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stingray
12-16-2007, 02:04 PM
Finally. First in history!!!

kastofsna
12-16-2007, 03:10 PM
bucs fans were going nuts in this sports bar. glad i turned down tickets to this game.

Showtime100
12-16-2007, 03:33 PM
Did I hear right?? First in something like 1800 kickoffs and change??

mancunian
12-16-2007, 03:45 PM
yep - they game into the league in 1976.......31 years without a Kick off return.....

TheIronDuke
12-16-2007, 03:47 PM
How is that possible? 31 years? How can you not have one, just one, kickoff return for a TD?

I guess we've been spoiled, even our back-up KR brought one back this year, on them no less.

mancunian
12-16-2007, 03:48 PM
should we mention Devin Hester?

crunkbuc4d1
12-17-2007, 05:02 PM
How is that possible? 31 years? How can you not have one, just one, kickoff return for a TD?

I guess we've been spoiled, even our back-up KR brought one back this year, on them no less.


Thanks for rubbing it in! We're just happy we finally got one. It only took 1,865 times do it, but we got the monkey off of our back.



:pirate: :texflag:
Go Bucs/Texans

TEXANS84
12-17-2007, 05:14 PM
I saw that stat last night and my jaw dropped. I couldn't believe that it has never been done before.
Simply amazing.

kastofsna
12-17-2007, 06:07 PM
front page of every paper in town, complete strangers talking to each other about it on the streets, dominated local talk radio...incredible. feels like Boston after the Red Sox won it all in '04.

drewmar74
12-17-2007, 06:17 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they not too terribly long ago finally return a punt for a TD?

I could swear that they hadn't returned either up until even a few years back. They got the punt return and we're looking for the kickoff return to finally get off the skids....

*EDIT*

Looks like the earliest I could see a punt return for a TD was 1996... so maybe 20 years to get the punt return and 30+ to get the kickoff return? Wow....

kastofsna
12-17-2007, 06:33 PM
and remember....there were a LOT of kickoffs against these Buccaneers over the years. there was a 15-20 year period where they consistently had one of the worst defenses in the NFL.

edo783
12-17-2007, 10:21 PM
*EDIT*

Looks like the earliest I could see a punt return for a TD was 1996... so maybe 20 years to get the punt return and 30+ to get the kickoff return? Wow....

Special teams were on top of their game I guess.

crunkbuc4d1
12-18-2007, 08:42 AM
I don't know what's worse, our fans going crazy because of one kick return TD or the Dolphins for celebrating like they won the Superbowl.

Goldensilence
12-18-2007, 12:28 PM
I don't know what's worse, our fans going crazy because of one kick return TD or the Dolphins for celebrating like they won the Superbowl.

Ouch. My vote goes for the phins though. Poor Ravens so close to assisting in helping them achieve true ineptitude and they had to go ruin it and let them win.

crunkbuc4d1
12-18-2007, 02:40 PM
Ouch. My vote goes for the phins though. Poor Ravens so close to assisting in helping them achieve true ineptitude and they had to go ruin it and let them win.

I know, I at least wanted it to last one more week so I could pray for an upset against the Patriots.

kastofsna
12-18-2007, 05:18 PM
no point in being a fan if things like this and the Dolphins win don't get you extremely pumped up.

spent
12-19-2007, 06:57 PM
Did I hear right?? First in something like 1800 kickoffs and change??


we got it on our 1865th attempt! it was insane! people standing in their chairs going crazy!!! we waited a long time, but it was glorious....people around the league may never know micheal spurlock's name, but we will never forget it!

spent
12-19-2007, 06:59 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't they not too terribly long ago finally return a punt for a TD?

I could swear that they hadn't returned either up until even a few years back. They got the punt return and we're looking for the kickoff return to finally get off the skids....

*EDIT*

Looks like the earliest I could see a punt return for a TD was 1996... so maybe 20 years to get the punt return and 30+ to get the kickoff return? Wow....

I read in an article the following morning that we have had 10 punt returns