Barlow (46) played sparingly on Jon Grudenís first two Tampa teams.  DE Larry English (33) made one start for the 2014 Buccaneers.  DE Toddrick McIntosh (47) played 15 games across the 1994 and 1995 seasons.
The Buccaneers are heading back overseas by Paul Stewart You would think that being the Bucsí most famous British fan, I would be delighted to see my favourite team potentially returning to these shores.  Of course I am but I also understand the frustration and annoyance that these International Series games cause to the real fans, the ones who live around Tampa and own season tickets to support their team in person eight times a year.   Click here for the full editorial
IT IS THE BUCS AND PANTHERS IN LONDON The NFL announced the match-ups for their five International Series games in 2019 and as expected, the Buccaneers were given one of the London encounters where they will take on Carolina, making their first appearance outside of the USA. The exact date of the game will be announced in April but it is expected to be October and the venue will be either Wembley or the new stadium for Tottenham Hotspur if it is ever finished.    Social media is already busy with American based fans planning a trip across the Pond to see their team in action with yours truly likely to be playing tour host to many friends when they arrive.
Remembering the other times new head coaches were appointed by Mitch Blackwood Bruce Arians arrived at One Buccaneer Place last week to be met by applauding staff members.   The outpouring of support from most parts of the Buccaneer social media seemed sincere and Arians said all the right things at his inductory press conference.  So naturally the official media response was more than positive and the air of optimism surrounds the franchise at the moment. Click here for the full article