Yes, we’re still in a pandemic. And our economy has been blindsided. And our politics have never been more divisive. We crave unity, mourn what was and pray for a post-insurrection America. We need good-news diversions like never before.
So, thank you Tampa Bay Lightning, Tampa Bay Rays and now the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We needed winners, not whiners. Not only is Tampa the upcoming Super Bowl host–for the fifth time–but more importantly, it houses the home team. Yes! The Bucs makeover had its share of missteps and bad timing, but the season morphed into one for the, well, ages.
“This is a championship town,” underscored Tampa Mayor Jane Castor. Indeed, and if the 2021 Bucs–given nearly two decades of disappointment and futility–can play a Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium, there’s nothing that can’t be overcome.