* “We love our Rays, but it’s time for them to pick a partner and get married.”–St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman.
* Toronto Bay: The Toronto Raptors (NBA) are calling Tampa home this season. And the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) will open their season in Dunedin. Two other potential Canadian relocatees: Toronto and Montreal (MLS) have been looking at Tampa as a temporary relocation.
* Still the youngest head coach to ever win a Super Bowl: Jon Gruden, who was 39 when he led the Bucs to their first Super Bowl win in 2003.
* Bucs kicker Ryan Succop, who played at the University of South Carolina, became the first player drafted last (256th in 2009) to win a Super Bowl.