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How sports have brought the community together

📷: Tampa Bay Buccaneers


Our Tampa Bay Buccaneers are one game away from their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, but first they must once again conquer the Packers only this time in frigid Green Bay.

2020 may have been one of those years for many but for sports in Tampa Bay, well they've definitely given their fans something to cheer for during these difficult times. The Lightning were able to conquer their playoff demons by capturing their second Stanley Cup Championship in just their third attempt. The Tampa Bay Rays gave the city another reason to come together while they brought the organization it's second American League Championship after falling short in the World Series.

Although the latter was unsuccessful in capturing their championship, we can not look past the fact they brought an entire community together for one common cause. Hell, even Tampa's professional soccer team, the Rowdies, had a chance for their championship before COVID cancelled the game, but they were unofficially awarded 2nd place.

So what if the Bucs were unable to win against the Packers? Is it a failed season?

If the Bucs are unable to return to Tampa Bay as participants in the Super Bowl, this season should still be looked at as a successful one. For everything the Bucs have had to go through such as "lack of offseason and OTAs", this season again should be looked at as a success.

📷: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

There are plenty of positives to take away from this season such as lack of turnovers on offense, growth by the defense, and outstanding kicking by Ryan Succop. Yes many were calling this "Super Bowl or Bust" and although it still sits in that same position, I just don't believe an 11-5 season with a Conference Championship appearance is a failure.

📷: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Now let's imagine the Bucs are able to make history and be the first team to play the Super Bowl in their own stadium, that would be something for the ages. Can the Bucs return to the big game after a 17 year absence in front of their home crowd?

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