At the 2021 ESPY Awards, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the night’s biggest winners, winning all three awards they were nominated for. It was just a few more notches on what should be a very impressive belt for this batch of Buccaneers when all is said and done.
The ESPY Awards, the ESPN-hosted sports-themed awards show dating back to 1993, was this past Saturday night, honoring the best of the best in the world of sports. The ESPYs are the sport equivalent to the Oscars/Grammys/Emmys, or whichever award show in entertainment you’d like to compare it to. Granted, the popularity may have waned in recent years a little bit, but that doesn’t take away from the prestige of the awards themselves. The award winners are voted on by the fans, who take in the product day in and day out, and to them, the Bucs reigned supreme this past year in sports, as has the city of Tampa Bay as a whole.
The Buccaneers were represented in three of the night’s awards as nominees. They were “Best Team”, as is custom for reigning champions, and “NFL Player of the Year”, and “Best Athlete, Men’s Sports” with Tom Brady being up for the latter two.
It’s truly remarkable that after his 21st season in the NFL, there is still a vast part of the population that consider Brady the greatest at age 43. We aren’t talking legacy, but presently.
As for the Bucs as a whole, it was patently obvious by halftime of the Super Bowl that they were the best football team in the world. Now, thanks to those who voted in the ESPY Awards, they have a legitimate claim as the best team in all the sports worldwide. This was the final hurrah when it came to reflecting on the 2020 season, however. Brady was pretty much over it an hour after Super Bowl LV, and the Bucs are all back in their quest to go for two in 2021.