The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made history tonight, defeating the Green Bay Packers 31-26 to go to the 55th Super Bowl in two weeks. As of press time, we have yet to know who they play – it will either be the Buffalo Bills or the Kansas City Chiefs. The very stadium that the Bucs play in, Raymond James Stadium, hosts this year’s Super Bowl, the 55th one – making the Bucs the first team to literally host their own big game.
After the game, I felt like Walter Cronkite when Apollo 11 landed on the moon – I was speechless. For me, that’s not a common occurrence. I’ve been a Bucs fan all my life. Even with the acquisition of arguably the best quarterback ever in Tom Brady, I didn’t see the Buccaneers being this good this quickly.
A great moment for the Tampa Bay area, and these next two weeks are going to be crazy with the national spotlight being on the Buccaneers to win their own Super Bowl, now that they have gotten to host one.