Found May 16, 2012 on
I stumbled across a posting this afternoon from the first week of May from a financial advice site, The article struck a chord with me as the author, Robert Brokamp, is obviously a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, or at least grew up watching the Buccaneers in the same era as I did. Mr. Brokamp is a Certified Financial Planner and penned an article on whether or not professional sports is a waste of time, money and energy. While I do agree with some of his points, overall, I have to disagree with the premise of his column. And yes, Mr. Brokamp, I remember that Vinny Testaverde was originally a Buccaneer player. Do you remember the local orange colored billboards WYNF put up around town when Vinny revealed he was color blind after throwing all those interceptions? I digress. Mr. Brokamp opens his column with an explanation of former Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Warren Sapp and how he recently had to file bankruptcy. Hundreds of NFL players have to. They spend money and practic...

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LeGarrette Blount fights to keep starting job with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Doug Martin injured during minicamp

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Bucs sign PK Barth to 4-year deal

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed placekicker Connor Barth to a four-year, $13.2 million contract. The 26-year-old who was second in the NFL in field goal percentage last season was designated the team's franchise player in March. Barth converted 26 of 28 attempts in 2011, including 15 straight to end the year. Since joining the Bucs in 2009, Barth is 63 of 75 on field goal...

Barth signs new contract with Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed kicker Connor Barth to a four-year contract Thursday. The team announced the deal in a statement but didn’t disclose financial terms. However, ESPN reported that Barth, who was designated the team’s franchise player in the offseason, will receive $13.2 million, with $4 million guaranteed. "For the Bucs organization, (general manager)...

Bucs sign Connor Barth to a four-year deal

Getty Images According to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, the Buccaneers have signed place-kicker Connor Barth to a four-year contract.  His deal is worth $13.2 million with $4 million guaranteed. The Bucs placed the franchise tag on Barth at the beginning of the offseason and he recently reported to OTA’s since he was close to getting a new done completed. The 26 year-old...

Barth Scores 4 Year Deal WIth Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Connor Barth remembers sitting in his car in the parking lot outside the Miami Dolphins’ facility in the summer of 2009, trying to decide if his NFL dream was still worth pursuing. “I didn’t even know if I wanted to play anymore because I was just down on myself,” he said.  “But I kept fighting and I ended up here and just kicked away.  I’m really excited to be where...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers extend K Connor Barth

I don’t think I’ve ever done a grade for a kicker signing, but Barth is one of the best in the league. In 4 seasons, he’s nailed 73 of 87 field goals, including 24 of 26 last year and is perfect on 95 extra point attempts. He also handles all the kickoffs I normally don’t [...]
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