Buccaneers: A Valentine’s Day Celebration of Tampa Love
I love the Bucs for many reasons, but it all started back when I was born in 1996. My uncle had just moved to Tampa, where he became a fan of the team and was able to watch them first hand. Traveling back to cold Central Pennsylvania in the winter for Christmas, he would always bring gifts for me as a child… but none better than my first jersey.
The name Alstott was printed across the back, and as a young kid receiving my first NFL jersey meant a lot.. Watching Mike both through live TV and my Xbox… I fell in love with his type of play. There was, and still is no better fullback to ever play the game. His relentless bruising power was something I wanted to be like and his unquestionable work ethic is something I have adapted into myself.
At six years old I can still remember recreating his touchdown run in the Super Bowl. “A-Train up the gut.”
Why I love the Tampa Bay Bucs… is because of one man, Mike Alstott. He is the reason I love this team, he is the reason I love this organization, he is the reason why I love NFL football.