Your Tampa Bay CrackersAugust 9th, 2010
Former Bucs great and future Hall of Fame player Warren Sapp unearthed an interesting piece of Bucs history this afternoon.
Twittering as he is wont to do, Sapp snapped a photo of some document that had a final list of names to call Tampa Bay’s NFL franchise which was awarded to the area in the early 1970s.
Seems as Buccaneers won out over Crackers.
@QBKILLA: Look What They Considered Naming The Buccaneers at One Time!! What I Miss??
Wow. Dodged the bullet there. The other names seemed strange too. Rough Riders is an ode to Tampa’s history, but just about everyone outside of Florida would have thought it was named after a Canadian Football League team.
Someone explain to Joe the significance of “76ers.” Joe hopes it’s not a take off on the non-basketball association team in Philly.