Buccaneers: A Valentine’s Day Celebration of Tampa Love
A Fan in the Northeast
Why do I love the Bucs? Well because I live in Connecticut there are three main fan bases, Giants, Jets, and Patriots. Growing up I never liked any of those teams. Picking a different team was not hard because I always played with the Tampa Bay Bucs for one reason, Mike Alstott. I would play Madden 2007, the one with Shaun Alexander, and start a franchise with the Bucs and gave him the ball almost every play. He’s one of a few players in Madden history to be ranked 100 overall.
Having retired after the 2007 season I had officially chosen the Bucs as my favorite football team. Since the firing of Jon Gruden, the Bucs have had two seasons where they were a potential playoff team in the last week of the season. In 2010 when they went 10-6 and last season when they went 9-7. However, in 2011 they completely collapsed going 4-12. Many, fans including saw 2010 as a fluke season no matter how hard we wanted to believe otherwise.
This upcoming season is different, they have a quarterback and a coaching staff with experience and an edge to get things done. That’s why I love this team, even after a few years of failure they are trying to fix whatever issues they have. They have come out and stated they need speed, and they want winners. With the young nucleus of core players this team has room to grow together and become a dynasty which the Bucs fans have wanted for a long time now. That’s why I love the Bucs.