Happy 20th Super Bowl Anniversary

January 26th, 2023

Has it been 20 years?

It sure has. Today is the blessed anniversary of the first Super Bowl glory for Tampa Bay!

Crack an ice cold Big Storm beer and savor the memories, if you were old enough to remember.

NFL Network seems to have banned the airing of the America’s Game feature highlighting the Bucs’ 2002 championship team. Because, well, Jon Gruden. You can watch it here on YouTube.

10 Responses to “Happy 20th Super Bowl Anniversary”

  1. Yucs2Bucs Says:

    I will never forget that run from Barber interception to a dominant performance in San Diego spending time with my Dad. Even thought Dwight Smith still to this day says it was rigged along with many others that week with my Dad was priceless!! RIP Pops

  2. BA’s Red Pen Says:

    I can still remember while I was driving down to the Gasparilla parade/ Super Bowl celebration the space shuttle blew up.

  3. James Patrick Reilly Says:


  4. unbelievable Says:

    Twas glorious!! What a beat down!

    I was in high school at the time and there were about 3 of us guys hanging out in a hot tub with another 5 or 6 girls watching the game on an outdoor TV at a Super Bowl party.

    Good times for sure.

  5. Curse of Gruden Says:

    Best Tampa Bay sports day!
    Thanks for the reminder Joes.

  6. Crickett Baker Says:

    I was lucky enough to attend that Super Bowl game! At the time my daughter was married to an agent and he got us in. We stayed in a fantastic hotel room that had been vacated by Jennifer Hewett’s mother. Not only did the Bucs win fantastically, but the entire experience was worth every penny it may cost to get to one. I can hardly describe the atmosphere and all of the shows and souvenirs and Hollywood stars and obvious criminals who were there. If you can afford a vacation to Europe or somewhere, get to a Super Bowl instead. It is a fantastic experience. Especially if your team is in and wins!

  7. Show Me the TDs Says:

    I still have the DVD and watch it every few years.

  8. 1#bucsfan Says:

    Man I was 12 years old and just really starting to understand football. Blessing and a curse to watch that defense with the greats then go to the den of depression for 12 years. Wish we could play defense like that still. I remember playing backyard football and always being the safety and wearing my John lynch jersey. Only reason to root for the 9iners is cause of lynch.

  9. Pickgrin Says:

    I cried tears of joy that evening 20 years ago.

    What an amazing feeling winning that first Super Bowl was for all long suffering Bucs fans.

  10. Crickett Baker Says:

    BTW, They gave me a huge towel that I have hanging on my wall and it is beautiful. I wish you could see it. I also have the seat cushion hanging below it. They gave that to everyone, too. They gave a radio, too, but I lost it somewhere along the way. The towel is about 5’x3′ and shows a QB passing to a WR from one side to the other. It is awesome.