Buccaneers: A Valentine’s Day Celebration of Tampa Love
Dad Teaches the Love
My love for the Bucs hasn’t been as long as lot of other folks. It hasn’t been tried and tested by the misery of the 80s and early 90s, and even in the late 90s we were merely flirting school-kids, too nervous and afraid to approach one another. In 2002 when the Bucs won the Super Bowl the two of us were merely friends who said “Hi” to each other in the hallway.
My love for the Bucs didn’t come organically; it was instilled in me over many years by my father, the biggest Bucs fan I know. As a kid I preferred Dragon Ball Z to football, but Dad showed me how fun the game could be. Some of our best moments together have come during Bucs games, and I think that’s the core reason I’m now so passionate about the team. There is nothing like bonding with your Dad over sports.
Charles M. Schulz once said “All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt”. That doesn’t really have anything to do with why I love the Bucs, but now you know I love both the Bucs and chocolate, so there’s that.