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The 2015 media guide This is now available for fans of the franchise around the world to download.  You can either do the whole thing in one go which takes a little time or the individual sections.  All are in PDF format.    And I have to extend a thank you to the Bucs’ PR team for adding my name and that of BUCPOWER.COM too to the acknowledgements at the front of the site.  When I was over in Tampa in March, I was able to pass over the extensive EXCEL statistical database files that I have built up over the 40 years of Buccaneer football.   Click here for the link to the media guide on
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4 September 1983 Tampa Bay 0 Detroit 11 Click here for all the game details “Doug who?” read the banners at Tampa Stadium as the 1983 Buccaneers opened their season against NFC Central division rivals Detroit.   The Bucs had gone 4-0 in the exhibition season behind QB Jerry Golsteyn leading some fans to wonder if they would really miss the USFL-departed Doug Williams at all.  Reality would unfortunately show they would. This was a game that Lions DE William Gay will never forget as he set an all-time record against the Buccaneers by recording 5.5 sacks in a single afternoon.  He was helped by all three Tampa Bay offensive tackles going down hurt in the first half alone and the patchwork line could hardly protect either Golsteyn or his replacement, Jack Thompson throughout the game. The Tampa defense did its part by holding the Lions out of the endzone themselves but three Eddie Murray field goals and a first quarter safety were all the scoring Detroit would need to earn the win. Our clip though features the Bucs’ own sack leader, the late great Lee Roy Selmon, one of his two that he recorded during the game.
Buccaneer birthdays Of the 1,000+ players on the all-time roster, the only one with a birthday today is current TE Brandon Myers who will be recovering from the Miami game by turning 30. He played 14 games last season starting seven.
The BUC POWER Facebook Page We have well over 1,000 people now associated with the site’s Facebook page including many former players.  As well as the “On this day” video clips, other highlight clips from franchise history are posted on there with some great comments and memories being added once they are there. Simply search “Buc_Power” on Facebook to become friends - it is a unique account rather than a group and all are welcome!
Miami game reports & comments These will follow once I’ve watched the game!  It was a 1am start here in the UK so it will be an early Friday morning viewing for me.