Bruce Arians disappointed for Tampa fans that pandemic prevents a parade

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Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians says the inability to share their success with their fans is one of the Buccaneers’ few disappointments after winning Super Bowl LV.

Arians told Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times that he would love to give Tampa a victory parade after a great sports year that also saw the Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup and the Tampa Bay Rays reach the World Series.

“When the Lightning won the Cup, they didn’t get to play a game here,” Arians said. “They played it all in Canada. The Rays won the pennant, but they played the World Series in Texas. We were on the road the whole time, but the Super Bowl was here. You could feel it in the city for a while. The icing — well, not the icing on the cake, but the icing off the cake is we can’t have a parade. First Super Bowl team winners that can’t have a parade, because of the pandemic. It’s melancholy or whatever it is, but I want to get on a damn truck and ride through the city with the damn trophy, man. Watch the fans. This is their trophy.”

For sports fans in Tampa, it’s been both a great year and a disappointing year. Arians feels what they’re feeling.

14 responses to “Bruce Arians disappointed for Tampa fans that pandemic prevents a parade

  1. Go ask the WWE to use the “Thunderdome” they put together in St. Pete to bring virtual fans into their TV tapings; at least you can do all the speeches in front of all the screens with live fan interaction that way.

  2. Just call it a peaceful protest, then there should be zero issue.

    they should just have it, the gov at the end of the day has the most power in the state, and desantis being one of the few govs in this country who is actually for letting people be adults instead of trying to rule over every part of there lives, would surely have zero issue with it.

  3. Bruce don’t feel bad the fans in KC are pissed because the refs stole the game. Have the parade anyway the Flori.duh s are smart enough to heed the spread of a virus, just keep all the morons in Flori…duh

  4. Gov. Dum-Dum DeSantis, who denied the existence of a pandemic, would order the parade anyway but he’s too busy denying the validity of the elections.

  5. Bruce don’t feel bad the fans in KC are pissed because the refs stole the game. Have the parade anyway the Flori.duh s are smart enough to heed the spread of a virus, just keep all the morons in Flori…duh
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    The refs made the high powered Cheifs only score 9 points? The refs made Andy Reid call all those TOs at the end of the half, giving TB more time? The refs made Mahomes throw 2 INTs?

  6. blessedunliketherest says:
    February 9, 2021 at 1:28 pm
    Bruce don’t feel bad the fans in KC are pissed because the refs stole the game. Have the parade anyway the Flori.duh s are smart enough to heed the spread of a virus, just keep all the morons in Flori…duh
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    The refs made the high powered Cheifs only score 9 points? The refs made Andy Reid call all those TOs at the end of the half, giving TB more time? The refs made Mahomes throw 2 INTs?

    He’s a longtime Brady CRYBABY, he would post these same lame comments on every Patriots/ Brady article for years.

    Constant excuse making…

  7. Doubt the Brady fans would have traveled that far just for a parade but you never know. He certainly couldn’t think there are Tampa Bay fans could he??

  8. Bruce and the boys are just going to have to win it all again next season so the team and fans can have a parade.

  9. We had a boat parade in Tampa Bay for the Lightning when they won the cup. Dont see why they cant do the same thing for the Bucs.

    Ironic they had a rally for the Lightning, wait for it, at Raymond James Stadium, after the boat parade.

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